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Rather than subscribe (in my feed reader) to my YouTube feed of subscribed things (which bunches everything into one big stream), I'd like to subscribe (again, in my feed reader) to each of the things I'm interested in on YouTube separately. When interested in all the content from one user, the feed URL is simply

http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/base/users/[user]/uploads

I've been trying to figure out how to get the feed for Freeman's Mind, but no luck. I've tried the following links:

http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/show/freemansmind
http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/shows/freemansmind
http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/base/show/freemansmind
http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/base/shows/freemansmind
http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/base/users/machinima/show/freemansmind
http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/base/users/machinima/shows/freemansmind

Is there a feed for shows, or one which would almost uniquely identify only the contents of the show, such as user=machinima; title contains "Freeman's Mind"?

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The short answer (the feed for Freeman's Mind) is:

http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/playlists/49C3B7EDD1624C55

The longer answer (to find this on your own): you need to go onto the creator's account page and click on the playlist for the show you want. The playlist ID (in this case, 49C3B7EDD1624C55) is found above the list of episodes, at the end of the URL box for the show.

You can then either plug that playlist ID into the end of the URL I gave you above, or if you want to do it on your own, go to YouTube's page for finding feeds, select "Get" in the Playlist section, and the input the ID you've found in the box. It then outputs the URI for the feed below.

Below is a screenshot of the feed page.

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This method no longer works. I can't seem to get a playlist ID out of a show - they no longer link back to the creator's page. –  dlras2 Nov 7 '12 at 16:42
    
You might have to fiddle around (some shows have a link in the right-hand column for a link to the creator, or search the site for the creator's name, etc.). Once you're on the creator's main page, go to Browse Videos then Playlists, and then follow @Leonick's answer below on the url of the playlist you want. –  eisb Jan 17 '13 at 18:20
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This is more so a comment than an answer since we already have a correct answer anyway.

However, I just wanted to leave a note here that that when you browse YouTube to get your playlist ID from the URL they are a bit tricky.

If you go to a playlist for example: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL26D021A7580EA83F The last part of it is as said in the correct answer the playlist ID, however if you take PL26D021A7580EA83F and input that in gdata.youtube.com you will be told it's invalid. What you have to do is remove the first two letters in the ID, the PL, so PL26D021A7580EA83F becomes 26D021A7580EA83F. After that it will work.

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You can use the Youtube Data API to retrieve the feed of all of the episodes. The key is to use the special category of 'Shows':

https://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos?
    q=freemansmind
    &orderby=published
    &author=machinima
    &category=Shows
    &v=2
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