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This YouTube video seems to break my browser. Does it play alright for anyone else?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (45 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Apparently it's a viral for a Spain-based renewable energy company. Making Of in Spanish.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:15 PM on November 6, 2009


nice effects!
posted by ts;dr at 6:20 PM on November 6, 2009


It works by running a script from acciona.com. I've never seen anything else on YouTube do that before, just wait til scammers get a word of it!

Also: What's with the bad Mark Lanegan impression?
posted by battlebison at 6:22 PM on November 6, 2009


It works by running a script from acciona.com. I've never seen anything else on YouTube do that before

IIRC, Nintendo did something like the (but more cartoony) for a WarioWare game.
posted by ShawnStruck at 6:23 PM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Actually, script makes it sound kind of untrustworthy. What I meant was that NoScript blocked it. It just loads a .swf from acciona.com. Still though, very cool! I'd be interested in seeing what Nintendo did with this if anyone has the link handy.
posted by battlebison at 6:26 PM on November 6, 2009


It's kind of like that crazy video on Vimeo which I can't remember the link for.
posted by chunking express at 6:29 PM on November 6, 2009


Chop Cup?
posted by lazaruslong at 6:33 PM on November 6, 2009


The Wario Land one was better.
posted by datacenter refugee at 6:33 PM on November 6, 2009 [7 favorites]


Maan. Why did they use such a terrible voice-actor? This + the original Gene Wilder (or even someone with a normal voice) would have been awesome.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 6:35 PM on November 6, 2009


This YouTube video seems to break my browser. Does it play alright for anyone else?

Heh, I rickrolled the Help Desk at my college with the exact same lead-in last year, on April Fool's Day. Got deservedly scolded for 'wasting resources.'
posted by porn in the woods at 6:36 PM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Wait, I interrupted Louis Armstrong sining for a Spanish utilities company? Sorry to say, Acciona, but you're not worth it.
posted by Sova at 6:45 PM on November 6, 2009


I've never seen anything else on YouTube do that before, just wait til scammers get a word of it!

Yeah, as was mentioned upthread there have been a couple. It definitely requires working with us though, random YouTubers can't do this (which as you point out is a good thing). I don't know anything about this specific campaign though.
posted by wildcrdj at 6:46 PM on November 6, 2009


It works by running a script from acciona.com. I've never seen anything else on YouTube do that before, just wait til scammers get a word of it!
posted by battlebison


It's essentially a "fake" youtube page though, notice how you can't click anything but the play button. Interesting.
posted by haveanicesummer at 6:57 PM on November 6, 2009


Biodegradable organically-produced non-GMO fair trade made from 70% recycled materials produced by solar energy Pepsi Azul.
posted by Panjandrum at 6:59 PM on November 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


It's certainly no dog licking the screen.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:00 PM on November 6, 2009 [12 favorites]


Am I the only one who was expecting a Rammstein video once the lyrics started?
posted by Decimask at 7:11 PM on November 6, 2009 [5 favorites]


Yeah, basically the entire page is a flash video. The vimeo video was cool I think, in that all the widgets and shit still worked. I still can't remember the link.
posted by chunking express at 7:12 PM on November 6, 2009


No, it breaks for me as well.
posted by shoesfullofdust at 7:15 PM on November 6, 2009



Talk about being a little wimp. Well, a big wimp. No way I was clicking that till I checked out the comments.
posted by notreally at 7:17 PM on November 6, 2009


Cool! An ad!
posted by dersins at 7:18 PM on November 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


It's certainly no dog licking the screen.
Nor a cat.
posted by ponystyle at 7:18 PM on November 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


cheese
posted by alligatorman at 7:28 PM on November 6, 2009


It's OK for me MacLynx, System 7.
posted by mattoxic at 7:28 PM on November 6, 2009


Decimask, me too. Rammstein's cover of Stripped, to be more exact.

OK, so Youtube won't let me put scripts in my video... But what's stopping me to going to the home of every one who clicks my video, and personally bashing their monitors with a hammer?
posted by qvantamon at 7:42 PM on November 6, 2009


Did you mean to post this to AskMeFi?
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 7:42 PM on November 6, 2009


This YouTube video seems to break my browser. Does it play alright for anyone else?

I didn't get a chance to look at it but try changing:

     &ltP style="page-break-before: always"
to
     &ltP style="page-break-before: never"

'k thanks bye!
posted by mazola at 7:45 PM on November 6, 2009


Did you mean to post this to AskMeFi?

Did you mean to post that to AskMeFi?
posted by mazola at 7:46 PM on November 6, 2009


Chocolate Pickle: Did you mean to post this to AskMeFi?

And how many times did YOU click the link before commenting?
posted by shakespeherian at 7:48 PM on November 6, 2009


It's not broken. That's just spanish, which is a different language from ours.
posted by Slap Factory at 7:53 PM on November 6, 2009 [14 favorites]


why do I feel like I just willing watched an ad for soda water?
posted by The Whelk at 8:38 PM on November 6, 2009


heh, nifty.
posted by sararah at 8:40 PM on November 6, 2009


It's kind of like that crazy video on Vimeo which I can't remember the link for.

you mean this one?
posted by dnesan at 8:57 PM on November 6, 2009 [5 favorites]


God, I hate seeing Windows-style font rendering on my Mac. It looks like ass, and it's a dead giveaway that I was looking at an image, and not actual text.

The Wario Land ad linked above is far cooler in that respect.
posted by emelenjr at 9:23 PM on November 6, 2009


It worked fine for me - it was supposed to be a really boring video of a man exploding, right?
posted by Bageena at 9:32 PM on November 6, 2009


Yes! That's the one.
posted by chunking express at 9:59 PM on November 6, 2009


Easily the worst voice over artist I've ever heard. Truly atrocious.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 10:21 PM on November 6, 2009


Actually, in Firefox 3 on Ubuntu with Flash 9...

it did break my browser.
posted by Netzapper at 10:34 PM on November 6, 2009


Cool! An ad!

Yes, I was concerned it might be art for a moment there.

Easily the worst voice over artist I've ever heard.

I suspect that's the point.
posted by philip-random at 10:46 PM on November 6, 2009


Yes, it'd be very bad if *.youtube.com would ever run user script, or even user flash w/o the various protection options. But this is just an iframe, which makes it equivalent to banner ads (and vulnerable only to visual content replacement).
posted by effugas at 10:54 PM on November 6, 2009


This should be a YouTube feature. There should be a button you could push that would make any goddamn awful video split into tiny pieces.
posted by twoleftfeet at 10:56 PM on November 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


Yep works fine, no worries!
posted by naju at 11:28 PM on November 6, 2009


can't they just blow up the comments?
posted by mannequito at 11:52 PM on November 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


But this is just an iframe, which makes it equivalent to banner ads (and vulnerable only to visual content replacement).

Iframes can, in fact, run scripts. There was a big thing recently where spyware downloaders were showing up in banner ads on otherwise legitimate sites.
posted by Kalthare at 9:43 AM on November 7, 2009


Agreed, Two Left Feet. Ideally, it'd be an MMO-ish experience. Everyone has a 9mm pistol that they can use to shot parts of the video or comments they don't like. It'd leave a small whole, but if enough people think it's crap, they can really turn the shit into swiss cheese.
posted by mccarty.tim at 9:52 AM on November 7, 2009


The most amazing thing about the Wario version linked above is that even after all the destruction and mayhem all the links and buttons still work!
posted by mjg123 at 1:16 PM on November 7, 2009


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