In this recent TED Talk, lawyer, musician, and technologist Damien Riehl talks about the rapidly diminishing number of melodies available to songwriters under the current system of copyright. In order to help songwriters avoid these melodic legal landmines (some of which are documented here), Riehl and his pal Noah Rubin designed and wrote a program to record every possible 8-note, 12-beat melody and released the results — all 68+ billion melodies, 2.6 terabytes of data — into the public domain.
We are running into this with our podcast. When I take our show, add video to it and upload it to YouTube, we inevitably get hit with some copyright claim.
Often for innocuous audio behind something that, if removed, would have no bearing on what’s being said. It’s a bit of sad music. Or a guitar riff that meanders on.
We aren’t at the level of making any money off YouTube, but if we were, it would give me a strong reason not to upload the show to their service.
I subscribe to a number of YouTube channels. I like to queue up the videos I want to watch all at once. Then I go back and reorder and watch them. As you may know, YouTube loves to auto-play every single video you open.
I’ve stopped Flash from auto-playing on the Google Chrome browser already. But YouTube uses HTML5 video when Flash isn’t available. So they play anyway.
So if you’re tired of videos bleating in the background without your consent, we’re completely with you! 🙂
That’s why we’ve created a Chrome plugin to help you stop HTML5 videos from playing. The videos will auto-pause right after page load. Buffering will start anyway.
Here’s a link to the plugin in the Chrome Web Store
This plugin works flawlessly with YouTube. I can open 10 videos and while they buffer in the background, not a single sound comes across my headphones because nothing is playing.
When I’m ready to play them, I press play and they’re already pre-loaded.
This is (so far) the best superheroine movie of the year.
Ellen Pompeo(Luna) & Mariska Hargitay(Justice)
With props to Tomiwa Aina’s comments for the list. Click through to get the timestamps and links to each appearance.
I have experimented with Twitch and recording my Destiny gameplay. I do this so friends can watch and just to play with the format.
Twitch can export video straight to YouTube but it requires a verified account to export anything longer than a 15 minute clip. Since the raid I recorded was 90 minutes, this was a problem.
So I asked The Great Sage, How do I verify my YouTube Account?
And it replied: https://www.youtube.com/verify
The process is surprisingly easy. Choose your home country then select whether you want an automated voice message or a text message with a code in it.
I received the text message immediately and entered it.
Congratulations! I now have a Verified YouTube Account™.
Now, to figure out what I can do with it.