Just a head's up that I've archived the Wonderful Pistachios ads on our YouTube channel since the originals went private. The recent Small Business Saturday ads for American Express are coming up soon.
As such, I wanted to take the opportunity to put a little reminder out there that we should be backing stuff like this up whenever we can. I try to get everything in HD, but I don't always catch everything. It always bums me out when these things go away and I couldn't grab it in time, so I'm hoping with everyone keeping it in mind, it will happen less.
Downloading from YouTube and Facebook are pretty easy with browser extensions, but if there's something tough to get (something that requires screen capture, for example) and it's beyond your capabilities, please post about it in the forum so someone else can help out.
(as always, please keep discussion on topic. unhelpful entries may be removed at admin's discretion)
Glad to see those Small Business Saturday ads back up again! This thread reminded me that I had been meaning to tackle the Lipton page, as a majority of the videos there have been marked as private, but back-ups have popped up on other channels. It'd be great if we could compile all of those into one video as well.
It seems that many brands will take down commercials and promos after a period of time because either (a) they want to keep their channels focused on their current products and campaigns, or (b) their licencing agreement with Disney only allowed them to use the Muppet characters for a certain period of time. Either way, best we get replacements and remove the broken video links.
As Scott pointed out, we should remember to be mindful of this and get pictures and details when we can and not just rely on embedded videos that could eventually disappear and leave our pages lacking information.
Okay, I had SportsCenter, Betty Crocker, and Underwriters Laboratories all backed up, thankfully. I had most of the Toyota spots, but there were a few I had to go looking for. Luckily I found them in good quality, but just another reminder that stuff like this can and will go away at any time.
As for the trailers and promotion, I'll dig into those later. But feel free to list the ones we need at Muppet Wiki:Videos Wanted
Scott, do you think you could capture this video and put it on the Wiki's YT page? It's the only Muppet Moment not on YT, and I think the Muppet Moments website on Disney Junior will be gone soon. So can you please capture this so we can save it? http://disneyjunior.disney.com/raisins
Not a bad idea, though Target does seem to tend to keep videos up for a good while, at least since 2015, and since they made a relative big deal out of The Toycracker (all their ads since Black Friday promoted it, plus airing it during the ABC premiere of Frozen in prime time, and even a red carpet premiere event before hand) I imagine it'll be up for a good while.
It was also for some weird reason promoted as being on the ABC app, but it's not, but I discovered every episode of The Muppets (the cancelled show from last year) is, and for free, unlike on Hulu.
I found two of the Skype videos! They were buried on my hard drive. I left the two dead links there with a note just so that we have the thumbnails and the title of the original video to help us maybe find them again somewhere.
Thanks to Julian for getting the other two Skype videos!
Also, Anthony, I finally got a better copy of Raisins, so that's going up now.
I'm starting to make my way through the currently known dead YouTube videos listed at Thread:237027... is there anything here we're still waiting on?
Also, please someone tell me they're also backing up YouTube videos. A lot of times I come across things at work, download them there, transfer them later, things get lost, I forget which hard drive they're on, I forget if I downloaded something from home or work, etc. I really hate losing good stuff and I hope it's not just me.
Scott, could you back this up? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bfc33giInDE The original version of the first episode of the EW reboot has different music and different audio for Smartie. I have a feeling once season 47 airs on PBS, Sesame will reupload this with the way it sounds now, and I want this to be archived.
Sesame Street's Instagram story has some videos from Caroll Spinney's retirement party, including a performance of "Sing." I don't know how to capture those and they tend to disappear after 24 hours, so if anyone want to grab them, do so now! (link)
Kermit singing a duet of All I Have to Do Is Dream, on Canada's The Dini Petty Show. Anyone willing to host the clip? (You'll need to crop off the start and end, I just slopped it up, unlisted, unedited.)
I backed up the Google+ Hangout videos; not gone yet, but Google Hangouts is a different beast from when our Wiki page was written, and is reportedly being phased out. Not sure how to go about updating the copy there. I only caught Google+ by accident, which lay vacant for seven years without any visual interest, and the linked Google Plus profiles were dead and inaccessible through the Internet Archive.
Jon alerted me to the fact that YouTube changed their content rules today. Not all the channels have conformed yet which means comments sections have been disabled for a lot of stuff. We would only cite such a thing if it's coming from a notable individual, but it's a reminder that not all things last on the internet and it's good to have backups of these things. I'm always surprised to see how quickly some ad campaigns get removed. The most recent one was Lactaid which is only from last May.
Yeah, visual representation is all we need for parodies/mentions, and in many cases, the content is still in reruns or on DVD so copyright concerns have been harsher and it's been a bigger issue from the getgo (why we don't have any on The Simpsons, but somehow Robot Chicken was overlooked). Exception being discussion pages for "Where is this from?" queries and since they're not actual articles, non-working links won't affect average readers anyway. Otherwise, yeah, links in tables for Muppet Mentions really shouldn't be there, unless it's an interview or something used as a source.
Checking out Videos Wanted, I can take care of the missing Lipton and SportsNation videos, and add a few more that weren't listed (apologies for a few of the social media doubles in different formats). :)
Hey Ben, thanks for making that; I had no idea where the other part came from before I found your YouTube channel. You should add the original (the video with the customizable photo frame) as well as all relevant information on what they did with it, to the Lipton page!
So, we don't know for a fact that Lipton's social media accounts (I assume) offered folks to upload a photo and a brief message to send these out to others as a video greeting?! Maybe it never came to fruition, and this is just what could've been? Does anybody know?
Looks like the composers (?) of the jingle uploaded the video -- their names: Chris Bowsher & Frances Leach.
Hey Scott, were you able to get the files? Six of the seven videos still listed on Videos Wanted were part of the dump. No pressure meant on uploading them to the wiki's channel(s) anytime soon, I just want to make sure you were able to get them!