Adding Videos to a playlist from the search panel/ suggestions

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Adding Videos to a playlist from the search panel/ suggestions Lollo Ferrari 4/4/12 3:50 AM
Hi,

Why has the option to add a video to a certain list changed? Why do i have to click and view the video in order to add it to a certain playlisT?

Until now, i could easily add a video from the search list or suggetions bar by simply clicking "add to". Right now, the only option is " Watch later". It`s not useful at all.

Thanks,
L

Re: Adding Videos to a playlist from the search panel/ suggestions amg7468 4/24/12 1:37 PM
Hi

I'm just as bemused, last time I tried you could add suggestions to your playlist and queue them up without stopping the current song. Now you can only add them if you're currently playing them. What's that all about?!?!

Anyone know an answer....?

Thanks
Andy
Re: Adding Videos to a playlist from the search panel/ suggestions Klementine 4/24/12 1:55 PM
The official theory behind the change was that prior to adding a video to a user defined playlist, the user should first watch the video - or at least preview it on the Video Watch Page.

Likewise you may notice that now on the Video Watch Page you can NOT add the video to the Watch Later Playlist - and unofficial ( my theory ) is that since we now at least previewd the video we can decide if it is worthy of saving in a user defined playlist or simply move along to some other video.

If I combine both theories - it points to less wasted time for servers to update our playlists. And probably they ( YouTube ) see too much wasted resources devoted to add-remove-add-remove-add-remove to and from playlists from fickle minded users.
To compare that with life adventure - I have a close friend and whenever we go shopping she compulsively picks up books and magazines and adds them to our basket.  Then when we get to the checkout she decides she don't want them and she puts them down at the checker.
So somebody else has to come by later and put her books back - it's wasted resources. When they could apply those resources someplace else - like maybe speeding up video buffering?