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It also imports videos via RSS from youtube, metacafe, etc. The majority of the videos come from youtube.
Now with time, a lot of these videos have become dead (probably due to copyright infringement), but how do I identify these videos ? Youtube still keeps the thumbnail image so I cant use a 404 as an identifier.
My site seems unprofessional when a large number of videos appear dead.
I need a way to identify dead videos so I can remove them from my database.
There are softwares out there where you can download the youtube videos (videos you think dont have any copyright issues). You can then host them on your own server. Just an FYI that this process does take time, especially if you have several videos to convert in a day.
If you come up with any other solution please let me know.
I now run a job weekly that deletes dead videos based on the http reply.
Make sure you keep an interval between checks...