Recordings without series should be distributed to a general playlist.
I ran into a familiar problem regarding a jar file required by youtube (one of the gdata jars, I believe). I believe Kristofor made this jar available somewhere, but I don't have it on my new machine.
This patch seems to clear up any NPEs, and also fixes a thread safety issue in the current code. However, it will not work without the correct gdata jars.
Please test this, and let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.
Fixed in r10879