YouTube Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'The Rumble Strip' started by W3HS, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. W3HS

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    As @Brend was too lazy, or perhaps to busy( ;) ), the transfer of a rather interesting discussion from the Infield manifests itself in a separate thread for all the masses of GTP to have say in. I am, of course, talking of Youtube.

    With the dramas unfolding on the platform and steady fan-bases of popular (and unpopular) posters getting involved in YouTube politics it's only right we have a place for discussion of such events.

    Use this thread to talk about your favourites, link videos worth sharing (but don't over do it, nerds), discuss the the trials and tribulations of Youtubing and most of all, try to collectively understand the pitiful cesspit of scum that is the YouTube comment section.

    I'd like to start by explaining why Petrolicious is high on my list of channels to watch, but if you already subscribe, you already know.

    Anyone can make stupid car videos...cough...Gaskings...cough...(I kid) but to make something mechanical appear so beautiful is akin to the work of Whoopi Goldberg's make-up artist making her look like Kate Moss. Actually, that's not true at all, although the videography is splendid, the cars really speak for themselves. As a site based on gaming, and cars to be more specific, the video below should make you grin. If it doesn't you're cold and heartless...probably.



    YouTube is love. Just don't go into the comments section...
     
  2. Joey D

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    My favorite YouTube series is Xpedition Overland, the quality of their videos are awesome and they go to some pretty cool places. Their ultimate end goal is to do the entire Pan American Highway.

    This is from their latest season:


    I'm also a fan of the Overland Bound channel too (I'm also a member of their organization), their production quality isn't the best, but the information is really good and they go to some pretty places too. I believe the guy also used to be a game designer with EA too and now makes phone apps, so he's got the money to do some cool stuff to his rig.


    Finally, the British adventurer Andrew St. Pierre White also treks all over Africa.


    I also like all the Motor Trend stuff, but I pay for Motor Trend on Demand.
     
  3. Neddo

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    I can't forgive them the Google + intergation.

    But abridged series saves it from hatred
     
  4. Eh Team

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    My absolute most favourite youtuber is of course Nerdcubed, his work is very well crafted and has been for 5 years straight. I've only been watching his stuff for around 2 of those and there's still a ton of stuff I haven't watched on his channel. His inability to control planes, trains, and automobiles of all sorts are always good for a laugh. The very no nonsense intros are also a big plus as well as not showing his face while playing anything.

    Seriously, if you make videos with your face on PIP, I stop watching immediately.





    And the results of driving a train for good measure

     
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  5. Lizard

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    Went off him quickly. He is a guy of 'if you don't agree then you are wrong and your opinion is invalid' which I hate.
    Also sometimes cringy.
     
  6. R1600Turbo

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    These are some of my favorite subscriptions based on theme:

    Cars
    • ThatDudeinBlue
    • TheSmokingTire
    • Shmee150
    • MotoManTV
    • Gears and Gasoline
    • MPZRACEVIDEO (european hill climb videos - highly recommended)

    Video Games
    • Markiplier
    • jacksepticeye
    • Generikb
    • VanossGaming
    • Jeff Favignano (LSPDFR FTW)
    • Phaota (just for Subnautica stuff, he's a play tester for the devs)

    Urban Exploring
    • The Proper People
    • This is Dan Bell. & Dan Bell / Film It (highly recommended)
    Others
    • Star Wars Explained
    • ColliderVideos
    • Tested
    Here's a couple samples of Dan Bell's work.


     
  7. Casey

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    Just a list of some of my favorites I watch.
    speedyw03/KYRSP33DY and the crew.(They are Kinda like Vanoss)
    Vanoss and the other guys in the videos.
    Lord Karnage/Classic Game Room
    h3h3Productions
    Boggie2988
    GradeAUnderA
    ThatDudeinBlue
    1320video
    Mighty Car Mods
    Good Mythical Morning
     
  8. mustafur

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    What i watch, I try to limit the amount:
    Cars:
    • Salomondrin
    • Superspeedersrob
    • Harrys Garrage
    • Mighty Car Mods

    Political:
    • Secular Talk(best political channel on YouTube regardless of your political position)
    • TYT politics(When ever Jordan is on)
    Others(mainly for analysis on what ever genre it's based on):

    • Alt Shift X(Game of Thrones)
    • Doug Polk Poker(Poker)
    • Umaxit Football(Football teams)
     
  9. Brend

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    My list.

    Gaming:
    • Mega 64 - Simply put the best gaming group on YouTube in my opinion. They're hilarious and their distinct type of of humor always brings me back.
    • VideoGamer TV - Great channel with some intriguing content. Podcast is the true star of the show.
    • Gamexplain - For Nintendo fans this is a must. A lot of content and often features crossovers with other Nintendo YouTubers.
    • The Gaming Historian - High quality content for those interested in more 'high brow' viewing.
    Movies:
    • Jeremy Jahns - Finest movie critic on YT in my opinion. Very rarely off the mark.
    • Collider - Daily Movie Talk makes for good listening but occasionally opinions seem a bit false.
    Entertainment:
    • WatchMojo - It's crap but lists are addictive to watch...
    • Ohnickel - Good news round-ups from whats going on around YouTube.
    • Captain Disillusion - The best YouTube channel I've ever came across. Seriously, watch this guy.
    • Ashens - An old classic who still makes entertaining videos.
     
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  10. RESHIRAM5

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    Why are my tastes so different that these are the only ones I share.

    --Racing--

    DTM (though the fact they don't allow Australians to watch their races anymore is so frustrating)
    Weatherteach Championship
    GT World
    RACE TV

    --Opinions and Discussions--
    Milo Yiannapolus
    Blair White
    Undertakerfreak1124
    GradeAUnderA

    --Entertainment--
    LittleKuriboh - My personal favourite, Not just for his abridge, I enjoy The Mark Remark a lot and highly recommend it to WWE fans who want some banter on Pro Wrestling
    TeamFourStar
    SMG4
    PBG/Gameplay - First person ever subscribed too.
    JonTron
    WiiLiketoPlay
    Yuya Sakaki
    MarioPartyTV - SERIOUSLY UNDERRATED, they don't upload often but they are the best rage inducing gamers ever and Mario Party just creates more anger.
    The Game Theorists
    The Film Theorists
    RANK10YGO - R.I.P Legacy of the Worthless series, it was fun seeing you roast worthless Yugioh cards and can't wait for War of the Worthless

    I've been ok without it. Used to watch it for MK8 vids but then saw no need for it anymore, even for Pokemon.
     
  11. Casey

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    Well everyone does have different tastes and I don't see anything wrong with that. :)
     
  12. Jimlaad43

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    Moi

    Gaming:
    Pretty much just all the Sidemen, KSI, Miniminter, Vikkstar123, Beh2inga...
    Spirit of the Law, this guy is methodically laying out the mathematics and mechanics behind Age of Empires 2
    FailRace, Crazy GTA5 Challenges and other racing games.
    Tiametmarduk. The F1 Youtuber Championship is incredible, check it out if you haven't seen it.

    Motorsport
    F1, Formula E etc
    RACINGFAIL, a nice weekly roundup of all the crashes of the past week in Motorsport
    rFerrer1, his "F1 Corners through the year" videos are fantastic to watch

    Miscellaneous
    BBC Radio 1 - Mainly for Innuendo Bingo
    Hydraulic Press Channel, it still hasn't got boring yet
    Fine Bros - Yeah, I do watch their content...
    Cinema Sins, what's not to like about the sheer pedantic nature of this channel. Nothing is the answer.

    DJ Earworm, The mashups of each year since 2007 are some of the most creative videos on YouTube at the moment.
     
  13. JR98

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    My favorite channels

    Gaming:
    NerdCubed
    FailRace
    Jim Sterling
    Totalbiscuit
    Outside Xbox
    Outside Xtra
    Bay Area Buggs
    GTA Series Videos
    Classic Game Room
    Escapists

    Automotive:
    Regular Cars
    Jay Leno's Garage

    Misc:
    Ashens
    Cinema Sins
    Honest Trailers (Smosh Games/Screen Junkies)
    College Humor
    The Movie Vault
     
  14. Ibonibo

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    Petrolicious is awesome.

    I also like Roads Untraveled. They deserve more suscribers



    https://www.youtube.com/user/roadsuntraveledshow
     
  15. W3HS

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    Second that. Real quality videos.

    Jay Leno's Garage can be quite good at times.
     
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    I do spend a great amount of time finding other gamers who excel far better than I do at games I play to try and learn from them. That would most likely suggest me looking up tutorial/tips videos. There's plenty of peeps out there who want that credit of being the first to teach something, but often times, the explanations are jumbled by the lack of rehearsal, or vague explanations. "Just keep practicing" is not what people are looking to hear, because w could've been practicing the wrong technique this whole time.

    That being said, here are some of my favourite youtubers who create extremely informative videos and actually use the power of video editing to help explain their reasoning:


    Izaw makes these "Art of Character" videos to teach others how to use particular characters.
    He makes use of slow-motion so that quick-time events are easier to process, explains multiple possible scenarios in a fight along with video demonstration, clear voice is easy to follow, no colloquial language used, illustrations of how you're to input moves on the controller, as well as added visual elements.

    It's also nice he doesn't use obnoxious music to steal the attention of the video.




    The editing is clean and professional looking. There is no voice over, but it's nice that the text is put in the form of the -on-screen character speaking. To me, that's very engaging and serves to help keep the watcher's attention. Again, there's the demonstration after explanation, but what's really nice is how he makes the video look like it's all done in one cut.



    Outside of video games, I do enjoy other explanation/educational videos that tag along neat illustrations to engage audience attention:



    All original animations but Jurzgesagt are hella cute to watch, and the humour thrown in there is also great.
     
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  17. CLowndes888

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    The worst Youtube video ever? The Smosh 1 Hour Special.
     
  18. AlvaroF

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    A few of my subscriptions:

    -Sparkles
    -Nick Bunyun
    -Anomaly
    -SovietWomble

    -Petrolicious
    -carwow
    -Carbuyer
    -Mighty Car Mods
    -Car Throttle
    -Seen Through Glass

    -LinusTechTips/Techquikie

    -FortNine

    -DNews

    And of those my favourites are Petrolicious, SovietWomble, FortNine and DNews. I'm also looking for some good bike youtubers (not vlogers, I'm very picky with those), so any recomendation is welcome
     
  19. W3HS

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    I've been email F9 links to my wife so that she get's the hint that I need a new lid for Christmas. :D I like the videos, they're so well made and the information is very honest.

    For some really cool motorcycle videos check out Icon Motorsports (Icon the brand), they have some great videos.

    As for other bike channels, I think the majority are vlogs like CycleCruiser and Yammie Noob. If I come across any better channels I'll let you know.

    Edit: PwnJones is a pretty good non-vlog biker channel.
     
  20. JockeP22

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    I don't skip the comments.
    YouTube is love but I also love the comments section.

    Same goes for the IMDb forum comments.
    I just enjoy finding a video and/or topic and seeing what other
    people talk about. Been on YT since '06 and IMDb since '04
    and it's so out of the blue the times when you receive an alert that
    somebody has replied to a comment you made several years ago.
    That happens every now and then.
     
  21. Mike Rotch

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    I found this Dutch one (with sub titles) similar to Petrolicious - CineCarsTV
     
  22. W3HS

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    Merry Christmas from MCM, a very lovely video for you holiday viewing.

     
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  24. Mike Rotch

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    Plus the Roadkill companion:
     
  25. ShoXany

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    ahh...
     
  26. AudiMan2011

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    Some of my most watched channels
    • NerdCubed
    • Markiplier
    • Jacksepticeye
    • Regular Car Reviews
    • Vanoss
    • I Am Wildcat
    • Mini Ladd
    • Ashens
    • Virtual Reality Racing (For VRR Indycar)
    • RACE Heads (For GTPFS NASCAR)
    • VSauce and VSauce3

    I also very sporadically upload videos to my own channel, The Tartan Quattro. Most of them are edited clips I've recorded from some of my games.
     
  27. mustafur

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    This is just crude and funny as hell, you scots are funny(warning language):
     
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    This is slowly becoming my favorite channel/streaming video if you want relaxing music or hiphop beats.
     
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    I've been watching a lot of Ted-Ed videos recently. I really like the animation and how concisely things are explained. It's kind of like [insert subject] for dummies except they deal with really specific and specialist areas.

    I want to ask, and in asking this I don't know the legal status of it, but does anyone download from YouTube? I'm talking about songs you like for a playlist or videos to keep offline, that kind of thing.
    I only ask because I used to use YT videos in my classes for the students as a reward but the internet was so sketchy at school I needed the video downloaded to avoid interruptions. Just wondering how popular downloading from YT is.
     
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  30. R1600Turbo

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    I download songs all the time to play in my car using this. It won't accept videos from official sources as I think YouTube puts something into the url to prevent it from being downloaded, but if there are multiple sources you should be able to find one that works. As far as videos, there are a few things out there but I haven't used them.