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I have playlists on Youtube where I group interesting videos, mostly music.

However I've noticed that many YT videos have a rather short lifespan. After several weeks they are either deleted, made private, or the owner's account is suspended and thus the videos are removed.

For the videos that were deleted I can sometimes see a part of the title. But for videos made private I can see nothing.

Is there a tool available somewhere that can automatically track my playlists, do the snapshots so I can at least recover the title when the video is removed? (ideally it should run in the web, without the need for me to install anything).

I could probably write a script for doing this using YouTube API, but then issue is I'd need to schedule the fetches myself. Maybe someone already did some webapp for this?

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archive.is and archive.org both allow you to take snapshots of pages, the .is page has a link you can use to capture a page each time the link is opened:

http://archive.is/?run=1&url=<yourURL>

You do still have to schedule this yourself though.

Also, you sometimes can find the metadata of a deleted video simply by googling the video's ID: there are plenty of YouTube download sites that simply copy all of the metadata of as many videos as they can get their hands on in the hopes of ranking higher.

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The only way (2019) seems to copy the youtube video raw-url ,i.e.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwFWhqKx42f

and...

1) try that into google or bing search
2) if that doesnt help, search with only id (i.e. qwFWhqKx42f)

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I came across this service which claims to do exactly what I asked for:

https://youtuberecover.com/

Unfortunately on several videos I tried it didn't have the metadata. But perhaps someone else will be more lucky than me with their videos.

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