How to import from users with Russian characters.

Unfortunately, the open API doesn’t permit searching by username if that username has Russian characters. Luckily, PHP Melody allows you to enter the User ID in such cases and circumvent the restriction.

Below is a video on how to do this but here are the main steps, but it’s best to watch the video too:

  1. While on, click on the Youtube username which should take you to the user’s Channel or Profile.
  2. Notice that the user’s Channel URL will look something like:
  3. Copy the User ID from the URL, in this case UC-fv_EW0shYu1rK4NTYd8hw and paste it into the PHP Melody’s “Import from Youtube User” page.