Showing posts with label YouTube. Show all posts
Showing posts with label YouTube. Show all posts

Saturday, May 18, 2013

May 19 - 25 is YouTube Comedy Week

YouTube have got non-other than Arnold Schwarzenegger to announce their comedy week. Starting Sunday May 19 is YouTube's comedy week. Get ready for the best of comedy from across all of YouTube's channels to be display in front of you. There will also be live shows, standup comedy, YouTube creators joining hands and collaborating and a whole bunch of fun stuff. There are a lot of sketches and mix-ups planned which is sure to be fun. In fact the first show is all ready to start in a few hours.

YouTube Comedy WeekOne of the best parts of comedy week even before it begins is the new  Arnold Schwarzenegger ad. He says he is the most masculine man on the planet, he also says he does not like machines and likes to kill predators. All very funny but you can expect to see some of the best talents on YouTube being showcased. We also hope YouTube will find the time to included some of the smaller channels as they also have some really neat content. So get ready for YouTube comedy week and please click the link below to watch.

Click here to watch YouTube Comedy Week

Check the Schwarzenegger ad below
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sHLAXEUCdiQ#!

YouTube Channel One to become default for everyone starting June 5

YouTube have announced that Channel One -  their new layout and design that has been tested by more than 100 million channels. What this means is that more than 100 million content creators who have their own channels on YouTube have started using the new design in Beta. On June 5th this will become the default design and layout for all channels across YouTube. We have also used the new YouTube design and we can say it's amazing and really drives a lot more views to your videos.With the new design YouTube channel owners will be able to upload channels art - visible on iOS, TV and Android devices. Making for a much more visual experiences. You can also upload and feature a video that introduces users to your channel and what it's all about.

New YouTube Channel OneWhat it means for Channel Owners

You need to be ready for the shift and YouTube have promised many reminders. So you will not be caught off-guard. The new design comes with a lot of tutorials and how-tos, so you know how to set things up. Once things are setup, you will have a channel with super display settings and visitors to your YouTube channel, get to set your videos and not your recent activities. Like some of the older settings would display. So if you are a content creator and need to get started on your new design layout. Use this link to opt in now to get started. Useful tips and tricks are available here. You can check out the Sociolatte YouTube channel here.


Source: YouTube Blog.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRJEmA6P1SQ

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

YouTubeTrends Map shows you popular videos across different demographics

YouTube has introduced the latest way to see popular videos trending in various places. For now YouTube Trends map is available only across the US, with other regions coming soon. Trends map on YouTube will let you see what videos are popular where. In addition you can also see what videos are popular with teens and what videos are popular with older people. There is also the ability to see which videos are trending with male and female viewers. You will be presently surprised to note that the same videos are not popular with male and female viewers.

YouTube Trends MapYouTube trends map is a result from feedback YouTube received from the YouTube Trends Dashboard. Trends Dashboard is the place you go to when you want to find out which videos are popular and trending across the world. With Trends Dashboard you can select a country and see the most popular and trending videos over there. With Trends map it's taken to a whole new level and broken down by demographics and different locations across the country. So the next time you want to find out what's trending on YouTube - trends map will be the place for you to go. Check out trends map now and let us know your reaction in the comments section below.

Check out YouTube Trends Map here and YouTube Dashboard Here.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

YouTube to start charging for Premium Channels

YouTube that has been free for more than a decade - have now launched a bomb, YouTube to start charging for some channels. Premium quality content channels like The onion and WWE will be able to start charging for subscriptions. YouTube's parent company Google, have been toying with this idea for a long time and now it's all set to launch. This should happen as early as this week. The way it works is that premium channel partners like The Onion and WWE can add a subscription button for users to be able to view their channels. Subscriptions can start from as low as $1.99 a month and there are 50 channels that are ready to take the dive. The channels themselves might actually welcome this new revenue stream, which gives them a chance to generate additional revenue for their efforts. This is not in effect for all channels but only for carefully pre-selected quality content channels.

YouTube to start Charging


This also opens up opportunities for people who like to bring their movies and video creations to YouTube - people who invest a lot of money for creating premium content. So in addition to the free user videos being generated on YouTube. A whole new generation of Filmmakers and video content creators can use this opportunity to bring their stuff to YouTube. Companies like Time Warner, The Chernin Group, Bertelsmann, Discovery Communications and Comcast have all invested in companies that roll-out content specifically for YouTube. With over 1 billion users using YouTube every month - YouTube's earning will move from $ 1.3bn in 2012 to $ 2bn this year. So are you ready to start paying to watch videos on YouTube - sound off in the comments section below.


Source: Financial Times

Saturday, May 4, 2013

YouTube vs Tv - Who Wins?

Eric Schmidt - Google's Executive Chairman says that there is no more argument anymore. YouTube wins, TV is over the future is already here. Speaking at a gathering of advertising executives Eric Schmidt has made it clear that Internet Video is not a rival anymore - TV is over. YouTube has become so popular that it receives over 1 billion visitors every month. There is now an entire younger generation that has become used to amateur video shot by people like themselves from around the world. It is not a one-way street, YouTube is interactive and therefore more appealing to a younger audience.

TV vs YouTube - YouTube WinsOnly Google and Facebook gets more online visitors that YouTube. The Video sharing site has grown phenomenally and has surpassed all expectations. In the US more 18 - 34 year-olds watch YouTube more than any other cable network. This shows the shift of people watching and enjoying both amateur and professional broadcasts on YouTube. Eric Schmidt did not even argue that YouTube was a competitor to TV, but clearly stated that TV was over, YouTube had taken over and the future is now. In the battle of TV vs YouTube - YouTube has already won.

Source: Telegraph

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

How to create a YouTube Video Mashup

Putting two videos beside each other and mashing them together can be loads of fun. One of the latest sensations to hit the InterWebs is video mashups. Creating a YouTube Video Mashup can be interesting and a whole lot of fun. There is also a Subreddit dedicated to YouTube video mashups called youtubedoubler. Where users can share the videos they put beside each other and the joy or pain they created.

How to create a YouTube Video mashupWhen creating and mixing two videos together you can get your creativity on and produce something that people love. YouTubeDoubler is the webapp made just for this purpose. With YouTubeDoubler - you can pair two videos beside each other and let them play. You can then give yourself a VJ name and let the crowds view your creations. Once your create your double video you can then sahre it on Reddit, Facebook Twitter or simply mail it out to your friends. Whatever be your interest this site is sure to be a lot of fun. Please let us know in the comments section below if you create a video mashup

Try YouTubeVideo Doubler now

Check the video below and mute the one on the left - Airplane Dancing

 










YouTube Doubler

Thursday, April 4, 2013

YouTube earnings zero from clicks and here's why

Many YouTube partners have been surprised to see that clicks from their videos have been reporting 0 earnings. This has started from April 1 2013 and YouTube have announced the reason. The announcement has been that earnings will no more reflect in 'Adsense for content host'. This means that earnings will no more be calculated from within Adsense and if you want to find your earnings you can do so from within YouTube Analytics.

So what does this mean for YouTube partners - there is no change in the way you get paid. End of the month calculations on final earnings will include all YouTube click earnings. To find out how much you earned per day, you would need to check from within YouTube analytics.

YouTube click earnings now reported in YouTube AnalyticsHow to check YouTube earnings.
1. Signin to YouTube
2. Click on your username
3. Click on video manager
4. Click on Analytics
5. Under 'Earnings Report' click on estimated earnings.

This was announced via the official YouTube for partners blog. Here you can find a sum of all your earnings and estimated earnings from clicks per day.

Source: YouTube partners and & Creators blog.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

How to save a windows live movie maker file for YouTube

Windows Live Movie Maker has a button to directly upload your project to YouTube. Sometimes however there might be technical reasons and the button might not work. The workaround is that you save your movie in a YouTube accepted format and then use the YouTube upload link to directly upload your movie. There are a few steps to follow to save your WLMM project in .WMV format. This is a format that is accepted by YouTube. When you hit the upload button on YouTube - you will be able to upload your video without any problems. This post will be a guide on how to save a windows live movie maker file for YouTube. This way you're all set to get your videos up and running on YouTube no matter what.

Save Windows Live Movie Maker for YouTubeHow to save a windows live movie maker file for YouTube
1. Go ahead and create your video project
2. When it comes time to save click on
3. The drop-down on the top
4. Choose 'Save Movie'
5. Now choose 'Recommended for this project' and hit save
6. You're done.

This way you can quickly save your movie in a YouTube accepted format and directly upload the same. There will be no hassles and everything will go smooth.

You might also like how to upload a video to YouTube

Please view video below if you'ed like the visuals
http://youtu.be/8c2s5DdU-RY

Thursday, March 14, 2013

How to upload photos to YouTube

YouTube now has a cool transition - you can upload your photos to YouTube and it will be created into a fantastic slideshow. Before this option it was Windows live Movie maker that people would use. With WLMM you could add all your photos and music to make a slideshow. With the new option on YouTube, you can now upload your photos directly and share them with your friends. The only downside is that to add music - you will be able to only add music that YouTube has. You cannot add your own music. So if you're channel is set for monetization, you will not be able to use the music available on YouTube.

How to upload photos to YouTubeHow to upload pics, photos, images to YouTube
1. login to YouTube
2. Click on upload
3. On the right you will find 'Photo Slideshow'
4. Click on create
5. Upload your photos - drag-and-drop
6. Move your pics around in the order you want them
7. Save and you're done

Thursday, March 7, 2013

How to tag YouTube videos together

This is one of the newest features on YouTube - the ability to tag YouTube videos together with the same tags. Before we start on how to do this, one important question must be. How do YouTube tags work and are they really important. The reason why tags are important is that they help promote your video on YouTube. So when uses search using a string of works and your tags match. Your video will show up. This is assuming you already have uploaded videos to YouTube and own a YouTube channel.

If you are familiar with creating and uploading videos to YouTube. You are aware that when uploading you have ability to tag videos. This post is not about that. This is about using tags and grouping your videos together for the same tags. So if there is a new tag you want to use and would like to group two or more videos under the same tag. You can do so in a few quick and easy steps.

How to tag videos together on YouTubeHow to tag your YouTube videos
1. Login to YouTube
2. Click on your username
3. Click on Video Manager
4. Select the videos you want to apply tags for (click on the checkbox)
5. From the dropdown beside tag on the top, select the tags you want to use.

How to remove tags
1. Follow the same process mentioned above
2. Uncheck the tags you no longer wish to you
3. You're done.

Please leave a comment or suggestion with what you think.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

How to Film and share videos instantly with YouTube Capture for iPhone

Google has just released YouTube Capture for iPhone and iPod Touch. With this new iPhone App it just got a whole lot easier to capture video and film on your devise and share it on YouTube. Once you share it on YouTube you can then send your pals the link on Google+, Facebook and Twitter. The App by itself is very straightforward and easy to use. Once downloaded and launched you can begin filming and alternate between your front facing and rear facing camera. All you need to do is to touch on the capture icon and you're ready to go. If you have a shaky hand you can use YouTube's enhancements like stabilization to touch it up.


Film and share videos instantly with YouTube Capture for iPhoneHow to use YouTube Capture on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
1. You will need to download the app from iTunes store
2. Install it on your iPhone or iPod
3. Once installed click on capture to launch the app
4. The first time you launch it you will be presented with a brief tutorial
5. Once done you can either log in to your YouTube account or begin capturing film immediately and sign in later.
6. Rotate your phone to go into landscape mode
7. Tap the capture button to begin recording
8. The recording button turns into a timer
9. Tap the timer to finish

You're video is now ready to be uploaded to YouTube. Start uploading and close the App - you video will be uploaded silently in the background. You can then use YouTube's enhancements if you want to touch up your video.
Get YouTube Capture for iPhone here.

http://youtu.be/l0sOzdXce6o

Saturday, December 8, 2012

YouTube: How to feature a video or channel across all your videos

YouTube is the No 1 video site on the internet and has allowed for many people to become video content creators. Helping spawn something called 'YouTube Stars'. If you are a regular user then you have your favorite channel you follow and your favorite person. There are many YouTube channels that have over a million subscribers and everyday there is someone new creating content and uploading it to YouTube. You can also earn money from your creations if are invited by YouTube to be a part of their revenue sharing program. So if you have taken then bold step and have now decided to upload videos and maybe you have already gotten started with a few. YouTube has a feature called InVideo Programming.

YouTube Feature a videoHow does YouTube InVideo Programing work
If you use this feature essentially this is how it works. Let's say you have a few videos uploaded to YouTube. With InVideo programming, you can feature your channel across all your videos, you can also feature one specific videos across all your other videos. So while someone is watching your video, there is a small box that appears on the top right with your channel avatar. When someone clicks on it they are taken to your YouTube channel. You can also feature your most popular video across all of your other videos. Once enabled a small box with a screenshot of your feature video will appear at the bottom of your video and viewers can click on it to be taken to your featured video. This helps in branding and essentially keeps viewers glued to your channel and videos. The longer a person stays watching your videos the more popularity and engagement they receive. This is something every YouTube video creator needs to use as it increases your brand and engagement with in turn results in more views and more awareness and hopefully catapults you to YouTube stardom.

How to feature your Channel and video using YouTube InVideo Programming
1. Login to YouTube
2. Click on your channel name and then choose settings
3. Click on InVideo Programming found on the left-hand column.
4. Beside 'Feature Channel' choose the options as to which part of your video you want you channel to appear and the display time.
5. Beside 'Featured Video' choose the position, display time and duration.
6. Click Save and you're done.

How to change a feature video on YouTube
1. Click on remove next to the video and then choose a new one, click save and you're done.

Using this feature you can set to feature your channel and a specific video across all your other videos

Check the video out below of you want the visuals
http://youtu.be/h3d5MBJbIV8

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Set your default YouTube Upload Settings

YouTube is the No 1 destination on the web for video content. Content being uploaded by content is versatile, new and ambitions. The best part about YouTube is that it allows anybody to become a content creator or video maker. There is also the chance to monetize your videos and make some money -- provided your videos get a lot of views and a lot of subscribers. If you have a lot of video views you might get invited by YouTube to join their partner program. There are many YouTube video content creators who are now able to live off their vast earnings from YouTube.

How to adjust YouTube upload settingsIf you are one of those people who want to start experimenting with YouTube and have started uploading videos. There is something known as YouTube default settings. Once you choose this option and set all your defaults. Then every-time you upload a video you don't have to make individual changes. Default settings will take care of it and it becomes less cumbersome. Do what you do best, create and upload videos and let the default settings work for you. You can also set your defaults to automatically monetize your videos if you are a part of the revenue sharing program of YouTube.


How to set your default YouTube upload settings
1. Login to YouTube
2. Click on your username
3. Click on settings
4. Under Channel settings -- choose defaults
5. Choose the best options that suit you and click on save
6. You're done

Please check the video below if you need the visuals
http://youtu.be/5oRF8v8HfIg

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sad YouTube: To read Melancholic comments by Strangers

Everyone who uses YouTube is aware of the aggressive community of trolls that sail the YouTube ocean. They are always there and ready to pass judgement and comment on videos. Some of these comments are simply amazing and some are not so. A lot of these comments simply get voted down and eventually disappear. Sad YouTube however shows that there are those comments worth reading of people who actually write and post comments that are sad and not written in troll standard.

Sad KittyAnother thing to note about comments like these are that they are usually found beneath songs. Reminding people of their past loves and stirring emotions that might have been buried for a long time. There are some of us who actually like reading comments as many can be quiet insightful. One of the best places for this is Reddit -- some of the saddest comments you might ever read. Sad Tube however brings this kind of thing to you from YouTube. So if this is something you might want to rad give the site a whirl and you can also contribute by submitting comments you think should make it on there.

Sad YouTube 

Friday, September 28, 2012

YouTube Leanback to watch videos continuously in TV mode





YouTube Lean back to watch videos continuously on the big screen
YouTube Leanback Interface

YouTube Leanback is that option you are looking for if you want to watch videos continuously and non-stop. So let's say your favorite artist is Aerosmith -- you go to YouTube Leanback and search for Aerosmith, click play and then lean-back and enjoy. Works best on a large-screen and Google TV. So you can play these videos on any large screen and the best part is that all videos play in full-screen mode without Ads. At least when we tested it, no ads showed up, a plus-point for those of you who want to turn YouTube on and let it run like a normal TV or radio program.

So Leanback is YouTube running like a normal TV program on a big screen. Once you start playing the list of songs and videos. You can always hover over the screen and click fast-forward or next and pause. Just the controls you need to make sure your YouTube TV viewing experience is really Good. This will play YouTube videos endlessly, as you sit back and enjoy. This is not just for the big screen but also on your Laptop, tablet, SmartPhone, PC or just about any device. All you need is a fast internet connection and you're ready to go.
YouTube Leanback




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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

PlayStation 3 gets a new YouTube app


Pairing on YouTube PS3 app

There is an all new YouTube app available for PS3. The new app has some cool new features that every gamer will love. You can watch all your favorite YouTube videos now on the big screen follow your favorite channels and upload videos of your games. The new YouTube app for PS3 comes completely designed for PS3 controls and the big screen.

So whats new with the YouTube app for PlayStation 3

1. Search - the new app comes with search suggestions and instant video results as your type. The feature of search that you have been familiar with on your PC. With search suggestions YouTube helps you find much more easily the videos you're looking for.
2. Your Subscribed Channels - all the channels you like and follow will now be available on the app. These will include HD videos and official music videos.
3. Your phone as remote - use the quick pairing process to use your phone as a remote as you enjoy your videos on the big screen. So search for videos on your SmartPhone and with the click of a button it will play on the big screen. You can also use your phone to control the video while it's playing. 

So how to get the new YouTube app for PS3.
You can get the App at the PlayStation store and it's available under My Channel. Currently available in North America. YouTube have announced however that the app will soon be available in more countries.
Source: YouTube Blog





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Sociolatte



Saturday, August 11, 2012

What happens when you block someone on YouTube


YouTube is one of those places that looks like the wild west. Especially the colorful comments you find mostly everywhere. In fact in can get so annoying that users sometimes actually disable commenting on their videos. It adds up however to creating quite a vibrate community. God help those however who upload videos the can be stupid, the community will respond by showing no mercy. Sometimes if you have a YouTube channel and maybe upload videos there is a possibility of someone harassing you and you want to block them. Maybe you do not have a YouTube channel but are still harassed by a certain someone, you can block that person. So what happens when you block someone on YouTube


What happens when you block someone on YouTube

When you block someone on YouTube
They will not be able to make comments on your Channel
They will not be able to make comments on your Videos
They will not be able to send your private messages
They will not be able to contact you in any way on YouTube
They will not be able to subscribe to your channel
They will not be able to send you a friend invite
They will not be able to send you channel comments


What they can still do
View your channel 
View your Videos
report your videos
Reply to comments you made on other people's videos
They will be able to view your channel and all modulus you make available like 'Activity Feed' etc - including commenting and any thumbs-up you might had given to a video.

When you block someone they will not be able to contact you in any way but they can still see your channel and other modules you make available. They will not however be able to comment on your Videos or Channel and will also not be able to send you direct messages. Please leave a comment below to continue this discussion. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

YouTube: How to join videos together


How to join YouTube video clips together



New new YouTube video editor has some amazing features and part of it is the enhanced ability to join two YouTube videos together and create a whole new one. If you are new to YouTube video uploads you must keep in mind that this can be done only for videos you own and upload to YouTube. So once you have your video editor page opened on YouTube, you can combine any number of videos together. You can also add a cool transition between videos if you want. This is good if you need a transition from one clip to the other. If both the clips represent part 1 and part 2 you obviously don't need the transition tool.

YouTube: How to join, merge or combine YouTube video clips and movies together.
1. Login to YouTube
2. Go to www.youtube.com/editor or click on this link to go there right now
3. You see a list of all your videos on the dashboard
4. Below which you see the gray bar with the square which says - drag videos here to begin editing.
5. Drag the first video into that box and then the next.

6. Now click on the transitions icon to see a list of transitions you can use.
7. If you want to add a transition effect, drag and drop the transition you want to use between the videos. Works like a transition effect on PowerPoint.

If you would like the visuals please check the video below.





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Sociolatte



Thursday, August 2, 2012

How to connect your Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Flickr to Outlook.com


Outlook.com is the new Hotmail and the team have been leaving no stone upturned to get on with it. They have done an AMA on Reddit which we have already covered here. There is a lot of news on the internet regarding the service and it seems they have learned a lot of lessons from other services and launched this new email App which works amazingly. They did however make of ads in Gmail when you login to Outlook.com however they also have ads on the right sidebar. 


If you have decided to try the service one of the things you notice is that you can connect you Social Networks to the service and get everything you love in one place. Outlook.com seeks to work like a one-stop-social-network-shop, used the word shop there to use the age-old adage in a fun way. Anyways   once you login to Outlook.com you can easily connect your Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Flickr accounts to the service. Once connected you get all your favorite social networks in one place and you can start interacting from right within Outlook.com


How to add or connect social networks to Outlook.com
1. Login to Outlook.com
2. Click on the upside down smiley face on the top-right-hand corner



3. At the bottom you see 'Add' click on that



4. Now select the service you want to add - go through the authentication steps. 

5. You're done





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Sociolatte



Wednesday, July 18, 2012

YouTube: How to blur faces in your video



Now this is one enhancement that is going to be a delight - the ability to blur faces within your video. many times you upload videos to YouTube and maybe you shot the video on the street or some-other public place or venue. People's faces have accidentally come into your video and for sure no one wants to appear in a video without first, agreeing to do so. There maybe many reasons for wanting to blur out faces in your video. Previously you would have needed some editing software to get the job done. When many YouTube video creators are amateurs with little or no access to costly video editing software this is of great help. YouTube is also the first place for citizen journalism  - these videos are great but the privacy of individuals also need to be respected. Therefore the ability to blur out the faces of people in your video is important. If you're a parent and would like to post a video of you kids game, you could also use this technology if you want to blur out faces of the kids. So when footage requires anonymity this is one feature that could be put to good use. Google have also said that this technology is quiet new and there might be a few instances where the face does not get fully blurred out. Give it time and it should better itself.


How to blur faces on videos you upload to YouTube
1. Login to YouTube
2. Click on your YouTube channel name and select 'Video Manager'.
3. Click on Edit beside the video to want to blur faces out from
4. Click on 'Enhancements' (Found above video)
5. Click on 'Additional Features'. (Found below video)
6. Under 'Blur all faces; click on 'Apply'.


Note: Now the important part - once you add face blurring your original video will be deleted and the new version with the blurred faces will be saved. To do this click on 'Save as'. So if you are satisfied with how the video looks when all the face are blurred click on save, if not click on cancel to back to your original video. Please let us know what you think about this new feature in the comments section below.




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Sociolatte