Youtube is Google and coercive. I just tried to simply 'Like' that husky/head-scratch video, and was told I had to log-in. I loged-out permanently several months ago when I couldn't comment without logging in. Deleted all my content, too. [more inside]
posted by Goofyy
on Mar 3, 2014 -
I seem to recall several years ago a post to the blue that featured a YouTube video of some ragga/dancehall song from the 80s. The song lyrics and video featured a dreadlocked Jamaican who encountered a policeman. I think the policeman called the first guy "Dreadlocks." Dreadlocks claimed to be transporting vegetables to town, but the policeman thought he had marijuana and arrested him.
I have tried many Google search strategies and haven't found this. Did it really appear on the blue or am I imagining things?
posted by grouse
on Feb 15, 2014 -
I want to see all of the metafilter-linked youtube videos in a single Youtube playlist. [more inside]
posted by joecacti
on Dec 14, 2013 -
Some years ago one of the regulars posted a youtube clip as a comment with two kids/teens dancing by themselves on the dance floor during a wedding or similiar event. Think they were Kazakhs or from neighboring countries. I need their awesome dancing in my life again, Mefi. Thank you.
posted by Foci for Analysis
on Oct 1, 2013 -
I've noticed that the search function doesn't catch YouTube doubles if the URL isn't exact. Here's a tip: grab the alphanumeric ID of the video from its URL and search mefi using only that. For example, searching for 9Iq5yCoHp4o pulls up this post
, but a search for http://youtu.be/9Iq5yCoHp4o and http://www.youtube.com/embed/9Iq5yCoHp4o fail, even though they all point to the same video.
posted by desjardins
on Mar 25, 2013 -
When I'm logged out, the link here
works correctly (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=misN2jbpo1Y#t=1m05). When I'm logged in, the site has converted the hash to an ampersand (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=misN2jbpo1Y&t=1m05). I imagine this is a bug related to the inline YouTube player.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94
on Mar 21, 2013 -
Genre name for the glitch/repition video art involving spongebob/sonic
Hello, I'm trying to find an old metafilter post that was all about a genre of youtube videos. They were very glitchy, repetitive, I remember Carlton from the Fresh Prince dancing inappropriately to Spongbob videos being shown on the television. Spongebob was a recurring theme in fact. They used a lot of scenes from that cartoon. It was quite dirty, and funny. It had a particular genre name but I just can't remember it and I can't hit the right set of search terms in Google...
posted by aychedee
on Mar 17, 2013 -
I enjoy the sidebar and the Best of Metafilter subsite that draws from it. I can't help but notice, though, that arguably the most popular posts are not well-represented there. [more inside]
posted by misha
on Feb 17, 2013 -
Do unexplained YouTube links annoy you? I don't mean FPs with a pattern of clearly identified YT links, or someone making a topical and fairly obvious post like "I like this version better"; but just an inline link
with zero context. [more inside]
posted by pla
on Aug 26, 2012 -
So it turns out my 18 month old son has been attending a Junior Metafilter Moderator training course. He surprised us with what he learned
yesterday, so I figured I'd add it here in order to make our current (greatest) generation of mods' lives a bit easier.
posted by robocop is bleeding
on Feb 17, 2012 -
Can I get some confirmation that it's just me or not? On my iPad 1 and iPhone 4 (software version 5.0 on both) the inline video player displays incorrectly. [more inside]
posted by unliteral
on Oct 23, 2011 -
In-page youtube videos only will play the first one I watched. Refreshing or returning lets me play other videos, but after that, it still only lets me play the first one of that session. I'm using google chrome. (Previously
posted by rebent
on Mar 27, 2011 -
As a follow-up to this post,
we learned yesterday that YouTube singer Molly Lewis has been invited
to Harvard for a Tuesday evening gala honoring Stephen Fry. She'll sing her "Open Letter to Stephen Fry" openly to Stephen Fry. [more inside]
posted by mmahaffie
on Feb 20, 2011 -
MeFi members get the option of watching YouTube links in a popup window, courtesy of a button after the link text. YouTube allows deep linking via a time code appended to the URL, e.g.
If you click the link text above you get the page for the video, with the flash player cued to 1:21. If you clink the popup button instead, the time suffix in the URL is ignored and the video starts at 0:00.
Can we get the popup window to honor the time suffix? This seems like something either very easy or deceptively hard to implement.
posted by clarknova
on Jan 11, 2011 -
Searching for an old post. It was a SLYT clip, if memory serves. I bellieve it was the introduction to a movie that featured three people (I think E. European gypsies) playing folk music in a field... [more inside]
posted by PeterMcDermott
on Nov 29, 2010 -
Did I find a bug or is something wacked out with my system? Weirdness with vids and caching...maybe? [more inside]
posted by dubitable
on Nov 8, 2010 -
Pony request -- can we have automagically embedded vimeo clips?
posted by empath
on Nov 2, 2010 -
5x SYLT (32x SYLT): Has Metafilter.com simply become a Youtube/Othertube Internet video bookmarker? [more inside]
posted by gum
on Sep 17, 2010 -
Just one of those stupid "I can't find it!" questions - does anyone remember a Youtube video of a map being drawn whilst narrated by a guy from a country in northern Europe who explained what other countries seemed like to people from his country? It seemed sort of dumb, I know - like "this is X country, they only eat salad... this is Y country, they are very dirty and like parrots..." - and the map was a silly badly-drawn MS Paint type thing. I know I saw it on Metafilter somewhere, but I'm also certain I didn't see it in an FPP... and search is turning up nothing.
posted by koeselitz
on Jul 1, 2010 -
New flag proposal: region-restricted content. When such content is posted, many of the comments are complaints regarding the region restriction. Perhaps this enthusiastically and frequently voiced discontent would be better expressed via a flag. [more inside]
posted by mr_roboto
on May 3, 2010 -
Wouldn't the embedded youtube player be nicer in a non-modal draggable element, instead of this dim-the-lights-and-dont-click thing we've currently got?
posted by finite
on Apr 1, 2010 -
What's the difference in MeFi-comment-worthiness between posting a link to a Youtube video of a song and an actual mp3 of the song itself? [more inside]
posted by circular
on Feb 24, 2010 -
The youtube video in this FPP
is not available in my country (Canada) due to copyright restrictions. I've watched it before and would like to watch it again. Can someone either point me to it somewhere else online where it might work (maybe on youtube at another account), or at least tell me the proper title or some info I can use to search myself? Thanks.
posted by If only I had a penguin...
on Nov 23, 2009 -
Episode 46 of the podcast was recorded last week on October 27, 2009 (sorry about the delay getting it edited and out). We cover our favorites from Projects, Jobs, MeFi, Ask MeFi, MetaTalk and even throw in a few Music favorites. Show notes follow. [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Nov 5, 2009 -