• @Plopp@lemmy.world
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    31722 days ago

    So, instead of getting the ability to search for videos properly, with negative search terms, user defined video length spans, exact dates, sort by reverse date order etc… we get ambient mode and color search? Can someone please, for the sake of humanity and my sanity, erase this company and its parent from the planet.

    • @asdfasdfasdf@lemmy.world
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      16522 days ago

      Seriously, there was a time when Google was lauded for all kinds of awesome innovation, and joked about that you needed a PhD to even be a janitor there.

      Look at them now. They can’t even do basic search functionality anymore, and are so misguided that they put out color filters for video.

      I 100% agree they need to just stop existing at this point.

      • @vexikron@lemmy.zip
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        2322 days ago

        Arent there like Ralph from the Simpsons originating jokes about how like, this crayon tastes like yellow?

        Congrats YouTube, thank you so much.

        I can now enjoy green flavored content, fuck having a working suggestion algorithm that actually recommends interesting content, I guess I can use YouTube for what it seems to be intended for these days, as an ambient noise and color generator for my monitor and room while i actually do something else.

    • Justas🇱🇹
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      1022 days ago

      Yes it’s super weird that porn sites had that functionality for over a decade and one of the world’s largest tech companies still can’t implement those.

    • u/lukmly013 (lemmy.sdf.org)
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      1022 days ago

      I absolutely hate the ambient mode. I mean, I get it, it’s kind of my problem if I am trying to use ancient desktop, but it’s also pretty unnecessary.

      Trying to view YouTube videos on many school computers became a pain in the ass. Some are so laggy that I can’t even get to disable the ambient mode without which it would still be somewhat usable. (But hey, piped.video works.)
      Hell, even my HP 255 G7 (a fairly average office laptop with Ryzen 3 3200U) struggles with it. It gets laggy and turns into hairdryer.

      Secondly, it’s distracting.

    • @fidodo@lemmy.world
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      222 days ago

      This sounds like they made a cheap feature from data they already had, but didn’t stop to think why anyone would ever want it.

  • Mario_Dies.wav
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    12522 days ago

    With all the absurd turns YouTube and Google have taken, I’ve been looking at this for five minutes trying to figure out if this is a shitpost

    • nudny ekscentrykOP
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      8822 days ago

      It is not, there are actual colour categories at the top of the page which allow you to filter by thumbnails. This is what the Red page looks like for me:

      • Mario_Dies.wav
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        6222 days ago

        I don’t have the official app, so I choose to pretend this is a shitpost.

        Haha A++ shitpost

        • nudny ekscentrykOP
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          2522 days ago

          In my defence I use Revanced and not Newpipe only because I like to have my subscriptions and watchlist synced up between devices

      • @OrangeCorvus@lemmy.world
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        1222 days ago

        I’m really disappointed, was expecting all red videos to be those cringey red arrows pointing at irrelevant things.

          • u/lukmly013 (lemmy.sdf.org)
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            322 days ago

            I have the official unmodded YouTube app v. 18.46.41.

            Anyway, it would probably show up since it’s not a client-side thing. Could be a regional thing. Or just random testing.

            • @Vex_Detrause@lemmy.ca
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              -222 days ago

              Why do you have the official app? I can never go back to normal youtube with all the in your face ads. Soon I’ll stop using pixel phones if Google doesn’t stop forcing me to buy google drive/photos subscription.

      • @fidodo@lemmy.world
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        122 days ago

        You interacted with it, which means some ux designer somewhere is going to see the metrics and get encouraged

    • Madrigal
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      1122 days ago

      Nope, I’ve seen it myself. Cannot imagine a more useless feature.

      • @kent_eh@lemmy.ca
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        222 days ago

        Cannot imagine a more useless feature.

        Especially useless for us colorblind people…

  • @MrJameGumb@lemmy.world
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    8822 days ago

    Sounds like a new and inventive way for them to push sponsored content on you but make it seem like you had some choice in the matter

    • @Plopp@lemmy.world
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      22 days ago

      You’ve searched for Red! Here are some funny, relaxing and interesting videos from Coca-Cola, Adobe and Target!

    • Mario_Dies.wav
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      1422 days ago

      I’m sure they’ll also share their information with “content creators” so they can all start using the most popular colors and the site can become even more generic and samey

      • TheFederatedPipe
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        422 days ago

        @LinkOpensChest_wav That is actually why. I’ve heard creators talk about how YouTube is rolling this new feature now, it gives you the options to add different thumbnails with different colors to target different audience, and see which one performs the best.

        • Mario_Dies.wav
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          622 days ago

          Gods help us all.

          I wish there were an add-on to hide all monetized channels from my feed.

          • TheFederatedPipe
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            322 days ago

            @LinkOpensChest_wav I recommend to use De-Arrow is from the same creator of sponsorblock if you want to change the thumbnails and titles, it is crowdsourced.

            No channel is monetized if you are using an AdBlock. Hahahaha

            • Mario_Dies.wav
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              121 days ago

              Someone actually mentioned this to me a while ago, and I was planning to try it. Thanks for reminding me!

  • @AbsurdityAccelerator@lemmy.world
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    6722 days ago

    There are millions of youtube videos uploaded every single day. Why do I always get the exact same stuff in my recommendations? And why does YouTube shorts keep playing the same clips over and over again? Even the ones I disliked.

      • SeaJ
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        1322 days ago

        OMG thank you. I fucking hate shorts.

      • @Pechente@feddit.de
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        1022 days ago

        Oh man I needed this! Not the stupid extensions that play it in a normal YouTube window or something. I just wanna remove that crappy short form video stuff altogether.

        • Echo Dot
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          The UI for shorts is terrible. You can’t double click to fast forward, as that likes the video. Why are they inconsistent with their own player?

    • @Boy_of_Soy@lemmy.world
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      1322 days ago

      You should never dislike on YouTube. They just view it as engagement and will give it you more. To actually get rid of content that you don’t like, you need to use “not interested” in the context menu.

      This drove me crazy for a long time.

    • @Hamartiogonic@sopuli.xyz
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      221 days ago

      Because those videos give Google the best ad revenue. Who cares what the users watch all long as Google gets rich along the way.

        • @Hamartiogonic@sopuli.xyz
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          120 days ago

          Google gets more money if the video has more ads. Google also pays more in bandwidth and storage if the video is really long or high res. Also, advertisers don’t like drugs, violence or guns, whereas makeup and mobile phones are totally fine, so those videos are a suitable background for ads.

          All of these variables go into the calculation that determines the sweet spot for Google, and the search results are ranked accordingly. You may be looking for an hour long video essay on the torture methods seen in the Hellraiser movies, but Google really wants you to spend more time on 5-minute crafts instead. Actually, 30 s shorts would be even better, as long as they keep you preoccupied.

  • Flying Squid
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    6622 days ago

    I honestly cannot envision a scenario in which I would want something like this from YouTube.