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Trying to play a playlist of songs I have compiled into an unlisted playlist, I have it running on my second screen and may or may not actually be at the computer while it plays. I move about doing different things.

The problem is that eventually the playlist stops with the screen greyed out and a popup saying Video Paused. Continue watching? with an ok button. At first this would happen once every hour or so. As of tonight every song is pausing with the same greyed out box. Whats the use of enabling people to create playlists or, better yet, why does youtube offer me 50 item "mix" playlists in the sidebar or in the post video suggestions after every single video i ever watch if its actually programmed against playlists and will pause them with this obnoxious greyed screen confirmation box?

please remove this function or at least dial back the frequency, every hour is bad enough, every 3 minutes? How about no.
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YouTube definitely fucked up and they NEED to remove this shitty addition to their site that nobody asked for...
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I'm having this error too. Every minute or two, it asks if I'm still watching
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I have the same issue. Asks every 3-4 minutes if I switch to other tabs. But I'm casting to TV via Chromecast and obviously don't want to stay on youtube tab while working on laptop
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At this point I would happily take every three minutes. I can't go 30 seconds without it happening to me.
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YouTube just keeps screwing up their website more and more, it's honestly funny how bad it's gotten. Most apps try to make it actually enjoyable for people to use, but I guess YouTube's too "quirky and different" for that. They definitely changed this feature. It used to pop up every hour or so like you said and it was tolerable then, but I guess they decided that it was a bright, completely ingenious idea to make it pop up 5 times more frequently, because that's definitely what we asked for.
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Happening to my laptop when casting tv on very 30 seconds!!! WHY???
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This is the most brain less idea. What is the purpose of stopping the video?
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fuk mother of who that invented this very very STUPID function !!!!!
fuk YOU fuk YOU !!!
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YouTube has already made the shuffle feature worse, so that it replays the same video over and over.  Now, the video paused frequency is increasing.  What I read regarding the bad shuffle feature is that YouTube does this on propose to incentivize users to pay for their YouTube Premium membership.  I could see YouTube doing this with the video pausing too.  People said their Premium service isn't much better, though.  I miss the days of Napster and WInamp.
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this is all intentional, its about tracking and intrusion, they dont give a single shit about the end user, its all about creating a monopoly on a video sharing website, then, when that is almost complete, turn it into a massive tracking and money making festival.. its an absolute crock of shit, and they know damn well there is no alternative to you tube, so you scrubs will simply have to put up with it harhar
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