finally, after over a month…

I gave up. As you may or may not know, my highest hitting youtube video, a tutorial on how to control your computer remotely with an iPod Touch/iPhone, was taken down because Youtube’s contract with Warner Music Group expired. I wasn’t the only one affected: thousands of videos were removed or muted. At first, I thought “Ok, I’ll just wait for a new contract to be written up and published.” Nothing has even started to happen on this front so far, and finally, I used Youtube’s Audioswap feature to swap the audio of my video (Which was “Reset” by Mutemath) with some arbitrary electronic song from Youtube’s Audioswap library. Sadly, everyone watching my video now sees an advertisement for the song about 10 seconds into it, and the song doesn’t fit with the video any more. Fantastic.

Here is the video, with the new audio.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z17xS9xRb8

It has gotten about 500 hits since it was re-accepted yesterday, which is a good sign. I’m thinking of making a new one to fix all the mistakes in it and to give links to more recent software. 

On top of that, I’ll be putting a typed-out tutorial of this video on my website, for those who have slower connections orwho prefer to read it. Thanks to everyone who’s sent me comments on the video!

  • http://www.ryanjehs.com Ryan Jehs

    Before I dropped my phone in the biggest puddle in the world outside a bar a month ago, I had the VPN deal going on too. It was real nice, make small changes on graphics for people straight from my phone.

    • Salem

      [quote comment=””]Before I dropped my phone in the biggest puddle in the world outside a bar a month ago, I had the VPN deal going on too. It was real nice, make small changes on graphics for people straight from my phone.[/quote]

      Ahhh! That really sucks a ton. I’m sorry to hear that… hope it was under warranty!