There been a lot of very old online videos from the 1990's and 2000's on the web there were downloadable and lets you watch it on Media players like Windows Media Player and QuickTime, Video files started appearing on the web possibly on 1992 or 1993, but video files were on Email, FTP and Gopher servers back then , But they started appearing on the web in the early 90's possibly for a test on various websites, They didn't get mainstream until 1994 and that's when video files started get very popular on the web.
A lot of old online videos used MPEG, older QuickTime formats including MOV and AVI.
In early 1997, RealVideo was introduced and used for a lot of online videos in various websites, until it got obsolete in the late 2000's.
To say the least, Old online videos can be archived by the users themselves who created them, or in a ZIP file.
But however, There are a lot of old online videos that are lost, possibly due to the files not working or the user had deleted them, Websites that had videos are not archived, but a lot of them do in the Wayback Machine.
Forums that had online videos for download may or may not be archived.
If anyone who used to download old online videos back then in the 1990's and 2000's, Good luck with that, Because they not be archived as of today, But a lot of them are archived.
It was uploaded on 2018-01-06 (few days after Logan Paul's disaster), 9m38s long, and was online until at least 2021-01-10. I remember having watched it, and I liked it. It analyzed crazy actions by Logan Paul, such as his jump from a bridge into a river, and entering forbidden areas by climbing over a fence.
The takedown might be at least remotely related to his controversy in February, a very difficult month for him. He might have taken it down as a result of intimidation, shame, and similar, though I see nothing wrong with that particular video.
Keep this in mind: Whenever an individual is subjected to public controversy, any content on their social media outlets should be considered ephemeral and endangered.
I rescued this from Bing's search engine web cache (original cache URL / short URL). Sadly, because YouTube uses crappy AJAX loading for comments instead of HTML preclusion since 2013 (and they removed () their non-AJAX “/all_comments?v=” subpage in January 2016), all discussion under that video is memory-holed, though similar videos exist out there, such as by Derek Van Schaik, whose early videos are partially memory-holed as well, such as his late-2017 analysis of Patrick Bet-David/Valuetainment. I only have a rough memory of it. (Edit: I discovered this July 2020 watch page archive (short URL) that contains comments, thank's to Archive.Today's brilliant AJAX loading support!)
Looking at this December 7th 2018 archive of John Swan's channel page, then with 1883 subscribers, this is not the only video he removed from his stash, but it used to be his second-most popular, indicating 106.548 views, only second to Introducing the iPhone Xpensive - Parody, which had 139.600 views back then. As a side note, here is an observably true quote by archivist Jason Scott (source):
Google is a library or archive like a supermarket is a food museum.
Last Edit: May 31, 2021 2:39:43 GMT by antandant: Added July 2020 archive
On March 13th 2016, German-Turkish video creator "Mert Matan", then with around 830K subscribers, published the video "GAY PRANK AN MEINEN VATER!!" (thumbnail) of him pretending to be homosexual, causing his father to beat him up, which lead to massive controversy and news headlines. The six-minute video received over a million views (2016-03-16) before he privated it as a result of criticism. Whether the video was staged or not is uncertain.
As of 2021, the full-length video is nowhere to be found online for documentation purposes, even after originally viewed over a million times within days. Only a partial re-upload from 2018-10-03 (12.483 views) contains a forty-second excerpt of the originally 6 minutes and 9 seconds long video according to this wayback capture. Several comments on the 40-second reupload are asking for that channel named "Reuploadking" (8 subscribers; 4 videos; 14.354 total views at writing time) to release the full video.
An archive of the watch page with a sample of 172 out of the 9742 comments exists though: 2016-03-14 17:48:13 (short URL). Thanks to the archivist out there who submitted it.