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Youtube transcription?

How do I get a transcription of a copyrighted (not by me) fifteen minute youtube video, for my own personal use? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Feb 1, 2012 - 7 answers

What's with the prevalence of filmed-off-TV YouTube videos?

Why is it that, when content providers go on DMCA takedown-sprees on YouTube, versions of the content that were visibly filmed off of a TV or other monitor often remain? Is this some kind of loophole, or do content providers choose not to go after low quality copies of copyrighted content?
posted by speedgraphic on Jan 27, 2012 - 3 answers

One guy, one video, four part harmony?

I can sing, and I have a MacBook Pro. What's the easiest and/or cheapest way for me to make a video where I am singing all four parts of an a cappella song? Kind of like this (in terms of style, not content).
posted by ericbop on Jan 27, 2012 - 5 answers

Is there an easy way to present multiple clips from YouTube videos?

I am an instructor and sometimes would like to play segment 1:15-2:25 from one YouTube video, followed by another segment from the same or another video, etc. Is there a site, tool, or incantation that lets me easily set this up so I'm not jumping around and switching tabs and clicking links during class time? I know how to create a URL that jumps right to the starting point of a clip but want to go a step or two beyond that. I didn't create/upload the videos, so I can't use YouTube's Video Editor.
posted by espertus on Jan 25, 2012 - 10 answers

Internet activity videos - DO try this at home!

Remember the Diet Coke and Mentos video? I'm looking for similar examples of internet memes that members of the public could, in theory, learn to replicate at home. Stuff like cup stacking; make-up tutorials; Double Dream Hands; or opening a beer with your arm. It mustn't be anything that requires special powers (eg double-jointedness) or special props - just household objects. Suggestions?
posted by skylar on Jan 25, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me find this parody of "body language" instructional videos

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 - 4 answers

Uploading to YouTube before I grow old and die

iMovie HD. I am having to upload a lot of 4-5 minute videos to YouTube for a project I'm doing. I need the finished product to be in good resolution once uploaded. If I export them to "full quality," they take almost 6 hours to upload and sometimes fail to process at the end, which is maddening. If I export them to "CD-ROM" quality, they upload a lot faster but the resolution is too poor. Is there a sweet spot in the "Expert Settings" I could use so that they upload in just a couple of hours and still look reasonably clear? Obviously I know next to nothing, so please speak slowly.
posted by HotToddy on Jan 18, 2012 - 12 answers

Rocking out whilst glamming up

I want to both put on false eyelashes AND rock out. [more inside]
posted by BeBoth on Jan 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me make PS3 Let's Plays!

What equipment setup do I need to make PS3 Let's Plays for Youtube? [more inside]
posted by Meagan on Jan 11, 2012 - 1 answer

Learning from different ideas on eels.

Funny Cross-Cultural / Difference Skits? How to teach people about leveraging difference. [more inside]
posted by emkelley on Jan 11, 2012 - 1 answer

Realplayer youtube

I like to pull clips down from the internet. Youtube etc. using real player, its great except when the voice doesn't match the mouths movement. Why does it do that? Can I make it stop? Can I fix it?
posted by notned on Dec 28, 2011 - 2 answers

YouTube the Snitch

YouTube sleuthing question: When you're logged in, the home page shows a timeline of activity from all the accounts you've subscribed to. This is activity like uploading a new video, or liking/favoriting someone else's video. You can also click on a username to see that person's individual activity feed. What circumstances could cause an action to appear in the main feed, but not in the personal one for that user? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2011 - 5 answers

How about some jelly babies with that eggnog?

I'm not sure how I found it or why I didn't save it, but I remember a fan made Dr. Who Christmas video.The premise was four doctors (Eccleston, Tennant, and Colin and Tom Baker) all having a Timelord Christmas together. The Doctors were played by actors/fans. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Dec 16, 2011 - 2 answers

Are you a lip reader?

Can you read lips? Can you tell me what the woman says starting at 1:10 in this video? (SLYT and there is no real audio, just static and muffled noise.)
posted by calcetinporfavor on Dec 13, 2011 - 12 answers

Need help with video blog in Atlanta, GA

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 - 6 answers

Spoken word for kids?

Favorite spoken words/performed poems for kids? [more inside]
posted by brynna on Dec 12, 2011 - 11 answers

muffled no more!

Why does the audio I'm ripping from YouTube sound so weird when I play it through my car's speakers? [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on Dec 10, 2011 - 8 answers

How is that that video of all the prisoners dancing is fair use and mine isn't?

Youtube keeps removing my video for copyright violation, is there any way around this? [more inside]
posted by boobjob on Dec 9, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me find the best of YouTube

My mother still lives in the dark ages with 56k modem. Please help me find the best YouTube videos to put on a cd and put in her stocking at Christmas. [more inside]
posted by summit on Dec 9, 2011 - 27 answers

Lost control of YouTube account - please help?

I'm having a major problem at work with our YouTube account and I can't for the life of me elicit any effective help from Google (pretty much restricted to forum postings with no response after a month). Can anyone advise about how to get help from Google? [more inside]
posted by dharma rascal on Nov 30, 2011 - 1 answer

11 minutes of passive entertainment wanted

11 minutes of passive entertainment wanted [more inside]
posted by TheophileEscargot on Nov 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Why are the embedded videos I try to watch all FUBAR?

Why do many embedded videos look bright green and all pixel-y on my laptop? [more inside]
posted by tenzingy on Nov 18, 2011 - 4 answers

It's not that I want to watch anything dirty...

How do I disable YouTube's safety mode? My spouse somehow enabled it last week and we've been gong crazy trying to get rid of it. I've tried Googling this, and done everything others have suggested (apparently this is a common problem) but nothing works. And yes, I've gone to the bottom of the screen and switched the safety mode to "off", but it goes right back on again. HELP! We have Google Chrome, if that matters.
posted by shelayna on Nov 15, 2011 - 6 answers

Bollywoodfilter: (You Tube) Movie Recommendations ?

I've noticed that YouTube has a large Indian Cinema collection, but what to watch first ? [more inside]
posted by Webbster on Nov 10, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me find a barely-remembered random youtube video

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 - 2 answers

Name That Tune!

Need Help identifying the song in this video. [more inside]
posted by beta male on Oct 27, 2011 - 7 answers

How to access or find transcript of a captioned YouTube video?

Particularly for a YouTube interview that already has captioning, how can I (and you) save 10 minutes & just read the transcript file that the captioning is pulled from? [more inside]
posted by ahaynes on Oct 26, 2011 - 2 answers

Blocking Specific Videos on Websites

Is there a way (extension, software) to quickly block certain videos on video websites? [more inside]
posted by BlueAugust on Oct 24, 2011 - 3 answers

I H8 U, YT!

Youtube, why you suck so much? More inside... (Not SLYT) [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom on Oct 19, 2011 - 6 answers

Gmail Logorrhoea

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 - 13 answers

Looking for creepy short films

What are some good creepy, disturbing, or scary short films on youtube? [more inside]
posted by ollyollyoxenfree on Oct 1, 2011 - 26 answers

Does an extended cut of the Lion King Franchise exist?

Does a fan cut of the various Lion King movies combined in chronological order via story exist? [more inside]
posted by LilSoulBrother85 on Sep 26, 2011 - 2 answers

I want to know more things in fun ways.

I'm looking for fun educational youtube videos. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Sep 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Not until you finish watching your YouTubes, mister.

Is there some way (maybe with javascript?) to track how much of an embedded YouTube video someone has watched on my website? [more inside]
posted by 256 on Sep 20, 2011 - 1 answer

YouTube videos with Facebook preview on iPad?

How do I get a YouTube video to post with preview on Facebook from an iPad? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Sep 3, 2011 - 1 answer

Simple(?) youtube scripting question :: private to unlisted

Looking for a way to automate youtube video uploads as unlisted. [more inside]
posted by tip120 on Aug 24, 2011 - 1 answer

iPad note-taking app that supports video (incl. youtube) clips?

Is there a note-taking iPad app that clips/embeds and displays video? [more inside]
posted by aielen on Aug 9, 2011 - 1 answer

Help translate an Iraqi homage to The Muppet Show

Can anyone translate this Iraqi homage to The Muppet Show? (SLYT) [more inside]
posted by gusandrews on Aug 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Youtube account != Google account

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 - 5 answers

How to pick best "keywords" to promote videos?

I'm been using both Google Adwords and a Facebook ad to promote an new album, but I think I'm using weak "keywords". Could I get the Metafilter community to look at a few no budget videos I've made to help me figure out "better" keywords to advertise my music? Or am I just wasting my money? [more inside]
posted by Dr.Rhetoric on Jul 21, 2011 - 5 answers

YouTube not handling multiple Keynote audio tracks

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 - 1 answer

Can anyone identify this music video I'm describing?

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 - 8 answers

Outstanding examples of instrucitonal Flash or YouTube animations?

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 - 12 answers

Don't Wanna Be a YouTube Idiot

How do these YouTubers do it? Please help me upload videos that won't take forever. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Jun 26, 2011 - 26 answers

When did this YouTube comment meme begin?

When did the "X people don't X about X?" commenting trend begin on YouTube? That is, when the first X refers to the number of people who have disliked a given video? What's the origin of this trend?
posted by dougrayrankin on Jun 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Favorite Youtube Covers?

Using Youtube-to-MP3 tools found online, I've recently started putting some of my favorite acoustic covers of popular music on my iPod. Some of these favorites are within, along with other popular examples of the stripped-down cover trend, but I would appreciate discovering yours as well. [more inside]
posted by The Confessor on Jun 8, 2011 - 24 answers

I know you want to stop me from pirating TV shows, but... come on!

Are there any YouTube clones out there that let you upload more than 15 minutes at a time? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Jun 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Are the YouTube IP Police going to come after my friend and me?

Two part question regarding YouTube, account merging, and copyright infringement. [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on Jun 2, 2011 - 5 answers

Why are my favorite bands suddenly breathing helium?

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 - 8 answers

How do I get my Wordpress video posts to include a thumbnail when shared on Facebook?

When I share one of my wordpress blog posts on Facebook (via status update), how can I get it to pull a thumbnail from the youtube video embedded in the post? [more inside]
posted by dcams on May 16, 2011 - 3 answers

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