Monday, July 26, 2010

Strike 2 on cjkpopfour

Sigh... got another strike on my 4th account. This time it was from SBS for a short music performance by Sistar on KJE's Chocolate. That means I have "strikes" from 3 major Korean TV stations now: KBS, Mnet, SBS... all I'm missing is MBC.

video

Onward to the next account.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

YouTube PM Hoax?

I'm not sure if anyone even visits this blog. Anyway, I got a personal message after uploading Happy Together episode 152 last night.
Infraction

We recently noticed that you uploaded a KBS show called Happy Together. This is a violation and this is absolutely contrary to the YouTube community guidelines. Please delete all your videos called 'public bath' or we will ask YouTube to delete your account.

TheKBSofficial

WTF? I'm almost positive that this is fake. If you click on the sender's name, you get an error message that says "This channel is not available." I've gotten many strikes on my accounts from KBSi and they don't send you a warning.

I think this was sent from the same type of people that forward email hoaxes you read about on snopes. I'm not sure what motivates these people; probably their parents didn't love them enough or they were bullies/bullied growing up. I'm just hoping that they're not the snitching type and actually send an email to KBS telling them about my uploads. That would be really weird.

I'd better start another account just in case.

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Persistent...
Infraction

This is your second advertising post.

We recently noticed that you uploaded a KBS show called Happy Together. This is a violation and this is absolutely contrary to the YouTube community guidelines. Please delete all your videos called 'public bath' or we will ask YouTube to delete your account.

TheKBSofficial

What does he/she/it mean by "advertising post"? Anyways, I grow tired of this joker so I'm going to block future messages. On the 0.01% chance that this is legit, I'll just have to create another account.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dailymotion Account

I've created an account on Dailymotion. I will upload video here that cause problems at the other video sharing website.
http://www.dailymotion.com/cjkpop.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

YouTube Account FAQ

These are not really FAQs (F = frequently) since I don't get a lot of questions but the messages/comments I get all seem to ask the same things.

1. Can you subtitle xxx show?

I'm not Korean and I don't understand the Korean language. Therefore, I cannot subtitle Korean TV shows. However, I can "read" a bit of Hangul, enough to figure out the guest list for each episode.

2. Where do you get subtitled programs?

KBS World. Out of the major TV networks in Korea (KBS/MBC/SBS), only KBS subtitles their own programs. I have KBS America on my cable TV subscription which broadcasts KBS shows with English subtitles.

3. What shows do you record?

I mostly watch variety shows. Initially I was only interested in Star Golden Bell but now I also record episodes of Happy Together 3 and Invincible Youth. I'm not a big fan of boy bands so I only record Let's Go Dream Team 2 if they have girl groups as guests.

There are other shows I like to watch: Family Outing (SBS), We Got Married (MBC), Strong Heart (SBS), etc. Unfortunately, they're not KBS shows so I have to search online for fansubs too.

4. How do you record and upload shows?

I was too cheap to rent a DVR from my cable company so I record using a DVD recorder. Once the show is recorded to a DVD, I use AOA DVD Ripper to create a MPEG4 file (640x480 @768 kbps). Each hour long episode comes out to ~400MB.

To upload, I use Avidemux to split the MP4 file into ~10 minute segments. These smaller MP4 files are then uploaded to YouTube. Almost all the work is done on my Sony Vaio CR-420E notebook running Windows Vista.

5. How do I know when a specific episode is available?

Each of the shows I record has a webpage on the main KBS Korean website. Look for "방송보기" which brings up a list of episodes. Remember these are Korean broadcast dates so adjust accordingly for delayed KBS World/America broadcasts.

Star Golden Bell (new)
Star Golden Bell (old)
Happy Together Season 3
Invincible Youth (G7)
Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2

6. You're too slow! Where else can I watch these shows online?!

Whatever. I'm limited by the KBS America broadcast schedule and a full-time job so I upload whenever I have time. If you're impatient, you can try here:

Cashewmania Kpop - original Korean broadcast w/o subtities
Pikeyenny's Blog - earlier broadcast schedule (Vietnam) but occasional video quality issues
AliceChen's World - another KBS America uploader

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Strike Two on 3rd Account

My cjkpopthree YouTube account got hit with strike two today. KBS flagged and removed 10 videos; at least it only counted as one strike and not 10. Hopefully they won't flag any more, otherwise the account will be suspended. I'm trying to find another upload site to replace the missing video segments. Any suggestions?



I'm still unsure how KBS finds their videos on YouTube. These videos did not get flagged by the video fingerprint matching system... or at least I didn't get an automated notification. Maybe these were secretly flagged and KBS notified YouTube for removal at a later date. If that's the case, I wonder if trying to "hide" the videos using creative/obscure titles helps or not.

Anyway, the 3rd account only lasted for about 6 weeks. Let see how long I can keep the new account going.