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Yooouuutuuube does something interesting with youtube videos

Some of my favorites shamelessly stolen from Reddit: Alice, HALCALI
My other favs: Cowboy Bebop intro, Harder Better Faster Stronger, Brakhage
posted by MetaMonkey (113 comments total) 41 users marked this as a favorite

 
It had to be done.
posted by william_boot at 3:19 PM on May 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


Ahhh...yooouuuTuuube once again today. This afternoon we had: 'Keyboard Cat plays yooouuuTuuube.'

Yooouuutuuube videos previously on MeFi.
posted by ericb at 3:21 PM on May 6, 2009


Waugh, there is a man singing on my internets and he is repeated over and over again!
posted by Mister Cheese at 3:22 PM on May 6, 2009


Needs more yackacketyty sax.
posted by rokusan at 3:22 PM on May 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


This afternoon we had: 'Keyboard Cat plays yooouuuTuuube.'

Darn it, I missed that.

Never mind, then.
posted by william_boot at 3:26 PM on May 6, 2009


this is going to make one heck of a rick roll
posted by Hands of Manos at 3:27 PM on May 6, 2009


No, no it does not. And you should be ashamed of yourself.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 3:29 PM on May 6, 2009


I enjoyed this a lot, thanks for posting!
posted by newfers at 3:30 PM on May 6, 2009


Goodness. The ripple effect it creates can be intoxicating.
posted by hermitosis at 3:32 PM on May 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


The opening to Dirty Pair, I think, works really well.
posted by The Tensor at 3:33 PM on May 6, 2009


I think I found the perfect video for this: The Pixies, Head On
posted by jonp72 at 3:34 PM on May 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


Yeah, it was in Keyboard Cat but it deserves a post. It's pretty cool.
posted by GuyZero at 3:34 PM on May 6, 2009


God, I love that cowboy bebop theme - I can't find an MP3 of it anywhere (well, not on amazon)... not the original yoko kanno version, there's a remix...

(sorry, off topic. website was cool enough)
posted by deliquescent at 3:34 PM on May 6, 2009






Trippy.
posted by jabberjaw at 3:37 PM on May 6, 2009


Can I play? OK.
posted by davebush at 3:37 PM on May 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


OMG. It's perfect for this video (you'll excuse the self-link).
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:39 PM on May 6, 2009


Goodness. The ripple effect it creates can be intoxicating.

Good christ, now I'm going to see a distorted Grace Jone face fractal on the ground and walls for the next few hours. Like LSD mixed with paint thinner.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:39 PM on May 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Now I'm going to see a distorted Grace Jone face fractal on the ground and walls for the next few hours.

Please wait for the weekend like everyone else.
posted by rokusan at 3:41 PM on May 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hey guess what, Phillip Glass works REALLY WELL for this kind of thing!
posted by one_bean at 3:42 PM on May 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


That HALCALI video is hallucinatory.
posted by ardgedee at 3:42 PM on May 6, 2009


Yay!
posted by jfrancis at 3:46 PM on May 6, 2009


I want that as a screensaver.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 3:47 PM on May 6, 2009


324LYT?
posted by 7segment at 3:49 PM on May 6, 2009


OK, this is fun as hell. And HOCUS MOTHERFARGIN' POCUS, MAN.
posted by jquinby at 3:50 PM on May 6, 2009




Oh my.
posted by louche mustachio at 3:56 PM on May 6, 2009


Ukulele madness
posted by eyeballkid at 3:56 PM on May 6, 2009


Sorry one more: Around the World...
posted by jquinby at 3:58 PM on May 6, 2009


Kutiman madness.
posted by eyeballkid at 3:58 PM on May 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


Frontier Psychiatrist now approximately 15x more insane

Also: Musafar
posted by robinhoudt at 4:03 PM on May 6, 2009


It makes everything better.
posted by maxwelton at 4:03 PM on May 6, 2009


Sally Cruikshank!
posted by louche mustachio at 4:05 PM on May 6, 2009


I suggest 2280 x 12. (I used to watch scrambled television.)
posted by xod at 4:09 PM on May 6, 2009


The Devo Supermix looks great with this.
posted by Bernt Pancreas at 4:10 PM on May 6, 2009 [3 favorites]




I've gotta repost the one I put in the keyboard cat thread because come on look at this shit.
posted by Navelgazer at 4:15 PM on May 6, 2009


I'm not sure if this was rendered more awesome or not.(Mark Gormley)

Or this(Marcus Alexander)

This is nice.(Cyriak, Pilooski's "Beggin'" remix)

OMG yes.(Solla Solla)

FUN TOY. I need to stop. I've fallen into a .... YT hole or something.
posted by louche mustachio at 4:25 PM on May 6, 2009


Too Obvious?
posted by Navelgazer at 4:28 PM on May 6, 2009


Julian Casablancas, Pharell, and Santogold: My Drive-Thru, which becomes delirious as one plays with the track and pan widgets.
posted by lasagnaboy at 4:29 PM on May 6, 2009




Music videos work well with this, as do animated abstract visuals and, of course, kittens.
posted by louche mustachio at 4:49 PM on May 6, 2009


Cool - thanks MetaMonkey!
posted by Salvor Hardin at 5:01 PM on May 6, 2009


Eric Wareheim-directed music video She's Got Me Dancing.

Warning: Eric Wareheim
posted by ooga_booga at 5:05 PM on May 6, 2009


This one is awesomely hypnotic.

I should really be studying right now...
posted by Navelgazer at 5:06 PM on May 6, 2009


Is there any way to set up a playlist of these things? Putting a bunch of music videos on this thing and playing it on fullscreen on my HDTV would be kickass for the background of a party.
posted by burnmp3s at 5:07 PM on May 6, 2009


Wow it's just like Hampster Dance!
posted by aubilenon at 5:10 PM on May 6, 2009


Oh man, this is so addictive...
posted by JoanArkham at 5:10 PM on May 6, 2009




Not surprisingly, Bjork was apparently bred for this purpose.

firefox spellcheck refuses to recognize Bjork
posted by Navelgazer at 5:19 PM on May 6, 2009


Hell, I'll even give you a link
posted by Navelgazer at 5:19 PM on May 6, 2009


And because somebody had to.
posted by Navelgazer at 5:23 PM on May 6, 2009


Works surprisingly well with United States of Pop
posted by poe at 5:33 PM on May 6, 2009


Confuse A Cat
posted by isopraxis at 5:37 PM on May 6, 2009


It's out of control!
posted by Servo5678 at 5:42 PM on May 6, 2009


Stunning
posted by davebush at 5:45 PM on May 6, 2009


Man, and I thought Tunak Tunak Tan was beyond improving ...
posted by EatTheWeak at 6:16 PM on May 6, 2009




I don't want to go through all the links... didn't anyone do "Heat Of The Moment" yet?
posted by scrowdid at 6:33 PM on May 6, 2009


Finally!
A purpose for f11.
posted by not_that_epiphanius at 6:52 PM on May 6, 2009


Penis power
posted by pianomover at 7:01 PM on May 6, 2009


Teehee
posted by Navelgazer at 7:06 PM on May 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


M.I.A. is particularly awesome for this too.
posted by hermitosis at 7:10 PM on May 6, 2009


U2, Numb
Crystal Waters, Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)


Oh, nineties videos.

This website takes advantage of the limitations of the persistence of vision. You can think about an image longer, so in an odd way the video gets less overwhelming.
posted by HeroZero at 7:28 PM on May 6, 2009


HeroZero - exactly. This works best (for my purposes) with quick-cut, chaotic videos, because it adds to the chaos, but allows you the freedom to catch what's going on at any one time. Plus, if you tool around enough with it, you can find column/row combos which match your beats and cuts pretty nicely and create unexpected awesomeness, which is why I've spent half my day watching the Outkast B.O.B. video on it. Little things keep popping up for me, like how the rows of gospel singers are swaying in alternating directions due to the timing, or how one record-scratching riff times out just right with the last image of the turntables exiting top-left.

This is just a fun toy all around.
posted by Navelgazer at 7:34 PM on May 6, 2009


wow I had like 100 tiny videos playing at the same time! Whats the purpose of this website?
posted by eiro0701 at 7:36 PM on May 6, 2009


Someone mentioned it upthread, but I couldn't find a link in the thread, so here's Tunak Tunak Tun.
posted by mosessis at 7:59 PM on May 6, 2009




nice colors in this one.
posted by quazichimp at 8:30 PM on May 6, 2009




Protip: With thumpy music adjust the column setting so the leftmost frame is always on the downbeat. This makes every row sync up and with the right video you'll get vertical bands rapidly scanning across the screen.

HALCALI overwhelms you.
posted by ardgedee at 8:33 PM on May 6, 2009


Byrne and Eno: Mea Culpa
Boards of Canada: Everything You Do Is a Balloon
posted by ardgedee at 9:01 PM on May 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm sorry I joined this party late... but hot damn if the Cowboy Bebop Intro doesn't seem like the reason this site was built.
posted by TimeTravelSpeed at 9:04 PM on May 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


If dance clubs had any sense these would be playing on full floor to ceiling screens all night
posted by The Whelk at 9:05 PM on May 6, 2009




If dance clubs had any sense these would be playing on full floor to ceiling screens all night

It would be neat to feed a few hundred links into a file and set this thing to autopilot on the big screen.Who wants to code up a script that matches the youtube unique portion of the URL to generate fresh URLS that load upon completion of a video? 123 not it!
posted by Burhanistan at 9:16 PM on May 6, 2009


I like it and am terrified.

Annnnnnnnnd just when I think that video can;t get creepier!
posted by The Whelk at 9:18 PM on May 6, 2009




And we are done.
posted by cerulgalactus at 9:41 PM on May 6, 2009


Who wants to code up a script that matches the youtube unique portion of the URL to generate fresh URLS that load upon completion of a video?

I briefly thought about doing this, but since the video just loops I think you'd have to do something like use the Youtube api to find the length of the video to know when to change to the next one. Which unfortunately pushed it over my low, low threshold of botheration.

Many favorites and happy thoughts to whoever builds a playlist tool for this!

OTOH, I'm guessing that whoever built this is probably awesome, and therefore will probably add that functionality eventually (the site seems to be very new). Though a nice email or three may help.
posted by MetaMonkey at 9:46 PM on May 6, 2009


I like Kentridge through this: 1, 2, 3
posted by hippugeek at 9:53 PM on May 6, 2009




Oh we are not done yet:

Interior Crocodile Alligator
posted by sir_rubixalot at 10:33 PM on May 6, 2009


Groovy.
posted by mazola at 10:50 PM on May 6, 2009


DEAR GOD!
posted by mazola at 11:14 PM on May 6, 2009


Was this done yet?
posted by mazola at 11:21 PM on May 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Everything's better this way!
posted by mazola at 11:44 PM on May 6, 2009


Yes, everything!
posted by mazola at 11:54 PM on May 6, 2009


Oof!
posted by mazola at 12:02 AM on May 7, 2009


oh man oh man oh man!
posted by jettloe at 12:03 AM on May 7, 2009


Yeah, it'd be fun to experiment with other patterns too, like boustrophedon or checkerboards or nonuniform delays.
posted by hattifattener at 12:37 AM on May 7, 2009


Obligatory
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:00 AM on May 7, 2009


Good for understanding story boarding.
posted by PHINC at 1:27 AM on May 7, 2009


I think that we may have killed it...but in case we haven't, this is pretty neat.
posted by schyler523 at 6:52 AM on May 7, 2009 [1 favorite]




Certain videos really work well with this.
posted by schyler523 at 10:07 AM on May 7, 2009 [1 favorite]




> I think that we may have killed it...

It doesn't work in Safari any more, but other browsers still seem okay.
posted by ardgedee at 12:22 PM on May 7, 2009


The Chemical Brothers - Let Forever Be... what this really needs though is more Walken (Weapon of Choice).
posted by ver at 1:03 PM on May 7, 2009


The Final Five-By-Five.
posted by Harry at 2:52 PM on May 7, 2009




And there goes an hour...
posted by madh at 4:49 PM on May 7, 2009


Da Shatner Funk
posted by ardgedee at 5:37 PM on May 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Chairlift: "Evident Utensil"
posted by ardgedee at 6:11 PM on May 7, 2009


Oh man! A hold steady/fear and loathing mix I did a while back turns out
FUCKING AWESOME

another w/ a scanner darkly
posted by xorry at 7:45 PM on May 7, 2009


My personal favorite.
posted by burnmp3s at 5:08 AM on May 8, 2009


Resisted the urge, but I have to add my twooo cents. No music here, but if you like your fetishes spiked with surreality . . .

I'll add NSFW. No sex or nudity but if your coworkers saw you watching this your reputation would likely suffer. Though if you do chance it I would recommend killing the audio.
posted by barrett caulk at 9:57 AM on May 8, 2009


MUSIC 2000
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:28 PM on May 8, 2009


I came back to this thread because I remembered thinking these would be good on Ketamine - turned out to be true. And here's Sun Ra 36x
posted by yoHighness at 6:44 PM on May 11, 2009


Sun Ra, now that I'm sober enough to link.
posted by yoHighness at 1:06 PM on May 12, 2009


Please don't look at the internet on Ketamine.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:23 PM on May 12, 2009


Don't let strangers on the internet tell you what to do.
posted by yoHighness at 8:42 AM on May 16, 2009


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