Scraping YouTube – can't scrape views successfully with Selenium


I’m doing a scraping project for Uni and I’m having a real hard time with some YouTube features. The main one I’m having trouble with is the views.

Inspecting the code on the actual page, I found:

<span dir="auto" class="style-scope yt-formatted-string bold" style-target="bold">10,504 views</span>

So using XPATH, here’s what I tried:

views = driver.find_elements(By.XPATH, "//yt-formatted-string[@class='style-scope ytd-watch-metadata']")
for e in views: 

The results are quite strange to me (sorry, still a newbie). Here’s what I got:

Assemblea Confindustria 2019 - Video di apertura
10K views  3 years ago
10K views  3 years ago

What am I doing wrong? I don’t get it, and I’ve tried to read countless tutorials or manuals, to no avail

Asked By: sickboy83



Try this.

Answered By: Soratorn Kongvut