Something about – going “something” then going broke, can’t quite exactly remember the exact saying, it’s right on the tip of my tongue … perhaps someone can help me out in the comments. #CancelTheBBC is about all I have to … Continue reading Doctor Who CANCELS Its Fans #RIPDoctorWho (BBC)
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A Canadian friend of mine wasn’t able to watch a video I made on YouTube, I think because of their location. The copyright owner of the music had already taken any money earned (which I don’t care about), but Geo-limiting who can watch is a bit “pisch” as Scots would say, ie “bollocks” as British would say.
A video I tried to share of Italian doctor and nurse describing the heatbreaking situation in Italy, was taken down, I think by YouTube, because it didn’t fit the political narrative of the moderators. These kinds of messages whilst distressing, should be allowed. As far as I know it wasn’t “fake news”, I have seen other meltdowns of medical staff, working long shifts, with their lives in constant danger (Medical staff worldwide are under immense pressure) – this is real life, and IT IS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST that the public know the truth. Not censored by the “wrong think”/”wrong speak” police.
So, I’ve opened a BitChute account, which don’t do this kind of stuff (as far as I know). Kinda like YouTube used to be like for those of us that can remember 10 years back.
I don’t have any videos on my BitChute channel yet, as new channels have to go through some kind of approval system, before I (or you) can upload. It’s said to take 24-72 hours.
The primary purpose of opening the channel on BitChute is free speech. I believe people should be able to say what they want to say. Censoring for partisanship reasons, ie basically totalitarianism – is essentially the highway to hell – some seem to have forgotten lessons we learn’t under totalitarianism despot rule, in the present and not that distant past – Russia, Cambodia, China etc, and currently Venezuela. The death toll is said to be in the 100s of millions, people were murdered and some starved to death. If you need a reminder watch “The Killing Fields” or read George Orwell’s “1984”, and other works. Somewhat ironically, from what I understand Orwell was a leftist.
So, anyway, enough of my ramblings, I’m at :
And I’ve added the link to my small print below, and it will be there going forward.
Provided I do get approved, I’ll do my best to upload videos to both YouTube and BitChute and share both links.
Hope you and loved ones are safe, and stays that way during these awful times.
I didn’t know he was sick, I hadn’t seen him around for a while.
So – Get well soon Jordan Peterson, I wish you a speedy recovery and hope to see you again soon.
Jordan – Thank you for all your efforts, especially concerning helping to protect free speech, and your efforts to educate people about the real and present danger of a dystopia emerging in the west.
This is a cover version, I like this one too. I made the video with ffmpeg, m4a music file and photo I took of a Thai doll that a friend gave me at Songkran a few years ago. I blogged … Continue reading The Commitments – Try A Little Tenderness
In case you didn’t catch it the first time – here’s Spider John Koerner, one man and a guitar playing “Rent Party Rag” Genre is kinda folk/blues, and it’s a long one 10 minutes Cheers Don Charisma Continue reading Repost – Spider John Koerner – Rent Party Rag
This one’s for Leslie. She knows who she is, she’s been a good friend to me. I hope she likes the song, it’s one of my favourite ballads, which has been covered by other artists. RIP Otis Redding, we miss … Continue reading Otis Redding – Try A Little Tenderness
From 2018 – One of the best of “Bad Lip Reading” – comedy does still exist on the internet 🙂 Cheers Don Charisma Comments Comments are often welcomed, provided you can string a legible, relevant and polite sentence together. In … Continue reading “INTERROGATING ZUCKERBERG” — A Bad Lip Reading
ffmpeg is one of the most powerful video/audio enoding/decoding/etc tools out there. It’s been around for donkey’s years, and used by amateurs and pros alike.
The main downside is that it’s a command line only tool, so if you’re not willing or able to “get your hands dirty” then probably just do a next on this post. If you want to to try it out, there’s plenty of guides accessible via Google et al which will shine a light on the path for you.
ffmpeg is available for Windows, Linux and Mac. ffmpeg has codecs included for just about every photo/audio/video imaginable. As one comment I spotted online eluded – ffmpeg is very very smart, more than people give it credit for.
Continue reading “ffmpeg One Liner – Still Photo + Music File = Video File”
Recently I moved my old videos from WordPress to YouTube to free up storage space on my blog, for posting photography later.
I wasn’t quite sure how YouTube would deal with the fact that the music included in some of my videos is mainstream and copyright. I thought this was a big no no on YouTube.
As it turns out, I was wrong – it’s OK, you can post copyright music without getting banned etc from YouTube. Only thing that will happen is that the video will get marked as containing copyright music. The rub is that you won’t receive any monetization. *Nothing bad will happen.*
I thought about it for a while, and actually I don’t care, my videos would probably only clock up a few views anyway – so monetization isn’t something of any importance to me.
The other thing is videos can be set to unlisted, so they don’t appear in search. What that means is it’s just your blog viewers who can access them via the special link provided by YouTube (not shown in any search).
So copyright owner isn’t actually going to make any money from you posting the video, which is fine for me (of course if you actually wanted to give the money to the copyright owner, you can set the video as listed for search in YouTube)
So, could be a good way to share music you like with your followers – just a suggestion/tip. Might be helpful to someone. I will likely use the facility again later, as sometimes I can only find poor quality versions of pieces of music (on YouTube) I’d like to share, or I can’t find the particular mix/version that I have in my own music collection.
It’s simple to merge a single still photo with music (easiest way to do it). Or if you have video you can merge the video with music.
I think I used Photoshop to do mine. Also Avidemux I’ve used in the past – it’s free, and pretty easy to use. Plus plenty of others out there.
Feel free to leave a comment – what’s your favourite video editing software (preferably free and easy to use.) ?Especially like to hear what Linux users use for video editing, as I’m using Linux more and more these days.
Naomi Wu’s channel popped up in my YouTube feed a while back. At the time I was watching a lot of electronic, science, engineering and technical channels, so probably her channel is watched by those with similar interests. I follow … Continue reading Children’s Charity Rejects $3000 Raised By Female STEM YouTuber
One thing I’ve started to find a minor annoyance is the adverts that YouTube inject into my watching and listening experience on their site. Frustratingly, the adverts here are in Thai language, so not really relevant to me.
After a little research and some geek magic and I came across something really very useful. It’s called “youtube-dl”, and basically it’s a Linux (and Windows) tool to download YouTube videos so one can watch them locally. AND YES WITHOUT THOSE DAMN ADVERTS.
Continue reading How To Download YouTube Videos Using youtube-dl
Seems like my readers are enjoying the (recently discovered) PostModernJukebox tunes, the same as I … so Don Charisma proudly presents Robyn Adele Anderson singing Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” Continue reading Call Me Maybe
Further to Beauty And A Beat by PostModernJukebox, a reader suggested this one, which after listening to (at least thrice), I really really like …
Again I prefer this version to the “real” one … much more character here than the corporately bleached Lorde original 🙂 Continue reading Royals
Back in July, I wrote about my experiences Cartooning myself, because I wanted to show myself I could do it and I wanted to share with others my experiences. With a little free time on my hands I decided to … Continue reading Miss Charisma – Cartoonize my girlfriend, another two days of cartoonification !
How I Cartooned myself, by Don Charisma I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time, finally managed to find the right time and space to get it done. And this is what I came up with : I … Continue reading How to Cartoon Yourself (or Myself or Whatever) – Two Days of Cartoonification