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Pre-Goolag YouTube Fellow Time Traveler 10/03/2020 (Sat) 17:51:14 No.848
YouTube was once also part of the old innocent, creative and fun internet when at worst people would make a video in the hopes of it getting viral. But that slowly changed thanks to the Goolag purchase which kept ruining YouTube at small steps and turning it into Cable TV 2.0 and Spotify 2.0 : >forcing people to move to Goolag account to keep their channels and their videos >complying with copyrightniggers as part of the mutual ass-kissing with the government >giving monetary incentives to "content creators" , aka self-important e-celeb faggots, which drawn greedy normalfag scum and later on were removed which in turn force these greedy normalfags to beg for Patreon gibs and get sponsorships to advertise even more shit on youtube >adding ads in the middle of the fucking video as if it was cable tv >letting big cable tv channels having accounts on youtube >removing full albums and songs from non-corporate music channels and reupload them as separate songs by a fucking bots >increasing censorship and removing comments and videos >disorganizing the comments section into a complete messy shitshow >usless redesigning of the site over and over again >changing the 5 star video valuation system to extra faggy like and dislike Let's reminisce of YouTube better days, whether it was a specific channel or video and so on...
I miss YouTube Poops.
Favorite Classic (1-100) AVGN episode? Mine is probably Plumbers Don't Wear Ties closely followed by Lester The Unlikely (even if the game itself isn't that bad).
>>850 Plumbers Don't Wear Ties, maybe. I think it was the first one I ever saw, although that was only a few years ago. I avoided those videos during their heyday but have come to find the old ones pretty decent (but not mind-blowing or anything).
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My earliest usage of youtube was probably around 2006-2007, when I discovered it through another video sharing website called aniboom, which was geared towards animation. One of my favorite videos from there was called The Red Button; a silly 3D animation under a minute long that never failed to make me laugh. It was one of many videos that introduced me to the online world of independent users making 3D animations at home, which I didn't know was possible since the only independent animations I've seen were made in flash. I downloaded so many videos at the time using realplayer (remember that?) and still have them to this day on my old HDD, I can dump some if there's interest... Over time a lot of the animations on aniboom made their way to youtube which became the sole go-to video platform, until aniboom eventually shut down sometime in the 2010s. But I'd say the biggest appeal of youtube to me was that it was the "online MTV". See, my country didn't have MTV or any MTV-like channels, music videos were only occasionally shown on public television during a specific block and that was it. So being able to watch my favorite music videos at any time, on repeat, was a whole new world to me. Reminder that there's a clone of old school youtube called vidlii, complete with the old player, the star rating system, and video responses! I still don't get the purpose of video responses to be frank but they're probably useful to some people. The vidlii player is pretty smooth and the website is lightweight, so maybe people will gradually flock to it? Note that by "people" I mean creators who don't care about monetization and only want to share their content. >>849 Same here! I recall the latest ytps I've seen were frozen ones around 2013-2014, I wonder if they're still up or got copyright shoah'ed?
>>852 >Same here! I recall the latest ytps I've seen were frozen ones around 2013-2014, I wonder if they're still up or got copyright shoah'ed? I can recall several I thought were really funny that must have been taken around close to a decade ago, so it wouldn't surprise me.
Also, I still love the Tourette's Guy.
>>852 Unfortunately, while vidlii does look nice, it is quite modern in the sense that a large chunk of functionality simply doesn't work without javascript. Most importantly, the videos themselves do not work.
>>858 Videos work perfectly on my end, you probably need to re-enable JS. Note that JS is absolutely necessary for functionality as flash is unsupported by browsers and cannot be used, so a 1:1 copy of "flash youtube" is not possible. Vidlii could just embed the video files themselves on the page using HTML5 but that would be nothing like og youtube.
I found/used youtube pretty late in the game, but still before the forced goolag account. In my defense, I listend to music (albums) on Radio3Net and watched videos on Megaupload/videos and Divx stream (I think that's how it was called) RIP. I was given a task in middle school to make videos using (good ol') Windows Movie Maker and upload it to youtube, so of course like any respected weeabo I made AMVs which were long copyrightstriked by goolag and my non goolag account was deleted. Shockingly, my two favorite AMVs still exist somehow >Akira - Come Out and Play by The Offspring https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=Uwcn5jNFIuo 80's anime, 90's song , uploaded/made in the 2000's- perfection! >Death Note - Every Me And Every You by Placebo https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=Wb5sxPKKN28 I was obsessed with both Death Note and Placebo at that time, great band until they went full emo and great anime until Near showed up . It also worth mentioning ashens channel as one of the oldest youtube channels that stayed the same despite all the bs youtube pulling and the internet becoming more cancerous in general. >>852 >vidlii I was almost fooled to believe that it's completely pre-cancer/cancer free site! They do follow the copyright mafia rules, but considering how obscure it is I doubt copyrightniggers looking after it. I mean I saw there are full anime episodes on bitchute and they're probably bigger than vidlii. >I still don't get the purpose of video responses It's adding value to the overall experience and it can be fun to interact either with the other people who also watch it or the creator of the video. >maybe people will gradually flock to it? Note that by "people" I mean creators who don't care about monetization and only want to share their content Hopefully! P.S. Thanks for mentioning this site, I'll try to visit it more often. >>858 Is it even possible to watch any online video without javashit? >>862 >flash From my poor understanding, flash wasn't that secure either even before it's end-of-life.
>>863 >They do follow the copyright mafia rules All websites do nowadays, it's illegal to intentionally host copyrighted material and anyone who goes against that is guaranteed to get v&. On the bright side they're small enough not to be a target of DMCAs, so they can turn a blind eye as long as the content doesn't get reported. >Is it even possible to watch any online video without javashit? Yes it's possible thanks to HTML5. You know when you open a video on julay or any of the imageboards? It's streaming without JS, just embedding the video file itself into the page using pure HTML and letting the browser handle it... That being said, no website will do that, one because it allows the user to just grab the video and download it, and two because you can't skin the video player itself using HTML/CSS, you need JS for that. >flash wasn't that secure either even before it's end-of-life You're correct.
>>864 >no website will do that, one because it allows the user to just grab the video and download it, and two because you can't skin the video player itself using HTML/CSS, you need JS for that. They could allow a skinned player with a "direct link" link in the description as a backup option. Considering that some of the tabs and links require javascript as well, even though they could be implemented in HTML/Javascript, I doubt the site developers even put much thought into why a player should be javascript-only. It's probably just yet another case of web developers being web developers.
>>865 Once upon a time, there existed media players in the form of NPAPI plugins, allowing pretty much the same things a javascript-based player allows. But due to some strange reasoning, NPAPI must be banned because Flash is junk... Imagine if in 2020 we could've used an open sourve ffmpeg-based plugin to watch videos, instead of relying on megabytes of minimized javascript.

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