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April 19, 2012

Remove Deleted Videos from YouTube Playlists

Just because you add a YouTube video to a playlist doesn't mean you'll be able to watch it in the future. Many YouTube videos are removed because of copyright infringement, but some of them are deleted by the uploaders.

YouTube now shows a warning at the top of the page when some of the videos from a playlist have been deleted from YouTube. The warning is only displayed when you open the playlist and there's also a button that lets you remove the videos that are no longer available.


Unfortunately, YouTube no longer shows the title of a video after it's been deleted. This was useful because you could find similar videos and add them to the playlist. Now that YouTube replaces the title with "deleted video" and the video page only shows an error message, YouTube could automatically remove the missing videos.


{ Thanks, Sterling. }

22 comments:

  1. I got an error "Invalid request"

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    1. It seem to work for me ...maybe you can try it again

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    2. It doesn't work for me too ..

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    3. Go to edit button of playlist
      then click on checkbox
      then actions button will be enabled
      then click on remove from list
      and then from top click save.

      for video solution watch this video

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiN9CCoodTg&feature=youtu.be

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    4. Thanks! That is a really easy way to do it and it works

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    5. Thanks, THis really helped me :D

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  2. If videos that are saved in a playlist won't show up in the future, then the fact that YouTube doesn't at least show the titles anymore by direct observation is not ridiculous, but not helpful either. But how on earth are people going to remember it was x particular video that I watched, I would love to watch it again, the YouTube DVD Collection? Adbsurd!

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    1. they should at least shows the title, that make it easier for us isnt it... come on google

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  3. Good example but question is why was this video removed in the first place. Insights would be useful or may be I could check out the best news websites around on the topic

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  4. Great news piece, but what were the two Google top honchos doing inside the Google Machine?

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  5. Great info. Tracking Google and all that it does on a daily basis can be crucial is you wish to learn how to blog for money on the Internet

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  6. This is why I always copy and paste the name of the video into the "add note to playlist" box that appears once you've added a video.

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    1. I google the video ID and usually find the name as some sites have already shared the video.

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    2. Great tip, thanks!

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    3. I was doing this..it worked but NOW even notes are deleted.... :(((

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  7. So part win part lose. Back several years ago I had the idea of "curating" a list of cool music videos. It was not uncommon for some to get removed.

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  8. Youtube should transparent it's policies is what i believe.

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  9. Any tips on ho to get the title on the deleted playlist ??

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  10. I got 7 videoes which are deleted, and I have to remove them manually, cause the button does not work.

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  11. When that button to "Remove deleted videos" appeared, it would not necessarily deleted all appropriate videos from the playlist. My experience was that it deleted 50% or less. The rest I had to deleted manually. I have noticed that in the past few months, they have improved it and it now seems to work as advertised and delete 100% of the appropriate videos from the playlist.

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  12. When I display my Favorites list, the system does not display any type of warning box at all. It simply shows 19 video placeholders, with 5 of them displaying a graphic with 3 dots in a box and the words [Deleted Video].

    If I click on one of these deleted videos I receive the following error:

    _CSS_URL', "\/\/s.ytimg.com\/yts\/cssbin\/www-feedprivacydialog-vflb3wRZ-.css"); yt.setAjaxToken('feed_privacy_ajax', "N6qOv8mf93SqvVY9XFE-zWon9ld8MTM2MDExMDgxNUAxMzYwMDI0NDE1"); yt.setConfig('FEED_PRIVACY_LIGHTBOX_ENABLED', true); yt.setConfig({'SBOX_JS_URL': "\/\/s.ytimg.com\/yts\/jsbin\/www-searchbox-vflFZHLof.js",'SBOX_SETTINGS': {"REQUEST_LANGUAGE": "en", "USE_HTTPS": true, "CHIP_PARAMETERS": {}, "CLOSE_ICON_URL": "\/\/s.ytimg.com\/yts\/img\/icons\/close-vflrEJzIW.png", "REQUEST_DOMAIN": "us", "IS_HH": true, "HAS_ON_SCREEN_KEYBOARD": false, "SESSION_INDEX": 0, "PSUGGEST_TOKEN": "hPhFs3Rzuele-xA13jdYsw", "SHOW_CHIP": false, "EXPERIMENT_ID": -1},'SBOX_LABELS': {"SUGGESTION_DISMISS_LABEL": "Dismiss", "SUGGESTION_DISMISSED_LABEL": "Suggestion dismissed"}});

    If I click on the Edit Playlist button, it takes me to Favorites screen in the Video Manager section, and does not display an of the deleted videos, so I cannot remove them from the list. It only displays 14 videos in this view, but still shows a small box at the top, to the right of the word Favorites, with the number 19 inside the box, indicating how many videos are supposedly Favorites.

    Can someone please help me remove these deleted videos from my Favorites list? Thanks!

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