I'm looking for a specific YouTube video, involved in a Fair-Use copyright case, that had been taken down and some months later allowed to reposted after having been approved by courts as transformative. It involved using two different movie-industry film footage segments that, when interspersed with each other, created a new conversation between two characters of different fictional universes. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher
on Dec 3, 2013 -
What are the simplest requirements -- in terms of both technology (camera/software/etc.) and lighting/clothing/makeup/background setting/etc. -- to make a reasonably
good-looking Youtube video that will feature just one speaker talking. Are iMovie and an iSight camera inadequate?
posted by shivohum
on Nov 27, 2013 -
I like streaming long videos on YouTube that are soothing in some way. Can you recommend some more things I might like? Specifics within. [more inside]
posted by tomboko
on Nov 27, 2013 -
For some reason, the version of Chrome installed on my home laptop won't load YouTube's stylesheet on YouTube (or indeed show embedded videos on other pages), resulting in a page that looks like this: http://imgur.com/i6UiqpV
Any suggestions on how to fix this? [more inside]
posted by almostwitty
on Nov 11, 2013 -
My sister's birthday is coming up and I want to ask her friends and other family to send me short videos of them saying happy birthday or whatever for me to compile into one full video to present to her on her birthday. What is the EASIEST way to go about this that a techophobe can handle? [more inside]
posted by greta simone
on Nov 9, 2013 -
I had 2 versions of the Apple Think Different ad in a playlist from a few months ago. I went to watch them recently and the pages say "This video contains content from FOX, who has blocked it on copyright grounds."
What claim does FOX have to take these down? How can I find out more about the takedown notice. [more inside]
posted by covercash
on Nov 2, 2013 -
I regularly want to make videos for YouTube consisting of a single still album art image + audio track. I use OS X. I'm still looking for the best solution for this seemingly trivial task. [more inside]
posted by Wolfdog
on Oct 28, 2013 -
I would like to ask a particular YouTube lecture video creator to enable their videos to play back in HTML5, so I can use the variable speed toggle. Currently, all the videos in this channel are flash only. I'd like to include specific instructions in my email, so that if he wants to do this, he doesn't have to go hunting to find out how. But all the instructions I can find are on how a viewer can view videos that already have HTML5 enabled, not how to enable it in the first place. How can one change previously published flash videos on YouTube so they will play back in HTML5?
posted by ocherdraco
on Oct 28, 2013 -
You can learn piano, guitar, and even the ocarina on YouTube. So, are there any good violin lessons out there? I'm looking for anything, but especially beginner violin (from, this is how you hold the bow to "caring for your violin" type videos.) [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog
on Oct 11, 2013 -
I discovered ASMR on Metafilter
and now am a devoted fan. What equipment and techniques would I need to make silent unboxing videos like this one
? Talk to me like I'm a five year old. I know nothing about video and sound recording.
posted by Wordwoman
on Oct 10, 2013 -
The Internet! Full of fun
, narrated explainer videos
that usually involve some kind of simple 2D animation (sometimes hand-drawn, sometimes cobbled together from other images) with a voice-over. But how are people making them? If Flash is in terminal decline, as I keep hearing, what are the most popular software tools for piecing together 2D online animation?
posted by bicyclefish
on Oct 4, 2013 -
I want to use a Google Hangout "On Air"
for a project, but a tiny limitation is getting in the way. I would like to bypass the 'Press to Talk' functionality with a tiny browser script/hack/modification. My programming knowledge is tiny, but I am sure this could be done super super simply with a script loaded in the browser. Perhaps there's better solution. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Oct 1, 2013 -
I am about to launch a project that I think will get a lot of attention. I have personal/business social media accounts already, but do I need a second set of social media accounts just for this project to keep my personal/business ones from getting cluttered?
posted by CollectiveMind
on Sep 28, 2013 -
Why does each YouTube video have a special 'Share this video' link, at the http://youtu.be/ domain? Is there a meaningful difference between using the link provided and just copying the URL from the address bar? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange
on Sep 25, 2013 -
I am making a video composed of still photos that I'm finding on the internet. I want to put the final video on YouTube, so I'm converting them into 16:9 aspect ratio because I've been told that that's what YouTube needs in order to fill the whole screen with no black bars. But the video still has vertical borders! [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster
on Sep 21, 2013 -
I would like to watch the official live Youtube stream for the America's Cup races this afternoon. These live streams are blocked in the US. I believe this
will be the stream for today's racing. [more inside]
posted by enn
on Sep 15, 2013 -
For the last few days, I've had trouble getting YouTube videos to play in my browser of choice, Firefox. Not even advertisements will load and I suddenly get the error message: "An error occured, please try again later." However, the video works perfectly in Chrome. [more inside]
posted by juliebug
on Sep 14, 2013 -
I'm looking for a comedy short about pumpkin spice obsession. Pretty sure I saw it on Youtube, last fall or the fall before. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion
on Sep 8, 2013 -
Sometime ago I saw a YouTube video . We are at a poetry festival, from memory in New York state somewhere. A man comes on stage (late thirties, caucasian) - pretty sure he is a poet but what he has to say is prose.
He gives an amusing address lasting two to three minutes in which he exhorts people to not use "like", high rising terminals
and other similar constructs but to say what they have to say clearly and positively. It's an amusing speech with little malice and with a purpose behind it.
Anyone know what this is ?
posted by southof40
on Sep 3, 2013 -
Is it possible to download Youtube videos directly to a non jailbroken iphone, and if so how? [more inside]
posted by Admira
on Sep 2, 2013 -
Speaking purely hypothetically, of course--imagine you took a scenic drive. You had a camera take a time-lapse of part of the journey. You stitch it together into a video, and want to post it on youtube. Let's also say that the visible speedometer sometimes displays speeds which are not, um, congruent to the legal speed limits. [more inside]
posted by maxwelton
on Aug 8, 2013 -
For a while now I've been wanting to upload to YouTube audio clips of myself speaking . . . but I've no clue how to do this. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart
on Aug 5, 2013 -
I have a Youtube video that gets comments like these
that consist of random numbers and punctuation marks that I don't understand. Why do viewers post these? I sometimes get foreign languages that I can search on Google to get the translation but this is confusing.
posted by BillyAnne
on Aug 5, 2013 -
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 -
I feel like this video was something I saw on Metafilter a while back. It started out as two guys speaking in super bombastic theatrical voices but it turned out to be in some kind of video game, maybe an MMO. One of the characters died over and over. That's... all I remember. Help?
posted by selfnoise
on Jul 19, 2013 -
I would like to watch some music videos where it appears that everyone is just having a stupid good time. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee
on Jul 12, 2013 -
I'm pretty darn overweight and do not exercise...at all. Recently, I found a series of workout videos on youtube that I actually enjoy doing and I'd like some help finding some more so I can keep going and not get bored and quit. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 10, 2013 -
Can one post a specific video from YouTube or Vimeo to my account at either playlist, by email or some other automated process?
posted by DreamStar
on Jul 9, 2013 -
I'm hosting a French teenager this summer and would like to find some English-language videos for her to watch. She really likes Cyprien
, a 20-something French YouTube performer. Help me find something similar in English, Hive Mind! [more inside]
posted by brianogilvie
on Jul 4, 2013 -
I want to be able to use my Korg NanoKONTROL to DJ using Grooveshark and other things. Does anyone know if/how this is possible? Thanks yall.
posted by defmute
on May 25, 2013 -
I'd like to use an online video editor to highlight (make brighter or draw a circle around) a specific dog in a playgroup. I have a Chromebook and work almost completely in the cloud. I feel like this shouldn't be difficult, but I'm having a heck of a time finding this feature. YouTube's "Spotlight" feature seems to be for interaction and doesn't work this way as far as I can tell. Am I missing something obvious? Recommendations for online video editors are welcome as well. I've used Pixorial and YouTube, not much luck with WeVideo. Thanks in advance!
posted by walla
on May 21, 2013 -
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 -
A recent post about Deadly Premonition (the videogame) pointed me to this excellent playthrough
(100% completion) on YouTube. I enjoyed it in part because it wasn't filled with a lot of stupid nattering and trying-too-hard-to-be-funny. The guy shut up when stuff was happening and just talked when appropriate, and his commentary was usually pretty listenable. What other playthroughs would you recommend? Any era, any platform, as long as I can watch on YouTube.
posted by jcruelty
on May 6, 2013 -
I hate just watch a video - I want to be able to surf or write at the same time. [more inside]
posted by chairish
on May 5, 2013 -
I want to make YouTube videos of 2-3 minute text. The popular kinetic typography stuff and whiteboard stuff is eye-catching. But I have little video editing experience and suck at drawing. What is something simple I could use? [more inside]
posted by skypieces
on Apr 23, 2013 -
About 2 weeks ago, very suddenly, YouTube videos stopped buffering and playing normally on my laptop. This appears to be an intermittent problem. Sometimes a video will buffer and play. And sometimes the same video will not. When it doesn't, it will usually buffer and play for maybe 20 seconds, but then it freezes. And then maybe a minute later, a few more seconds will buffer and play. I have a fast broadband internet connection, Windows 7, 64 bit. The videos that won't buffer and play normally now are videos that I have watched just a few weeks ago with no issues. Again, this NEVER happened prior to a few weeks ago with any video. Something has changed and it is driving me crazy. I tried uninstalling Adobe Flash (using their uninstall program) and then reinstalling the most recent version compatible with my browser (Firefox). But that didn't change anything. I tried clearing cookies and cache. No change. Any suggestions?
posted by Seymour Zamboni
on Apr 17, 2013 -
For some reason, my home Internet connection and YouTube hate each other. I can watch videos fine with a proxy, but I'd like to find one that will display the site properly. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish
on Apr 16, 2013 -
I've decided to start posting my music on youtube... performed live. I'm looking to improve the cinematography with an automated slider / jib that could produce a movement like this
on its own:
Does anyone know how I can do this on a budget? [more inside]
posted by audio
on Apr 16, 2013 -
I hear that creators of very popular YouTube videos get paid for advertising. Normally they would welcome this, but I'm curious about what options a person has for keeping ads off their YouTube video, especially in the case where the video has been viewed very many times. Is it possible to keep ads off such a video altogether? And what would an effort to minimize advertising do to a video creator's ability to earn money (from YouTube) by posting videos on YouTube? (I imagine it would destroy it, but I don't know for sure.)
posted by Koray
on Apr 4, 2013 -
I have a DSL connection. Vimeo lags more often than Youtube. Why? Is there something I can do? Chrome over Windows 7. Firefox secondary. AdBlock used.
posted by maggieb
on Mar 31, 2013 -
Looking for videos to create a youtube playlist to entertain a group of science-minded teenagers for about 30 min that are largely visual. Sound is fine but the bulk shouldn't be someone talking to the class like an instructor - visualizations are best - ideally they should look really, really cool. Class is engineering focused, but chemistry, robotics, wobbly bridges, comp-sci, biology, are all welcome. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Mar 24, 2013 -
II am trying to get a handle on web content and which content has, overall, the best stickiness. Sites like YouTube, Tumblr, Flickr are, as near as I can tell, mostly visual. Blog and microblogging sites like Wordpress and Twitter are word based. Quora, Reddit and Metafilter are information sharing communities. Podcasts and music sites like MySpace or Soundcloud are, for the most part, sound focused. And then you have sites like Facebook and Google+ that are trying to combine the best of all of them. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind
on Mar 10, 2013 -
I'm looking for music videos that include an image of a Big Muff guitar pedal or songs that definitely include the use of a Big Muff on the track.
posted by drezdn
on Mar 2, 2013 -
My 3yo son memorized a song from a cartoon
on Youtube. He walks around the house singing it all day. We think the song might be Korean, but we're not sure. Is he using actual words or just making sounds? (apologies if this is wildly offensive, my wife and I are just curious).
posted by ColdChef
on Mar 1, 2013 -
Hello guys, I would like to know if it is possibel/allowed to download videos from YouTube?
There are a lot of nice playlists that I would like to have with me, so how can I download them? Can you recommend anything?
Thanks in advance.
posted by VincentLee
on Mar 1, 2013 -