Can’t embed YouTube playlists on Minds.com?
March 30, 2018
| Posted in Observations
After recently watching this video on “dark” design patterns, I thought I’d describe the experience of embedding YouTube playlists on Minds.com. Notice that this playlist below works as it should:
One video rolls into another on the Nature Walks playlist. Not so when I try and embed this playlist to my Wootcrisp page on Minds.com:
What does it mean? Unless it’s an innocent programming issue, Minds and/or YouTube is doing this to incentivize their video platform. A cursory Google search turned up no obvious way to detect which of them was the problem, but testing the playlist here shows that it is at least possible.
- Also, at the time of writing this, YouTube will only display 200 videos under a user’s upload playlist before requiring that you click the 200th video, and only 100 on any given playlist: