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How to deal with a copyright claim—YouTube version

I made a trailer for a math class using Battle Without Honor or Humanity (not very creative, sorry). Now I'm embroiled in a copyright claim and I'd like to know how to respond. I checked some old asks, but they're three years old or so. [more inside]
posted by middlethird on May 25, 2016 - 15 answers

Tony Zhou's Every Frame a Painting, but for comics?

I've recently been getting into Tony Zhou's Every Frame a Painting series of youtube videos that really dig into the details of how cinematographers compose their shots and why they make the choices they do. I was wondering if there was anyone out there doing something similar for comic book art or the like? I like to draw and can see myself making a comic for fun much more easily than making a film. Having something to watch that is similarly engaging, but that I could actually apply would be really neat.
posted by Zalzidrax on May 22, 2016 - 8 answers

Track down original video of Japanese girl singing karaoke (= genius)

This video on FB of a little (assumed Japanese) girl singing karaoke is one of the funniest things I have seen on the net for a while. Please help me find the original posting (YouTube or Japanese equivalent?) [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 20, 2016 - 2 answers

Classics nerds of MeFi! Name my dad's adorable Latin YouTube channel?

My dad (80, sharp as a tack) is the beloved, rumpled Latin teacher at a girls school in the NE. He wants to start a YouTube channel "like Bill Nye for Latin"-- a mix of light grammar lessons, history, etymology and trivia. I think it will be great and have offered to help--first, by naming it. But what should it be called? [more inside]
posted by athirstforsalt on May 20, 2016 - 45 answers

How can i download guitar tutorials from youtube?

Howdy Hive, i have been attempting to learn several songs for guitar via streaming which is a pain. It would be great if i can just download them. Is there an app or method you can recommend that downloads youtube videos? [more inside]
posted by citybuddha on May 8, 2016 - 14 answers

Subway System Videos, Collected

I'm looking for videos that are a) about subway/commuter train/trolley systems or b) show rides on these systems (ideally from the driver's POV) for my four year old (whom I made the mistake of showing a San Francisco trolley video). IDEALLY there is a YouTube channel or playlist out there that already collects all these videos into a curated list so I don't have to make a playlist myself. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 6, 2016 - 8 answers

Did I hallucinate this award/charity show phenomenon or did it exist?

I somehow believe there was a THING going on in the 1990s/2000s that involved all kinds of pop stars and presenters and performances that were deliberately intended to be edited into one continuous stream that would fit together (going forward and backward, too). [more inside]
posted by argonauta on Apr 22, 2016 - 0 answers

Where are the History Nerds on Youtube?

I looove watching all the great educational content that's on Youtube. But most of it is Science & Philosophy based. What are some good History channels I should tap into? [more inside]
posted by Caravantea on Apr 11, 2016 - 9 answers

Animating simple network concepts video

I have a very simple, one-off animation task, which is to illustrate some basic network concepts through a two-to-three minute Youtube video. I have some scripting experience for videos, but no particular graphical chops: what software should i use? [more inside]
posted by Devonian on Apr 8, 2016 - 3 answers

What are the best youtube piano lessons?

I am an intermediate piano player taking weekly lessons. I was just trawling through youtube on the weekend and wow there's tons of video piano lessons. I'd like to supplement my weekly lesson with some extra sauce! Which ones would you recommend? I am interested in improvisation, jazz, blues, pop, practice tips, technique (how to play ff and fast without injury) and in particular how to reduce tension at the keyboard. [more inside]
posted by storybored on Mar 21, 2016 - 3 answers

Help me find a since-deleted YouTube video

I noticed that many of my old favorites have been deleted, and there's one in particular that I've been itching to see again. I'm looking for a link/name/LoC listing??? of an old video clip from what seemed to be an anthropology documentary about indigenous music. My google-fu failed me. Description inside. [more inside]
posted by coolname on Mar 10, 2016 - 3 answers

Default YouTube songs?!

What are the songs that are in the background of this video and this one and just about every other video on YouTube that has to do with lifestyle planning/organizing/self-help for women?! Is it a default of iMovie? Does YouTube provide default soundtracks? Where is it from?
posted by divabat on Mar 3, 2016 - 6 answers

Youtube video's to use in training: various business topics

I am looking for short (<5 min) video's / clips I can use in training and coaching. The video's will be combined with more 'boring' theoretical slides about topics like: change management, leadership, strategy deployment, process improvement, customer excellence, hospitality. My youtube collection is in desperate need of an update. Explanation and examples of what I am looking for are in the 'more inside' part of this question. [more inside]
posted by eau79 on Feb 24, 2016 - 1 answer

How to get out of the AdSense infinite loop?

I tried to finish setting up AdSense monetization on my YouTube account after having tried to set it up a few years ago and giving up when I never heard back from YouTube . . .now: [more inside]
posted by pt68 on Feb 10, 2016 - 3 answers

Why is YouTube kosher?

I lived through the Napster thing real-time. The outcome was, tech-that-encourages-slash-facilitates-copyright-violation-is-illegal. So why doesn't the YouTube server farm disturb the powers that be? [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser on Feb 4, 2016 - 13 answers

hosting a video with minimal interference

After asking this question, I am now wrangling helpful strangers into lip-syncing to a song, and I need somewhere to host our video that won't slap an ad on top of it, or worse, block it for copyright violations. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Feb 4, 2016 - 3 answers

Saving a shuffled YouTube playlist

I would like to take my YouTube playlist, shuffle it, and save the results of my shuffling on YouTube. How do I do so? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Feb 1, 2016 - 5 answers

What's in a name? ...Quite a lot, actually.

I am creating a YouTube channel and a couple of associated social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr). I figured I'd have come up with a name by the time I finished editing my first video. However, that's not the case, and I find myself basically ready to launch but with a lot of uncertainties about name. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Jan 28, 2016 - 7 answers

What do you subscribe to on youtube?

Youtube has always struck me as kind of a waste land, geared towards 14-year-olds, but I've gotten interested in a particular vlogger and watch the channel as a sort of seven-minute daily dose of reality tv. So now I'm curious--what do you watch on youtube on a recurring basis that is interesting and intelligent?
posted by craniac on Dec 31, 2015 - 53 answers

I am not good with Kindle

I got a Kindle as a Christmas gift, but I can't seem to upload photos and videos to Youtube and Instagram. Before I return this, is there a way I can make these work?
posted by pxe2000 on Dec 25, 2015 - 10 answers

Beginning skater tips!

My 8-year-old son received a (much-asked-for) skateboard for his birthday a few weeks ago. Yay! But neither his father nor I have ever skateboarded, nor do we know anyone who does/did. YouTube offers approximately 1 billion skateboarding videos...steer me toward age-appropriate videos/creators he could watch to learn the basics over the winter and be ready in the spring. Also any other resources would be appreciated!
posted by altopower on Dec 22, 2015 - 10 answers

Pink Art Lady

Awhile ago I saw a very strange art video in which a woman is putting on lipstick, then proceeds to cover her entire face, then her entire body, in pink lipstick. [more inside]
posted by tehloki on Dec 21, 2015 - 3 answers

"Good Mythical Morning," but with female hosts?

My kids and I Iove "Good Mythical Morning," and watch it every night. For feminist reasons, I'd like us to additionally watch something just as funny and in the same style -- but with women hosting it. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Dec 14, 2015 - 3 answers

Making Money Off YouTube Legally

There are a few YouTube channels that I watch where the posters' full-time jobs are via YouTube/Twitch. I know you can monetize your channel/partner with YouTube, but you must own all the content--every last piece of it. The details of monetizing even state that you cannot monetize videos of yourself playing video games (unless you wrote the game yourself or have permission to do so). So, how are these people making a living off YouTube using content that clearly isn't their own? [more inside]
posted by TinWhistle on Dec 7, 2015 - 6 answers

Will installing Android on a cheap Fire tablet make Youtube work better?

I got one of those $50 FireOS tablets, and it works okay... EXCEPT for Youtube videos. Sometimes it's okay, but most of the time it just hangs without playing a Youtube video. I assume this spotty performance is because it's not using an official Google-YouTube app? Anyone else have this problem? If I try to put Android on it, will YouTube actually work any better? (I don't want to brick this thing if it wouldn't help anyway.)
posted by mhh5 on Nov 30, 2015 - 4 answers

Let's Watch

For a number of reasons, YouTube is overtaking streaming and other TV as the main way I consume moving images at the moment. My son watches a lot of Lets Play videos, and I enjoy them. But what else is there on YouTube.... for me? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Nov 30, 2015 - 13 answers

vicarious competence at video games

I would like to watch other people play video games reasonably well. Specifically I'd like recommendations of playthroughs for Bloodborne (the DLC especially) and X-COM (Enemy Unknown, Within, Long War). [more inside]
posted by automatic cabinet on Nov 30, 2015 - 2 answers

"Touch to Retry"

You have a new cell phone (and contract) and you are totally in love for six months or a year. You receive the scheduled system upgrade (!) and everything is peachy. Until one day, YouTube decides it doesn't work on your phone anymore. [more inside]
posted by halfbuckaroo on Nov 27, 2015 - 15 answers

Youtube channels with professional kitchens

I want watch how people in professional kitchens clean, prep, and execute a service. I've already seen lots TV-chefs and youtube-wannabe-tv-chefs making single dishes, but I want to see cooking at scale. Any youtube channel/film suggestions?
posted by beerbajay on Nov 23, 2015 - 14 answers

I like the little blue one. Let's call him Poncho.

Recommend your best aquarium youtube vids. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Nov 19, 2015 - 3 answers

You Tube suggestions

Why does YouTube always suggest Vietnamese videos to me, even though I don't speak Vietnamese, I've never clicked on a video in Vietnamese or from Vietnam, and no one in my house has either? [more inside]
posted by latkes on Nov 5, 2015 - 14 answers

Youtube "Watch Later" as podcast feed?

Is there a way to subscribe to my "Watch later" queue of Youtube videos as a podcast feed?
posted by Triumphant Muzak on Nov 2, 2015 - 2 answers

More making/makers on YouTube?

I'm looking for YouTube channels similar to Matthias Wandel, Groutaone, and Jimmy Diresta.... [more inside]
posted by shenkerism on Oct 29, 2015 - 11 answers

Your favorite scenes of waltzing in movies

I saw Crimson Peak over the weekend, and, separately, I've had the Sleeping Beauty waltz in my head all morning. I'm in a waltzy mood, and want to watch youtube clips of beautiful, cinematic, sweep-you-off-your-feet waltzes from the movies. What are your favorites?
posted by ocherdraco on Oct 26, 2015 - 14 answers

My first reaction was "Oh, HELLS to the no..."

My stepson (12.75 years old, tall, sensitive, excelling in his 7th-grade computer classes) asked if he could set up a YouTube channel to post gameplay and commentary type stuff. He currently spends most of his screen time watching that sort of thing and playing along (various, mostly iOS games). I'm only vaguely aware of the phenomenon, being An Old, and my initial thought was "I do not want to let this kid be exposed to YouTube commenters." [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Oct 22, 2015 - 15 answers

Easiest setup for becoming a youtube gamer?

My 6th grader has become very enamored by these guys and would like to dip his toes into the youtube gamer world. He has an xbox one (without kinect). What's the cheapest, easiest way for him to simultaneously record his gameplay and his running commentary (picture within a picture - not just audio) as he plays?
posted by ericbop on Oct 22, 2015 - 5 answers

Avoiding running into misogyny in Let's Plays

I'm looking for Let's Players/Streamers on YouTube who aren't assholes to women. Are there any good recommendations for who I might want to follow? So many times now I've started watching someone's video and then out of nowhere there's a weird misogynistic comment, or someone will seem decent and then I learn they're actually a vocal GG supporter. At this point I want to stop gambling with my time. [more inside]
posted by erratic meatsack on Oct 21, 2015 - 23 answers

How do I get Youtube videos to autoplay on Facebook?

I'm trying to post Youtube videos on Facebook for my nonprofit and rather counterintuitively, they don't autoplay. Any advice on how to activate it? [more inside]
posted by johnasdf on Sep 18, 2015 - 6 answers

Best YouTube Workout Videos

I'm looking for the best YouTube workout videos/channels, in the 20-60 minute range. Specifics for me inside but I'm happy to also have recs for great videos that don't suit me now but may suit my later, or help other people! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Sep 18, 2015 - 11 answers

Lecture Me!

I've recently really enjoyed Jordan Peterson's psychology lectures on youtube and I'd like to find more like them. Other video lectures I've enjoyed have been Shelly Kagan's Death, and Michael Sandel's Justice. Please tell me of others so I can watch them. [more inside]
posted by paper chromatographologist on Sep 2, 2015 - 4 answers

Searching for YouTube vid of two little boys singing/dancing in the 60s

I'm trying to find a YouTube video of two African-American boys (brothers, I think) who do a song and dance routine on a TV show from the 60s. [more inside]
posted by sucre on Aug 31, 2015 - 2 answers

Getting started on YouTube - how do I make intros like Marzia's?

Hi everyone! Not looking to copy or plagiarize - but I am just getting ready to launch a YouTube channel and I don't know what software I'm going to use to edit videos or much about how to get going. I really like the type of introductions used by YouTuber Marzia. Do you know what tools she uses to make them? More in post. [more inside]
posted by valmonster on Aug 12, 2015 - 6 answers

The Best Historical, Educational, or Informational YouTube Channels?

I'm looking for YouTube channels that are dedicated to providing education about or insight into interesting subjects. They can have humor in them, but I'd prefer for them to be primarily informative rather than humorous. [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Jul 17, 2015 - 4 answers

Looking for a YouTube video: two-person solo on a double-neck guitar

I saw this funny and cool YouTube video with two musicians playing on one double-neck guitar. Unfortunately I don't have the link anymore and I've forgotten the names of the musicians. [more inside]
posted by JuliaJellicoe on Jun 23, 2015 - 5 answers

Help me cut and compile short clips from various youtube videos

Hi all, I need to compile a file (and DVD) with bits of various youtube clips. Details within. [more inside]
posted by mrsh on Jun 23, 2015 - 4 answers

What are your favorite YouTube/online cooking channels?

I love watching YouTube cooking channels like Hot Thai Kitchen or Maangchi (Korean) food. Are there other home cooking channels like this out there? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Jun 10, 2015 - 6 answers

How do you tube? On Android?

I want to make some simple videos for YouTube, but I can't find the right app(s) to edit them in the way I would like to. [more inside]
posted by Promethea on Jun 5, 2015 - 2 answers

Does a non-sketchy extension exist

Looking for recommendations for a video download extension for Firefox that won't a) inject ads into the stream, or b) track every site I visit. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on May 17, 2015 - 4 answers

It took two years but she's finally figured out how to watch a video!

I'm looking for youtube videos of people dancing all fancy to share with my grandma. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Apr 24, 2015 - 14 answers

make 'em laugh

Please help me talk about jokes and comedy by linking me to funny videos on youtube. It's for a class, so they have to be 'clean' and not offensive. [more inside]
posted by betweenthebars on Apr 17, 2015 - 17 answers

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