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    dead youtube videos

    Anyone know of anything that will check for dead youtube vids on your site?

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    eh? you mean to check weather the link is still up or the vid? unless you have tons of youtube vids embedded to your website, then you can check them manually, I guess.

    I remember there are some free online services which can check in and outbound links of your website but I don't know if they are able to check youtube vids.

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    What error code does a dead YouTube video return?

    I wonder if Xenu Link Sleuth would work. It's a great tool for identifying dead links.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    What error code does a dead YouTube video return?

    I wonder if Xenu Link Sleuth would work. It's a great tool for identifying dead links.
    From testing on the urls in some html pages with dead youtube vids embedded, I haven't encountered any 404s on dead links when I put the link in my browser. If the vid was removed youtube sends a 302 and then 303 See Other, at least for a vid that was removed by the user.

    You can look with Live Http Headers. http://youtube.com/watch?v=HvqYV4gbH3Q

    I get 404's using the youtube api / developer kit though with getVideoEntry().
    Truth is I've started working on a script that will find dead vid links and report them but not sure if it's worth continuing if there's already a bunch of scripts that do this. I've been able to find any though.

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