Help me find more of these nice, long, relaxing YouTube videos
November 27, 2013 4:39 AM   Subscribe

I like streaming long videos on YouTube that are soothing in some way. Can you recommend some more things I might like? Specifics within.

Thanks to Metafilter, I know about the Bergensbanen and other train cabview videos. I love them. But I also like more abstract eye candy like kaleidoscopes or fractal visualizations. I found a nice little cache of 3-hour scenery videos, but there's got to be so much more out there.

Needs to be YouTube, because I stream this stuff from the Wii to an old thrift-shop TV on my desk. Prefer LONG videos, at least 30 minutes but preferably longer. I like it best when they're at least 2 hours. I usually turn the sound off and just play music I like.

Can you recommend more videos I might enjoy, or search terms I could dig around in? [I didn't know the search term "cabview" until today! "train front view" gives so much less.] Can be nature, can be computer generated, can be weird, as long as it's soothing. Thanks!
posted by tomboko to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 41 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: How about six hours of aquarium footage?
posted by misteraitch at 4:46 AM on November 27, 2013

Best answer: Here's a few 8-hour naturey-type ones. I think some of them are just sound (rather than video) but at least a few are actually videos.
posted by quaking fajita at 5:09 AM on November 27, 2013

Here's a very meditative Japanese video consisting of cats with stuff balanced on their heads. It's like if Kurosawa made cat videos.
posted by matildaben at 8:48 AM on November 27, 2013

Response by poster: The cat video is awfully cute, but only 12 minutes long.
posted by tomboko at 9:16 AM on November 27, 2013

Search for ASMR videos.
posted by apostrophe at 12:09 PM on November 27, 2013

From the same people that brought you Bergensbanen there is the 13.5 hour ferry video. Not Youtube but perhaps lovely for others? Hurtigruten. The video is in the right hand frame and after a short pause begins to autoplay. It's quiet though.
posted by ladyriffraff at 4:34 PM on November 27, 2013

Response by poster: I found a few more things of interest, for those who like this stuff too. Fireworks (37 minutes), more fireworks (30 minutes); this virtual trip to Los Angeles (1:34)... Virtual Trip to Kyoto (1:04)... I've got a fireplace one on right now that reminds me of Yule Log.
posted by tomboko at 8:41 AM on December 4, 2013

Response by poster: More stuff I found - snow storms, zen gardens, koi pond, snow road in Hokkaido, water patterns.
posted by tomboko at 7:34 PM on December 12, 2013

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