Messed up youtube playlist privacy options

Ran into a youtube annoyance today. I had uploaded a collection of videos that are private. (Videos of friends and their kids, so definitely don’t want the world to see. I am using the “unlisted” privacy setting for each video.) And now I wanted to share the collection to my friends. I created a playlist and added the videos to the collection. Now the playlist has two security options: Public and Private. Private is for me only, so I used Public. But when I looked at the Playlist, it told me: “The playlist does not have any public videos”. To myself even!

So I apparently cannot add private videos to my playlist.

It is terrific that individual videos have security options. But the playlist doesn’t work with anything but public videos. An odd flaw in the youtube security model.

So for the moment, I am forced to abandon playlists. Just have to send the collection of urls to my friends.

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