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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 - 3 answers

Sending videos to the old folks at home

What device or electronic setup would enable an elderly, non-tech-savvy person to straightforwardly view photos and videos with a minimum of fuss? Difficulty: no wifi, no 4G, no DVD player, no ongoing tech-support access, nursing-home setting with mild theft issues. [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jul 13, 2015 - 9 answers

What are the most stunning music videos of the past five years?

I'm making a playlist for a friend and I'd like your suggestions. [more inside]
posted by pretentious illiterate on Jun 23, 2015 - 51 answers

In Search of Happy Thoughts

I noticed a few days ago that when I started reading before bed the nightmares I've been having for the past few months became less exhausting. Now I've run out of reading material and would love recommendations for some quick reads/videos/etc that I could indulge in before bed and when I wake up in the morning so my mind stops fixating on bad stuff. Share with me your happy thoughts, please! [more inside]
posted by Hermione Granger on Jun 16, 2015 - 17 answers

Help me find funny, visually interesting, high energy music videos

My 10 year old niece and 7 year old nephew really like to watch music videos. The ones they love most are goofy, high energy, and have some type of underlying story. They are particularly into music that is danceable and visually they like bright colors and crazy costumes or interesting outfits. A few they have liked recently are Con Bro Chill and Meghan Trainor. Any suggestions for other artists they might like? [more inside]
posted by ezrainch on May 24, 2015 - 32 answers

Librarians rock. Show me how hard. ISO library-related parody videos.

I'm looking for YT videos along the lines of "CheckItOut - Taylor Swift Parody Video for National Library Week" and "Librarians Remake Beastie Boys' 'Sabotage' Video, Win Internet." More like these, please? [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Apr 19, 2015 - 7 answers

Fun baseball defense strategy videos for little leaguers?

My eight-year-old son is in Little League baseball for the first time. A lot of the what-to-do-when scenarios are mysteries to him. So we're looking for upbeat, fun videos about all aspects of defense — including knowing where to play for the outs, base coverage, relays, rundowns, and cutoffs — that we can watch so he can see the plays in action. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Mar 27, 2015 - 5 answers

iOS/web apps that remember where you stopped watching a youtube video

Now that watchlaterapp has been killed by Apple, are there any other apps that let you watch a youtube/vimeo video, stop at an arbitrary location and then subsequently continue from that spot after restarting the app? [more inside]
posted by aeighty on Mar 24, 2015 - 0 answers

Song/artist used in Apple Watch "Aluminum" video?

I really like the music in Apple's "Aluminum" video for the Apple Watch. Unfortunately, AppleMusic.info has no information about this video. Any idea who the artist might be?
posted by archagon on Mar 18, 2015 - 3 answers

Funky dance/dubstep vids lost

Looking for couple of music/dance videos that I've lost on the internet. Please help! [more inside]
posted by greytape on Feb 25, 2015 - 1 answer

Irresistible toe-tapping can't-stay-still musical theater numbers?

Last night I came across the Brotherhood of Man musical number performed on the Drew Carey show, and realized it was the perfect video to snap me right out of a funk and make me want to dance around the house (particularly once the full ensemble gets going around 2 minutes in.) Now I want more! I'm looking for more videos of big, bombastic musical numbers that can't help but give me thrills and cheer me up with great dancing. The kind of song that gets even the most cynical person tapping their toes and smiling. Anything Goes is a great example of what I'm thinking of - I also can't resist a giant tap number. Think over the top with jazz hands. Everything a person who hates musical theater can't stand. Don't worry if they seem too obvious - I've only started enjoying musical theater a few years ago, so I've got plenty of catching up to do.
posted by Neely O'Hara on Feb 15, 2015 - 33 answers

More happy fun dancing videos please!

I love watching Urban Dance Camp videos on YouTube. What else should I watch? [more inside]
posted by heatherann on Jan 31, 2015 - 6 answers

affectionate videos for a toddler

I'd like to show my toddler videos/tv shows/movies/books that include genuine affection - parents, families, friends all giving hugs or smiles or other close, positive interactions. Any good ideas? [more inside]
posted by jillithd on Jan 16, 2015 - 18 answers

Best way to convert VHS tapes to digital files?

I've got more than 40 family home videos on VHS tapes that I want to convert to digital on my Windows 7 PC. I realize that I'm probably overthinking this but I want to do a good job. My goal is to capture the VHS tapes at the best possible quality for posterity, and for online viewing and maybe DVDs, too. At the same time I don't want to chase after rapidly diminishing returns, as VHS quality isn't the best to begin with. My problem is that I don't know where to draw the line. [more inside]
posted by FelineoidEntity on Jan 12, 2015 - 8 answers

What is the optimum length for a YouTube video?

I was hoping to get some input as to what the best length of a YouTube video is for a new user/blogger. [more inside]
posted by MMiller3669 on Dec 15, 2014 - 12 answers

Website template to show a video portfolio?

I'd like to make a portfolio of videos. Can you help me find a template to use? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Nov 28, 2014 - 1 answer

Visually Creative Videos? For a Toddler.

Our almost-three-year-old loves Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" video (AKA "the fruit video"). Any suggestions for fun visually-creative videos? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Nov 26, 2014 - 27 answers

Looking for short videos that are intrinsically about creativity

I'm looking to compile a collection of short, entertaining, inspiring, high-energy videos about creativity, the creative process, and innovation by their very nature. Classic showing, not telling. [more inside]
posted by ferociouskitty on Nov 9, 2014 - 8 answers

Firefox won't play many videos. Help me fix it.

Firefox has stopped playing many, but not all, embedded videos for me. I just see a big blank spot where the video is supposed to be. This happens even if I load without extensions/plugins and I've already reinstalled Firefox (in fact,that's what started it). Help? [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Nov 3, 2014 - 11 answers

Tales from the database!

I'm looking for the spooookiest videos on YouTube. Or Vimeo. What are the scariest videos you've watched online?
posted by codacorolla on Oct 28, 2014 - 5 answers

How can I learn how to make a movie?

I want to make a fullish-length movie (a video). Fiction. I'm writing the script. I know, everyone wants to do this, but... [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on Oct 26, 2014 - 14 answers

What are your favorite videos of folks doing folksy things?

I've discovered that the missus and I really come together in our enjoyment of watching documentaries about interesting people doing interesting things in interesting ways. [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Sep 27, 2014 - 23 answers

Make it, build it, mod it, fix it

I like Jimmy DiResta's videos. I like to watch people build things. DiResta's videos are nice because they are short and fast paced. Many other people on YouTube seem slow and not very polished. I don't mind didactic at all, but pacing is important to me. Do you have suggestions for other people who build or make things who I might like? Subject matter unimportant.
posted by OmieWise on Sep 15, 2014 - 6 answers

I'm not Jennifer Lawrence.

And I don't think I'm going to be the target of hackers anytime soon. But I am in a long distance not-really-kind-of-maybe-relationship with someone where we would like some kind of means of sharing photos and videos of a personal and sometimes-but-not-always sexy nature with one another without running into email attachment limits, needing to jump through a lot of hoops, accidentally sharing anything with the wrong people on social media, etc. What's our best bet? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2014 - 21 answers

Hair tutorials for eight-year-olds?

My daughter is eight and interested in hair styles. I'm clueless. Any suggestions for video tutorials that are appropriate for girls? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Sep 2, 2014 - 2 answers

Youtube Amateur Night

Your favorite amateur musical performance on Youtube is... [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Aug 13, 2014 - 19 answers

VH1 Classic for Babies

I'd like to put together a playlist of great live musical performances on Youtube to play for my baby. What are your favorites? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jul 27, 2014 - 16 answers

How much of the content on Youtube is "stolen"?

I am trying to locate studies or cited figures that estimate how much of the content on Youtube is posted without permission or attribution. [more inside]
posted by 99percentfake on Jun 18, 2014 - 4 answers

Audio/Video Podcast playlist help

Is there a tool or service that allows you to arbitrarily add podcasts episodes to a custom feed you can subscribe to or share ? [more inside]
posted by motdiem2 on May 31, 2014 - 3 answers

Best of the web to help stop binge watching bad TV?

My wife and I have a 6-month-old who goes to bed quite early (not complaining) which means we have lots of evening time at home these days. We have Apple TV and while air playing something last week - I thought, hmmm, maybe we can make a night of this?!?! So, we've decided that Tuesday nights are web-stream nights. We are looking for specific videos (or sites that have great ones) that are any of the following: Educational like any number of videos on vsauce, thought-provoking like videos on The School of Life site or even hilarious like Drunk History. [more inside]
posted by jasbet07 on May 12, 2014 - 15 answers

Please melt my face off with some choice licks.

What are the best live guitar videos on youtube I should know about but probably don't? [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Mar 29, 2014 - 33 answers

Too cheap for the yoga life

Looking for recommendations for DIY yoga sessions. [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Mar 4, 2014 - 24 answers

Video Downloadhelper has stopped working.

Can anyone point me in the direction of something that works? [more inside]
posted by anansi on Feb 20, 2014 - 7 answers

Help me find more 80s soundtrack theme songs ABOUT their parent films.

Help me remember music videos from that magical era when bands would record theme songs for (often horror) movies that were actually lyrically about the movies themselves and the artist would sometimes appear in the video and the video would be a story video and...well you know. Think Ramones' "Pet Sematary" or Dokken's "Dream Warriors" [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Feb 19, 2014 - 59 answers

Why are online videos stuttering?

Video and audio of online videos (YouTube, Hulu, etc.) stutter quite often when I play them. My laptop is not old by any means and it's been recently formatted. I've updated all the drivers and tried using both the default and HTML 5 Beta players on YouTube; no difference. Seems to be worst in Chrome. Any idea why this is happening? Thanks.
posted by gman on Jan 11, 2014 - 17 answers

Are my "unlisted" youtube videos irretrievably gone ?

In the transfer of Youtube to Google, my unlisted videos have vanished. Is there a way to get them back? [more inside]
posted by ragtimepiano on Dec 24, 2013 - 6 answers

Bondage 101?

My SO and I are starting to explore our kink side and need help navigating the maze of bondage techniques. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2013 - 16 answers

Looking for short, high-quality clips of animals for my one-year-old.

My son is getting more and more interested in animals, which is great! On our walks through the neighborhood we see dogs, cats, squirrels, and birds, but as fall approaches outdoor time will begin to be limited. He doesn't get a lot of screen time, so I'd like to make the 5 or 10 minutes a day count. Please suggest cute, funny, interesting, educational clips of animals, between one and three minutes long. Here's an example of what I'm looking for (although the camera work isn't the greatest). Thanks!
posted by Specklet on Sep 5, 2013 - 13 answers

Wanted: A Blog To Help Me Find Clever Music Videos

I like music videos that feature clever ideas, wittily executed, and I'm hoping to find a music video blog curated by somebody with similar taste. Some of videos I've enjoyed include Her Morning Elegance, Woke Up New, Bad M*therF*cker, and anything by Spike Jonze or Michel Gondry. What blogger (or tweeter) will help me find more videos I love? [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Aug 27, 2013 - 1 answer

World's funniest Youtube clips?

I recently discovered Têtes à claques. It's addictive and frickin' hilarious, and has done more for me to pick up Quebec French than any book or class. What similar stuff exists in other languages? [more inside]
posted by wutangclan on Aug 4, 2013 - 3 answers

I'm looking for videos that induce frisson and make you want to explore.

I'm making a list of videos that create a very particular kind of frisson: the feeling that the world is a big place filled with experiences to have and explorations to take part in. Have some good examples inside - would love more. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Jul 30, 2013 - 23 answers

Explain it to him like he's a 5 year old. A 5 year old father-to-be.

So I'm about 6.5 weeks pregnant right now, and immersed in crazy brain juice, nausea, and fatigue. My husband, while very well-meaning, doesn't really seem to get what this pregnancy gig is all about, and I'd like him to bone up so that I can spend more time sleeping and less time explaining why I'm tired. Help us. (snowflakes inside) [more inside]
posted by handknittedsock on May 29, 2013 - 11 answers

Just saw "Total Eclipse of the Heart" for the first time. More, please.

While settling a disagreement over whether Total Eclipse of the Heart was a duet, I just saw the music video and it blew my mind. I grew up without cable, and am pretty much ignorant of everything but the "classic" music videos from the 80's; please let me know what I'm missing. [more inside]
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear on May 23, 2013 - 267 answers

What are your favorite anti-bullying and empowering YouTube videos?

I was bullied extensively growing up, by family members, peers, and, later, boyfriends. I really find it empowering to watch anti-bullying, It Gets Better, and self-harm/borderline personality videos. What are your favorites? [more inside]
posted by 3491again on May 9, 2013 - 7 answers

How to implement a digital asset management system for a small company

I work for an organization that has lots of photos and videos but no system to manage that. I have introduced the idea of using a system like Resourcespace to achieve this goal. What areas could I study to implement this most effectively? Any books, journals, associations or anything that covers effective metadata and content management? [more inside]
posted by andendau on Apr 20, 2013 - 2 answers

What should I do: Ext. Hard Drives, Media Servers, NAS, etc.

Please talk to me like I'm stupid. I have a bunch of video files (~5TB...so far) hanging out on a bunch of external hard drives. Right now I just take turns plugging them into whichever laptop I'm going to use to watch the videos. I'd like something a little more convenient and easily accessible from multiple rooms in my small apartment, but I'm not awesome at setting up networky things (I've never successfully gotten two different laptops in my apartment to even "see" each other over the wireless router). What should I do? [more inside]
posted by aswego on Mar 4, 2013 - 9 answers

New Parentsfilter: What's the best and easiest way to share photos?

Earlier this week, Mrs. Zooropa gave birth to our son, Elias (we call him Eli). He is our first, so of course, we are taking all sorts of photos and video on our phones, and have received a ton of requests from grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. Here's my question: what's the best and easiest way to share photos and videos with all these folks? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Feb 24, 2013 - 30 answers

Give me happy

I'm looking for some of the best books/articles/podcasts/videos about positive psychology. Self-help books are fine, as long as they are well-founded in research. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Feb 14, 2013 - 10 answers

Best Educational Videos?

Hi all, I am developing online educational videos (teaching ppl how to use software) and I would love to learn about any good examples that you have seen. I have definitely watched a bunch from Khan Academy, and love their style of short and engaging videos. Are there other examples you have seen that have been engaging and instructive? Many instructional videos that I have seen that have good content are boring and wouldn't hold someone's attention very long. Thank you for your help!
posted by tessalations999 on Jan 14, 2013 - 3 answers

Who performed these music videos?

Who performed these music videos? Years ago I watched MTV in the early morning when they aired all the zany gainaxy music videos. Three of those stand out in memory for their sheer surreal nexus currency. [more inside]
posted by CyborgHag on Dec 31, 2012 - 9 answers

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