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 -
Is there a way (extension, software) to quickly block certain videos on video websites? [more inside]
posted by BlueAugust
on Oct 24, 2011 -
Looking for outstanding examples of animations and videos that explain a difficult-to-understand concept or topic. Not KhanAcademy-type, but rather interactive Flash works or videos with 3D animation. [more inside]
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese
on Jul 9, 2011 -
I've been having problems with YouTube over the last couple of days. Most of the time it works just fine, but it's freaked out a few times, and not worked for an hour or so, and then gotten better. Here's what happens: The pages looks like this
(YouTube homepage), and videos won't play (annoyingly enough, page-ads play just fine). It tells me that my Flash player isn't up to date, which it is. Other flash-things work just fine, including other video sharing websites. Google Chrome is my primary browser but the same thing happens in Firefox. I've asked around and no one I know has had the same problem. What is wrong and how can I fix it?
posted by Kattullus
on Sep 14, 2010 -
The latest versions of Firefox and
Safari that can run on my Mac Intel G4 tower (OS X 10.4.11) keep crashing when I open more than one video in separate tabs or windows on YouTube or Hulu. The problem isn't consistent, but it does seem to happen when I have at least 7 or 8 tabs open at once. Can anyone help me solve this? [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Jan 22, 2010 -
Firefox / Flash-filter: Currently, I'm running one of the last versions of Firefox 2.0 (188.8.131.52). I haven't upgraded to 3 yet, but I think I'm just about ready (well, YouTube is forcing me). I have a few concerns before I do... [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 18, 2009 -
I recently started making animated movies in flash. When I upload them to Youtube or Google video, the audio translates well but the video becomes very jerky. I assume its a byproduct of the way they compress the files, but is there a way to avoid this? [more inside]
posted by Kiablokirk
on Feb 16, 2009 -
Why has Youtube started plaing in Flash?
I am on a dialup, so if there is anything I want to see, I know it is a matter of clicking, minimizing, and waiting a half hour to hit view again.
This morning, it started playing in flash mode, the little circle of dots going round, and even if I let it load all the way and hit watch again, its starts loading again.
My computer?, or just changes at YT?
posted by timsteil
on Jun 6, 2008 -
Politically-incorrect-flash-conversion-filter: I'm trying to upload this flash image
(warning: audio, adolescent humor, and probably NSFW) to YouTube, and apparently I need to convert it to video first. All the available conversion utilities seem to be for Windows, and I'm OS X based. Ideas?
posted by jytsai
on Mar 12, 2008 -
I'd like a Flash video player of my video podcast on the web site, and a high-quality (960x540 should work) video file in the podcast feed.
I'm currently using WordPress
to manage the feed and video. But I can see why some people who don't want to install QuickTime might not be able to see the show. [more inside]
posted by bryanjbusch
on Jan 22, 2008 -
I set my Dad up with an old computer of mine. At the default Flash quality (High), this computer renders YouTube clips at about 1 frame/sec. When he manually switches the quality to Low, they are fine; but he has to do this manually every time. Is there a way to make all
Flash animations default to Low quality? [more inside]
posted by hAndrew
on Dec 29, 2007 -
I want to save flash movies I find on the internet and collect them onto a DVD to watch on a DVD player. [more inside]
posted by paulinsanjuan
on Nov 5, 2007 -
I seem to be having trouble playing flash movies such as those on youtube; only 2 seconds of the movie will play. [more inside]
posted by dazed_one
on Nov 13, 2006 -
I am unable to play any videos on youtube. It tells me to download the latest Flash player, but when I do it just keeps repeating the same message. I have XP2 with IE7 beta, only using windows firewall, and security settings at default. Any ideas why?
posted by blue shadows
on Aug 12, 2006 -
Can embedded Flash videos (ala YouTube and Google Video) automatically export as full screen to a second monitor like Windows Media Player and Quicktime does? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj
on May 8, 2006 -