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Watch YouTube Videos which requires login or signup


Let's say you come across a YouTube video that requires you to login.


YouTube Video Requires Login

The browser might show you the URL for the above YouTube Video as:

YouTube Video URL

The text of the URL above in full is:


Parsing a URL through this website means breaking it into meaningful pieces that you can edit and tweak. For example, parsing the above URL shows you:

YouTube Video URL Query Parameter

It turns out that there is a hack that allows you to bypass the login and view the video, if you know how to manipulate the URL.

If you notice the URL above, it contains pDOmwjgKBcI which represents the video ID.

The trick to watching the video without having to login is to take the video ID and construct the URL as follows:


Through URLParser.com it's easy to parse and edit the original URL for the video, especially with either the Bookmarklet or Firefox Add-On.

Click here to see the result of parsing the orginal URL above.


Reference: Unofficial Google Blog.


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This website allows you to easily tap into the power of manipulating a URL without having to be a programmer! Even for a seasoned developer who knows how to work with a URL using various resources (For example, In PHP: parse_url, urldecode, and urlencode. In Javascipt: decodeURI. In Java: URLDecoder), this website allows one to easily parse, decode, and edit the information contained in a URL.
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