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On 7/16/2020 at 10:40 PM, DramatistDreamer said:

The thing is, I prefer a complete episode in one whole video uploaded and presented rather than segmented videos strung together.  If I have no other choice, I'll watch multiple clips strung together but it isn't my preferred way of watching an episode.  That particular channel that was mentioned only seems to have episodes broken up into multiple segments, which is not the most enjoyable way to watch an episode, imo.

 

ITA. Where rare vintage episodes are concerned, I am always grateful to uploaders for offering us the material in any way they can, but it's always more enjoyable to watch the episodes in full, rather than in chopped-up, sequential segments.

 

A youtube host does not acquire the rights to episodes simply by uploading them to the internet first, or even by putting his personal "watermark" on them. If another fan has a higher-quality (or a complete) copy of a specific episode, posting that one on-line as well only benefits soap viewers as a whole. Why would it even be a "problem" that two copies of the same video existed on youtube?

 

15 hours ago, BoldRestless said:

If you wanted to be absolutely sure that person couldn't see them, you could make them private and opt-in. Then you'd have to approve every single YouTube/Google account who could view your videos, so you could be certain they can't get to them. The only thing would be that would limit the scope of other posters who could see them as well. If you feel up to it, hopefully you can find a solution that works for you. I just don't understand how this person can claim to be a fan and then run off uploaders like you who are trying to share and make people happy. :( 

https://youtu.be/_j3pGmiKvxU

 

 

Right, the problem with making youtube videos "private" is that you can only allow a maximum of 50 (I believe) people to view them. Those 50 people must have youtube accounts of their own and  be authorized individually by the uploader. It's unnecessary work and inconvenience for a generous uploader whose goal was simply to share "soap goodness" with other fans.

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If P&G doesn't care (which, after a decade sure seems to be the case), why should a YouTube uploader cling so hard and fast to material that he/she neither wrote, performed in or produced?  Honestly, the only thing that would make me change my mind would be if P&G/PGN decided to start their own YT channel and post clear, digital quality (or even great analog quality) episodes on YT.  Then, I would say, "why not have one definitive channel/portal for all ATWT episodes?" Such is not the case though.

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13 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:

If P&G doesn't care (which, after a decade sure seems to be the case), why should a YouTube uploader cling so hard and fast to material that he/she neither wrote, performed in or produced? 

 

Apparently, some folks feel that if they upload an episode first and put their personal watermark on it, the episode become theirs.

 

I know. 🤔

 

I makes no sense to me, either.🙄

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20 hours ago, vetsoapfan said:

 

Apparently, some folks feel that if they upload an episode first and put their personal watermark on it, the episode become theirs.

 

I know. 🤔

 

I makes no sense to me, either.🙄

 

I guess they figure, understandably, that the work they put in transferring it and uploading it makes it really annoying when someone reuses it.

I can see both sides of the argument.

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4 hours ago, FrenchBug82 said:

 

I guess they figure, understandably, that the work they put in transferring it and uploading it makes it really annoying when someone reuses it.

I can see both sides of the argument.

 

But if another youtuber has his very own copy of the same episode, and shares that on-line, it has nothing to do with the original uploader at all.

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4 minutes ago, vetsoapfan said:

 

But if another youtuber has his very own copy of the same episode, and shares that on-line, it has nothing to do with the original uploader at all.

 Agreed.

I am speculating as to why people may take it personally and I imagine they may *assume* it is their copy that is being reshared.

I'd prefer if everybody worked together - the fandom is shrinking enough as it is - but what can you do? The Internet brings out weird things in people.

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18 minutes ago, FrenchBug82 said:

 Agreed.

I am speculating as to why people may take it personally and I imagine they may *assume* it is their copy that is being reshared.

I'd prefer if everybody worked together - the fandom is shrinking enough as it is - but what can you do? The Internet brings out weird things in people.

 

Yep, that certainly is true: the internet can be awash with...((ahem))...interesting people. 🤣

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10 hours ago, FrenchBug82 said:

 Agreed.

I am speculating as to why people may take it personally and I imagine they may *assume* it is their copy that is being reshared.

I'd prefer if everybody worked together - the fandom is shrinking enough as it is - but what can you do? The Internet brings out weird things in people.

 

There also seems to be the attitude of "I did it first", therefore anyone coming in recently has to be using whoever did it first, kind of mindset.  I don't think people like that believe it's possible that someone could wait years before posting videos but we've seen that it is possible for someone to uncover old VHS tapes that they didn't realize they'd had in their possession for decades, or even not have the time or technology until recently to convert old videos.  It's just kind of silly to me to make assumptions about the motives of someone who posts their videos on a public platform, especially over some decades old videos that nobody is truly profiting from (unless I'm missing something).

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On 7/20/2020 at 12:09 PM, DramatistDreamer said:

I don't think people like [to] believe it's possible that someone could wait years before posting videos but we've seen that it is possible for someone to uncover old VHS tapes that they didn't realize they'd had in their possession for decades, or even not have the time or technology until recently to convert old videos.  It's just kind of silly to me to make assumptions about the motives of someone who posts their videos on a public platform, especially over some decades old videos that nobody is truly profiting from (unless I'm missing something).

 

Right. It is only NOW that many of my decades-old videotapes and audiotapes are being digitized and shared on the internet, by technology-savvy people who know how to do it. Had it been left up to me, all my vintage material would probably have withered away and remained unseen by other fans, because I just did not have the equipment and the know-how to share it on-line. Thank heavens for hardworking friends who do!

 

As soap fans, we all win when we share rare or long-lost videos!

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I just watched this episode (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVwS_vhr1HE) and I have a few questions. I've never seen an episode between the Hughes wedding and Holden jumping out of the hayloft, so I'm trying to find my bearing in this era.

 

- Who is the girl with Lily and Shannon? Seems to be a friend of Lily's?
 

- Towards the end of the episode, the aforemenioned girl danced with a friend of Dusty's? I think I heard Robbie, but the audio is not great.

 

- Who were the two guys causing trouble at the party? I know Harrison Blake and Hank MacPherson were both involved in the Dusty/Lily storyline at this time, but not sure if either of those guys is either of those characters?

 

- The guy on the plane next to Marcy... is he just a random extra? Or does he have a more significant role? I think he says his name in the beginning, but I can't make it out.

 

Some other comments:

 

- The jungle sounds, telling us that we're in Montega, are... a bit much

 

- I can't be the only one who thinks that Ross Kettle looks like the 80s version of Zach Roerig? 

 

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