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How to make the most of YouTube

related: google, tools, videos
example: ron mader (275 subscribers, 638,519 views 03.2014)
slideshare: Youtube Tips (1,000+ views)
how to ... create a playlist on youtube
editing: Planeta.com

Administrator's note: this page is admittedly an information dump but if you poke around you'll find specific examples of successful YouTubing (just made that up) and a Q&A with answers to frequently asked questions. Editors are welcome to clarify text, add links and translations.


YouTube is a video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005 and owned by Google since late 2006, on which users can upload, view and share videos

YouTube Tip: You can manage your YouTube subscriptions http://www.youtube.com/subscription_manager
You can access your subscriptions online http://www.youtube.com/feed/subscriptions


Technical question: Is there an easy way to generate captions for videos longer than 1 hour on YouTube? Videos shorter than 1 hour have the option of automatically creating captions. Go more than 1 hour and that option vanishes.


Core skills (Adventures in Digital Literacy!)

Have you created an account on YouTube?
Have you favorited a video?
Have you subscribed to a YouTube channel?
Have you adjusted your YouTube account notifications?
Have you viewed your YouTube channel statistics?
Have you turned off an advertisement on YouTube?
Have you uploaded a video to YouTube?
Have you adjusted the settings for video to view at to 1080p?
Have you reviewed your viewing history?
Have you searched for a playlist?
Have you created a playlist?

Send a message to your subscribers



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Uploads by Ron Mader
Delicious/ronmader/youtube

Buzzword Bingo

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YouTube: Levels of Engagement = Niveles de Compromiso (tools)

Level
English
Spanish
Be attentive
view
Ver
Be creative
Upload video
Subir video
Be generous
Add thumbs up
Agrega me gusta
Be generous
Embed the video code
Copiar y pegar el codigo del video
Be generous
Add comment
Agregar comentario
What do you like or dislike as YouTube comments? #socialweb

Core Skills

Log in
Edit a playlist
Upload video
Search for a playlist. Example:
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=south+africa+rugby+songs&filters=playlist&lclk=playlist
Edit your videos
Edit video and video settings
www.youtube.com/my_videos_edit

Fun

Create Videos

playlists

http://www.youtube.com/feed/playlists
http://www.youtube.com/yt/playbook/playlists.html
http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=57792
http://lifehacker.com/5963274/play-any-youtube-playlist-with-vlc-media-player-for-ad+free-listening

Examples
conchords
crowded house
melimusica
australia
ecuador
mexico
south africa road trip

Translating Please give me a 'thumbs up' on my video on YouTube

Spanish: Regalame un 'me gusta' en mi video en YouTube

Translating: You can follow us on YouTube

Spanish: Ahora puedes seguirnos en YouTube

Questions

How do I disable the Like/Dislike buttons?
To disable the Like/Dislike buttons (also known as Ratings) follow this guide:

1. Click "My Videos" (should appear when you click your username at the upper left corner of the screen)
2. Click "Edit" for the video you wish to change (can only be done one video at a time)
3. Under "Broadcasting and Sharing Options, click "Ratings" to expand
4. Under Ratings, click "No, don't allow this video to be rated."
5. Click the Save Changes button for the change to take effect

If people like your video, then they can use the Favorites feature (which does the same thing).

Background

In a few steps you can add your videos to YouTube -- http://www.youtube.com -- recommended because of its ease and flexibility. One of my favorite attributes is that you can create playlists -- http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists -- including your own and other people's videos. Travel companies can use this, for example, to highlight customer videos of their operation or the recommended places to visit nearby.

Advantages: Easy way to share videos
Cost: Free
Requirements: Account on YouTube
Related: See other video channels including Ustream and Veetle

Uploaded videos
http://www.youtube.com/user/ronmader/videos?sort=p&view=0


Worksheet

How to put your videos online


In a few steps you can add your videos on YouTube, recommended because of its ease and flexibility. Here we go!

1 – Record your own video

2 – Create a YouTube account.

3 – Transfer your video to your computer and edit if necessary

4 – Add your video to your YouTube account.

5 – Add a relevant title, description, tags.

6 –Create a playlist.

7 – Repeat this process on a regular basis -- once is not enough!

8 – Teach someone else.

9 – If you have a website or blog, embed the video or playlist.

Cost: Free
Requirements: Digital videos, account on YouTube
Mobile app: Yes
Advantages: Fun, low cost, intro to the social web, Easy to count # of views, subscribers
Shortcomings: Not easy to see how many websites embed your video

¿Cómo poner tus videos en línea


En unos pocos pasos puedes agregar tus videos a YouTube, un servicio recomendado por tu facilidad y flexibilidad. ¡Aquí vamos!

1 - Graba tu propio vídeo

2 - Crear una cuenta de YouTube.

3 - Transferir el o los vídeos a tu ordenador y modificar si es necesario

4 - Agregar el vídeo a tu cuenta de YouTube.

5 - Añadir un título relevante, descripción, las etiquetas.

6 – Crea un playlist.

7 - Repita este proceso sobre una base regular - una vez no es suficiente!

8 - Enseñe a alguien más.

9 - Si tienes un sitio web o blog, incrustar el vídeo o la lista de reproducción.

Costo: Gratuito

Requisitos: Los videos digitales, cuenta en YouTube

Mobile app: Yes

Ventajas: Diversión, de bajo coste, introducción a las redes sociales, fácil de contar # de puntos de vista, los suscriptores

Deficiencias: No fácil ver cómo muchos sitios web incrustar el vídeo


2010 VideoNight in Oaxaca


Headlines
Teaching through YouTube
Here’s your invite to reuse and remix the 4 million Creative Commons-licensed videos on YouTube
On YouTube, Amateur Is the New Pro


Question - How many times has Ron's YouTube channel been viewed?
Answer - As of April 2011, Channel Views: 52,571
Updates: http://www.youtube.com/user/ronmader
As of July 2012,
473,383
video views

Question - What videos should I post on YouTube?
Answer - If like most of us you're not a professional video producer, post something short. Like all of our webby advice - try something and repeat the process. Experiential learning allows you learn at each stage.

Question - Is it possible to advertise on YouTube?
Answer - Yes

Question - What are the benefits are of being a friend on YouTube?
Answer - Among the perks: friends' bulletin posts appear in each others' time lines on their channels, so when you do an announcement, it appears in all other friends who have their bulletins showing.

Question - What's a bulletin post?
Answer - Kind of like a twitter retweet on a billboard, when people visit your channel or that of your friends.

Question - On my PC (Windows Explorer Version 8) I try to embed the video as a widget but the result I get is an empty square with a picture icon. Oddly other people on Macs can see the video I embedded. What's happening?
Answer - No idea!
Question - Is there a way to select in my settings that I allow friends' comments automatically, all others with approval?
Answer -

Allow friends' comments automatically, all others with approval only Allow all comments with approval only Don't allow comments

Question - What is the Creative Commons Attribution license
The Creative Commons license means that others may copy, distribute and create derivative works from your video — but only if they give you credit. Your video will be available in the YouTube video editor. (Learn even more)

Bonus Points - How many subscribers are there to this channel?

How do I manage comments effectively?
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171666?hl=en

Is it possible to create a collaboratively edited YouTube channel?
YouTubeHelp channel


How do I create a playlist on YouTube?
Log into YouTube, go to the videos you like and click 'add to playlist.'

Oaxaca example


Here is an example of how I created a playlist of Estonian music.



Developments in 2013

Upgrade to the new YouTube One Channel layout.
Click to get the new design
Introducing your
YouTube
One Channel
You are more than the sum of your uploads. On your new channel, branding works across devices, you can reach out to non-subscribed viewers, and you can show off more of your content so fans will go deeper.


Unanswered Questions

Is there a widget that shows the number of subscribers and channel views for a particular user?

Macs

http://www.applemacvideo.com/free-mac-youtube-downloader.html

Playlists



Private Videos

http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?answer=157177

If you would like to limit the exposure of one of your videos, you can set it to be a Private video. If your video is set to Private, only you and up to 50 other users who you invite to view the video will be able to see it. The video will not appear on your channel, in Groups, search results, playlists



Copyright

Important: Do not upload any TV shows, music videos, music concerts, or commercials without permission unless they consist entirely of content you created yourself.
The Copyright Tips page and the Community Guidelines can help you determine whether your video infringes someone else's copyright. By clicking "Upload Video", you are representing that this video does not violate YouTube's Terms of Use and that you own all copyrights in this video or have authorization to upload it.

Uploading

Since there is no facility to re-upload videos, it's important to test your audio and video quality are satisfactory before you release your video publicly onto YouTube. Once a video becomes popular, the number of views, user ratings, user comments and other community data, cannot be transferred if another, higher quality version of the same video is uploaded. Make sure you get it right!

There were 5 billion videos watched on YouTube just in the USA in July.

Ron Mader: In 2008 I started posting videos to my own channel on YouTube. Here we walk through the process and share lessons learned from these YouTube adventures.

There's also an interest in using YouTube in a collaborative manner. Example - I am making a playlist with a handful of Crowded House tunes .... http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=091321794859147E ... and it makes me think I could create country-specific playlists. If so, what videos are the 'must watch' TV for your country?

Quito Video Stats: Hotspots

Travel

http://www.youtube.com/user/PedroMartinezBikes

Education

http://www.youtube.com/user/unsw

Astronomy

100 Hours of Astronomy

Travel

elliottdotorg

Twitter

@YoutubeTwitts
@YouTube

Wikipedia

YouTube
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_YouTube

Lessons Learned

What surprises me is how popular certain videos have become. The Central de Abastos has topped 7,000 views. I'm still learning what makes a hit.

The server has returned an invalid response.

http://sourceruns.org/index.php?topic=1122.0
http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/youtube/cYnvpNey3P0
http://www.webmastertools.bz/youtube-error-server-has-returned-an-invalid-response/


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Technical FYI

http://www.youtube.com/my_favorites
http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists

Viewers are subscribing -- meaning they receive notifications something new comes online.

Playlist

Music Playlist
Melilist (play now)

YOUTUBE VIDEOS





flickr
youtube



tech
http://www.youtube.com/my_speed

Promote your Videos with Sponsored Videos

Create and manage your video channel promotions on YouTube. Your promotion will appear with search results when people look for related content.
Get started now!

Misc
Comments have been disabled for this video

Survival Guide
http://www.survivalguide4idiots.com/category/youtube

How to start YouTube video at a certain time
http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/start-youtube-video-minutes-seconds

Stats
http://socialblade.com/youtube/user/ronmader/daily
http://www.reelseo.com/youtube-statistics-competition

Pet Peeves

How do you tell if someone has added your video to a playlist?



comments

subscribers
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ronmader&view=subscribers

mexico



Best video formats for YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/user/ConservationDotOrg

History

Google bought out YouTube in November 2006 for 2.2 billion USD. The YouTube site has enjoyed record numbers in 2006. In July the site was showing more than 100 million clips daily and 20 new million visitors were coming to the site each month. In 2006 YouTube accounted for about 60 percent of all videos watched online, outweighing the combined numbers for Yahoo Video, Google Video, Mustache and AOL Media.

Online recommendations have been the driving force for the rapid growth. Top-rated amateur videos have garnered up to 36 million hits.

Copyright - YouTube limits single video files to 10 minutes, which prevents posting of complete movies or TV episodes. The company will also remove posts on request from the copyright holder. It is also seeking out collaborative relationships with content providers.

Technology - YouTube uses Macromedia Flash Player 8 which had a major leap in in video quality combined with a smaller download. Combined with faster download speeds on broadband, the innovations allowed more nearly instant video of online video.



10 Fascinating YouTube Facts That May Surprise You


For YouTube Video Creators

Improve your video-making skills and turbocharge your YouTube career

Learn more about the YouTube Creator Institute and YouTube NextUp programs.
Learn more and apply now

YouTube Live
The YouTube Live feature has been rolling out incrementally in order to ensure a great viewing experience. It isn’t available to all partners and cannot be requested at this time. If you are part of the YouTube Nonprofit Program, find live streaming enablement instructions here.

Wirecast
http://www.youtube.com/wc4ytlive



external image pixel-vfl3z5WfW.gifMake your first impression count

Win new subscribers with a trailer video that only appears to non-subscribed viewers. They’re all your fans; they just don’t know it yet. Learn more

external image pixel-vfl3z5WfW.gifDress up once, look good everywhere

People see your channel on all kinds of screens. Soon your new channel will look good everywhere — laptops, phones, tablets, TVs, refrigerators, or any place with pixels. Learn more

external image pixel-vfl3z5WfW.gifYour content is a unique snowflake

Nobody’s channel is like yours. Now you can organize and present your videos and playlists to reflect your one-of-a-kind style. Learn more

external image pixel-vfl3z5WfW.gifExplore recently redesigned channels

Want to be inspired? A few creators have already switched to the new channel design. Check out their channels and get started on your own. Learn more

  • Make your first impression count

  • All your viewers can become subscribers. You just need to win them over. With the new design you can feature a trailer that plays only when non-subscribed viewers land on your channel. This is your chance to let them know what your channel is all about and encourage them to subscribe.

How to upload videos to YouTube from your smartphone

Smartphones have made video uploading easier than ever. Here's how to upload your videos to a YouTube account from your smartphone in less than 10 steps. Editors are encouraged to clarify the text. (Later on we'll translate this into Spanish)
1) Get account on YouTube, 2) Configure Smartphone with your YouTube account, 3) Select video for upload, 4) Give video name, description, tags and category, 5) Upload, 6) When video is uploaded, doublecheck info and preferences, 7) Add video to playlist (optional), 8) Announce video through social web channels of your choice including Facebook, Google+ and Twitter
Advanced: If the video is relevant to one of your presentations on Slideshare, edit the Slideshare presentation so that it includes the YouTube video
YouTube now has live video streaming using Hangouts on Air.

Live stream to your channel now!


History - Three former PayPal employees created YouTube in February 2005.

Here's a 2008 video that explains the phenomenon in depth.




Snapshot: July 2011

http://www.youtube.com/user/ronmader
Total Upload Views: 366,121


Channel Views:
53,794
Subscribers: 151

2007
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself

Misc
Trailer -
Careful, the video you selected may not appear to some viewers because it is blocked in some countries

Elsewhere
http://www.youtubereloaded.com
http://youtube.wikia.com/wiki/YouTube

Welcome to YouTubeReloaded, the free YouTube playlist generator. YouTubeReloaded creates an embeddable playlist that can be added to any website. Simply choose a playlist type to create your free youtube playlist. Enjoy!


Which of the following tasks have you tried to accomplish with YouTube today?Select all that apply:||> || Create a playlist ||


Edit a video using YouTube Editor

Upload a video to YouTube

Write a comment on a video

Subscribe to a YouTube Channel

Use the search box to find a specific video that I already knew about

Use the search box to find a video that I did not already know about

Create a YouTube.com username and password

Share a YouTube video using the "share" button

Watch a video









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Sign up to participate in Google research studies at
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Captions
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/100076?hl=en&ref_topic=3014331