What I remember from a lost spin-off Star Wars film, released circa 2011:
I think the film was around 10 minutes long. It was released in 2011 or earlier. It was likely LEGO Star Wars, not normal Star Wars There was some cleaning man listening to music Someone probably accidentially pressed a button that lead to the self-destruction of the star I think there was a version of the film with and without a gamma-ray ray from the explosion.
I found it because some other YouTube video from a different channel (name unknown) used it as background music by switching to the browser tab playing this video, which was visible inside the screen cast.
From the intro, I remember something that looked like a road through a tunnel, but I have only vague memories of it.
There was yet another video where someone browsed YouTube (2005-2009 I guess) through the Wayback Machine through a Windows XP virtual machine (with the classic Windows 2000 theme) which was 4:3 stretched to 16:9. It was not the video by Z1up that used the background music Ghost K – Stop
The background music, according to the video itself, was named “blame canada”. But I could not find that music under that name.
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Post by Super Snooper™ on Aug 11, 2020 15:39:11 GMT
One creator that is really important to me is Fred Perry. He recently deleted a lot of the videos on his channel out of fear of getting content claimed due to some of his animations being a little more risque. He said that he would upload them somewhere else, but for now most of them aren't available online. Some are real classics, here are some reuploads I found:
There was a youtuber known as SolerEclipseOfficial who made videos on NES game genie codes and things. He stopped uploading in 2015 and his entire channel was deleted at some point in early 2018. I have tried to track down as many videos of his as I could and save them and here is all the progress I have made
There was a bottlespin advertisement for a drink (can't find it again), where a single man spun an empty bottle, and when it stopped spinning, it pointed towards a woman, and then they got together and then had several adventure activities together such as skydiving and water-related activities
Each time I see that YouTube video, occasionally also Instagram post or a Tweet, that has not been re-uploaded anywhere else, it feels emotionally painful to me.
I believe that for the uploader, it should be illegal / impossible to delete videos/posts on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and every other social network.
Obviously, it should be removed in rare occasion (e.g. it violates a policy), but everything else should stay online permanently for the following reasons:
I know, it sounds pathetic, and I don't know why my brain is wired in that way, but it feels painful when I can not find a video I remember having seen years ago.
It feels painful when I open the URL of that video, just to see that error message stating that the video is private or not available. Nobody knows where that video went.
Often, I watched such a video years ago, now it jumped back into my mind, but there is no trace of it remaining online. Something I remember having seen in my life is just in limbo. Gone. Thin air. Just a memory in the form of a biochemical arrangement inside my thinking apparatus.
Not just the video contents, but the exact bytes and pixel patterns inside of such a video might represent historical information that could be useful to future generations, no matter how absurd it sounds.
Many videos are uploaded nowhere else (e.g. Internet Archive, Dailymotion, BitChute), and the latter can do miserable 480p only anyway.
Maybe, a few years after watching that video, one becomes nostalgic
Video removals are usually based on irrational and incomprehensible reasons.
In 2018, a channel uploaded a new version of a 2014 video. That 2014 video was privatized because of that, despite still good, valid and legitimate. No re-upload of that video exists anywhere.
A funny YouTuber put most of his videos on private in 2016, despite they were still good and could be enjoyed today by so many more people, hadn't he taken them offline.
Deleting videos for “clean up” is a foolish reason, because old videos don't interrupt the time line anyway! They can just be viewed by viewers who need them. Old posts on Instagram require deep scrolling, therefore they don't bother anyone.
A user might seek for a specific part of a video, which was not the reason for the deletion.
It should be possible for the uploader to leave a message on why the video was taken down, so that users can comprehend it better.
The valueable conversations in the comments.
Of course, there are websites that can help downloading YouTube comments, but they require the comments to be downloaded in advance.
The Wayback Machine and ArchiveToday are not able to store YouTube comment unless applying “&disable_polymer=1&lc=1” to the video URL manually, which is almost never done by people who use the services.
Thankfully, Twitter tweets are immune to the demise of their parent tweets.
Some comments might contain information only understandable to someone who has watched that video.
I am not the only one to think like that, but also TheWheatIsHeat96. His video is titled: “I hate when good videos on YouTube get deleted, private, blocked in our country.” (no URL because of spam filter false positive).
I hope that at least one of you is like-minded.
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Post by Simplicissimissus on Sept 2, 2020 19:31:11 GMT
In 2012, I saw some YouTube channel that uploaded Mario Kart DS cheat codes (among other things. I think the same channel uploaded a compilation of all Mario Kart rainbow roads from SNES to 3DS, only missing out on the SNES-on-GBA version).
There was a part left free (the last ~5 of the 15 minutes) with altering background colours, where new cheat codes were added with annotations.
Background music included Mario Kart Wii's Bowser Castle theme.