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This isn't black hat but a project you guys might want to watch

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by peterlocke, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. peterlocke

    peterlocke Newbie

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    I can't post a URL because this is a new account, so you'll need to go to Indiegogo and search for 'Martell TV' yourself.

    Small YT network is trying to build a TV Guide-like mobile app and website a lot like Pandora but using Youtube's API. Basic idea is to use Youtube's API to build a portal site that has all the same functions, but laser focus search results and allow third party plugin support for the dashboard.

    Source code offered as a $500 pledge for the project.

    Also has the ability to make special playlists that bundle videos into 'episode containers', kind of like on 9x9, but the containers must be 30 min long or 1 hour long so they conform to traditional TV guide format. User can then create an entire TV channel out of these episode containers, and the videos in the episode container auto-update with new videos from the YT channels linked to the episode containers.

    Getting your videos into the default channels of the TV guide portion might be good, if a lot of people download the app. The users can't delete the default channels from the timeline.

    Again, this isn't a black hat method guaranteed to get traffic, but it could be a legit option to get a lot of traffic to your videos if you're clever with it. Such as bundling your videos with those of more popular Youtubers, and getting other people to import your custom episode container into the TV channels they share with their friends. You can also embed the custom channels into your website.

    Project also says it will have its own PM system to allow mass messaging of subscribers that isn't served through Youtube, so unlike Tube toolbox people won't get banned for using it.
     
  2. bust-in

    bust-in Registered Member

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    just a heads up kickstarter gives them your money regardless if the product ever comes to actually exist or not lots of people have been caught faking video games that they are "working on" and just keep the cash. regardless sounds like a cool app but imagine episode containers if youtube didn't have DMCA notices you could literally watch whatever you wanted set up like a tv station.
     
  3. peterlocke

    peterlocke Newbie

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    It's mentioned at the bottom of the project that if the project doesn't reach its goal, the rest will come from investors.
     
  4. bust-in

    bust-in Registered Member

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    It's not reaching the goal that is the problem, its them actually creating the product in the end anything can happen between now and the time they begin working on the app. Its a risky investment, could end up paying out if the App gets made and becomes popular though. With the quality of videos most people are using on youtube (or just copies) to get traffic I don't think many are willing to invest 500$ into one video. But to each their own.
     
  5. Lenoh02

    Lenoh02 Junior Member

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    Won't get funded.

    And stop spamming my email with this shit.
     
  6. TheTaoMan

    TheTaoMan Junior Member

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    This method isn't new. I've seen people embedding YT video in online TV sites.