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Re-encoding enough to make videos appear as unique?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by ThreadKiller, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. ThreadKiller

    ThreadKiller Power Member

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    Hello.

    So if I DL a video from YT in FLV format and re-encode it into AVI, would that be enough to make the video appear as unique to YT?
     
  2. willo556

    willo556 Guest

    Check if the MD5 hash changes after doing that, if so it'll work.
     
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  3. sirgold

    sirgold Supreme Member

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    Add a watermark with your channel name on it.
     
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  5. hackgen

    hackgen Regular Member

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    Download video on youtube with Download Online Videos Save Direct Easily - Savevid.com for example
    Get Sony Vegas or other same program
    Create intro
    Add your downloaded video
    Upload.

    ==> My New video = My Intro + My Downloaded Vid.

    Encode isn't enought for me, Create new video directly.

    Enjoy ;)
     
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    ThreadKiller Power Member

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    A good set of somewhat different replies there. I thank you all.
     
  7. hpv222

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    I used to do youtube a few years back and back then all you had to do was cut a single frame in order for the video to be considered "unique";

    this is what I did - copy the video in a single folder, then use VirtualDubMod (free) scripting to create say 30-40 videos, the 1st has 1 frame removed, the 2nd has 2 frames removed and so on ..... and voila, you have 30-40 unique videos

    Of course, they could have smarten up, but again if removing a frame doesn't work, then changing the size (say width) one pixel at a time should do the trick.
     
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    hackgen Regular Member

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    Work again or not ?
     
  9. ButcherPete

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    Maybe you could just add a little animated intro and outro sequence of 10 seconds or so (Animoto free videos are great for this, but they add on a little ~5 second animation of the words "made with Animoto" or something at the end of your video... Just edit it out)

    If there aren't on-screen words in the video, you could just horizontally flip it. If there is any text, headers, or footers, this probably wouldn't be good, as they would then be backwards.
     
  10. doctorppi

    doctorppi Registered Member

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    The actual answer is yes and no: if the video has been marked by the content owner as a copyrighted moving image then nothing you can do beyond making the video completely unwatchable will prevent Youtube from flagging it as a duplicate. If this sounds impossible then read on:

    http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2010/09/youtube-vs-fair-use.html

    TL;DR is you cannot violate copyright in Youtube without them knowing - this doesn't mean in all cases you will be warned banned though: the content owner can elect to have other actions occur such as serving ads on your video.

    If the video has not been marked as copyright then changing anything at all means it has a different hash and will not be a duplicate as far as YT is concerned.
     
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