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Quick question! How to find the channel name from YouTube's new one channel layout?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by RushingWind, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. RushingWind

    RushingWind Elite Member

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    Like said in title, does anyone know how to find the channel/user name from the new layout? Usually the channel name is given to the right of the URL but this time something is just given in codes.
    +26 rep if anyone can help,
    RW.
     
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  2. RushingWind

    RushingWind Elite Member

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    well....BUMP?
    Thanks,
    RW.
     
  3. Goal Line Technology

    Goal Line Technology Senior Member

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  4. RushingWind

    RushingWind Elite Member

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    Erm...sorry, my question is how to FIND your YouTube username from the new ocl.
    Thanks anyway,
    RW.
     
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  5. Goal Line Technology

    Goal Line Technology Senior Member

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    ooops Sorry RW
    I think it is from your Google + username which YOU choose?
    or am I missing something here? :)
     
  6. deiwman

    deiwman BANNED BANNED

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    Not quite sure what you want to do but the channel name is also written under your channel art... (in case you see only some random code in your address bar)
    * if you have Google+ connected to youtube it will always show a code in the address bar and the channel name will only appear under the channel art

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  7. lsmstd

    lsmstd Regular Member

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    For those google+ enabled yt accounts like this, that have a string in the url, it's not possible anymore:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL1LbKZ_YOMcnMOfOE4Qn9g

    You can get the display name, even if the channel name is changed and no videos or other user activity is present, with the api like this:
    http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/UCL1LbKZ_YOMcnMOfOE4Qn9g

    This will be the username that you can see under uploaded videos or comments:<author><name>Cary Soriano</name>

    But if you need the actual username that is used to log in in that account, that is not possible on these accounts as far as I know.
     
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  8. I Make Dollars

    I Make Dollars BANNED BANNED

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    Why not read the youtube url for the profile?