The /youtube/store Robot

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The /youtube/store Robot exports encoding results to YouTube.


Name Type Default Description
use (required) String / Array of Strings


Specifies which Step(s) to use as the input to this Robot.

Special Step names

A special Step name is ":original", which provides user uploads handled by Transloadit.

Providing several Steps as input

You can add arrays to use several Steps:
"use": [

Step bundling

Some Robots can gather several Step results for a single invocation. For example, the /file/compress Robot would normally create one Zip file for each file passed to it. If you'd set bundle_steps to true, however, it will create one archive containing all the result files from all Steps you give it. To enable bundling, provide an object like the one below to the use parameter:
  "use": {
    "steps": [
    "bundle_steps": true
This is a crucial parameter for the /video/adaptive Robot, otherwise you'll generate 1 playlist for each viewing quality.
Keep in mind that all input Steps must be present in your Template. If one of them is missing, no result is generated because the Robot waits indefinitely for all input Steps to be finished.

Group by original

Sticking with the /file/compress Robot example, you can set group_by_original to true, in order to create a separate Zip file for each of your uploaded or imported files, instead of creating one archive containing all originals (or one per resulting file). This is a crucial parameter for the /media/playlist Robot.


See a demo for the use parameter here.
credentials (required) String The authentication Template credentials used for your YouTube account. You can generate them on the Template Credentials page.
title (required) String The title of the video to be displayed on YouTube. Note that since the YouTube API requires titles to be within 80 characters, longer titles may be truncated.
description (required) String The description of the video to be displayed on YouTube.
category (required) String The category to which this video will be assigned. These are the valid values: "action/adventure", "anime/animation", "autos & vehicles", "classics", "comedy", "documentary", "drama", "education", "entertainment", "family", "film & animation", "foreign", "gaming", "horror", "howto & style", "movies", "music", "news & politics", "people & blogs", "pets & animals", "sci-Fi/fantasy", "science & technology", "short movies", "shorts", "shows", "sports", "thriller", "trailers", "travel & events", "videoblogging"
keywords (required) String Tags used to describe the video, separated by commas. These tags will also be displayed on YouTube.
visibility (required) String Defines the visibility of the uploaded video. This can be "public", "private", or "unlisted".


Our /youtube/store Robot can be used in combination with other Robots, to create powerful workflows unique to your use case. Here are a few example scenarios that you can try live on our website:

Blog posts about the /youtube/store Robot

We wrote the following posts about the /youtube/store Robot on our blog:

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