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When checking the Stats for Nerds page, all impacted videos show one of three codecs -- avc1.4d400b, avc1.4d400c, or avc1.4d4016.
Videos from channels with large view counts typically use Google's VP9 codec, which is why bigger channels are not reporting this issue.
Changing the quality playback for these videos to 360p changes the codec and causes them to play back correctly without stuttering. Only 360p works; even lower quality settings use the bugged codecs and continue to stutter.
Temporary Workaround: These videos can be forced to permanently re-encode at all quality settings with a different codec by using the Enhancement module to save over the video (even if no changes are made). This is only a short-term workaround for your critical videos -- it doesn't work for very long videos (>5 Hours), and only 8 videos can be queued at a time for reprocessing this way. We will need YouTube's attention to address the underlying bug with these codecs.
The stuttering typically gets worse as a video progresses. Check your older videos for these codecs and skip ahead to see if you detect the stuttering. If you do, for now, use the Enhancement module to re-encode your most critical impacted videos.
New details will be added to this Megathread as the situation progresses.
UPDATE 07/02/2018: The issue has been acknowledged by YouTube! Thanks everyone for posting your examples and helping to research the issue in the other thread.
Here's a picture of me bascially "losing" around 400 subs within a second. Moments later it jumps back to (what I believe) my real sub count. If I look at my subscriber count from the Youtube website itself, it states that I have 9,812 subscribers, after refreshing a couple of times, it shows me that I have 10008 subscribers. It's not stuck at 10008 subscribers, sometimes someone joins the party, while 9812 has been stuck on that number for some hours now. And socialblade is basically all over the place. Was wondering if anyone else is experiencing this issue, I'm not even sure if the +1 subscriber I get is fake or not.
I noticed this bug recently on YouTube where on the Home Page it does not recommend videos i would be interested in, but instead recommends unrelated Reality TV Show channels. Also when i go into my Sub Box, it ALSO shows unrelated Reality TV Show Channels even though i am subscribed to over 400 people. Is anyone else having this problem and if so, is there a fix to it? This bug really needs to be fixed.
Synthesia is cool because you can export MIDI files and turn them into a graphical piano interface for all audiences. However, the problems begin at MIDI files. There is an epidemic of piano cover channels on YouTube who gain easy views by plugging in MIDI files of others' work and turn them into Synthesia videos. Some of these channels do it getting submissions from smaller channels that don't do Synthesia videos (Marioverehrer). This helps smaller channels a bit but still seems lazy. Others just take any MIDI files they can find (Piano Hero, MIDIes Mus) and repurpose other people's work for free views. They tend to get the files from Musescore and Noteflight. Their videos are popular and usually show up around the top of the search results. It is frustrating and sometimes infuriating that these channels get views so easily while my growth (and others, I'm sure) has been small and stagnant despite working hard to perfect every note of original arrangements and transcriptions. I refuse to do what they do because I think it's lazy and wrong. These kinds of channels are playing the system and I wish people would wake up to how pathetic it is and invest into other YouTubers who make their own arrangements.
You know all those movies you can rent?
I've only ever rented 3 movies in the years i've had Youtube, and it's always been because the movie I was looking for wasn't on Netflix.
I don't give a shit about ads, but include movies as part of Premium and I'll sign right up for a Monthly subscription.
I have never seen a comment left by pewdiepie on anyone's video except for his own. Just wondering if theres any video out there with a youtube comment from pewdiepie.
when you go to youtube.com in a desktop browser, if you click the search bar, your frequent searches from your history now pop up! The YouTube mobile apps already did this and same with google.com, so it's nice to see the desktop website 'catch up' to them :) it's nice to see the attention to detail like this
edit: apparently you have to be signed-in though
i got a five minute, unskippable ad, but it acted JUST like a video, no "The video will play after ad" or even a box with the thumbnail in it, no little "i" to stop getting that ad, so it was essentially a video of an animated clown talking about getting fired for morals or something, but it was an ad, answers?
so today i am streaming and its going well for the most part. i gain around 7 subs which is good for me. i then joke around and tell my subs to subscribe and because they love me they all unsub BUT after 5 minuets of this, my channels starts to spaz out and loose subscribers like its nothing. i was at 569 and now im at 471. this is a glitch but im wanting to know if anyone has infomation about this, Thanks! my channel is Venonymous if you want to check it out on social blade to see that im telling the truth XD
So recently I've noticed that on the sidebar of my YouTube channel, people that I have done collaborations with before appear there, as well as people I have talked about in my videos. I think it's a really neat way to find creators I'm connected with, but I'm curious: how exactly does YouTube determine what channels are "related"? Thanks in advance!