In YouTube, is it possible to know the total number of videos uploaded by a channel without actually counting it?
I am only able to see the total number of "Video views" and not the number of videos uploaded.
When you open any video it will display the owner's name and the total amount of videos they have to the right, like below:
If this doesn't work for you, use the answer by Geniusknight.
For the updated YouTube interface, you just need to hover over the Channel Owner's name just below the video and a popup overlay shows up showing all subscribers and amount of videos uploaded.
Some YouTube users keep their videos private, which can only be accessed when you subscribe to them. In such a case, getting the number of videos uploaded is a bit difficult if you haven't subscribed to them as you only see the videos uploaded under their name.
Working as of August 2018:
$ youtube-dl --flat-playlist https://www.youtube.com/user/adric22 [youtube:user] adric22: Downloading channel page [youtube:playlist] UU8uT9cgJorJPWu7ITLGo9Ww: Downloading webpage [download] Downloading playlist: Uploads from The 8-Bit Guy [youtube:playlist] UU8uT9cgJorJPWu7ITLGo9Ww: Downloading page #1 [youtube:playlist] playlist Uploads from The 8-Bit Guy: Downloading 194 videos [download] Downloading video 1 of 194 [download] Downloading video 2 of 194 [download] Downloading video 3 of 194 [download] Downloading video 4 of 194 [download] Downloading video 5 of 194
and so on.
[EDIT] As commenter @Husky mentions, GData is no longer available. Original answer left below for archival purposes.
You can also access it via the API, just point your browser to the following URL (after replacing TheChannel by your channel name), and read the value for totalItems:
Source: Illiou on reddit.
You can probably use a tool like this to get that kind of stats for a channel/user/playlist. http://youtube-playlist-analyzer.appspot.com/
You can use YouTube data API. This tool is aimed for developers but it is easy enough to use. Here is a screenshot where I counted the videos from the channel "Cours de japonais !". I've put a black border around the relevant information which can be found at the bottom of the page after the query has been ran.
There are three important information to provide :
As of 2017 or so, none of the public methods (i.e., methods that don't require an API token) on this page are working. Here's a method that does work as of lately (mid-2018):
Change the UC prefix of the channel ID to UU and use it to access its playlist page. Note that you will change the URL pattern from
…/playlist?list=UU… when you use the UU form of the channelId. For example:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK8sQmJBp8GCxrOtXWBpyEA ^^--- 'UC' vv--- 'UU' https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUK8sQmJBp8GCxrOtXWBpyEA
On the playlist page, you will see the number of videos currently available in the channel: