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How Similar Can YouTube Videos Be?

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  1. mdsurf

    mdsurf Senior Member

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    The title says it all. How similar can youtube videos be. Let's use this as an example:

    I will create 100 slideshow forex videos.

    I will change the background music and first slide.

    The voice over and the rest of the video will be identical.

    Each video will have a unique title, description and tags.

    The beginning of each video will have the same affiliate link (url shortner), something like "Click here for more info: xyz.com" follow by a unique description.

    By doing this what are the chances of my account/videos getting banned.

    The videos will be of high quality and the music will not be copyrighted at all so my only concern is that the videos will be too similar or the aff link will get them banned.

    Thoughts/experiences/advice?

    Thanks!
     
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    mdsurf Senior Member

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    anyone?
     
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    qrazy Senior Member

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    What'll be the slideshow content? How many slides are you gonna have it? The video uniqueness is measured not based on first few seconds of the video alone.
     
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    mdsurf Senior Member

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    Video will be about 1 min 30 sec, each slide about 10 seconds so lets say 13 slides, 12 of which will be duplicates. The slides/voice over will be only duplicate thing, will be using unique title/descirption
     
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    I think it should be fine because you have about 10 seconds of the first slide getting changed for the videos. Also the video comparison algo doesn't check the description/tags or title.
     
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    They can be totally identical on the surface. You'll just need to care about the inside ;)
     
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    put background music in and turn volume down so its background noise, this will screw with youtube audio - play this behind the voice over

    Change a picture at the beginning and end.

    and render

    should be enough variation.
     
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  8. mdsurf

    mdsurf Senior Member

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    What does the video comparison algo check for if you don't mind me asking. This info would really help me alot in determining how im going to make my videos.

    What do you mean by inside?
     
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    It's always possible they'll pull your videos so you should split up your videos amongst a few accounts just to be on the safe side.
     
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    That the only thing is the actual file to be different, it doesn't have basically ANYTHING to do with the content. I can upload 10k files with the same length, framerate and the same content. If you don't get what I'm hinting at let's say enough to get the technical implementation of such a thing, you'll probably get away by stretching your videos a bit within an editor: usual routine changing pitch, making the whole frame sum a tad longer, maybe even exporting in a different format and so forth. But just know it's neither the fastest way nor the only one. That's it. ;)
     
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    mdsurf Senior Member

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    Okay,

    Thank you for the clarification on this, now it makes perfect sense :)