HOWTO: Anonymize YouTube audio

Discussion in 'Youtube and Vimeo Problems' started by Zak McKracken, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Zak McKracken Member

    HOWTO: Anonymize YouTube audio

    Neat article (found at slashdot) analyzing YT's Audio Content ID System,
    how it works and how it doesn't; and some helpful tips on how to hide your fairuse samples from the DMCA police.

    Fun with YouTube's Audio Content ID System

    a few pointers:

    - YT ignores everything after the first 30s of the track (?)
    - Pitch or speed skew of > 5% seems to help
    - Adjusting volume doesn't (GOOGLE TOO SMRT FOR THAT TRICK)
    - Adding noise - won't work unless the noise completely ruins it
    - Playing games with phase, mono/stereo might do the trick
    - repeated infringement did not appear to result in suspension or other hijinx

    pron for audio/video geeks
    tl;dr for the rest of us

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