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What software do people use to make animated videos these days?

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 - 5 answers

Modify/hack a Google Hangout "feature": Press to Talk

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 - 4 answers

Do I need a second set of social media accounts?

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 - 2 answers

What's with the special 'Share this video' link on YouTube?

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 - 7 answers

16:9 video still has black borders on YouTube!

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 - 7 answers

Proxy allowing access to live Youtube streams blocked in the US

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 - 5 answers

YouTube + Firefox issue.

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 - 9 answers

Yes, there can be too much pumpkin.

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 - 3 answers

Video speech : "speak clearly and positively" - do you remember this ?

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 - 3 answers

How to download Youtube videos to non jailbroken iPhone?

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 - 6 answers

Legal trouble from posting this video to youtube?

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 - 8 answers

How does one upload audio clips to YouTube?

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 - 5 answers

Random letters and numbers in comments on YouTube videos.

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 - 3 answers

You Tube Hope Me

Thanks to upgrading my DirecTv receiver, I can now watch YouTube on my tv! What should I watch? [more inside]
posted by wittgenstein on Aug 4, 2013 - 8 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

YouTube MMO parody video?

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 - 1 answer

There's a koala. On a leash. Because Australia.

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 - 38 answers

Youtube workout videos for a fitness beginner/couch lover?

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 - 11 answers

Adding video to playlist by email?

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 - 1 answer

Funny, short, PG-rated videos on daily life in US?

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 - 3 answers

What is going on with Youtube's vote up/down icons?

What is going on with Youtube's vote up/down icons? [more inside]
posted by 2X2LcallingCQ on Jun 25, 2013 - 6 answers

Muppets Needed

My toddler loves a certain type of Muppet clip. Can you find me other examples? [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Jun 4, 2013 - 16 answers

Control a web browser using a USB controller (Korg NanoKONTROL)?

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 - 10 answers

Can you help identify this image?

This video contains just a single still image -- can anyone identify where it's from?
posted by jpziller on May 24, 2013 - 3 answers

Spotlight a moving subject using an online video editor

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 - 2 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

Best video game playthroughs on YouTube?

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 - 9 answers

Watch YouTube videos in own window

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 - 7 answers

Great text-to-video, fast, cheap, dummy-ready?

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 - 9 answers

Why won't YouTube videos buffer and play?

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 - 20 answers

Need a web proxy that plays nice with YouTube

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 - 10 answers

Low-cost automated / automatic camera movement / slider?

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 - 4 answers

How ad-free can a popular YouTube video be?

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 - 8 answers

I have a DSL connection. Vimeo lags more often than Youtube.

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 - 6 answers

Silent Science Videos To Entertain Teens?

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 - 6 answers

Which Social Media is "Best"?

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 - 5 answers

Songs/videos that feature the Big Muff

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 - 9 answers

Korean or jibberish?

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 - 11 answers

Downloading playlist from YouTube

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 - 7 answers

Is there a service like ReadItLater/Instapaper for videos?

On the heels of my request for lectures, are there any services out there that would let me queue up videos and then download them to my phone, Instapaper style, for watching on the train?
posted by aeighty on Feb 26, 2013 - 8 answers

Offensive YouTube "Recommended for You" - Pass the Eye Bleach!

Really disturbing things keep showing up on YouTube "recommended for you". I'm not logged in, and all I watched recently were car reviews and animations of DNA replication. Why is it here, and how can I get it out of here? [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Feb 9, 2013 - 16 answers

Help me choose a web camcorder

I'm making some videos for the internet on a very low budget and am having trouble finding a suitable camera. I need something a step up from a webcam or a Flip HD. [more inside]
posted by brenton on Feb 6, 2013 - 3 answers

Youtube userscript or add-on recommendations?

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 - 4 answers

Best Anatomy/Physiology Videos on Youtube?

I have to learn anatomy and physiology on my own in a very condensed period of time. I find that I learn best by watching a lecturer or fantastic video. Do you have any recommendations for fantastic lecture series on YouTube detailing the anatomy and physiology of various organ systems?
posted by melodykramer on Feb 2, 2013 - 3 answers

WTF happened to the view counters on my Youtube "Manage Videos" page?

Hi. I've had a weird fetishy tragi-comic cartoon web series thing for about 4 years now, and I obsessively monitor how many (or how few) people are watching it. But just recently, something weird and highly annoying happened with Youtube... [more inside]
posted by Ursula Hitler on Jan 28, 2013 - 11 answers

How to index a Youtube channel on a Wordpress blog?

I've just started up a new Wordpress blog, which is all well and good. I've also got a lot of content on Youtube in a channel, quite a bit of videos, as in 200+. Most of that content is not going to be embedded in the blog, but it's useful content that I'd like to be able to index and show to a browser. When I googled this topic, I found a WP plug-in that seemed to do precisely that, generated an XML sitemap of a Youtube channel and a URL on your blog that you could browse and see the content as thumbnails and synopsis. The plug-in unfortunately is no longer available and the developer is not interested in supporting it. [more inside]
posted by diode on Jan 25, 2013 - 2 answers

Things Girls Don't Understand About My Drunk Kitchen

Recommend other Youtube channels/artists, now that Jenna Marbles and My Drunk Kitchen are annoying? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Jan 9, 2013 - 10 answers

How do I reference old cartoons in Harvard style?

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 - 5 answers

Help me find this video.

Help me find a Youtube video I saw a while back featuring a nerdy young man playing an amazing keyboard/synth setup. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Dec 29, 2012 - 10 answers

Create Youtube playlist from list of links

I want to create Youtube playlists based on lists of Youtube URLs. How? [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on Dec 27, 2012 - 6 answers

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