Add initial sphinx docs

With an initial guide for using youtube_dl from python programs.
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# Makefile for Sphinx documentation
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# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
# youtube-dl documentation build configuration file, created by
# sphinx-quickstart on Fri Mar 14 21:05:43 2014.
# This file is execfile()d with the current directory set to its
# containing dir.
# Note that not all possible configuration values are present in this
# autogenerated file.
# All configuration values have a default; values that are commented out
# serve to show the default.
import sys
import os
# Allows to import youtube_dl
sys.path.insert(0, os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__))))
# -- General configuration ------------------------------------------------
# Add any Sphinx extension module names here, as strings. They can be
# extensions coming with Sphinx (named 'sphinx.ext.*') or your custom
# ones.
extensions = [
# Add any paths that contain templates here, relative to this directory.
templates_path = ['_templates']
# The suffix of source filenames.
source_suffix = '.rst'
# The master toctree document.
master_doc = 'index'
# General information about the project.
project = u'youtube-dl'
copyright = u'2014, Ricardo Garcia Gonzalez'
# The version info for the project you're documenting, acts as replacement for
# |version| and |release|, also used in various other places throughout the
# built documents.
# The short X.Y version.
import youtube_dl
version = youtube_dl.__version__
# The full version, including alpha/beta/rc tags.
release = version
# List of patterns, relative to source directory, that match files and
# directories to ignore when looking for source files.
exclude_patterns = ['_build']
# The name of the Pygments (syntax highlighting) style to use.
pygments_style = 'sphinx'
# -- Options for HTML output ----------------------------------------------
# The theme to use for HTML and HTML Help pages. See the documentation for
# a list of builtin themes.
html_theme = 'default'
# Add any paths that contain custom static files (such as style sheets) here,
# relative to this directory. They are copied after the builtin static files,
# so a file named "default.css" will overwrite the builtin "default.css".
html_static_path = ['_static']
# Output file base name for HTML help builder.
htmlhelp_basename = 'youtube-dldoc'

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Welcome to youtube-dl's documentation!
*youtube-dl* is a command-line program to download videos from and more sites.
It can also be used in Python code.
Developer guide
This section contains information for using *youtube-dl* from Python programs.
.. toctree::
:maxdepth: 2
Indices and tables
* :ref:`genindex`
* :ref:`modindex`
* :ref:`search`

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Using the ``youtube_dl`` module
When using the ``youtube_dl`` module, you start by creating an instance of :class:`YoutubeDL` and adding all the available extractors:
.. code-block:: python
>>> from youtube_dl import YoutubeDL
>>> ydl = YoutubeDL()
>>> ydl.add_default_info_extractors()
Extracting video information
You use the :meth:`YoutubeDL.extract_info` method for getting the video information, which returns a dictionary:
.. code-block:: python
>>> info = ydl.extract_info('', download=False)
[youtube] Setting language
[youtube] BaW_jenozKc: Downloading webpage
[youtube] BaW_jenozKc: Downloading video info webpage
[youtube] BaW_jenozKc: Extracting video information
>>> info['title']
'youtube-dl test video "\'/\\ä↭𝕐'
>>> info['height'], info['width']
(720, 1280)
If you want to download or play the video you can get its url:
.. code-block:: python
>>> info['url']
Extracting playlist information
The playlist information is extracted in a similar way, but the dictionary is a bit different:
.. code-block:: python
>>> playlist = ydl.extract_info('', download=False)
[TED] open_source_open_world: Downloading playlist webpage
>>> playlist['title']
'Open-source, open world'
You can access the videos in the playlist with the ``entries`` field:
.. code-block:: python
>>> for video in playlist['entries']:
... print('Video #%d: %s' % (video['playlist_index'], video['title']))
Video #1: How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination
Video #2: The year open data went worldwide
Video #3: Massive-scale online collaboration
Video #4: The art of asking
Video #5: How cognitive surplus will change the world
Video #6: The birth of Wikipedia
Video #7: Coding a better government
Video #8: The era of open innovation
Video #9: The currency of the new economy is trust