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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
I'm going on exchange to Lille, France in January til June. I want to record my experiences on YouTube by V-Logging--can you help me think of a cute and quirky YouTube username? My brain is failing me! Also, looking for general advice and suggestions for students going on exchange. [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen
on Dec 16, 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 -
There was a really funny commercial about a year or two ago... a husband and wife are sitting at either end of a very long dinner table in a Victorian styled dining room. They were both waspy ... straight laced,prim and proper. After a moment the husband looks up to his wife and says in a monotone voice "happy.anniversay"if any one could link me to that YouTube video you will have fulfilled my Christmas wish!
posted by FireStyle
on Nov 20, 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 -
My 10 year old want to make stop-motion movies, primarily Lego based. I would like to support this kind of creativity. We have an old laptop running MS Vista that belongs to him. We need a camera, editing software, and I don't know what else. A book with tips and tricks for newbies, maybe? [more inside]
posted by Talia Devane
on Nov 11, 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 have really been enjoying watching the channels I subscribe to on YouTube. I want more great YouTube channels to check out! Please suggest your favorites. (A list of the ones I already watch after the jump.) [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco
on Oct 16, 2012 -
Youtube has a politics hub where they are going to be live streaming the US presidential debates. Despite my Apple TV's (2nd gen, jailbroken) YouTube app, I cannot for the life of me figure out how to access a particular channel through it, short of using the dodgy jailbroken browser which tends to drop out. Am I missing something obvious?
posted by modernnomad
on Oct 1, 2012 -
A friend has had an old Hotmail account hacked. The hacker used information in the archives there to access a YouTube account where apparently some compromising videos were uploaded. The hacker copied the videos to another YouTube account, and then sent links to the videos to my friend's family - and worse still, to members of the executive board of the nonprofit organization by whom my friend is (was?) employed. He reached out desperately to me, but I know nothing but the most basic things about Internet security and privacy law... [more inside]
posted by OneMonkeysUncle
on Jul 31, 2012 -
I'm trying to find standalone copies of TED talks with English subtitles. I will be teaching in a room without an internet connection to Chinese faculty who have good vocabularies but are working on their delivery. [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Jul 20, 2012 -
Need a solution that will let multiple people post to a single YouTube account, but only after a review process. [more inside]
posted by moviehawk
on Jul 18, 2012 -
Is there a way to make high quality youtube videos using a smartphone (Iphone 4 or Samsung Galaxy S2)? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88
on Jul 13, 2012 -
Are there any videos on YouTube similar to Great Depression Cooking
, in that they feature completely amateur cooking? I mean people without great knife technique or whatever, just cooking regular meals in small regular kitchens like the rest of regulars, fearlessly and worrying not so much about presentation or perfection?
posted by Busoni
on Jul 11, 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 -