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May 10, 2015 5:11 AM   Subscribe

Incognitube plays randomly selected videos from youtube that have fewer than 100 views.

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posted by jenkinsEar (35 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
 
So here's a game I learned. Start with a YouTube video you're watching intentionally. Then click on the related video in the right column which has the least number of views. Iterate this process. You get to some amazing places.
posted by escabeche at 5:23 AM on May 10, 2015 [11 favorites]


Previously.
posted by Valued Customer at 5:34 AM on May 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


5 videos before I reached someone jerking off.
posted by selfnoise at 6:27 AM on May 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


Single Link Yinz's Tubes?
posted by Slackermagee at 6:35 AM on May 10, 2015


This is fantastic*, and far more interesting than anything youtube has ever suggested. Tiny skittering dogs in Russia, four minutes of a freight train passing, a faux silent film encouraging the use of proper grammar on social media made by junior high school girls, a kick-ass marching band performance, a minute of dog agility competition shot from behind a lamp post. . . I'm hooked.

Is it a great thing or a terrible thing that there's no back button or list of viewed videos? I can't decide.

* Well, actually it's around 60% fantastic. The remaining 40% consists of video game screen caps and enthusiastic product demos for consumer electronics. Even the video slideshow of real estate snapshots is more exciting.
posted by eotvos at 8:20 AM on May 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


This is wonderful
posted by pipeski at 8:21 AM on May 10, 2015 [5 favorites]




Why is it so hard for people to rotate their phones 90°?
posted by bouvin at 9:41 AM on May 10, 2015 [1 favorite]




Why is it so hard to make a video player that handles multiple aspect ratios?
posted by potch at 9:47 AM on May 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


It took me a really long time to figure out if this was a training video, a dramatic short, or a porn.
posted by threeants at 9:53 AM on May 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


This is wonderful

This made me laugh so hard.
posted by threeants at 9:56 AM on May 10, 2015


First video I hit had a narrator saying "you didn't land on this video by chance." Lol
posted by infinitewindow at 10:17 AM on May 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


It's amazing how many people don't know to turn their cellphones sideways.
posted by ian1977 at 10:55 AM on May 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


Cool idea! I enjoyed it!

Did not expect to find porn.

A bit shocked, actually.
posted by sixohsix at 11:35 AM on May 10, 2015


Oookay, I found an account of someone uploading videos of missile strikes. New Edward Snowden? I don't think I'm supposed to be seeing this.
posted by sixohsix at 11:39 AM on May 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


What's with all the videos labelled with random hex numbers, sometimes but not always preceded by the word "trim"? I assume it's output from a phone app or something?
posted by chrominance at 12:04 PM on May 10, 2015


First video was an impassioned dance/lipsync to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" by a 5-year-old. Not bad!
posted by rabbitbookworm at 12:10 PM on May 10, 2015


Two dogs playing in the mud!

Random Russian guys revving a Bentley!

I'm so hooked.
posted by frykitty at 12:10 PM on May 10, 2015


I'm loving this. Some interesting things, some weird ones. But unless someone finds otherwise, it seems to prove there is no such thing as a cute animal video with less than 100 views.
posted by billiebee at 12:33 PM on May 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


I saw a sweet birthday dinner for a 1 year old, a Russian opening a package that contained 1 tiny chip, a couple of jets escorting a flying saucer. But I'm wondering why most of these videos have odd titles like "trim A299448A F72C 4280 AD8A 3E3FB3331577"?
posted by DarkForest at 1:54 PM on May 10, 2015


I got a bunch of the "trim #####" videos as well. No idea.

I also got the most unintentionally hilarious wedding slideshow ever, so that's okay I guess?
posted by fifthrider at 1:57 PM on May 10, 2015


Oookay, I found an account of someone uploading videos of missile strikes. New Edward Snowden? I don't think I'm supposed to be seeing this.

That is, uh, really really strange.
posted by odinsdream at 2:20 PM on May 10, 2015


Is it a great thing or a terrible thing that there's no back button or list of viewed videos? I can't decide.

If you're logged into YouTube, the videos you watch will show up in your history, as usual.
posted by Shmuel510 at 3:07 PM on May 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


Why is it so hard to make a video player that handles multiple aspect ratios?

How would you handle it better? Crop it? Stretch it?
posted by octothorpe at 3:20 PM on May 10, 2015


I keep coming across these VERY SERIOUS videos made by little kids and they're absolutely fantastic.
posted by topoisomerase at 3:23 PM on May 10, 2015 [2 favorites]


How would you handle it better? Crop it? Stretch it?

Change the size of the viewing window. If you're viewing a vertically-shot video on a vertically-held phone, the image should fill the screen. At present, that is not at all what happens if you use the YouTube app on Android.
posted by Shmuel510 at 3:23 PM on May 10, 2015


I'm getting a lot less terrible minecraft videos than I expected. Mostly auto generated videos from some app or program or other.
posted by GoblinHoney at 3:49 PM on May 10, 2015


This basically mechanizes this subreddit(standard preroll of yes reddit is garbage, yes garbage leaks even in to weird obscure subs that aren't all that popular, yes this is still sort of interesting), which has shown me some truly erm... unique things.
posted by emptythought at 4:33 PM on May 10, 2015


Hail, hail, the gang's all... taking cover.

Interestingly, after you link some of these videos here, will they get enough views to disqualify them from Incognitube?
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:38 PM on May 10, 2015


Two videos-- a woman riding a horse in circles, a badly done real estate ad, and then watching the absolutely overwhelming excitement of a guy trying out recliners in a store. I'm outtahere.
ZZZZzzzzzzzzzz...................
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 7:22 PM on May 10, 2015




I found this live recording of a large-member young people's song-and-dance company (apparently) celebrating their troupe's 30-year anniversary with a grand finale cover of Lady Gaga's Applause.

And I don't know what else but what I took from seeing this was that if there is ever a Legion of Superheroes/Legionnaires movie it has got to be at least as epic as this video.
posted by Mike Mongo at 9:16 PM on May 10, 2015


Well I clicked and first video was some bad russian porn with 7 views. The other videos from the user is russian military and a couple of dog videos. All with ~20 views. I will not continue to use this service.
posted by mnsc at 12:06 AM on May 11, 2015


This is the second video that popped up for me, and I will leave it here!
posted by little_dog_laughing at 10:31 AM on May 11, 2015


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