YouTube + AudioBox integration.

YouTube is the popular video sharing platform from Google™

AudioBox score: 4/10

The score is calculated taking into consideration how many features the remote platform has to work with media files, including streaming/sync speed, reliability, API and how well it integrates with AudioBox.


  • A valid YouTube account.
  • An AudioBox account with a valid subscription.
  • Embeddable video files on your YouTube account.

First steps.

  1. Get a YouTube account. Make sure the YouTube account is confirmed and that is working.
  2. Purchase any paid plan from AudioBox.
  3. Link your YouTube account through the Dashboard.

Preparing the sync.

AudioBox will import files that you own from your YouTube account.


  • The sync operation has been tweaked to be very fast but it may take a while. Do not attempt to resubmit the same job if you know one is already running.
  • If something is not working check your notifications or your e-mail inbox. Make sure your email is working and up to date.
  • If the video file you are syncing does not have "embeddable" permissions, you won't be able to see it.

Private Videos.

It is possible to stream private videos in the Cloud Web Player by logging in YouTube on the same browser you are using AudioBox.
The file must be embeddable by the owner.
Sometime private videos shows up in AudioBox as "Private Video" as a title. This is part of the new YouTube API, which also doesn't provide file duration or size during file listings.

Metadata Support.

YouTube supports some of the metadata available on AudioBox.

AudioBox Tag YouTube Workaround available
Artist NO NO
Album NO Calculated by AudioBox (playlist name)
Genre YES NO
Title YES Not needed
Duration (seconds) NO NO
Duration (formatted) NO NO
Year YES Not needed
Position YES Not needed
Disc Number NO NO
Loved NO NO
Album Artist NO NO
Composer NO NO

About further synchronizations.

AudioBox will not attempt to overwrite the already existing data in your AudioBox account if you change a file on YouTube. The policy is to preserve the custom edited metadata between syncs.
However it is entirely possible to delete and replace a file if YouTube flags the file as completely changed (moved to another folder, etc.).

Common Special Operations


Removing all the synced media files.

Sign in your Dashboard and find the Actions button for this cloud drive. You will find the Empty button in the Actions dropdown.
This operation will not cause any harm to the files stored on the remote platform. It is recommended for the operation to finish before attempting another sync.

Unlinking accounts.

In order to unlink your remote account from AudioBox you need to visit the related permission page of the service.
Sign in your Dashboard and find the Actions button for this cloud drive. You will find an Unlink Account button in the Actions dropdown.
This will bring you to the dedicated server page where you can un-authorize the AudioBox app.
Once done, further operations (stream/sync) that interacts with this cloud drive from within AudioBox will fail and your authentication token will be deleted.

Re-Authenticating accounts.

You may need to re-authenticate your account with AudioBox in case of problems. For example when the service tells AudioBox your credentials are expired and re-authentication is required.
Sign in your Dashboard and find the Actions button for this cloud drive. You will find a Re-Authenticate Account button in the Actions dropdown.

Using the same remote account for multiple AudioBox accounts.

Multiple AudioBox account are against the Terms of Service. In any case AudioBox won't allow to link an already in-use service account into another AudioBox account.