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.

8 Answers 8


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: enter image description here

If this doesn't work for you, use the answer by Geniusknight.

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    Okay, I was seeing the channels page and not any video uploaded by them.
    – user19533
    Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 7:15
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    This doesn't work anymore, please update.
    – Fiksdal
    Commented Sep 27, 2016 at 16:57

Working as of June 2020:

  1. Simply search the channel name

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  1. Go to the channel's Videos page (at https://www.youtube.com/user/username/videos) by clicking on the channel and then clicking on "Videos" tab. Next to "Uploads" there is a link titled "Play All" which takes you to a playlist of all uploads. The playlist will list how many total videos have been uploaded and are publicly viewable.

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  1. Use youtube-dl to see how many videos are in the "Uploaded" playlist.

$ 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.

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    Searching seems to be the only option working right now without using third party tools. Commented Sep 1, 2019 at 9:06

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.

  • Nowadays, that works!!!!!!!!!!
    – T.Todua
    Commented Feb 8, 2015 at 15:12
  • This seems to work only when you are using Chrome. Other browsers just show ellipses where the numbers should be. Commented Mar 9, 2016 at 13:27
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    This seems to have been removed in the current version of the website :/
    – Husky
    Commented Jun 13, 2018 at 23:16

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 …/channel/UC… to …/playlist?list=UU… when you use the UU form of the channelId. For example:

                                ^^--- 'UC'

                                      vv--- 'UU' 

On the playlist page, you will see the number of videos currently available in the channel:

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  • Not very clearly explained but it actually works (07/2019). Upvoted.
    – Happy Bird
    Commented Jul 19, 2019 at 18:33

[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.

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    Unfortunately this option no longer works because GData has been deprecated.
    – Husky
    Commented Jun 13, 2018 at 23:16

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/

  • This link is dead, sadly. Commented Apr 5, 2020 at 3:28

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 :

  1. part : "id" is enough, we don't really care the value, we just need one.
  2. channelId : It can be found in the url of the channel page. Here is an example url where the channelId is "UChFfLNTK64xQj7NscGmLLLg" : "https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChFfLNTK64xQj7NscGmLLLg".
  3. type : Put "video" or it will also query other stuff.

query result screenshot


You can go to https://ytexplore.com and enter the Channel ID or URL to see the total number of the videos that the channel has along with the total duration of all those videos. It will also show the playlist counts, custom URL, channel creation date and much more useful information

This web app can also show the total duration of a playlist and also several other essential video metrics. If you don’t understand how to do it. Watch the YouTube video here

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