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How I made a Youtube video very quickly and easily
« on: February 20, 2018, 10:06:17 am »
Credit Linux system tools with this, actually.

The groundbreaking magna opus featured in this post:

http://www.computerconsultantsforum.com/forum/politics/party-like-it's-1999/

1) I found this gif on someone's page.



2) I decided that the Hampster Dance tune from the idiotic web site from 1999 would fit the action in the GIF perfectly. (Note: real animals are called hamsters. The website page is called Hampster Dance.) This was complicated by the fact that almost every version I could find was a techno remix, not the original tinny DIsney movie style tune.

3) I finally found a faithful clone of the oldest site on this page: http://originalhampster.ytmnd.com/

4) I dicked around with the inspector in Firefox and finally located an include of a JSON file.

5) The JSON file source had the reference to a WAV of the tune which I then downloaded. (up to here is  the hardest part! )

6) I then opened the WAV file and played it (on my Linux desktop.)

7) I opened the PNG file and the file viewer in Linux displays the animation.

8) I decluttered the screen and opened the PNG to about 1/3 the screen.

9) I opened "Screen Recorder" from Linux which records a window plus sound.

10) Specified the rectangle of the PNG viewer and started the screen recording. Making certain to not get my mouse or anything else in the recorded rectangle.

11) Saved the recording, an .mkv file, and uploaded it to Youtube.

In other words I didn't use any video compositing tools or something like HandBrake. I did this in a quick a dirty "kluged" way.

The PNG quality is so low and so is the WAV that I believe no quality was lost.
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2018, 06:03:08 pm »
I ran this episode through a VLC media player session with the speed increased 3 times. And did so twice and screen recorded the result. It's a 47 minute episode.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/v61rcMGqir4" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/v61rcMGqir4</a>

Maybe I'm a complete moron but I find the effect absolutely hilarious.  ;D
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Re: How I made a Youtube video very quickly and easily
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2018, 06:27:15 pm »

wow dude.
Watching it I feel like Commander Data scanning a computer monitor in the Star Trek TNG series.
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Re: How I made a Youtube video very quickly and easily
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2018, 06:39:58 pm »
^ This. Yeah. LOL.  :D

I also made the same treatment of a sports/action cam video I made from a bicycle handlebar mounted sports camera, last July. I sped it up 10x.

I used the open source program Handbrake to increase the speed of the bike video. Basically it looks like I have a jet engine mounted to my bike.  It compressed a two hour bike trip into about 12 minutes.

My wife can't watch it. She gets a headache.  >:D
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Re: How I made a Youtube video very quickly and easily
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 09:46:39 pm »
Thanks for sharing your methods. It's all new to me, and a good chance to learn from the Video Master!