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How To Check Youtube Region Blocking

I occasionally see comments about youtube being blocked by region. There are ways for posters/commentors to check preemptively, or for the site to do so with some dev work. [more inside]
posted by Chrysopoeia on May 31, 2023 - 4 comments


Almost a year ago I posted this pony request. I appreciate how a few people started to get into it, but then it died out, as these things do. But I still want my pony, and while I don't have the time or skill to do it myself, I do have a little extra money, so here's my offer: [more inside]
posted by hypnogogue on May 1, 2023 - 20 comments

Would more youtube content be appreciated? Discuss

I love learning cool new stuff. I find all sorts of cool stuff on Youtube, spotify, Nebula, and podcasts that I'd like to share. And, it's hard to find, and I wish you all shared more cool audio and video content as well. I thought we could talk about how cool it is to post more cool content. Along with this is a question about the place for subscription-based or paywall audio/video content as well. [more inside]
posted by rebent on Mar 22, 2023 - 23 comments

MetaFilter YouTube playlist

From time to time Mrs. Gogue and I will be looking for something new and interesting to watch on YouTube on our Roku. MetaFilter is a great source of interesting videos but it's a little awkward to browse MeFi then jump over to the Roku and search YouTube for the video. What if MetaFilter had a YouTube channel that automatically added videos to the channel whenever a YouTube link is posted to the blue? It would be convenient for multi-person watching. It might also bring in more ad bucks.
posted by hypnogogue on Jun 12, 2022 - 28 comments

Spend 2 hrs watching the Matrix? I could read the script in 15 minutes!

I think this kind of complaint needs to be retired. This thread has a bunch of the same complaints made anytime someone posts a link to a long-form video essay. "I'm not watching this! Write me an essay instead!" But it turns out long-form video essays are a genre now, and some of them are good! I think it's time we stopped derailing discussions of them with complaints about how we don't like the genre. "It's too long! I like reading better! And did you know some video essays are bad?"
posted by straight on Jun 7, 2021 - 138 comments

It's not easy being short

One of these links is not like the others.
One of these links doesn't belong.
Can you tell which link is not like the other
by the time I finish this song? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on May 13, 2021 - 18 comments

Fess Up About Your Favorite YouTube Channels

I've found lots of good channels over the years from posts on the Blue...but that surely is only the icing on a delicious, curated cake. Share your favorite youtube channels! [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Dec 3, 2020 - 67 comments

Any chance of marking Twitter links like Youtube ones?

I'm wondering if there's any interest in marking links to Twitter in the same way that we already mark links to Youtube, so that people who want to avoid them can do so more easily. [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Sep 8, 2017 - 51 comments

Disposable YouTube playlists from recommendation threads

The other day I recommended some songs on an AskMeFi thread and, after some fiddling, I compiled almost all the links in two disposable YouTube playlists. Today, while catching up on a year of podcasts, I noticed that in Best of the Web Ep. 112 they talked about this exact issue and the partial solution that exists on Labs. I figured I should share my notes with the rest of the class to figure out how to improve on this long-sought question. [more inside]
posted by andycyca on Mar 24, 2017 - 5 comments

Auto-generated Named Birthday Videos?

I'm looking for a link in a comment (which I thought I'd bookmarked/favourited) to an auto-generated overblown "Happy Birthday" video on YouTube. There were innumerable near-identical further ones for a wide range of names and also relationship-titles (Brother-in-Law, Daughter, etc). I think it was posted on either MetaTalk or MeFi, and certainly in the last 3-4 months. All help appreciated. Both memory and google-fu are failing me terribly today.
posted by comealongpole on Jun 11, 2016 - 7 comments

Fanfare Pony / Feature Addition request

I know that Fanfare currently supports TV Shows, Books, Movies, and Podcasts, but is there any chance - or indeed any demand - for it to also support regular Youtube Webseries / Channels? [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on May 23, 2016 - 16 comments

Metafilter makes it to cable news

23 months after Metafilter solved my grandma's coded messages, and we briefly went viral, the HLN network has produced a short video segment about the true hero of this story: Metafilter's own harperpitt, her code-breaking skills, and the power of the hive mind in tackling web mysteries. Article & YT Video.
posted by JannaK on Dec 14, 2015 - 63 comments

MeFites With YouTube Channels

The lede: I've been having a great time getting to know Xingcat through his YouTube Channel, and I was wondering if there were other MeFites with channels. [more inside]
posted by Major Matt Mason Dixon on Nov 26, 2015 - 40 comments

This MetaTalk is blocked in your country on copyright grounds.

Minor pony request: flag for "I can't access the principal content this entire post is built around." Major pony request: some sort of automated "the links in this post are not viewable in the following areas, are you sure you want to proceed?" [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Sep 9, 2015 - 58 comments

Metafilter fpp converted to yt

After reading the post on the "wreck of the Kulluk" I searched youtube to see if there are any more videos. First hit is a bizarre text scroll of the ffp and first few comments. Is this some sort of auto-generated yt to attract views?
posted by 445supermag on Jan 1, 2015 - 25 comments

Metafilter-Youtube Rolling Playlist

Oh noes! The automatically generated youtube channel for metafilter videos doesn't seem to be working anymore... [more inside]
posted by joecacti on Jul 23, 2014 - 14 comments

advertising budget for FY2014 is through the charts

Was extremely confused to see a flashy commercial for MetaFilter preceding a Youtube video. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Mar 17, 2014 - 3 comments

Not My Tube

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 - 128 comments

Seeking ragga video

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 - 7 comments

Announcing MeFi Labs

Today I wanted to unveil a new subsite featuring some experiments with our data called MeFi Labs. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jan 2, 2014 - 247 comments

Metafilter Youtube Rolling Playlist?

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 - 14 comments

Where's the YouTube clip featuring two kids dancing?

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 - 17 comments

This person in the youtube videos does not need any more free publicity

Doing sickening things to your own body to earn revenue by Youtube page-views/ad-clicks is not something that needs to be promoted with its own post on MeFi.
posted by thewalrus on May 24, 2013 - 154 comments

Searching for doubles

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 - 19 comments

Octothorpe/Ampersand Substitution Mayhem

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 - 36 comments

Genre name for the glitch/repition video art involving spongebob/sonic

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 - 15 comments


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 - 48 comments

Mormon temple ceremonies

I think other versions of this post linking to a video of Mormon temple ceremonies ought to stand if they're offered. [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Oct 22, 2012 - 212 comments


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 - 117 comments

Minor preview bug?

Minor preview bug? [more inside]
posted by Pruitt-Igoe on May 24, 2012 - 11 comments

Pop-up YouTube HTML5?

Would it be possible to make the pop-up YouTube player have an HTML5 preference? [more inside]
posted by pashdown on May 15, 2012 - 8 comments

My Little Pony, Draggable YouTube.

My Little Pony, Draggable YouTube. [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on May 15, 2012 - 41 comments

Beanplating SLYT

Okay, so what does SLYT really mean? [more inside]
posted by MustardTent on May 3, 2012 - 55 comments

what is this?

does anybody know what on earth this website is for? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Mar 13, 2012 - 30 comments

Next Generation of Moderator

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 - 77 comments

YouTube stutter/frame-drop on MeFi

Anyone else suddenly getting stuttering/frame-drop in the MeFi YouTube overlay? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Feb 8, 2012 - 20 comments

Inline player problem

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 - 17 comments

> Play all

"As Seen on: MetaFilter." If you're paying attention to youtube videos you click through to from MeFi, you may have noticed this little link. The past 24 hours of MeFi-t00b, all in one place! [more inside]
posted by Eideteker on Aug 17, 2011 - 23 comments

one video all the time

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 - 35 comments

How to open youtube in MeFi posts?

Where do I find the YouTube in-post code? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Mar 12, 2011 - 12 comments


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 - 3 comments

Safari bug

Safari 'in-page' player youtube glitch. [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Feb 12, 2011 - 10 comments

How about YouTube's deep linking in the popup window?

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 - 40 comments

Our eyes are watching YouTube

Hey Ask Me: What are the most inexplicable internet videos you know of? The results? Awesome
posted by The Whelk on Dec 29, 2010 - 29 comments

My green direct line to YouTube / Google.

My recent AskMe question on YouTube / Google Chrome not playing nice got me talking directly with a "YouTube engineer here who works on, among other things, latency/developing world connections and HTML5." [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Dec 14, 2010 - 16 comments

Searching for the Young Folk Rebels

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 - 24 comments

Weird YouTube play button caching bug?

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 - 17 comments

pop-up vimeo?

Pony request -- can we have automagically embedded vimeo clips?
posted by empath on Nov 2, 2010 - 83 comments

Best of the Web: Stupid Videos?

5x SYLT (32x SYLT): Has Metafilter.com simply become a Youtube/Othertube Internet video bookmarker? [more inside]
posted by gum on Sep 17, 2010 - 134 comments

SLYT Tsunami

SLYT Saturdays? [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Jul 31, 2010 - 61 comments

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