We have 2,281 videos on Muppet Wiki. On a moderately consistent basis, we come across a video that has been dead for some time. Meaning readers have been coming across pages with videos that don't work, which reflects bad on us.
Is there a script I can run (preferably through AWB, but I'm open to other methods) that will look at all the video description pages, check to see if the video embed still works, and report back the ones that don't?
Script adds "dead video" button near "edit" button. "page": page to start from, page # u can see in the special:video page. "start\stop" - start\stop page processing (works on whole page, so actual effect will be deferred).
top: processed files: file | actual video link
bottom: dead files: file | video link
Note: it will false-positive on non-youtube videos. I'd suggest to recheck every "dead" link manually.
Are there any factors that would cause a particular video to not show up when the script is run?
For example, I know this is a dead link, but it doesn't show up when I run the script. Not just in the list of the dead videos on the wiki, it doesn't show up in the full list on the top portion of the script's output either.
The file's never been re-uploaded or moved, and there are no special characters in the filename. I can't seem to identify anything about it that would make it invisible to the DeadVideo script.
Secondly, this comes up as a dead link, but there's nothing wrong with it.
Any help understanding what properties the script looks for would be appreciated. I'm left wondering how many more dead videos there are. Thanks in advance :)
File:Kevin_Clash_and_Elmo_on_Documentary_-_The_Gayle_King_Show_-_Oprah_Winfrey_Network: i presume, there is no such file on special:videos page. idk why.
File:Muchamp_Champignons_Dutch_Mushroom_commercial: for some reasons, noembed.com can't get this video (reported as unautorized). may be there is some restrictions on youtube side, or problems with noembed.com itself.
list of videos comes from special:videos page; video considered alive only if noembed.com consideres it alive. so if some video doesn't shown on special:videos or noembed.com can't access it, or video provider not supported by noembed, then the video will not be processed properly.