AlienTube is a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera that solves the awful YouTube comments problem by embedding any Reddit comments about a video directly underneath the video.
This excellent talk by Hoyt Kesterson at the RSA 2013 conference deserves a lot more views than it has received.
I didn’t really think Google Takeout would let me download all of my YouTube videos, but if there are size limits, etc., Google should make those clear and give users way to work within them (for example, allowing me to select only a few of the 150+ videos I’ve uploaded). Simply telling me I can download my YouTube videos but doing so in a way that is always going to fail is not helpful to anyone.
Interesting story from Engadget about YouTube creating an API designed to allow developers to build in livestreaming from XBOX, PS3 and PC games directly to YouTube.
As Engadget notes, a feature to livestream directly to YouTube was built in to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, but it had some major limitations (aside from being a COD game, that is).
Even a feature that would capture and upload a gameplay session automatically but not necessarily livestream would be a huge step forward.
What it is about YouTube that leads the dregs of society to decide to pollute its comments section with material that makes men’s room walls look positively erudite?
The Herp Derp Browser Plugin will automatically convert all comments on YouTube to “Herp Derp” to make the more intelligent and engaging. Just click on a comment to display the actual text if you feel lucky (or crazy).
Herp Derp is available for Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera.