post on youtube playlists is almost immediately redundant

for some reason youtube doesn’t currently have a link from the normal landing page for a playlist to any way of actually playing the selection of videos end-to-end.

this could be because: they are trying to do something clever around blocking third parties or in preparation for google tv or in terms of advertising; or because they are disorganised and have broken this core feature of a playlist; or because the button is there, but I can’t see it because of bad UI.

anyway, you can fix it with this firefox keyword bookmark:

location: javascript:void(location.href='http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p='+location.href.slice(location.href.lastIndexOf(%22/%22)+1,location.href.length))

keyword: playlist

or bookmarklet:
view play list

of course, as with all things youtube related, this fix will be redundant any time soon when google switches round all the functionality and code again.

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