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 -
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 -
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 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'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 -
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 -
I love YousableTubeFix for Firefox, which sets global preferences for things like preferred resolution (the most important feature to me), default player size, and whether to autoplay videos on channel pages. The problem: it's still blocking ads even though I told it not to. Could you recommend any other Youtube-preference-modifying Firefox userscripts or add-ons that have a similar purpose but without accidentally blocking the ads? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet
on Feb 4, 2013 -
Recommend other Youtube channels/artists, now that Jenna Marbles and My Drunk Kitchen are annoying? [more inside]
posted by Chorus
on Jan 9, 2013 -
I'm writing the bibliography for my dissertation which is about the animation studio UPA. I need to cite a lot of theatrical cartoons from the 1950s, which I watched on youtube. This Site
give intructions for citing youtube videos, but it seems like its referring to original youtube vids, not existing films. It says to list the username of the contributor as the author, and it feels wrong to credit a John Hubley cartoon to "liquidnature13". Do I need to give the cartoon's director, year of release, and studio, as well as the contributer's username and the year it was uploaded? If so, how should I format it?
(I'm using the Harvard system)
posted by Chenko
on Jan 5, 2013 -
Should I let my 10 year old upload gaming videos to YouTube? What issues should I think about as part of this? [more inside]
posted by bluedaisy
on Dec 18, 2012 -
Help me find a funny music video on Youtube. I believe it was some kind of symphonic metal and included a very elaborate story including a man on a horse and a maiden. [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce
on Dec 12, 2012 -
I found several "favourited" videos in my YouTube account that were definitely not my or my partner's doing. What could have happened? Was I hacked? [more inside]
posted by peripathetic
on Nov 14, 2012 -
Where can I host videos for my Shakespeare play comparison website that won't a) cost me tons due to hosting and b) be YouTube knee-jerky on copyright violation? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher
on Oct 21, 2012 -
I cannot remember where I found this YouTube video. It is a song about cats in boxes. I vaguely remember the line "cats in boxes are amazing" in it. I think at some point the cat(s) may be removed from the box, and then possibly replaced in the box. The song was sung by a girl (I think) and had a sort of indie/folk-y backing to it. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed
on Jul 9, 2012 -
Does anybody know of a recent youtube or flash or browser update which has crippled youtube video caching? [more inside]
posted by bukvich
on Jul 3, 2012 -
Is it possible to open the YouTube app from an embedded video in safari on the iPad?
posted by lyam
on Jul 1, 2012 -
I have a website that I would like to display a random youtube video upon load. I've seen some examples with PHP, but I cannot seem to properly implement them. [more inside]
posted by cloeburner
on May 2, 2012 -
What is the music in the background of this video
? Bonus: Where else has it been featured? It is so familiar it's driving me batty.
posted by Ducks or monkeys
on Mar 19, 2012 -
Looking for a viral youtube video that was a parody of "body language" instructional videos. I think it was made by some comedy troupe a few years back. There's a part where they "decode" what people are saying with their body language, e.g. someone waves at someone else and the narrator says, "I am unarmed." And I think there's a part where they show lines coming from someone's crotch and they say, "My penis is powerful!" I think it was pretty popular and had a couple million views, but I cannot for the life of me find it.
posted by Afroblanco
on Jan 24, 2012 -
I'm working on new finance-based startup in the Marietta, GA (just outside of Atlanta, GA) and I'd like to hire someone to come in do bi-weekly interviews of me and my team as we go through the process (kind of like the Robert Scoble interviews if you've ever seen them).
It's a pretty exciting time for us and our product and I've been told by many that we should start a blog or youtube channel to share our experiences. There's also an interesting personal piece that both me and the CEO would be interested in sharing and that I think a lot of young people would be interested in hearing.
The problem is that in the list of things we can spend our time doing, setting up equipment, doing the interviews, and editing the videos is low priority.
Can anyone recommend a company or how I can find an individual who would be interested in doing this for us?
posted by joshuamcginnis
on Dec 13, 2011 -
ID this youtube video! Skateboarding in a roller rink, ridiculous outfit, handstand tricks. Ringing any bells? [more inside]
posted by aka burlap
on Nov 7, 2011 -
I just noticed that when I'm logged in to my gmail account, and open up youtube, my gmail is tied to my youtube watching. What other websites will automatically be tied to my gmail account if I'm still logged in? Is there a list somewhere? [more inside]
posted by Think_Long
on Oct 4, 2011 -
posted by 256
on Sep 20, 2011 -
How do I disassociate what Youtube account I'm logged into from what Google account I'm logged into? [more inside]
posted by RobotHero
on Jul 25, 2011 -
When starting and stopping (i.e. pausing) audio/slide recording in Keynote, how do I get the final export to play the complete audio when uploaded to YouTube? [more inside]
posted by pavane
on Jul 17, 2011 -
Need help finding a hip-hop music video. Fuzzy details pulled from an unreliable memory inside. [more inside]
posted by R_Kamidees
on Jul 12, 2011 -
Why has this WinXP machine recently started to play Youtube videos back at roughly 10% faster than the proper speed? [more inside]
posted by richyoung
on May 24, 2011 -
How can I find the original submitter of a blocked (due to copyright) YouTube video? [more inside]
posted by Vrai
on Mar 13, 2011 -
Trying to find a video of a Kids in the Hall sketch featuring "the prostitutes." I haven't seen it in years but involved them getting a price guide from their pimp, but then throwing it away and again offering "25-cent handjobs" (or something). Youtube has been unhelpful, most KITH videos are unhelpfully labeled.
posted by hafehd
on Jan 5, 2011 -
I'm going to be in a cabin in the wilderness for three days with one of my best friends. We will each be bringing flip cameras with us.
We want to make a viral video and we're looking for ideas of what to shoot/make. Any ideas? Go wild! We're open to just about anything.
If we end up using your idea, we promise to mention your name in the credits.
posted by joshuamcginnis
on Nov 21, 2010 -
Is there a way to play entire
playlists from my YouTube account with the Moto Droid pre-installed YouTube app? Failing that, is there any other app that can do this?
posted by prenominal
on Jul 25, 2010 -
I would love to get a good quality image of the "England in Roo-ins" newspaper that appears at approximately the 1:09 mark in the Nike "Write the Future" ad
. My goal is to take the image, print it onto an iron-on, and make myself a t-shirt for Saturday. Anyone have any tips? Thanks!
posted by inigo2
on Jun 10, 2010 -
I can't believe I'm asking a question like this, but, I need help finding a video. In it there was a guy who was saying something about how to do the "best trick ever" with skateboarding and then proceeds to tell you how to bluff your way through. [more inside]
posted by 47triple2
on Mar 18, 2010 -