How can a normal YouTube video garner so many copyright claims?

Have a look at a screenshot from my YouTube account, listing the various copyright claims made on a single video of mine. That's eight copyright claims, one of which still remains to be released if the music publisher in question, Believe, will do the right thing. How can a simple video like this, where I … Continue reading How can a normal YouTube video garner so many copyright claims?

Ligia was chosen for YouTube’s Next Chef program!

A little while ago, we heard about a contest Google had announced, called the YouTube Next Chef Program. We immediately thought about Ligia's cooking show, Ligia's Kitchen, and what a great fit that would be for the contest. Ligia applied, but didn't think she'd win, particularly because the field of applicants was global, and the … Continue reading Ligia was chosen for YouTube’s Next Chef program!

Do not use iMovie sounds for YouTube videos

Updated 4/24/12: YouTube has greatly improved the copyright claim dispute process in recent weeks, and it seems that even copyright holders have gotten much more responsive and willing to relinquish claims falsely flagged by YouTube's Copyright ID engine. These are all good steps in the right direction!  Are you a YouTube Partner? Great! Then don't … Continue reading Do not use iMovie sounds for YouTube videos

Interesting Places

Interesting Places is a playlist I put together for my travel and nature videos. It contains 52 videos at the moment, with more to come in the future. Here are just a few of the videos you'll see in it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiVsmK9Dqjw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFue9UmHcpo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io6ZYfKbk1c http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U-4_wc5cPo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgS_pZ-CrC8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h-sHef8XjY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqcoPLm_AHM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh5rQ3b3gJY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmwBqiMz5uk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmw01MfP28w Enjoy!

Adorable Animals

Announcing a new YouTube playlist containing my animal videos, called Adorable Animals. Those of you who like animals will love it! Here are just a few of the videos you'll see there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i3VU4HbU2Q http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky2MDVNBcJY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ebWPcx0YoA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7lgXneqQNI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDZXC8ky7pQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsO0FGj9hcw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaZeB3XmiKs Enjoy!

YouTube and WordPress update oEmbed player to include CC button

This is big news for those of us providing captions or subtitles for the videos published on YouTube. I noticed today that the oEmbed video player for YouTube videos, the one used for all WordPress blogs, has been updated to include the CC button. It didn't have it the last time I checked, which was … Continue reading YouTube and WordPress update oEmbed player to include CC button

Quilling – The Art of Paper Filigree – Episode 2

In this episode, you will learn how to put together various design elements in order to create a veritable paper filigree (quilling) greeting card. It uses techniques taught in the first episode, plus it introduces some new ones. You'll really like the result! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn_2Y2rGdm4 English subtitles available directly on YouTube. Click on the video itself … Continue reading Quilling – The Art of Paper Filigree – Episode 2