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Kinny Riddle
2008-06-30, 12:24
Either try clearing your cache like suggested, or try to change a browser if you have another one. It may work. (Though whenever that happens to me, they won't play back during both browsers...)


Yeah, that did the trick for now, thanks.


Now here's one of the most bizarre anime celebrity death match if I ever saw one:

Orange-kun (Code Geass) vs The White Devil (Nanoha, who else?)
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3717694

And here's Round 2
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3705167

jigenbakuda
2008-07-01, 10:11
I have a resquest, I hope you guys can answer this question better than I answered it for this gentleman... So I can explain it to him better.Okay here is the post...

"jigenbakuda wrote:Hey here is a pre nakata PV (in refrence to ami suzuki), not my style, but it might be for some of you.

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3733270

Gag Halfrunt wrote:
The video has been replaced by something else but the merchandising links at the bottom are still for Ami's CDs. Can anyone explain this?"

Okay so can anyone answer his question? I kinda answered his question, but I don't think I was thorough enough because of my sub-par japanese skills. So can someone explain to him the amazon.jp ads at the bottom and why they are not removed, even though the user chose to remove their video.

Rembr
2008-07-01, 16:29
Ichiba items are user-placed afaik. People can put Ami's CDs on a Sumo douga if they choose to. People can also remove them at will, but most of the time they won't unless they have something else they'd like to replace it with.

Also, that is a notice of a deleted douga, not a user replacement. I don't think general public can replace a douga at a specific sm#. Only thing that will have a similar effect would be if an uploader applies a jump script, but that moves the viewer to another sm# anyways.

jigenbakuda
2008-07-01, 17:16
Thanks for your reply m(__)m

Asamidori
2008-07-01, 17:56
I _think_ initially the products are added to ichiba via the tags & keywords (and/or comments) in the videos.

Also, the "manual" adding and removing of contents can only be done by Premium members.

wao
2008-07-01, 20:05
Or by the uploader, regardless of account level ;)

I think there is no automatic addition of items to the ichiba (afaik?) but when you try to add anything, the first selection of items you get is based on the tags and keywords of the video.

No wait, actually I think items can be added by normal members too... yeah I just did it again. Goodness knows I've added a few crack items to various videos (it's particularly fun looking for mobile content that fits the video). Removal, however, can only be done by Premium members. And locking of items of course only by the uploader.

mg1942
2008-07-01, 22:44
What do you guys think of my 1st nico video?:p

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3643217

mg1942
2008-07-01, 22:46
and I wonder if this was already uploaded to nico

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzE-XugfCQM

I think I died for a moment watching this:heh:

Quarkboy
2008-07-02, 08:42
Is this old news, or the beginning of the end?

http://japan.cnet.com/news/media/story/0,2000056023,20376453,00.htm

english summary:
http://zepy.momotato.com/2008/07/02/nico-douga-to-remove-fanmade-anime-videos/

So nico has agreed to take down ALL offending MAD videos? And police new ones as they are uploaded? That's a good 50% of everything that's on the site... I wonder if this is really all just for show and nothing will really change.

Wow, the comments on this current popular MAD song medley http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3822757 are really depressing... "Niconico douga, final episode" "Sayanara MAD", etc...

I wonder where dwango's headquarters are, I wonder if there'll be a protest of NEETS. Oh, wait, that's like, impossible :).

wao
2008-07-02, 09:36
I just read it on itai news as well (the crowds of people agreeing to this move make me very, very sad).

It always feels like a move too early when people declare niconico \(^o^)/オワタ, but... new video policing, widespread strict deletion? I'm wondering if this really might be the end of it (at least the niconico douga that I enjoyed going to)

The only thing left really will be approved videos, utattemita/vocaloids, gameplays (of some things), touhou/original creations and silly pointless videos of kids playing around with whatever they think is cool this time. And maybe music medleys thanks to the deal with JASRAC some time back.

I wonder if I should wait here and see if Japanese fandom collectively berates itself for being bad, bad copyright-violating kids who deserved the punishment, or stands up and goes create another more subtle website to continue sharing this sort of thing*.
I mean come on, once you open the Pandora's box of fun MADs with comments and an unique culture I can't imagine people will just shrug it off and go back to their normal lives. But since (as far as I know, which isn't much) the fans there seem particularly shit-scared of the Big Man, maybe it just won't happen?

*And also unless they do something like restrict user signups it'll just be a repeat of this all over again (but faster)...


Somehow I don't think they'll do it for show. The trend of stricter and stricter deletion the past few weeks seems to be indicating a move in this direction as well, I suppose, and since niconico really got publicized there's eyes on it all the time to have volunteer-organized "illegal video" weeding efforts.

It's kind of a shame, because I think niconico did a pretty awesome job until now taking on nifty new functions with consideration of user trends. It's still a really unique site without all the MADs but...
...well, it'd no longer be half as interesting as it was anymore.

I'd be happy if I was calling wolf this time :/

EDIT: I shall go cheer myself up with that hilarious parody of that Code Geass OP done by a bunch of adorable dame-ningens http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3830674
They finally did a full version of it! I WANT TO SEE YOUR OPPAI

Oh and if the MADs really all disappear soon where will you guys be going for your fix? Please don't tell me you're going to swear off MADs.

Quarkboy
2008-07-02, 09:55
Well, I hate to say it but youtube has a bunch of features in beta that might be really interesting.

Have you seen videos that use "annotations" there yet? It's useless to the Japanese so far since it only takes roman characters at the moment and I haven't really looked into the capabilities, yet.... but I can think the default place where people would go would be youtube for now.

To be honest, actually, I never really cared for MADs as much as I did for some of the original stuff, but there's a lot of originality out there that will be sad to see deleted, assuming that they're really going to do this.

Dwango has to realize that this will seriously harm them, if they really go through with this. A site like youtube actually had some strength with its non-copywritten videos (like "dog riding a skateboard" etc), but niconico has always subsisted on barely legal/copyright infringing material.
I find it hard to believe that they would simply agree peacefully to their own demise and have to wonder about whether this is all "tatemae" with a wink and a nod that deletions won't really change much.

Asamidori
2008-07-02, 10:33
There's really nothing Dwango can do.

If they don't remove the stuff as per the copyright holder's request, they'll face suing from them.
If they do remove the things, they face userbase leaving the site.

There's no middle ground for this, it's one way or the other.

Oh and um, yea, I don't go to Nico for MADs. >_>;

Quarkboy
2008-07-02, 11:51
There's really nothing Dwango can do.

If they don't remove the stuff as per the copyright holder's request, they'll face suing from them.
If they do remove the things, they face userbase leaving the site.

There's no middle ground for this, it's one way or the other.

Oh and um, yea, I don't go to Nico for MADs. >_>;

What Dwango could do is PAY THEM OFF. Basically make a backroom deal where they split a certain percentage of revenue with the companies and they back off and the status quo continues. This sort of large public "dead day" that's coming on July 5th is just going to end up hurting everyone more than necessary, I think.

Rembr
2008-07-02, 13:12
Is it worth the asking price, though?
And if Nico pays off one party, they'll soon be seeing myriads of others popping in to collect. Nico's numbers are in the red as it is.

Quarkboy
2008-07-02, 13:16
Check out the tags on the (very well done) MAD of various Haruhi/Lucky Star songs:

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3822757

Tags: "Niconico's Final Godly MAD", "Niconico douga's ED song", "The coming of the age of youtube superiority" and "Niconico's farewell meets here"

jigenbakuda
2008-07-02, 17:44
Okay I know this will sound stupid, but I don't understand anything. Could someone help me understand?

How do the companies lose money or have any loss at all by people making MADs of their favorite animes or by fans uploading a video of a computer rom of a game released in 1991 set to music of a thing completely unrelated to the game? For example, if an anime comes on tv (free tv) on friday night, then on saturday more people watch it on nico for free... Who lost money? Fanta? Docomo? Maybe the commercial companies, but how did the anime company lose money? If you have not released a dvd collection of your anime yet, how are you losing money by having people watch it online? And most likely the people making MADs are the same people who buy the dvds when they come out at 6,000 a pop... Because if you are willing to spend hours on making a MAD, I'm sure you already like the subject matter and probably have the dvds maybe a drama cd, or in the obsessed case maybe the OST. But I don't see why in the world nintendo would remove a video of mario, and it had no footage from any mario game I've ever played (Huge nintendo fanboy!). I can understand if its a playthru of mario galaxy, but it was a modded mario level being taken down. There have been 4 major entries into the mario series since super mario world, yet they can not up anything associated with mario, WTF. I just do not understand... Why in the world take down a PV shown on free tv? Its a promotional video, a fucking promotional video, yet you wish to stop its promotion...? So once again, I'm fine if I watch it free on my tv, but I'm not allowed to watch it free on my computer.

I just don't understand the aims of the companies. To me its like the tobacco companies are making it so smokers can't smoke inside. Like the tobbaco companies are behind the "make smokers smoke outside" movement. That is the same level of stupidness... Why do anything to displease the people who put food in your mouth?! People at nico are the life blood of the anime industry, yet it seems they are trying so hard to screw them over. Well anyways I'm just confused. Can anyone tell me why this is happening, and who is losing anything, except the fans and nico nico-ers?

Rias
2008-07-02, 18:07
I remember reading a while ago that dwango actually struck a deal with JASRAC so that using various music on the site is actually okay...but looks like they can't get out of this. They have already announced that all those videoes will be deleted after July 5th's maintainence. They will add in the feature that shows who (if it's from a group, a company, or personal) requested the videos to be taken down.

I think the problem is that MADs can be a double edged sword for those companies. There are lots of well made MADs that would generate sales by boosting people's interest, but there are also ones that make fun of the show itself (comparison series). Also, the creators might not be too happy when their works are mixed with something they don't like (ie. Aniki series), and that they have no control over.

Using the cigarette company example, it's like the cigarette company came in and say, "no more unauthroized/fan-made commericals/videos that features cigarettes". Sure there are the ones that has the cool dude and hot babe smoking a cigarette that might make you want to smoke one yourself, but there are also the ones that tells people how bad cigarettes are and such. Since they can't say "take down all the ones that make us look bad" (then you are just admitting your own faults), the only want to do is have them all taken down.

mg1942
2008-07-02, 22:24
lol at this rate (entertainment conglomerates removing MAD videos) nico may well be well flooded with "massage videos of idols" and latest rap videos:heh::naughty::naughty:

jigenbakuda
2008-07-03, 00:46
lol at this rate (entertainment conglomerates removing MAD videos) nico may well be well flooded with "massage videos of idols" and latest rap videos:heh::naughty::naughty:
lololol I would not complain, but I would not be around nico as much either. But when you are bored, comments about an idol's butt can cheer you up.Random smut, lol.
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1199000825

mg1942
2008-07-03, 02:33
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1199000825


:love::naughty::naughty::heh:

Asamidori
2008-07-03, 14:39
Gameplay videos on Nico are good. =< (Not just the videos, but the comments and all the tsukkomi.)


I really need to get back into Vocaloid... But can't stop watching Ratatosk videos...

Eviltape
2008-07-03, 14:39
If they don't remove the stuff as per the copyright holder's request, they'll face suing from them.;Never stopped Nishimura, according to Wired.com :D

Asamidori
2008-07-03, 14:43
Never stopped Nishimura, according to Wired.com :D
...I think if you refer to him as Hiroyuki, it'll be easier to understand. >_> (I went "...who?" on the last name. xD )


But yea, rather Hiroyuki's behind this or not, red number is red number. Law sue = large amount of money = if they lose, Nico gone for good.

Rembr
2008-07-03, 14:56
Never stopped Nishimura, according to Wired.com :DStop him from doing what?

Eviltape
2008-07-03, 15:19
Stop him from doing what?

His online fans may adore him, but 2channel is becoming increasingly controversial. There have been stalking incidents and suicide pacts supposedly planned through the site. (Nico Nico Douga is more supervised: Users must log in, there's a six-page agreement, and Dwango responds to takedown notices.) Nishimura's nonchalant response to complaints and libel suits probably doesn't help. "I used to show up in court," he says. "Then one day I overslept, and nothing happened. So I stopped going."

Nishimura has lost about 50 lawsuits and owes millions of dollars in penalties, which he has no intention of paying. "If the verdict mandates deleting things, I'll do it," he says. "I just haven't complied with demands to pay money. Would a cell phone carrier feel responsible when somebody receives a threatening phone call?"

Awesome stuff there.

Rembr
2008-07-03, 15:26
But aren't we talking about Dwango being sued? Isn't Nishi just a major influence on the company? I don't think he owns nor operates, much less pay for the costs incurred.

wao
2008-07-03, 20:29
What Hiroyuki does with 2ch is largely separate from Dwango's doings, I think. So him being there probably won't dictate their actions regarding this issue (if anything, it probably might have influenced their laxer standards earlier and explains why they haven't done this for so long on their own, though I doubt it)

But I think the sort of thinking - false dichotomy that says either Dwango loses or everything goes is what leads to sad events like this... I guess "keeping up with the times" to many companies just means "finding the latest places to demand removal of infringement" rather than "finding ways to coexist with obvious trends". :/ Nothing new there, happens in the West too...

Somehow I trust Dwango tried to strike a deal with these guys ala JASRAC but it didn't go through...

wao
2008-07-04, 22:13
Well, there niconico douga goes - the maintenance notice went up about 10 minutes ago and it's now a matter of waiting until 6pm to see the sparkling new clean (?) niconico douga.

I'm surprised I'm the minority in watching MADs there though, I do listen to BGMs and watch original stuff but I wouldn't have gotten so hooked onto the nico culture if it wasn't for the MADs.
What I really want to know is where the creators are going after this. I keep hearing about zoome but for one thing I hate the comment system there and I'm sure they're going to get strict in the near future; other than that I heard of this site called ParasiteStage, which seems like a video aggregator + comment overlaying service, but it runs on Silverlight and I don't want to install it unless I'm desparate...

I suppose there's always youtube (to some extent)
I will still visit nico for any music-related videos though, thanks to it I've found some obscurish songs by zabadak and discovered artists through medleys containing the type of songs I like.

Rembr
2008-07-04, 22:26
I go for game jikkyous and occasionally check top-rankers. Hopefully games are still a haven spot, I have a couple series that I want to see through.

kurukuru
2008-07-05, 02:34
According to yesterday's Niconico big conference, a lot of new function are to introduce.
Niconico Big Conference was a event held July 4th, where president of Dowango, Hiroyuki and new adviser Natuno (who created I-mode system in Docomo) announsed a new dimention of Niconico Douga.

Niconi comunity, Niconi commons, New Niconico Movie Maker, German and Spanish version, Nicowari Questionnaire,@BGM function and so on were refered in this event.

If you want to know the details of these above, I'll write down later.

What was important in this event was to deal with Mad Movie.
The other day, Dowango agreed with 3 groups(The Association of Japanese Animations, Japan Video Software Association and Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan) about eliminating movies violating copyright.
Based on this, many users expect that Niconico Douga will fall into decline because what has been developing this Internet Site are Mad movie and Anime.

In the conference, the president of Dowango declered his personal opinion on this agreement.
He said he granted the influence of Mad movie and was going to keep discussing this problem.

Wait and see New Niconico!!

Rikimtasu
2008-07-05, 02:56
New title for niconico...
ニコニコ動画(夏)
Niconico(Summer)
Summer have come?
And they will done it on 18.00 at japan time.Let see how many video might be deleted*cough*

Asamidori
2008-07-05, 03:34
Nicopedia (as what I call it) article on Nico Nico Douga (Summer) (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E3%83%8B%E3%82%B3%E3%83%8B%E3%82%B3%E5%8B%95%E7%9 4%BB%28%E5%A4%8F%29).

New services:

Niconicommunity

You can set videos to only be uploaded/played/commented by community members. It will use a different "thread" (xml file) than the normal comments, so members can have in-group discussions on the video without having to worry about bothering others.
The community can be setup by a premium member. Joining the community requires either having an invitation sent to you or applying for it on the community's page.
Having premium members in the community will increase the total people that can join the community.


NiconiCommons

Something about copyright holders uploading "raw materials" to NiconiCommons, and others can download those "raw materials" to use for secondary creations.

The "legal" way to make MAD?


For the others, please refer to kurukuru's post.

kurukuru
2008-07-05, 04:13
NiconiCommons

Something about copyright holders uploading "raw materials" to NiconiCommons, and others can download those "raw materials" to use for secondary creations.

The "legal" way to make MAD?

Adittion
・In this site, we are allotted ID number of our respective works.
・Thanks to this ID, you can identify your material in another movies using your ones.
・Copyright giver can set and vary using conditions by themselves freely under decided rules.
・Providing API, Niconicommons enable another sites' materials ,additton to Smile Video, to be available.

Rias
2008-07-05, 04:19
Nicovideo is now accessible...but surprisingly, quite abit of MAD videos survived? Perhaps they didn't start deleting yet...?

wao
2008-07-05, 04:30
Yeah! All those old Matsuda series MADs were deleted not too long ago, but the Figure@Yagami Light one is still there... In fact almost all the MADs I was watching before 12noon JPT aren't deleted! I am incredibly relieved (For now). I did hear that they didn't do any deletions during the maintenance and they'll only start doing it from now on..

I suppose it's impossible for them to delete everything within a few hours huh. Or let's just hope they really DID manage to strike a compromise.

Arr, they changed the URL for the nicowari thing though, better change my AdBlock because I can't stand the jihou thing.

Woohoo at normal members being able to submit h264 vids though! Finally!

Now to figure out this community thing :/ I would soooo join a zabadak or Akino Arai one...

Quarkboy
2008-07-05, 06:00
And all 8 episodes of Lucky Star's english dub (which were uploaded the other day in very nice h.264 quality) are still there
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3848487

Actually watching the Japanese reactions to the english dub is quite hilarious/informative.

And how long has Miyuki's nickname been "Mi-WIKI"? I presume because she's always spouting random facts about things?

Rembr
2008-07-05, 10:47
And how long has Miyuki's nickname been "Mi-WIKI"? I presume because she's always spouting random facts about things?She's been called that since the first showings.

It seems that maintenance was only for getting Nicommunity et al online. Which is good news for the time being.

Farplaner
2008-07-05, 10:50
And the School Days jikkyou live commentary video is still alive :D

Rembr
2008-07-05, 10:52
The lolicom one?

Oh, the Winning Eleven.

kurukuru
2008-07-05, 13:21
Kadokawa allow officially in youtube.
And they are gonna talk with Niconico.
So Kadokawa Mad movies will survive this plight.

Quarkboy
2008-07-05, 13:52
Kadokawa allow officially in youtube.
And they are gonna talk with Niconico.
So Kadokawa Mad movies will survive this plight.

But their official statement was that they would have to "approve" each video. So if your video isn't approved it would be removed.

A lot of concern I have about this approval model is that a large percentage of MADs are cross-overs. Like the recent popular one which is Fullmetal Alchemist X FF VI...

If Kadokawa's system was applied there, Squaresoft would have to approve it along with, uh... whoever owns fullmetal alchemist. But would Squaresoft approve their characters appearing in an anime they didn't own? No way!

Basically if Kadokawa's model comes into effect all MADs would have to involve only one company's properties. (Although with Kadokawa itself, it seems like a lot of them are intra-Kadokawa, so all those lucky-star/haruhi MADS would be okay).

Asamidori
2008-07-05, 14:39
Now to figure out this community thing :/ I would soooo join a zabadak or Akino Arai one...
Only if someone actually made a community for that.


I wonder if someone's gonna make an English community. =X

kurukuru
2008-07-05, 15:12
But their official statement was that they would have to "approve" each video. So if your video isn't approved it would be removed.

If Kadokawa's system was applied there, Squaresoft would have to approve it along with, uh... whoever owns fullmetal alchemist. But would Squaresoft approve their characters appearing in an anime they didn't own? No way!

Basically if Kadokawa's model comes into effect all MADs would have to involve only one company's properties. (Although with Kadokawa itself, it seems like a lot of them are intra-Kadokawa, so all those lucky-star/haruhi MADS would be okay).

I know what you want to say.
But in light of the current copyright situation, they impose us another restrictions in making Mad.
What I think is intreresting is that they might ignore almost all possibility relevant to their profit and users' antipathy.
They have't decleared their clear stans toward Mad movies except for elimination, so I can't say criticize them loudly.
I want them to clarify their thought.

In terms of this, Kadokawa responsed by means of Approval.
It is one step to establish new rules I think.
Mad is not legal work. So rules are needed.
But I have to say current situation is not suitable for Mad makers and Copyright givers.

Anyway, further talk is necessary.

wao
2008-07-05, 21:21
Only if someone actually made a community for that.


I wonder if someone's gonna make an English community. =X

Well duh... Anyway someone's made an Akino Arai one within hours of the community system starting and I joined that immediately! :D I ended up joining a bunch of others, today I suppose I'll comb through the list and see if there are any more interesting ones.

And we've entered 6th of July for some time now and a lot of videos are still entirely undeleted! In fact, people seem to be pushing their luck by getting the most obviously delete-worthy stuff into the rankings (go away Hisamoto! I mean Air-moto)

I'm waiting to see what sort of concessions the copyright holders will allow. As Quarkboy says it's difficult when other copyright holders are involved and a lot of MADs are like that, but at least if the MADs using one copyright holder's stuff have a possibility of being really and truly accepted (as long as they're approved) that's a real step forward.

Meanwhile I'm rejoicing that the guy behind one of the first videos (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm168118) that hooked me to niconico, Uzai Voice, is baaaaaaaaaack! His latest one is a take on that Yandere no Imouto (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/%E3%83%A4%E3%83%B3%E3%83%87%E3%83%ACCD%E3%81%A8%E4 %BC%9A%E8%A9%B1%E3%81%95%E3%81%9B%E3%82%8B%E3%82%B 7%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC%E3%82%BA) thing with a American comedy spin. Personally I still think that video I linked is his masterpiece (I'll never look the same way at OGASAWRRRRA SACHIKO again) but this one wasn't bad either. I lol'd for real a number of times... I'd have liked it if he included those "awww" tracks in addition to the ubiquitous laugh tracks (I love how everyone's going HAHAHAHAHA instead of wwwww, and it's not a filter)
And I'm surprised he's actually only 20, I thought he'd be 25 or above for some reason.

edit: while I'm here I might as well mention that the Shoutoku Taishi x Yandere no Imouto thing is fantastic http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3815075

Asamidori
2008-07-05, 21:37
Niconicommunity - All community starts with 5 members, and each premium member that joins will increases total allowed members by another 5. (I was thinking of starting an English community, but there probably won't be any other premium members to help increase the allowed members so I guess not.)

Not exactly ZABADAK, but close enough. 民族音楽 (http://com.nicovideo.jp/community/co2039)

Dawnbringerz
2008-07-05, 23:59
And we've entered 6th of July for some time now and a lot of videos are still entirely undeleted!

Maybe they spent their time laughing at all the MADs, and couldn't bring themselves to pressing the DELETE button.

wao
2008-07-06, 01:13
Niconicommunity - All community starts with 5 members, and each premium member that joins will increases total allowed members by another 5. (I was thinking of starting an English community, but there probably won't be any other premium members to help increase the allowed members so I guess not.)

Not exactly ZABADAK, but close enough. 民族音楽 (http://com.nicovideo.jp/community/co2039)

Well a lot of zabadak fans seem to be older (considering zabadak's peak period was also more than a decade ago), and a lot more are likely to have premium accounts, so I guess one of these days there will be one. A lot of the groups I joined had enough space so I suppose there were enough premium members helping out...

I wish I didn't go through the "you are accepted" notifications so fast though, you can't see them again once you confirm them and I only realised with one of the communities I joined that the owner sometimes puts in messages - I got one where the owner noticed I was foreign and recommended some artists but now I can't remember what they are and can't see the message anymore.

I'd totally join a English-speaking members group or something, except I guess there'd be very few premium members who can join...
Apparently they're makign an English and Spanish (or was it German) version of the site soon, but I don't know if they still don't accept foreign credit cards as payment. I don't personally own one so I can't check, but anyone knows?


Oh and by the way the guy who made that Niconico words in English video, xaky, already set up a community here: http://com.nicovideo.jp/community/co1690

Asamidori
2008-07-06, 04:17
I heard there's gonna be an English version? But I can't really seem to find it anywhere (my friend said it was in that conference) and I didn't really bother looking the source up...
And Niwango haven't changed their help page yet, so I assume they're still not accepting oversea credit cards.


...who? ^^;

green0tea
2008-07-06, 12:27
Supposedly the english version will be for the video player only, instead of a full site-wide translation like the Spanish and German versions.

wao
2008-07-06, 20:12
I can't find those Spanish/German/English/whatever versions of the site either, but they most certainly mentioned it... http://blog.nicovideo.jp/niconews/2008/07/001368.html#world

But although they mention it being the "player", I think they intend to extend the translations to the basic funcitons of the site including categories, tag sorting functions and help pages - because they mention that too, and compare it with the Taiwanese version where such parts of the sites were changed (okay I don't know about the help pages).

I posted the xaky link because it was mentioned earlier in the thread btw. The guy translates some popular phrases in niconico into English. Niwango also linked to it once. http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3683816 I wonder when he'll put out a part 2...

green0tea
2008-07-07, 10:30
For those looking for an English community, here's one: http://com.nicovideo.jp/community/co2649

... And that Japanese text doesn't mean anything close to the english text ._.

Farplaner
2008-07-07, 10:36
Hmmm... the new Zero no Tsukaima season episode one has been alive for almost a day now without getting deleted... Strange how they determine what gets deleted and what not...

Shiratamadango
2008-07-08, 08:47
Hmmm... the new Zero no Tsukaima season episode one has been alive for almost a day now without getting deleted... Strange how they determine what gets deleted and what not...

Found out all the episodes of the other seasons have also been alive for more than 3 months.
Very strange...

WanderingKnight
2008-07-08, 09:43
Talking about copyright infringement when it comes to reusing another person's content... I'd never thought American law would have made more positive progress in these respects than Japanese law, but it seems making MADs (even making profit out of them!) would become legal in the US... (http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/07/08/1245204)

I wonder if this interpretation really does cover MADs (EDIT: thinking about it, the copyright holders are Japanese, so there's a fair chance of it not applying at all), and how it can affect the Japanese companies' take on it (not too strongly, I presume, but you can always hope). Even though we can only expect US courts to defend those with enough money to be considered "important", well...

wao
2008-07-10, 08:42
I must be in a minority with this, but THIS video had me laugh harder than I have in more than a month (seriously, I've got stitches and I think I need to take a few breaths)

Yandere imouto CD x the Japanese Pokedex voice
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3900435

For some reason this has me in FITS. I can't stop laughing. Why?!!??!

Somebody hook me up with Zubat... I mean Vaporeon.

And woohoo, it's Niconico All Stars ala the Halfby Rodeo Machine PV... updated to version 2! http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3904370

Personally I still prefer the old version though, it felt more synced (oh, it was by a different author huh) Look at the URL of the old version and compare with the new one though, it's a miracle... http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm390439

Still, it's awesome to see all the newer things featured in the new video, and I love the touch of green 'w's as grass :D

Rembr
2008-07-10, 14:48
Does anyone know if dougas within communities bypass copyright deletion?

bayoab
2008-07-12, 00:04
10 hours left: (Ends at midnight JST)
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/za3828195 (ペンギン娘はぁと(祭) 公開コメント収録 本番編)

I won't bother explaining what it is just so it doesn't get random english spammers.

jigenbakuda
2008-07-12, 01:18
10 hours left: (Ends at midnight JST)
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/za3828195 (ペンギン娘はぁと(祭) 公開コメント収録 本番編)

I won't bother explaining what it is just so it doesn't get random english spammers.


Not sure, I couldn't read all of the kanji, I don't understand the public comments or whatever, but it seems like the creators of the show upped it, thats really cool if they did. But that anime is awesome! I want to see more of that. penguin musume wa ato... is it? I must research this, and the nico thread has lead to another one of my potential obsessions... But seriously what was with all the pad comments? "pad naga" is one I remembered I'm sure it was talking about eyepatch chick, but can't connect the dots.


Edit:
forgot to talk about that ed... piko piko, I love it... this seres is vast quantities of win...

Rembr
2008-07-12, 01:50
It's actually a Nico-exclusive show that is getting an airtime. And on that airtime, they're airing with comments that gets posted on the video.

I heard the show was bad, but I guess this deal is kind of fun.

Asamidori
2008-07-12, 09:26
Reminds me of the omode version of Druaga's first episode, where they imitated Nico comments flying through the screen during one part of the episode. xD

wao
2008-07-12, 10:52
Or that Oh! Edo Rocket episode somewhere in the later half of the series where this dude had to bat off a stream of silly comments (I think they said 自重しろwww and stuff like that) :D That was great cos it was when niconico was still limited-access and still very very much an otaku thing, if I'm not mistaken... Now I wouldn't be surprised at all to see niconico being incorporated into anime.

But I can't believe they're really going to put the comments on the TV airing... Any video with overlaid comments must have the option to switch them off IMO, and I'd feel awfully odd watching it on TV and being unable to turn the comments off when I like to.

Rembr: Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think any video that can be seen in communities has to be available to the public outside of the community as well (i.e. you can only make a video available to yourself, or to everyone) - it's just that in the community it has its own comment space. So since everyone can see it it's treated like any other video with regards to copyright infringement... I think.

Frankly speaking it makes sense to allow videos to be viewable only within communities (it would work especially well for "fanclub" communities where members can see the preview of a new video... although it would be the start of clear-cut segregation in niconico, whether it's a good thing or not)
I wonder if they haven't implemented that option yet...

jigenbakuda
2008-07-12, 13:08
It's actually a Nico-exclusive show that is getting an airtime. And on that airtime, they're airing with comments that gets posted on the video.



Oh really, well then the original poster of the penguin musume post could of translated it then, lol. I'm the only one in this thread who can't read japanese, and I wouldn't spam....


Well anyways I posted a new video yesterday and it got some interesting tags on it (by the viewers). And I don't understand some of them at all...okay the the uploader is sick series うp主は病気シリーズ, which I'm sure its for a reason, but I don't know why. The rest of the tags are made up gag tags, but that one... I don't understand. I watched some of the other ones... but I didn't understand why they were tagged like that...

Also someone left a comment saying "うp主は病気なの?", so I guess that's how it started, but tat person did not make the tag... because the tag appeared much later... (in the morning)

anyways here is my video (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3934130), maybe that will help explain...

bayoab
2008-07-12, 14:27
Okay, explanation time now.

Expanding on this:
It's actually a Nico-exclusive show that is getting an airtime. And on that airtime, they're airing with comments that gets posted on the video.

I heard the show was bad, but I guess this deal is kind of fun.

On nico, there are two anime that are officially uploaded and are considered to air on the Niconico anime channel (http://anime-ch.nicovideo.jp/): Penguin Musume Heart (http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=62523)(PMH) and Candy Boy.

For PMH, they do a number of non-standard things. The staff credits have in-jokes written on, they leave in unfinished animation without trying to pass it off as finished, they add a number of internet culture in-jokes, etc. So it seems the creators have decided that, since they got a over the air timeslot on TVK, they would put select nico comments on the show. The video I linked to was the "submission form" of sorts for suggestions of what to put on the broadcast version. They are letting the fans comment up the commercials too (was linked to in the description and the @jump). The catch is they are going to select which comments go on and there is the obvious "don't submit stuff we can't air". I wonder if they are going to focus more on AA or comments.

And yea, the show isn't great or anything, but it is much better than I thought it would be and has actual penguins (see the op) while the other penguin show (penguin no mondai) was horrible and unwatchable.

Oh really, well then the original poster of the penguin musume post could of translated it then, lol. I'm the only one in this thread who can't read japanese, and I wouldn't spam....
Now, the reason I didn't translate it was because I had noticed that some english speakers had already got their hands on it and were posting the typical nonsensical crap that happens when 4chan gets their hands on a video. There were some amusing ones like the G-gundam(?) comment though.

must research this, and the nico thread has lead to another one of my potential obsessions... But seriously what was with all the pad comments? "pad naga" is one I remembered I'm sure it was talking about eyepatch chick, but can't connect the dots.
It was talking about the eyepatch maid (Maguro). Looks like Touhou fans comparing how similar she looks to some Touhou character. (Waits for the resident Touhou fan to correct this...)
Nico encyclopedia for PAD長 (Padchou) (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/Pad%E9%95%B7)

jigenbakuda
2008-07-12, 15:08
It was talking about the eyepatch maid (Maguro). Looks like Touhou fans comparing how similar she looks to some Touhou character. (Waits for the resident Touhou fan to correct this...)
Nico encyclopedia for PAD長 (Padchou) (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/Pad%E9%95%B7)

http://dic.nicovideo.jp/oekaki/504.png

OH OH Oh,lolololololol so fucking funny, that character they are comparing her to is sakuya the knife throwing maid of remilia scarlet the "scarlet devil". When I saw the comparison pic (well not comparison, but the pic above that I compared), I lolol'd so loud. Man thats funny. I do not read the doujinshi manga, so I'm not sure about her personality, but that picture above is a good enough comparison for the 2 characters.

But they had a joke that was posted on here a while ago, it was a spoof of world of the golden eggs, but used touhou chareacters. They kept saying pad ja nai, it was funny because of the original bra ja nai (from WotGE), but now I understand, lololol. It was called World of the golden touhou (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm2352975). I would gladly reintroduce this vid on this thread, it was such a good parody on the awesome series that was WotGE.


Edit: here is the original World of the golden eggs (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3286162) skit. You can see how ridiculous the parody was, even if you know nothing about touhou.. its still funny! They copied the scene so well!

wao
2008-07-13, 09:02
Wow, now this was one sort of video I had always imagined but never seen:

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3590976

What happens if you play back ALL the comments a video (the re-re-upload of Aitsu koso ga Tennis no Oujisama) has ever gotten in one go. It's chaotic and also pretty much unviewable in Economy mode.
And THIS is the true meaning of comment danmaku! j/k

It's so grin-inducing to see all the soramimi appearing at the right time, and the colours as well (green for Hakusai, yellow for the C-1000 bit, etc)

When I first joined niconico I actually thought this would happen to videos, obviously old comments would stop being displayed - and good thing they do, duh!

jigenbakuda
2008-07-13, 10:32
No matter how many times I see (or hear) that prince of tennis musical, I can not help but laugh. I think that with all the parodies I've seen, it gets more funny. Why did they make that musical? I didn't really even like the utena musical (even though its my favorite series), so maybe I'm biased, but I think they are more funny than anything else. But that single scene from the musical, its too funny. I can not listen to it without thinking you are the prince of penis, lol....


Edit: No one has heard of the うp主は病気シリーズ??? I'm drowning here....

Quarkboy
2008-07-13, 10:51
No matter how many times I see (or hear) that prince of tennis musical, I can not help but laugh. I think that with all the parodies I've seen, it gets more funny. Why did they make that musical? I didn't really even like the utena musical (even though its my favorite series), so maybe I'm biased, but I think they are more funny than anything else. But that single scene from the musical, its too funny. I can not listen to it without thinking you are the prince of penis, lol....


Edit: No one has heard of the うp主は病気シリーズ??? I'm drowning here....

I've heard of it... basically, anything that seems to be uploaded by a person with odd sense of humor and/or sick/twisted taste tend to get that tag. Not neccesarily an insult, the most famous one was this one
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm974451
a video remix of Marisa stole that precious thing focusing entirely on Mikuru's bouncing breasts.

Farplaner
2008-07-13, 14:30
I've heard of it too. They're usually so twisted that they're quite funny...

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm1399473

Hatsune Miku's "oppai" (breast) song...

jigenbakuda
2008-07-13, 15:09
Wow they are really playing with my tags... Like I can not believe how many tags they have put on, taken down and created for my video. I guess the "changing" of tags is a popular activity on nico... What are the funniest tags you guys have come across?


I've heard of it too. They're usually so twisted that they're quite funny...

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm1399473

Hatsune Miku's "oppai" (breast) song...

Most epic miku song I ever heard... Miku and an orchestra singing about oppai.... oppaipai, lololol, man thats great stuff.

Izayoi
2008-07-13, 15:48
It was talking about the eyepatch maid (Maguro). Looks like Touhou fans comparing how similar she looks to some Touhou character. (Waits for the resident Touhou fan to correct this...)
Nico encyclopedia for PAD長 (Padchou) (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/Pad%E9%95%B7)

Fabulous meme I had to LOL TOUHOU HJACK.

wao
2008-07-13, 20:16
うp主は病気シリーズ is more of a comment at the quality of the video than a series per se I think. My favourite one that's above that is 現代医学の敗北シリーズ (Failure of modern medicine series). For a while I think I remember seeing うp主は病院から逃げ出したシリーズ or something like that (uploader escaped from the hospital)

I just love the taste of these funny tags ;) Just like during the Cheetahman boom there was もっと豹化されるべき and 原作エイプ. Heheheh.


And awwww crap, I had gotten the notifications for it but forgot until I looked at today's rankings... It's Aniki Day.

Guess I'll stick to just listening to BGMs for today...:heh:

Asamidori
2008-07-14, 10:41
I guess the "changing" of tags is a popular activity on nico... What are the funniest tags you guys have come across?
A certain video that's now deleted had gone through 500+ tags during the time it was up.

The fun tags are usually relative to the video/series, so they may not really make much sense to other people who never watched the video before or isn't familiar with what they're referring to. Some of the ones I thought was funny and actually noted them down:

Tales of the Abyss anime PV: 期待と不安が超振動 | 豚ザルの真意が分かる動画
ToS: Ratatosk pre-order DVD: ロイド終了のお知らせ | 死んでません! | そんな眼鏡 | 父さんはっちゃけすぎ

Shimo's Kumikyoku utatte mita: 自作自演

Anime episode with Kugimiya in it: くぎゅううう | くぎゅうううう | くぎゅううううう | くぎゅうううううう | タグ自重しろw | 苦牛 | サーセンww

April 1st: 運営コメの暴走 | ニコニコの逆走

Short version of a vocaloid song: 激しくフル希望 | 激しくないけどフル希望 | 微妙にフル希望 | つまりフル希望

Quarkboy
2008-07-14, 11:25
My favorite tags are unique to some of the Final Fantasy X playthroughs recorded by that girl... They normally refer to something that happens in that particular segment, e.g.

"Tsundere-Auron"
"takarabako>>>>>>>Yuuna>>>>>>>>advancing the plot"
"minna ii hito da!"

things like that :)

Well they are funny in context. I'm totally addicted towatching those playthroughs, up to like 21 now or so.

Rembr
2008-07-14, 13:27
Suama right?

She does good editing, cutting away a lot of the mundane parts out of the game so I can enjoy FFX's storyline without having to play it myself.

I also recommend Ruutsu's Chrono Trigger. That man's ability to talk is unbelievable.

Quarkboy
2008-07-14, 14:01
Suama right?

She does good editing, cutting away a lot of the mundane parts out of the game so I can enjoy FFX's storyline without having to play it myself.

I also recommend Ruutsu's Chrono Trigger. That man's ability to talk is unbelievable.

Yes! I've been watching it... If you see a few english "Stop writing novels!" that's me :)

jigenbakuda
2008-07-14, 22:54
ohhh could you guys please give me a link to the "Ruutsu's Chrono Trigger" and the "Suama Final Fantasy X" I don't get sick of watching chorontrigger playthrus. I watching one now of a guy called perfume fan, lol. He is naming the characters to be the members of perfume, he's funny too... I want to see his whole series.. but I don't think he upped the whole thing.

Rembr
2008-07-14, 23:03
ルーツ http://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/7411259 I highly recommend his other major series too.

すあま http://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/6434915

Shinsuke is also a worthwhile mainstream choice. Eboun is also good, especially at the beginning... but unfortunately they are deleted.

jigenbakuda
2008-07-14, 23:12
ルーツ http://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/7411259 I highly recommend his other major series too.

すあま http://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/6434915

Shinsuke is also a worthwhile mainstream choice. Eboun is also good, especially at the beginning... but unfortunately they are deleted.

Thanks a million!

jigenbakuda
2008-07-15, 20:07
I thought this was rather cool... Here is kanipan singing in karaoke (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3964234). I really liked it, but I'm a kanipan fanboy... so its not fair to ask my opinion.

Dawnbringerz
2008-07-16, 10:53
I thought this was rather cool... Here is kanipan singing in karaoke (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3964234). I really liked it, but I'm a kanipan fanboy... so its not fair to ask my opinion.

I'm not really at the level of her fanboy (though I do like most of her songs), but I have to say that the video is Really Awsome!! Kanipan looks really cute in that dress. And she sings Haramaru Sensation very well too.




....and I found this while browsing the Hanamaru Sensation tag
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm1260593
Some of you guys might want to cover your eyes before proceeding.
/hidden !!!!!!!! :D

Rikimtasu
2008-07-17, 08:01
More reason to love firefox.
NicoWatch Tools - Greasemonkey
http://blog-imgs-22.fc2.com/w/k/t/wktklabs/nicowatchtools_sample.jpg
http://wktklabs.blog98.fc2.com/blog-entry-1.html
Download H.264 video from niconico=WIN

jigenbakuda
2008-07-17, 10:38
I have recently joined a couple of communitoes on nico and I found out somethings, which are interesting. lolWell really just 1. When you add a video to the community they erase all the comments you had before. Its interesting seeing a video with 16,000 views and no comments.

Anyways I found this awesome biohazard 3 play-thru (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1215420004). Its so funny. Its this girl who (I guess) is japanese and she is using english in her play-thru, lol since she is studying it. "Oh stalker-san", lol. Its too funny. But I found this in the english (http://com.nicovideo.jp/community/co2649) nico nico douga community. Uhm... I believe someone already linked to it before, but just incase you would like to join (to all you lurkers) I posted it again.

Anyone know what the level is on the communities? Is it the amount of premium members in a particular group?

Edit:
Actually I was mistaken. It appears that there are 2 separate comment sources, when you put a video into a community, you create another source of comments for people in that community, so it does not delete the old comments, it just creates another place for group member comments to go. But the mylist and video views are the same for both videos. But there are a couple of options for someone adding their videos to a community. I can not fully translate, but I know they allow the freedom of comments and people who can watch them.

再生は全員可、コメントは全員可。
再生は全員可、コメントはメンバーのみ可。
再生は全員可、コメントは全員不可。
再生はメンバーのみ可、コメントはメンバーのみ可。
再生はメンバーのみ可、コメントは全員不可。

Farplaner
2008-07-17, 18:00
More reason to love firefox.
NicoWatch Tools - Greasemonkey
http://blog-imgs-22.fc2.com/w/k/t/wktklabs/nicowatchtools_sample.jpg
http://wktklabs.blog98.fc2.com/blog-entry-1.html
Download H.264 video from niconico=WIN

The nicomimi link didn't work for me... Hopefully I'll be able to install this! It looks great.

Rikimtasu
2008-07-17, 21:00
The nicomimi link didn't work for me... Hopefully I'll be able to install this! It looks great.

Nicomimi link work well for me...
Are you using IE or what?

Farplaner
2008-07-17, 21:19
Works for me now - the site must have been down earlier.

wao
2008-07-18, 02:46
Taiwan Niconico (http://tw.nicovideo.jp/).

Spanish Niconico (http://es.nicovideo.jp/).

German Niconico (http://de.nicovideo.jp/).

Where's English, goddammit?!
Afraid that putting it in English will open it up to a good half of the world?
I wonder why Spanish and German though...

Quarkboy
2008-07-18, 02:56
Taiwan Niconico (http://tw.nicovideo.jp/).

Spanish Niconico (http://es.nicovideo.jp/).

German Niconico (http://de.nicovideo.jp/).

Where's English, goddammit?!
Afraid that putting it in English will open it up to a good half of the world?
I wonder why Spanish and German though...

Actually I suspect that they fear adding english will put a spotlight on the site and its contents from the US in particular. Japan views the US as the most puritanical country in the world, basically, and they might well be right in being fearful of having the certain groups in america scanning through their "contents" and calling foul. It might also be because they are in negotiations with companies to be purchased and don't want any controversy marring those things.

Depressing, I know, but I can see their position. They have little to fear from a taiwanese, germna, or spanish portal, though.

Asamidori
2008-07-18, 03:07
Anyone know what the level is on the communities? Is it the amount of premium members in a particular group?
The amount of premium members in the comm. I think it's one level per premium member?

wao
2008-07-18, 03:22
I guess you're right about that Quarkboy. When it's available in English it's opening a huge can of worms... Well, I'm not really complaining and to be honest it'd stay best like this without inviting trouble. There's enough tutorials on how to use niconico out there in English anyway.

I also noticed they finally put in messageboards in the communities (yahoo!) and they let you specify where you live overseas... :cool: Singapore is an option! Yeah! Now my account is painfully obvious since I made it public.

bayoab
2008-07-18, 06:24
Even stranger is the nico viewer window is in english on the Spanish and German sites. Only the menus and other options aren't.

Meirin
2008-07-18, 06:58
Some of the ones I thought was funny and actually noted them down:

Shimo's Kumikyoku utatte mita: 自作自演


Hah, that's pretty funny. Must check out the videos with that tag. :D

It's interesting how they've gone with Spanish and German sites. I guess English and French would have given them far too much exposure.

wao
2008-07-18, 11:13
Wow, they even have separate tags for the foreign versions. It makes sense, sure, but it's kinda confusing...

Today's top video has all these tags :eyespin:

音楽 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/%E9%9F%B3%E6%A5%BD)百 (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E9%9F%B3%E6%A5%BD)[jp] MEIKO (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/MEIKO)百 (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/MEIKO)[jp] 咲音メイコ (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/%E5%92%B2%E9%9F%B3%E3%83%A1%E3%82%A4%E3%82%B3)百 (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E5%92%B2%E9%9F%B3%E3%83%A1%E3%82%A4%E3%82%B3)[jp] 斜め上P (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/%E6%96%9C%E3%82%81%E4%B8%8AP)百 (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E6%96%9C%E3%82%81%E4%B8%8AP)[jp] 星間飛行 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/%E6%98%9F%E9%96%93%E9%A3%9B%E8%A1%8C)百 (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E6%98%9F%E9%96%93%E9%A3%9B%E8%A1%8C)[jp] diva (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/diva)? (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/diva)[es] reina (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/reina)? (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/reina)[es] vocaloid (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/vocaloid)百 (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/vocaloid)[es] 超電脳アイドル☆メイコちゃん (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/%E8%B6%85%E9%9B%BB%E8%84%B3%E3%82%A2%E3%82%A4%E3%8 3%89%E3%83%AB%E2%98%86%E3%83%A1%E3%82%A4%E3%82%B3% E3%81%A1%E3%82%83%E3%82%93)? (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E8%B6%85%E9%9B%BB%E8%84%B3%E3%82%A2%E3%82%A4%E3%8 3%89%E3%83%AB%E2%98%86%E3%83%A1%E3%82%A4%E3%82%B3% E3%81%A1%E3%82%83%E3%82%93)[tw] 咲音芽衣子 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/%E5%92%B2%E9%9F%B3%E8%8A%BD%E8%A1%A3%E5%AD%90)? (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E5%92%B2%E9%9F%B3%E8%8A%BD%E8%A1%A3%E5%AD%90)[tw] super_espacio-tiempo_chiquita_MEIKO (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/super_espacio-tiempo_chiquita_MEIKO)? (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/super_espacio-tiempo_chiquita_MEIKO)[es] Macross (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/Macross)? (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/Macross)[es] 傳說中的MEIKO專門家 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/%E5%82%B3%E8%AA%AA%E4%B8%AD%E7%9A%84MEIKO%E5%B0%88 %E9%96%80%E5%AE%B6)? (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E5%82%B3%E8%AA%AA%E4%B8%AD%E7%9A%84MEIKO%E5%B0%88 %E9%96%80%E5%AE%B6)[tw] MEIKO-SAKINE (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/MEIKO-SAKINE)? (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/MEIKO-SAKINE)[es] シュランカ・リー (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A5%E3%83%A9%E3%83%B3%E3%82%AB%E3%8 3%BB%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC)百 (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A5%E3%83%A9%E3%83%B3%E3%82%AB%E3%8 3%BB%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC)[jp] MEIKO(16) (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/MEIKO%2816%29)百 (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/MEIKO%2816%29)[jp] KIRA☆ (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/KIRA%E2%98%86)? (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/KIRA%E2%98%86)[de] MEIKO名曲リンク (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/MEIKO%E5%90%8D%E6%9B%B2%E3%83%AA%E3%83%B3%E3%82%AF )? (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/MEIKO%E5%90%8D%E6%9B%B2%E3%83%AA%E3%83%B3%E3%82%AF )[jp] キラッ☆ (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/%E3%82%AD%E3%83%A9%E3%83%83%E2%98%86)百 (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E3%82%AD%E3%83%A9%E3%83%83%E2%98%86)[de] 左手に一升瓶 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/%E5%B7%A6%E6%89%8B%E3%81%AB%E4%B8%80%E5%8D%87%E7%9 3%B6)? (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E5%B7%A6%E6%89%8B%E3%81%AB%E4%B8%80%E5%8D%87%E7%9 3%B6)[jp] 酒吧飛行 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/%E9%85%92%E5%90%A7%E9%A3%9B%E8%A1%8C)? (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E9%85%92%E5%90%A7%E9%A3%9B%E8%A1%8C)[tw] 酒場飛行 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/%E9%85%92%E5%A0%B4%E9%A3%9B%E8%A1%8C)? (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E9%85%92%E5%A0%B4%E9%A3%9B%E8%A1%8C)[tw] 酒店飛行 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/%E9%85%92%E5%BA%97%E9%A3%9B%E8%A1%8C)? (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E9%85%92%E5%BA%97%E9%A3%9B%E8%A1%8C)[tw] 酒家飛行 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/%E9%85%92%E5%AE%B6%E9%A3%9B%E8%A1%8C)? (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E9%85%92%E5%AE%B6%E9%A3%9B%E8%A1%8C)[tw] 酒後飛行 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/%E9%85%92%E5%BE%8C%E9%A3%9B%E8%A1%8C)? (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E9%85%92%E5%BE%8C%E9%A3%9B%E8%A1%8C)[tw] 酒鬼飛行 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/%E9%85%92%E9%AC%BC%E9%A3%9B%E8%A1%8C)? (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E9%85%92%E9%AC%BC%E9%A3%9B%E8%A1%8C)[tw] KAITO絶叫 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/KAITO%E7%B5%B6%E5%8F%AB)? (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/KAITO%E7%B5%B6%E5%8F%AB)[jp]


I wish they'd at least group it by country, it's kinda confusing like this. ROFL at the Taiwanese tags though.
(I'll also mention that I'm not that fond of Meiko Sakane Sakine but it wasn't a bad cover, oh well)

edit: also I am ridiculously slow in realising this, but they have a separate comment stream for different languages... I just realised it because of ゴマッ☆. Change the "www." to "de." or "tw." or "es." and watch it with different comments... though the only real difference is observable in the Taiwanese version because there's actually a good number of people commenting in Taiwanese instead of typing random spam.

@_@ I think I'll just stick to Japanese for now...

edit: also how did I miss this for so long? http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3961769 This mix of songs is just so fun to listen to! I personally like it way way way better than Ura Kumikyoku and so on. The segueing is so natural I coudln't notice it at all and it sounds completely listenable! Plus I LOVE the varied choice of music. I deeply regret not watching this earlier.

Asamidori
2008-07-18, 19:11
Yea, the TW people have been using their version for lyric translations for a while now. It's also pretty funny when random Japanese wanders into the tw sub-domain and goes "wtf are these comments?". xD

I'mma leave my area as "その他(海外など)", since they changed it to English. >_>

Rikimtasu
2008-07-18, 23:45
edit: also how did I miss this for so long? http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3961769 This mix of songs is just so fun to listen to! I personally like it way way way better than Ura Kumikyoku and so on. The segueing is so natural I coudln't notice it at all and it sounds completely listenable! Plus I LOVE the varied choice of music. I deeply regret not watching this earlier.
And the version with original song is here:
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3983797
■7/19調整版作成中・・・
Today will have a better ver uploaded XD
And someone is singing it allreadly XD

shuuri
2008-07-19, 09:13
hey, does any one know how to download vids from nico with and without comments. I found a site where it details how before but it was in japanese and i lost the link. so anyone care to share~

Farplaner
2008-07-19, 09:33
wow, check out the overseas tags in this video :D

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4005343

(note: video can be NSFW depending on how you interpret it ;))

HashiriyaR32
2008-07-19, 10:51
Where can I find the mp3 for the ORIGINAL nico nico douga monogatari (I've only found the version that uses the original tracks, but not THE original version) and the mp3 of the ORIGINAL nico nico douga medley (all the mp3s I find are remixes and whatnot)?

failedninja
2008-07-19, 13:32
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4003295

台湾自重

itzfurrball
2008-07-19, 15:05
Gocchani! lyrics and links (some corrections to be done):
http://furrball.wordpress.com/2008/07/19/gocchani/

my feeble attempt (for now, 5 minutes only):
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4015582

Rikimtasu
2008-07-19, 21:01
hey, does any one know how to download vids from nico with and without comments. I found a site where it details how before but it was in japanese and i lost the link. so anyone care to share~

Try to use this:
More reason to love firefox.
NicoWatch Tools - Greasemonkey
http://blog-imgs-22.fc2.com/w/k/t/wktklabs/nicowatchtools_sample.jpg
http://wktklabs.blog98.fc2.com/blog-entry-1.html
Download H.264 video from niconico=WIN
Yes i'm lazy.
Wihout comments=download flv/mp4 only.
With comments=download flv/mp4+xml file and rename the xml to video file name.Use something like nicoplayer to play video with comments.

Where can I find the mp3 for the ORIGINAL nico nico douga monogatari (I've only found the version that uses the original tracks, but not THE original version) and the mp3 of the ORIGINAL nico nico douga medley (all the mp3s I find are remixes and whatnot)?
This might help^^
http://kumikyoku.rintaun.net/

HashiriyaR32
2008-07-20, 01:32
I was at that site 12 hours ago. I asked the question after NOT finding what I was looking for there.

Dawnbringerz
2008-07-20, 11:28
I was at that site 12 hours ago. I asked the question after NOT finding what I was looking for there.

/me points to Nico Nico Douga Monogatari (Karaoke ver.).mp3

HashiriyaR32
2008-07-20, 12:00
Thanks for the help, but it turns out I actually have what I was looking for.

Farplaner
2008-07-22, 19:08
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4034544

Amazing rendition of the Gocchani medley...

failedninja
2008-07-22, 23:46
Can someone tell me what is with Megaten and Nico Nico?

When a video is deleted there is a P4 promo instead, and I just saw that their MMO, Imagine, features the Paffendorf animation on their website:

http://www.megatenonline.com/begin/imaima/

Are the developers just big Nico Nico fans?

wao
2008-07-23, 05:45
Wow, that is pretty cool. I have negative knowledge of any kind of games though, so I'm clueless as to why they're so close to niconico. Having a deal and all that. Guess they're savvy enough to ride on the latest media and garnering themselves more attention all the while...



I just came here to ask, what do you guys think of the proposed change to niconico's ranking display? They've been considering how fast fads change in niconico and how you'd (theoretically) miss out on something if you don't check the rankings every day... and they think that people are relying too much on the rankings to find new videos. The rankings are not the be-all and end-all of niconico after all.
(To those of you who just check the ranking compilation video you can just ignore this if you haven't already. This time someone please tell me I'm not the only one who does check the daily rankings...!)

So to improve the niconico video-searching experience, in addition to allowing tag-searching (meaning you can search for all tags containing a keyword) and reviewing the category tags, they want to make the default display the weekly ranking, and that would inevitably be where all the attention would be focused on by the users whether they like it or not. This will definitely make ranking 工作 (what the hell is the English word for this) a lot harder since it's on a weekly scale.

But at the same time this obviously brings about problems like how new talent or previously unpopular things will have a hard time getting noticed by everyone (even if they appear in the daily rankings that won't be the default anymore) and only the real huge popular stuff with enough fans/accounts to draw in the numbers will dominate the rankings. Plus we all know how the top video always draws flamers (particularly these days, bloody summer vacations) - if the top video is going to be most visible for a week now, I think it's just asking for a problem...

To make up for the lack of representation via the weekly rankings, the niconico admins want to bring in this new "Hotlist" thing which allows you to see what's the most popular stuff being watched on niconico but frankly speaking I don't understand it entirely, I wish they'd explain it a bit more clearly.

Still they're not saying this will definitely certainly happen, they're still accepting comments and feedback - I guess we'll just wait and see. I'm used to the current system but frankly speaking I don't have much fondness for obvious rank-twisting ala Aniki Day (sorry to sound rude but am I the only one that finds it highly unfunny? This coming from a Enecon MAD fan, though.)
... Bet that's one of the recent pricks that made the admins gravitate towards this move. I'm sure since the last Aniki-domination a lot of the mor e general public have come in and they must've gotten shocked and can't see it as a joke to ignore for one day.

----

Also they've released something regarding Niconicommons http://www.nicovideo.jp/static/niconicommons/rule.html but my head is too screwed up today to really go through the whole thing. From a very brief glance it seems like they do want to include something ala Creative Commons (different types of licenses available) and want to make it possible for current existing copyright holders to allow their works to be used by others under certain conditions.

From what I can see at least it seems like a step forward in teh right direction; until now all I've seen from nearly every Japanese creator in terms of licenses is either traditional copyright or nothing.
If this system exposes more (especially young) people to alternative forms of releasing their work I'd be so so happy. I've always been very put off by how some very creative Japanese people insist on chaining their original work to traditiona copyright when they themselves do enjoy making fanart and derivative works...
Last time I talked to a Japanese and asked why CC wasn't catching on much in Japan she said it's because most of the materials and discussion are English-based, so until someone (big) gets it known and shows a great example of how it's used, those who have seen copyright as a way of life won't switch to it so easily.

Asamidori
2008-07-23, 07:51
Can someone tell me what is with Megaten and Nico Nico?
They probably just struck a deal with Nico to have them advertise the game. It is a very famous/popular site in Japan, after all.


@ Ranking:

I stopped using it. Haven't even clicked the "ranking" button for the past month. Have a feeling they are doing this to counter 工作 though, since that's like, the one thing people have been complaining about ever since I joined Nico. True that it'll be harder for the new stuffs to surface, but that's why you really should go for category rankings. Much gems buried unless you go for categories.


Anyone got a JP cellphone? Wanna record this? >_>

ニコニコ動画流星娘 (http://animelo.jp/news/ryuseimusume.html)

Quarkboy
2008-07-23, 09:00
As for a translation for "工作"

well literally it'd be "constructed work" but that's totally without meaning. I'd say given the context to just say "Ranking manipulation".
Or if you want to get fancy you could call it "Ranking artifactation"

(note, "artifactation" is not a word, but I'm creating it to mean "the process of creating a statistical artifact in data or rankings" and it is derived from the word "artifact" which is a created object so it relates back to the Kanji).

jigenbakuda
2008-07-23, 10:52
I usually would not post something like this, but this is one of the single most moving mads I've seen. I liked both characters, so its special for me.... But anyways, its from shoujou kakumei utena (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3634433), an old school anime, but to me, its a superbly made mad, that will get overlooked because the anime is old. But I enjoyed it and anyone else who has any knowledge of utena will probably like it as well....

bayoab
2008-07-23, 15:45
I just came here to ask, what do you guys think of the proposed change to niconico's ranking display? They've been considering how fast fads change in niconico and how you'd (theoretically) miss out on something if you don't check the rankings every day... and they think that people are relying too much on the rankings to find new videos. The rankings are not the be-all and end-all of niconico after all.
(To those of you who just check the ranking compilation video you can just ignore this if you haven't already. This time someone please tell me I'm not the only one who does check the daily rankings...!)
While they are right about the rankings not being the beginning and end, this sounds like a really bad idea for the reasons you name and more.

In the early days of nico, I used to only check the most recent commented videos because the rankings were frequently useless. You could say the signal to noise ratio was low because there were only a few videos. Somewhere in there, that signal to noise raise got out of hand to the point where I only check the daily rankings and weekly video to find things to watch. I have stopped clicking on most recently commented. (However, one video will usually result on me clicking on a tag or nicopedia entry and thus playing 6 degrees.) I only look at 総合 though. I usually find categories to be a waste of time.


So to improve the niconico video-searching experience, in addition to allowing tag-searching (meaning you can search for all tags containing a keyword) and reviewing the category tags, they want to make the default display the weekly ranking, and that would inevitably be where all the attention would be focused on by the users whether they like it or not. This will definitely make ranking 工作 (what the hell is the English word for this) a lot harder since it's on a weekly scale.
Weekly would be pointless because we have the videos for exactly that. While this would kill off the ranking manipulation and other tricks that people do, it would also basically kill off anything new. Videos tend to start self-boosting once they hit the rankings as it is so it just gives a shorter time window.

As for a translation for "工作"

well literally it'd be "constructed work" but that's totally without meaning. I'd say given the context to just say "Ranking manipulation".
Or if you want to get fancy you could call it "Ranking artifactation"

(note, "artifactation" is not a word, but I'm creating it to mean "the process of creating a statistical artifact in data or rankings" and it is derived from the word "artifact" which is a created object so it relates back to the Kanji).
Depending on the situation, manipulation, fixing, or rigging should be the correct words.

Rembr
2008-07-23, 16:00
I think it's fine. It puts better things on the ranking, making popular videos more visible for people that can't log on every day. It's the bloody ranking, so there should really be examples of what a lot of people are watching, not what a couple of users are bumping. With the way things are atm, even I can put videos on the top rank on certain categories at certain time every single day.

Quarkboy
2008-07-26, 12:47
Here's another damn funny video I found that only 2000 people have viewed;

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3814231

It's basically a little faux video on how to take care of your pet. Of course they mean pet BOTTLE in this case. Actually it's pretty funny despite the lame premise. Seems to be a 3 minute add for dydo bottled tea, but I approve. I especially like the various tricks you can teach your pet (bottle).

Oh, it seems there's a series of videos, that's episode 2 :)

FireChick
2008-07-28, 06:24
Can someone show me how to sign up for Nico Nico? I can't read Japanese and I saw that Nico Nico is showing some new Digi Charat videos with new voices and stuff. I tried before, but it didn't go well.

Quarkboy
2008-07-28, 08:51
Can someone show me how to sign up for Nico Nico? I can't read Japanese and I saw that Nico Nico is showing some new Digi Charat videos with new voices and stuff. I tried before, but it didn't go well.
See this handy video:
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=hSBrAVd0_8Q

Farplaner
2008-07-28, 11:35
From the new niconico ranking: Tetris grand master >_>

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm1012570

This is amazing.

wao
2008-07-30, 20:58
Wow, that Tetris video was awesome. That's some real godly skills there. I always sucked at Tetris so I was really open-mouthed when he did it with those invisible blocks at the end - crazy. And thanks for the links on how to take care of your pet (bottle) Quarkboy, those were really very funny :D I like how the comments haven't gotten all stupid yet. Deserves a もっと評価されるべき tag IMO.


Haven't come across much new stuff myself, but the guy who did that awesome Auto-Mario Sequencer of the kumikyoku came up with one of that Idolmaster BGM most commonly known as てってってー (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4134087), always used in those half-year/yearly ranking videos. It was short but pleasant.

Also, IKZO (Ikuzou Yoshi) himself actually recorded a jihou (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4120421) with him being a bit zundere (not tsundere, zundere) Seriously I wonder what he thinks about all those awfully loud videos with his music mixed with pretty much anything. He must have seen some of them considering he's paired up with niconico to create special recordings (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4105822). I'm sure the fans pissed in their pants hearing him actually say "sunkuro ritsu".
Am I the only one who thinks that his voice sounded a LOT like Kenjirou Tsuda (aka Kaiba Seto and Inui) when he said his own name though? He has quite a nice voice, I have to say :D


Having said all that I still don't see why the hell those mashups were so popular, Poly-Ikuzou and IKZOLOGIC still hurt my ears a lot (one of the rare vids where I have to move the volume from 15 or so down to maybe 3) I guess it's because it's such a damned country bumpkin song that it's absurdly funny to see it mixed up with Perfume of all things. That "rap" certainly fits with almost anything...

Rikimtasu
2008-07-31, 06:47
Anyone got a JP cellphone? Wanna record this? >_>

ニコニコ動画流星娘 (http://animelo.jp/news/ryuseimusume.html)
Someone uploaded a preview here^^
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4074862
And man,this guy is really good at ごっちゃに!:
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4091887

Eviltape
2008-07-31, 08:15
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3465853

The best hot-blooded rendition of the Ryuuseigun I've ever seen. THROW THE LYRICS TO THE DOGS. CAPSLOCK BECAUSE HE'S SO AWESOME.

amjzz
2008-07-31, 21:09
This site has a spanish version? The site seem to have an option for show the site in spanish...but is not supposed to be a japanese site?.

Rembr
2008-07-31, 21:45
Lots of sites have international options, if only for the brownie points.

Quarkboy
2008-07-31, 22:02
This site has a spanish version? The site seem to have an option for show the site in spanish...but is not supposed to be a japanese site?.

It's brand new. read some of the posts above. Nico now has a spanish, german, and taiwanese version.

Farplaner
2008-08-01, 09:33
Haven't come across much new stuff myself, but the guy who did that awesome Auto-Mario Sequencer of the kumikyoku came up with one of that Idolmaster BGM most commonly known as てってってー (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4134087), always used in those half-year/yearly ranking videos. It was short but pleasant.

It's in the weekly ranking videos too! I'm addicted to it :D Thanks!

てってってー てってってて

:heh:

wao
2008-08-01, 10:15
Speaking of rankings they finally changed the default view to Weekly (and removed the rankings for new videos?! Nooo). They also changed the category view selection to a somewhat-annoying-but-not-entirely-awful bar on the left. I guess we'll have to see how this works out... Strangely enough when they switched over, two wonderful vids I came across through the rankings (Owata Turkish March by Gakuppoid and Seikan Hikou jazz version with Ranka's singing (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4143936) - really recommend this one) seemed to have completely disappeared from all the rankings, I don't know why.

I think some would question the timing of this change though, why do it when the site is infested with too many people bored during their summer vacation? Already the level of flaming has rocketed (well, to me anyway) since summer began but with one video stuck in the default rankings for one week I think they'll just get overloaded :(

itzfurrball
2008-08-01, 10:21
rankings OWATA \(^o^)/
not fun waiting for the end of the week to find out what the most popular vids of the week were. and I miss the "newcomers" tab. :(

doesn't really help matters because it only encourages people to watch vids which already were popular (as opposed to newcomers which are "currently" rising up, which should be the one encouraged) now the only way to support a new vid is to spam it with comments so it's constantly seen on its category's homepage (with previous system it would rise in the day's rankings if you mylist it, now it only appears in daily rankings the following day)

and the 6am trolling is gone, which is a little sad, because it's sort of a legend which has been going on for more than a year:
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3318154

RANKINGS WO MODOSE!!!

wao
2008-08-01, 10:44
So that explains why the daily rankings looked so different after the switchover - what the heck, now you only see it the next day?... :(

And for all they said the "hotlist" would serve the function of "seeing what everyone's watching", I looked at it and it's utterly useless - it's as good as a "random selection" page IMHO.
Well not like rigged videos do that either, but...

Heck with the default being weekly videos, hopefully all the "experienced" nicousers will just focus some of their efforts on the daily rankings because there are some of us checking it... but I wish they'd at least change it back to listing what's popular for that day and not the previous day. grumblewhinemutter

jigenbakuda
2008-08-01, 20:49
That crazy guy hyadain came out with another great one. This song is quite unique, its from the mystical ninja series. Of course he song is funny, plus its music is nice. The music in mystical ninja has always had a very traditional japanese sound, glad to hear tradtional japanese x techno x hyadain, its a win formula.

Gambare goemon
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4155152

amjzz
2008-08-01, 22:00
Um....stupid question but anyway...

Is the registration 100% free? Some sites have like "trials" that delete your account after some time and need to pay for keep it, is this one of these sites?.

And whats the difference between a free account and the ones that need to pay?.

WanderingKnight
2008-08-01, 22:18
The pay-for ones are not subject to Niconico's "Economy mode"--a mode that is triggered by server overload, and that severely degrades the videos' quality.

green0tea
2008-08-01, 22:52
Someone made an a cappella version of Hyadain's "The World Warrior" Street Fighter 2 song. Not the full song, unfortunately.

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/nm4111632

And a comparison vid - http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4116093
The Dhalsim part is so similar! xD

itzfurrball
2008-08-02, 02:09
okay, I think you can already see the damage of the new rankings...
the daily ranking for yesterday has mainly videos from the previous day, and videos from the weekly chart. there is still 工作 trolling and it's bigger in number (the 8-second mikan clip the kind of which you normally saw on top of morning rankings with, say, a 100 mylists. has a 1500 mylists this time) and new videos pretty much don't have a chance. vids also have no chance to rocket up, so the mylist numbers don't get higher than 2000

itzfurrball
2008-08-02, 05:11
ah well I'll be using http://zio3.net/nicoRanGen for my ranking needs (at least for categories/tags)

wao
2008-08-02, 07:24
I saw that URL being bandied around on 2ch too - it's incredibly handy. I guess I could use this in the same way by checking all the main categories, although it's a lot slower (seems like you can search for multiple categories at once with the "or" modifier - but it doesn't equal a daily general ranking, which includes old and new videos for that day; here it only considers cumulative mylist/comment/views and offers only filtering for newer (how new?) videos)

The thing is it's lost that element of a community all watching the rankings and well... meeting together in that sense. But I guess no matter what they do there's always something to complain about.

There's a good and bad side to the rankings being updated only once I suppose, on one hand I don't have to check so many times but on the other to me it just makes it look so much easier to be rigged - genuine new videos won't have a chance given the combined forces of crazy fans behind certain videos (and they removed the newcomer tag too so old stuff getting re-jacked-up can't get filtered out like that)

Asamidori
2008-08-02, 11:25
And whats the difference between a free account and the ones that need to pay?.
Other than no economy mode, you get more space for your MyList (favorites) and MyMemory and can use HTML in file description/your profile. (+premium member-only color for comments and other stuffs)

WanderingKnight
2008-08-02, 11:27
Did anyone notice that, at least in the Spanish version, the video player interface is fully in English? I wonder what that might mean.

wao
2008-08-02, 20:25
AFAIK it's been in English for the German and even Taiwanese ones since they introduced the Spanish and German versions.

I think it shows that they know most people can figure it out if it's English and therefore they understand putting it in English can bring in more people, but they are purposely making the rest of the site not available in English to show they certainly don't want to expose themselves to all the people who can read English but not Japanese, Taiwanese, Spanish or German (and can't be bothered to use guides).

Or something like that.

God, the rankings are so boring now, it's almost entirely the same as yesterday...

jigenbakuda
2008-08-02, 21:03
Someone made an a cappella version of Hyadain's "The World Warrior" Street Fighter 2 song. Not the full song, unfortunately.

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/nm4111632

Uhm, this was too awesome! He did a really good job with the cover. It was top notch material, I wonder will hyadain respond with another a ccapella song? (he had a ff3 one...)

Quarkboy
2008-08-03, 11:23
Uhm, this was too awesome! He did a really good job with the cover. It was top notch material, I wonder will hyadain respond with another a ccapella song? (he had a ff3 one...)

The thing that was so amazing about that was the mimicry of the samples from the SNES game itself. The "Yoga fire!" and even the sound of hitting the floor were spot on replicas of the ripped samples used in hyadain's original.

It's been stuck in my head all day today (and it's been a LONG day for me...)

itzfurrball
2008-08-03, 11:36
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4154417
new Tetsu-X-Neko (Nekokan) song from yesterday which by fault of the current ranking system only has 70 mylists :P and should have risen much more :D

wao
2008-08-06, 03:06
Well now there's two sites that seem to duplicate the old ranking services - Nearch (http://www.nearch.jp/mylist/daily100) and one site that I've been using for other purposes for some time, nicochart (http://www.nicochart.jp/daily/)

Nearch also seems to have some thing that calculates the "velocity" of the day's top videos, but I don't quite get it yet.

Problem solved I suppose? It's being advertised in tags on various popular videos. Well this feels better than seeing the same rankings day by day and unchanging weekly rankings... but yet I wonder if the "real" daily rankings will also change in nature because of the shift in rigging patterns. I guess at 5:00am every day it suddenly is a hive of frantic activity before the rankings get updated...

edit: ZOMG, it's U.N. Owen wa kanojo desuka? in... Irish traditional music style! (Sort of)
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4196303

First time in months I've got goosepimples all over my body hearing music, but that might be because I just love traditional-sounding arrangements and for this song of all things... and now to wait for the Irish music enthusiasts to start flaming him for doing something wrong

edit2: oh wow, that guy actually got quite popular with his rendition of various FF11 themes, I had no idea. You should check out his mylist (http://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/3237812) of those songs, it really is quite nice. He even sold a CD at comiket?!... Wow.

Hakuryu
2008-08-07, 18:16
I was wondering if I could get some help finding a specific video. I didn't really know where else to ask but since I found the video on Nico, I might as well ask here right? ^^;

Well, I was looking up Okami videos or "大神" and I found this specific one that I found funny. I downloaded it and made this avatar from it. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v469/Jolteon/Avatar%20Requests/okamisway.gif
After I made the avatar I deleted the video and now I can't find it again. Can I get some help, please?

Quarkboy
2008-08-08, 01:35
Hey, it looks like NND listened to the wails from the fans and have added in a new category to the rankings listings (hourly) which acts very similar to the old "today" listing.

wao
2008-08-08, 03:38
I don't think the fact that it updates (and resets) hourly makes it very similar to the old system at all though... But it does make it easier to allow new videos to get into the public eye I guess.

Meirin
2008-08-08, 04:22
Thanks for U.N. Owen arrangement, wao! That was pretty amazing to hear.

The new ranking system is quite frustrating... thank god for the other ranking services.

Yukkureisen Overdrive (Stops-at-the-diseased-part-and-melts-quickly) ( ゚∀゚)o彡

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4166177

Meirin
2008-08-08, 06:06
Well, I was looking up Okami videos or "大神" and I found this specific one that I found funny. I downloaded it and made this avatar from it. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v469/Jolteon/Avatar%20Requests/okamisway.gif
After I made the avatar I deleted the video and now I can't find it again. Can I get some help, please?

I had a look for you under the tags 大神, 大神MAD, 手書き大神 and 手書きMAD but I can't seem to find it either. :(

However I stumbled across some other fun Okami MADs~

Okami Danjo: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm2672290

Okami cookie recipe and instructions: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm1528679

I'm sure you've seen the Caramelldansen already: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm2413876

jigenbakuda
2008-08-10, 09:02
Well Here is new a new play thru I stumbled upon. Its a chick playing thru earthbound. Her voice is quite nice... sexy even. If you never played earthbound here is a great chance to soak up that superb BGM, and her calming voice. Excellent for listening to as you browse the web :) Its the first in her series, it is freshly uploaded... please enjoy.

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4235059

Quarkboy
2008-08-10, 09:40
Well Here is new a new play thru I stumbled upon. Its a chick playing thru earthbound. Her voice is quite nice... sexy even. If you never played earthbound here is a great chance to soak up that superb BGM, and her calming voice. Excellent for listening to as you browse the web :) Its the first in her series, it is freshly uploaded... please enjoy.

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4235059

As an interesting counterpart to this, if the "sexy female" voice is not your style, you could try this recent playthrough by the "angry osakan guy":

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4040283

Watch until minute 27... that's absolutely hilarious, and a bit touching.

mg1942
2008-08-10, 13:57
Why is there no ENGLISH mode for nivovideo???

English speakers/users easily tops 1 billion +.

I wonder if niwango is working on english edition...

Quarkboy
2008-08-10, 14:35
Why is there no ENGLISH mode for nivovideo???

English speakers/users easily tops 1 billion +.

I wonder if niwango is working on english edition...

Well if you notice the spanish and german editions actually have the player interface in english... So it seems like they have english in mind.

Perhaps they are using the spanish, german, and taiwanese versions as sort of a beta-test before rolling out a full English version.

They'd better hurry, though, as youtube have been working towards implementing nico-like features very rapidly. And a lot of Japanese have even started using youtube instead.

Rembr
2008-08-10, 16:30
Didn't they already use Youtube a lot before Nico?

mg1942
2008-08-10, 17:00
nevermind the english mode...

That site is already flooded with tons of bikini-clad j-idol clips. Once it's accessed by english-speaking users (especially US) Niwango will be pressured to delete them or face embarrasment on the media (especially by Bill O'Reily):rolleyes:

mg1942
2008-08-10, 17:14
Well if you notice the spanish and german editions actually have the player interface in english... So it seems like they have english in mind.

Perhaps they are using the spanish, german, and taiwanese versions as sort of a beta-test before rolling out a full English version.

They'd better hurry, though, as youtube have been working towards implementing nico-like features very rapidly. And a lot of Japanese have even started using youtube instead.


Youtube has annotations. One improvement they should do is add an option to make annotation box transparent.

Youtube's annotations is clearly superior to nicovideo, especially when you want accurate timing on your subtitle.

Here's my video upload using youtube's annotations:cool: (nissangeeteear)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdOaP68cgaA

jigenbakuda
2008-08-10, 19:22
As an interesting counterpart to this, if the "sexy female" voice is not your style, you could try this recent playthrough by the "angry osakan guy":

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4040283

Watch until minute 27... that's absolutely hilarious, and a bit touching.


ohh I will give him a try, thanks! Although the only kansai-ben I understand is warota :( :( But still angry people are funny.


EDIT: Omg, how did I miss this one? Man this dude is so funny, the names alone had me laughing so hard, this guy is win... Man its going to be hard watching both these play thru's but, they are both high quality... I love nico :)

Potatochobit
2008-08-12, 21:49
there is no advanced search function right? say I wanted to find all videos with the guy 'J' singing in them.

also how does nico licensing work? I noticed a few CDs were made from the spoof chorus videos. I know for comiket that there is a 'special' one day licensing that most companies allow so that people can sell their doujin products during the event. are these just doujin CDs that were left over on amazon?

bayoab
2008-08-12, 23:31
there is no advanced search function right? say I wanted to find all videos with the guy 'J' singing in them.
Either find one of his and click on the mylist (http://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/653721) or tag (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/J) or encyclopedia entry (http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/J%28%E6%AD%8C%E3%81%84%E6%89%8B%29). Most singers put their name in a locked tag and/or have a mylist of their songs and the famous singers have entries in the encyclopedia.

wao
2008-08-13, 10:08
God, I'd totally pay to see this full real orchestra version of the Ryuuseigun...

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4274181


...and I'd pay more if the strings were a beeeeeet better

Pretty uplifting to hear popular tunes with real life instruments, and an orchestra no less. Reminds me of how excited I'd get when I went for school band concerts.

Quarkboy
2008-08-13, 10:30
God, I'd totally pay to see this full real orchestra version of the Ryuuseigun...

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4274181


...and I'd pay more if the strings were a beeeeeet better

Pretty uplifting to hear popular tunes with real life instruments, and an orchestra no less. Reminds me of how excited I'd get when I went for school band concerts.

Yeah, I saw that one too. That's a LOT of work... They even sounded like they practiced it a bit!

I can only wonder what a nico-neophyte's reaction would be to it.

wao
2008-08-16, 12:03
Okay, so recently I've been trying to upload a h264-encoded .mp4 on niconico and I have a problem.
I'm probably better off posting on one of the tech forums but it won't be useful unless people who actively use niconico can respond because the files work, it's just that nico won't accept them.
Unless you guys can direct me to a more suitable place to ask in English (I've read nicowiki.com and trust me I'll never get it done if I have to go use aviutl like they say and keep looking at a guide written in a foreign language, but it is a last resort)

Right so the annoying thing is the server keeps re-encoding it into very crappy .flv when I try uploading .mp4s. It's most certainly not over the bitrate, so it must be something wrong with the content of the .mp4... I guess it's not what they accept but I'm really confused as to where I've gone wrong.
So I'll be uber-grateful to whoever can point out which one of these following steps is the wrong one:

1. Recorded drawing process with a screencapture lossless codec in .avi container
2. sped up the avi
3. re-encoded a part of it using VirtualDub-MPEG-2 by going to Compression and then one of the following
A. ffdshow Video Codec -> Encoder: H.264, FOURCC X264
B. ffdshow Video Codec -> Encoder: H.264, FOURCC H264
C. ffdshow Video Codec -> Encoder: H.264, FOURCC AVC1
D. XviD .h264 Encoder (fourcc 'xvid')
(also added a resizing filter to make it 512x288)
resulting in .avi files
4. Fed the .avi files into YAMB and did either oe of the following:
i. creating an mp4 file directly from A, B, C or D (the first option you see)
ii. extracted the video stream from A, B or D and then fed that into the mp4 file creation thing in (i)
(I tried all of them with the "transform x264vfw in AVI to mp4" option, it didn't accept any of the files)
5. submitted it to smilevideo
6. threw a couple of things at the wall the nth time it came up as a awful-looking flv (at least there's no dropped frames!)

Every single time the video gets re-encoded into .flv... they all play fine in MPC though. Why?
Is step 3 completely and utterly wrong or something? Do I have to use mencoder instead?

...Or is it because there's no audio? (I'd try slapping an AAC on it right now if it wasn't nearly 1am)

Anyone who's uploaded .mp4s to nicovideo? I'd be grateful if I knew how you did it... it can't be that difficult... mumblegrumble

And in a faint effort to seem more on-topic, recently I just looked at a whole string of videos of people dancing Yaranaika and other assorted things, it's addictive (no surprise there). But the one that got the most reactions out of me was this crazy guy who did it on an ice rink with people giving him funny looks... and this video (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3212214) that made me jump at 3:00 (no wonder hardly anyone was looking...) Seriously it's quite a nice effect.
But it's old news, that video's a few months old...

Mushi
2008-08-16, 14:44
Well Here is new a new play thru I stumbled upon. Its a chick playing thru earthbound. Her voice is quite nice... sexy even. If you never played earthbound here is a great chance to soak up that superb BGM, and her calming voice. Excellent for listening to as you browse the web :) Its the first in her series, it is freshly uploaded... please enjoy.

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4235059
Thanks for that. I'm also one who finds certain types of feminine voices to be calming and soothing. Even though I don't understand more than a few words (so far), I like listening to some Aria drama CDs I have for that very reason.

This clip is nice... it's running in the background right now as I type. I just registered with niconico last night (many thanks to Chama for the guide), so I've got a whole lot of exploring to do. :D

Chama
2008-08-17, 05:53
@wao
About h264 encoded mp4 file upload. I came across this Japanese page concerning the topic. (http://nicowiki.com/encode.html)
According to the page, the movie file without sound is forced to be re-encoded.
So you should add silent sound file to the movie first. And check your movie satisfy the conditions below.
http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/2651/upmoviecondep3.png

wao
2008-08-17, 23:41
音声なしの動画は問答無用で再エンコされるようです(2008/05/27現在)。対処法は適当な無音mp3を入れるなど

Jeez, if I had bothered to open my eyes and read that line I would have saved so much of my time.

Can't find any aac files to put on the video but when I just put in an mp3 for the ehck of it it didn't play any sound, but it didn't get reencoded either! Hallelujah, I have an mp4 uploaded. It was so simple...

Thanks so much Chama, I can't believe I'm so stupid. As they say in Japanese ちょっと首吊ってくる

Now to go acquire some relevant audio...

Potatochobit
2008-08-18, 10:24
what is the girls name with the suigintou avatar? her name looks something like this 雌豚 but no way can that be correct. I cant squint my eyes that small and I dont have enough fingers to count that high.

EDIT: *ugh* I figured it out and I had a feeling it would be something stupid like that. but thats ok, there's just more to love.
when I first looked it up in the enamdict it would come out as metori and I couldnt figure it out w

Shii
2008-08-18, 16:41
Topping the Ranking today is a video of nothing but comments made by and on foreign anime blogs and YouTube. Apparently we are the funniest bunch of bozos ever to contemplate the glorious animation of Japan. The posts are tagged "もうやだこの星" ("fuck the world").

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/nm4208146
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/nm4262286

(SHII BLOG EXCLUSIVE. MUST CREDIT SHII)

I have been unable to locate the sources of any of the comments so far. Also, no word on how they were able to translate so many different languages.

"I would exchange 50 good issues of Playboy for 1 issue of Megami magazine."
--America

"I want it I want it I want it! In my house, the only book I have with cartoon girls in swimsuits is the Little Mermaid!"
--England

Regarding Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
"nipa~ nipa~ nipa~"
Oh, my brain is melting. With a single word after so many years, these lines made me understand the true meaning of moť.
--Mexico

bayoab
2008-08-19, 00:59
what is the girls name with the suigintou avatar? her name looks something like this 雌豚 but no way can that be correct. I cant squint my eyes that small and I dont have enough fingers to count that high.

EDIT: *ugh* I figured it out and I had a feeling it would be something stupid like that. but thats ok, there's just more to love.
when I first looked it up in the enamdict it would come out as metori and I couldnt figure it out w
Always is worth checking the encyclopedia for stuff like this: http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%E9%9B%8C%E8%B1%9A

The posts are tagged "もうやだこの星" ("fuck the world").
It's more like "I want nothing more to do with this world" or "I can't take any more". The strange (well, not really) part is this barely appears at all in the videos while もうやだこの国 usually floods the videos.


(SHII BLOG EXCLUSIVE. MUST CREDIT SHII)

Sure... I'll just go back TWO WEEKS AGO when these first hit the weekly ranking and credit you. In other words, exclusive my rear, welcome to the party, you are old.

I have been unable to locate the sources of any of the comments so far. Also, no word on how they were able to translate so many different languages.
It's clearly explained he got it from message boards, forums, youtube and the like and therefore he likely just translated them all from english like the other foreigner reaction series (http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/%E6%B5%B7%E5%A4%96%E3%81%AE%E5%8F%8D%E5%BF%9C%E3%8 2%B7%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC%E3%82%BA) vids (the youtube ones are quite amusing since they think we adore kirby to no end). (Points to the location part of any forum.)

Farplaner
2008-08-19, 21:01
Not going to put up a direct link cause it's pretty NSFW, but there's an ero-ge Shana video that is... pretty amazing >_>

Kugyuuuuu

HashiriyaR32
2008-08-19, 21:55
Not going to put up a direct link cause it's pretty NSFW, but there's an ero-ge Shana video that is... pretty amazing >_>

Kugyuuuuu

!!

What..

the..

****..?

-_- Can you say "TOO MUCH TIME!"?

I take the link through PMs.

Nagato
2008-08-20, 05:41
Not going to put up a direct link cause it's pretty NSFW, but there's an ero-ge Shana video that is... pretty amazing >_>

Kugyuuuuu
Ah so kugyuu... I mean kugimiya-byou is also affecting this area :heh::heh:

I'm currently marathoning MUGEN video, especially the tournament ones. Like the one in this list http://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/7054598, if interested.
Also this ルガール運送〔株〕 mad video:http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm3581910

Potatochobit
2008-08-20, 10:41
is there an accepted form of posting etiquette? i noticed so many people post dumb things like wwwww、きた!、うめええ
I tend to post things like あなたのためにまってるぜ!
maybe some people will find personal comments offensive?
most everyone uses white, I like to use pink...
I dont post at the bottom anymore though, i think that is generally reserved for subtitles?
I been trying to figure out how to make a my list, I cant seem to figure it out
I can save stuff to my memory, dunno what that does though

Rembr
2008-08-20, 12:08
is there an accepted form of posting etiquette? i noticed so many people post dumb things like wwwww、きた!、うめええ
I tend to post things like あなたのためにまってるぜ!
maybe some people will find personal comments offensive?
most everyone uses white, I like to use pink...
I dont post at the bottom anymore though, i think that is generally reserved for subtitles?
I been trying to figure out how to make a my list, I cant seem to figure it out
I can save stuff to my memory, dunno what that does thoughI don't see much difference between the comment examples you gave. Your example may be a bit more personal but not by that much.
As for color, no one will care what you use.
A lot of people use bottom for lyrics and other subtitles, but if you don't see either, I don't see why not.

For mylist, go to mypage, go to 'create, edit, delete mylist', enter name of your mylist, then push create. Then you can choose that mylist, then choose between edit, arrange douga, or delete.

jigenbakuda
2008-08-20, 12:12
is there an accepted form of posting etiquette? i noticed so many people post dumb things like wwwww、きた!、うめええ
I tend to post things like あなたのためにまってるぜ!
maybe some people will find personal comments offensive?
most everyone uses white, I like to use pink...
I dont post at the bottom anymore though, i think that is generally reserved for subtitles?
I been trying to figure out how to make a my list, I cant seem to figure it out
I can save stuff to my memory, dunno what that does though

I'm most definitely not a seasoned nico-er or that adept at the japanese language. But that I those dumb things you say people post are what I love about nico. I like knowing that I'm not the only person who finds this funny. A lot of times people just post how they feel at the moment. That's what I do. I just type whatever I'm feeling at the moment. It could be as simiple as kono gemu hoshii, or if they did something impressive why not type umee? I've seen some streetfighter videos where the whole screen is filled with umee because its how those people felt.

Uhm... on the video I post up on nico, people constantly interact with me asking me questions or saying I'm that weird american, or other things that directly relate to me as the uploader. So I don't really think its generally accepted that "personal comments are bad", but most people I guess like to keep it short and sweet.

I had a problem with making my list's too. Uhm I ran across the suggestion to just save the videos/my list links to your book marks, easier to get to, plus its not limited to 100, which I'm guessing you are a regular member...

But if you actually want to know how to do my list's I'll tell you how. First go to your page. Then click on this マイリストの新規作成・編集・削除 under the Mylist section of your "my page". Then where is says 新規マイリスト Type in whatever you want the name of your my list to be, for example if I want to just collect videos of aira mitsuki, I can type in aira's cage. It will be the name of the mylist, so you can know which my list to say it in. Once you do that it will pop up below and you'll see the list. Then after that , when you go to a video and you will see (where my list used to be) the name of your mylist, and you can choose to put it in that particular mylist. Oh yea, if you are sharing the mylist link, please don't forget to make it public like my dumb ass...

My memory just saves the video exactly how it is , in reference to comments I believe. Not very useful in my opinon. I recommend just saving the pages as bookmarks.

I'll be coming back later to edit this post to include pictures on how to make a my list.


This pics might make it easier to understand
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k140/jigenbakuda/nico.jpg
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k140/jigenbakuda/nico2.jpg

Potatochobit
2008-08-20, 14:44
yes, I didnt mean to make it sound like the comments were irrelevant or useless, I just meant as in it has no particular connection to the events of the actual footage.
I am not against anyone having fun at all, just curious if I am breaking any taboos :cool:

also how can I choose at what height the subs display? I've been using the default command button so far.

I have translated the song for the nagato's Madobe Nite done by snake with the MGS theme. I hope they will not be offended if I post english subs lol
Ill try to build a my list tonight but I have been bookmarking stuff.
before I didnt like to use niconico but the group sinigng I really like. I was amazed when I found out that they were making them in an actual recording studio.

jigenbakuda
2008-08-20, 15:49
yes, I didnt mean to make it sound like the comments were irrelevant or useless, I just meant as in it has no particular connection to the events of the actual footage.
I am not against anyone having fun at all, just curious if I am breaking any taboos :cool:

also how can I choose at what height the subs display? I've been using the default command button so far.

I have translated the song for the nagato's Madobe Nite done by snake with the MGS theme. I hope they will not be offended if I post english subs lol
Ill try to build a my list tonight but I have been bookmarking stuff.
before I didnt like to use niconico but the group sinigng I really like. I was amazed when I found out that they were making them in an actual recording studio.

Some of the wwwwwwwww's might be because of another comment, it might be because a random nuko is in the back, you never know why someone is wwwww-ing. From what I understand the only rule is not to post extensive english, because most people won't understand it, unless the uploader is english and you are talking to him. But a big "Man you japs don't know how to have fun, you better get used to getting rickroll'd" scrolling across the screen of a MAD is generally looked down upon, from what the guys here say... Not that I know...

When you post that video, please link to it here, I'd love to check it out. I didn't know they went in actual recording studio's either. Maybe that why theirs sound so much better than mine...(or maybe I just suck, lol)

bayoab
2008-08-20, 16:34
is there an accepted form of posting etiquette?
Don't stick out from the crowd.

i noticed so many people post dumb things like wwwww、きた!、うめええ
I tend to post things like あなたのためにまってるぜ!
They aren't exactly dumb. It's basically replicating the same experience as watching something in a club or the live threads on 2ch.

most everyone uses white, I like to use pink...
Nobody will care about the color as long as it isn't obtrusive or sticks out like a sore thumb. (i.e. If all the blue comments are stupid, it will stick out.)

I dont post at the bottom anymore though, i think that is generally reserved for subtitles?
The bottom isn't reserved, but it seems to be considered bad manners to post anything there that isn't informative (like warnings, recommend NGIDs, background song info, etc), subtitles, fake subs, soramimi or the like. i.e., Things that may have a value to being read. The comments of any individual by default have a value of <0.


(Note: The above is all through observation and YMMV.)

Farplaner
2008-08-20, 18:14
!!

What..

the..

****..?

-_- Can you say "TOO MUCH TIME!"?

I take the link through PMs.

Sorry... it's already been deleted^^;

jigenbakuda
2008-08-20, 23:34
lolololololololololololol (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm421138)

4:00.....can't stop laughing....
9:40.....wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
14:50 I'm so glad the ronald version (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm2057168) of that song wasn't out then, he would of gone crazy! (donald falling off the bench)
16:30 lololol this guy is too funny erin erin... never can see it the same way :(
I can not believe I watched all 20 minutes of that... man I must be crazy....


I can never hear dragon quest and touhou music the same again...

This post is so great. I feel its humor is sick, and its funny because I'm weird. Maybe you'll think its weird and funny too. It has R-18 parts, but its not too bad, it more funny than bad.

Edit:
I was watching the donald version of that tohou song I linked to. It really is a great song. I think that ZUN's songs are awesome. The uploader of the original video (donald version) was extremely talented. Man his "stretched sounds" are really great, and his video clips are too hilarious when donald is dancing. I really was laughing so hard, I had to comment on the quality of this video, in case not everyone has seen it. I recommend it to new nico users as this is a piece of nico's history.... Here is the link once again (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm2057168)

wao
2008-08-21, 00:14
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4343899

As rough as it is, I still love these guys. I really do. I KNEW someone would make this...

(Congratulations if it was the first thing you thought of when you read the name "Usain Bolt".)

Potatochobit
2008-08-22, 10:53
usatei is funny

also the differences in courtesy between countries is amusing. if people posted the comments in this video on another forum I could see them getting banned
maybe not if it was a british or german forum :heh:
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm1654767

it is impossible to edit lines after they are posted correct?
I just added subs its pretty bad but if u really want to see it
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm721889

this is what their studio looks like if u are curious
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm2244185

jigenbakuda
2008-08-23, 22:23
Aww I thought you were going to up your own version english subbed. Its not too late, lol. No one needing english subs will be able to look for them on nico.... you could do you it, lol. I really love that ver... Anything with video game references is win to me. So that song tickled me pink, lol. Maybe I should collect my favorite video game songs here one day (excluding touhou stuff)... there really is lots of high quality stuff on nico.

Uhm... your subtitles will disappear after a certain amount of new comments appear... is that really okay?

Oh you were talking about them being in a studio to record that lantis thing. I thought you meant that they go purchase studio time to record their songs. Like they sing the ryuuseigun in a recording studio, then post on nico, that would have been sugoi..

jigenbakuda
2008-08-23, 23:40
Wow never thought I'd see this, an earthbound rap (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4385546)... interesting. I liked the beat so it was great for me .

And he is a guy actually saying (almost word for word), a crazy fast yu-gi-oh mad (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4323163). Never saw the original, but I'm going to check it out now. This guy is awesome!

wao
2008-08-24, 23:10
Speaking of Yugioh MADs, this is the best one to come out in some time:

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4397981

THis is what you get when you combine Yugioh fans with railroad otaku with nico-chu.

Seriously it's awesome how many jokes are quietly inserted in there - and the tempo is perfect too. It makes fun of everything. Not just stuff within the show (Blue-eyes is my wife, Nande Daiwa House?, Suica Kougeki) but nicovideo jokes in a railway context (you can't get away without throwing in 新日暮里)

Plus, it has a double-loop mechanism! First time I've seen it.
Anyway, really great use of the features nico has to offer, and definitely top-class.


I guess you guys have seen that incredibly silly but nevertheless hilarious video of those dudes cosplaying Eva characters and doing one of the most awesome, character-breaking dances to Tamashii no Rufuran and Zankoku na Tenshi no Teeze. I still can't stop laughing when they do that beautifully synchronized jump near the end. That's one video I have no problems with having in the rankings.
And I still do not get why King Records wanted to be a jerk and delete the videos... is it really that embarrassing?

edit: this video of a professionally-done Miku itasha is also really awe-inspiring http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4395449
I can't believe they put in so much manpower into that...

bayoab
2008-08-25, 04:19
THis is what you get when you combine Yugioh fans with railroad otaku with nico-chu.For the non-rail otaku, the true randomness of that video is much clearer when you watch the inspiration vids. The rail part really is kinda "Eh?" otherwise. Though it really needs a "let me off" button that escapes the initial loop to go with all the "let me off" comments.

Plus, it has a double-loop mechanism! First time I've seen it.
I realize this is the only way to implement such a thing but you are always stuck in the inner loop so it really comes off as a "sounds better on paper than reality".

Potatochobit
2008-08-25, 10:04
does nicovideo get spam sometimes? someone posted a link in the video and I thought it might be a funny picture but it was to some free game website.

how do you say Engrish from a japanese perspective? my grammar is so horrid after all these years people are correcting my comments :heh:
it probably just makes the video more funny.

EDIT:again

OK i just found the most AMAZING program
http://www.moitah.net/
It is called FLV extract

with the newer files FFMEPG just doesnt cut it sometimes :eyespin:

jigenbakuda
2008-08-31, 11:31
Oh god the one day I decide to check the rankings I strike gold.

This a playthru of a unknown / unpopular game from yesteryear , like cheetah men, that got really popular and is so bad its hilarious. This game is brutal, I could not have played as long as him, but it was damn funny.

Its a game called nightmare circus (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4365399) the view count is like 430,000in 10 days... great stuff. Uhm.. the guy playing hacchi he is funny, plus I really like his laugh. I'm not really interesting in the game but hacchi x the comments x the suckiness of the game = win!

check it out if you have some free time.

Quarkboy
2008-08-31, 11:36
Oh god the one day I decide to check the rankings I strike gold.

This a playthru of a unknown / unpopular game from yesteryear , like cheetah men, that got really popular and is so bad its hilarious. This game is brutal, I could not have played as long as him, but it was damn funny.

Its a game called nightmare circus (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4365399) the view count is like 430,000in 10 days... great stuff. Uhm.. the guy playing hacchi he is funny, plus I really like his laugh. I'm not really interesting in the game but hacchi x the comments x the suckiness of the game = win!

check it out if you have some free time.

All of the hacchi videos are great. Make sure you check out his "Lester the Unlikely" playthrough (in japanese, odekake rester rererenore), and probably his most watched so far, "The Immortal" (which I find pales in comparison to his "Out of this world" and "heart of the alien" playthroughs which are truly awesome.

Rembr
2008-08-31, 11:58
Hacchi has sort of an universal appeal, but he just lucked out to popularity when Immortal struck gold.

Immortal was good, but his other stuff is average compared to some of the other gameplay stuff out there.

Quarkboy
2008-09-01, 04:45
Woohoo!! The epic song cycle continues!

No. 009, Metalman is here! (by the great Hyadain of course)

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4485115

This is probably the most serious of his rockman2 homoerotic song portraits, but it's also one of the best produced.

Hyadain had a couple of pretty good songs lately, including a hilarious parody of an old NES Goemon game...

jigenbakuda
2008-09-01, 08:33
Woohoo!! The epic song cycle continues!

No. 009, Metalman is here! (by the great Hyadain of course)

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4485115

This is probably the most serious of his rockman2 homoerotic song portraits, but it's also one of the best produced.

Hyadain had a couple of pretty good songs lately, including a hilarious parody of an old NES Goemon game...


OMFG most epic moments in my nico history. This is my favorite 8-bit mega-man song out of all the games, and hyadain did an excellent job. I am without doubt using this song in my new djmix! So laid back. Loving the jazz chords. That guy... His level of awesomeness is beyond words to me... And the cussing in engish, so great, lol.

Uhm.. I didn't think to look for video game character communities on mixi. The pictures came from the mixi community... does he get all his pics from mixi fan communities? I'm definitely going to join a maoh (chronotrigger) and an alucard (from castlevania) community!

Edit: "abunai, I'm metalman... "I'm stealing that as a sample, too cool...

Quarkboy
2008-09-01, 09:18
OMFG most epic moments in my nico history. This is my favorite 8-bit mega-man song out of all the games, and hyadain did an excellent job. I am without doubt using this song in my new djmix! So laid back. Loving the jazz chords. That guy... His level of awesomeness is beyond words to me... And the cussing in engish, so great, lol.

Uhm.. I didn't think to look for video game character communities on mixi. The pictures came from the mixi community... does he get all his pics from mixi fan communities? I'm definitely going to join a maoh (chronotrigger) and an alucard (from castlevania) community!

Edit: "abunai, I'm metalman... "I'm stealing that as a sample, too cool...

Actually I'm pretty sure he says "Number 9, I'm Metalman" there :).

jigenbakuda
2008-09-01, 12:08
LMFAO are you serious? Even my japanese listening skills fail. Well I'm in the process of covering this song, in my version I'll say abunai... just to give it some flair, lol.

Man the kanji... light color on light background = jigen makes more english lyrics, lol

Farplaner
2008-09-01, 12:52
My picks from this week's weekly ranking -

Ryuuseigun with Vocalaid (complete version):

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4468648

Make kids with Kagami! (Lucky Star x Sumomomo Momomo OP):

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4256204

Oyashiro Busters! (Higurashi x Little Busters! OP):

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4417051

Quarkboy
2008-09-01, 13:04
My oddball pick of the week: This series of videos make me laugh my ass off... The comic timing and, well... purposefully awful artistry is flawless.

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/nm4417166

Rikimtasu
2008-09-03, 21:39
And just when mircosoft support this?
http://niconico.cc/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/header_1.jpg
Nico nico alert now support live messenger. lol?
http://messenger.live.jp/nicomesse/nicoalert.htm

itzfurrball
2008-09-04, 08:44
tried nico nico messe, it's *really* stupid XD

Ryuugu-chan
2008-09-04, 22:21
I hate Niconico Douga :T_T: I made an account,then I logged out for a second..I'm sure I put the correct log-in code,but it didn't work. I pressed both of the buttons on that page,pressed "enter"..Nothing...I even checked my email address with the comformation to make sure I was correct...It wouldn't log me in....Evil site,with those cool videos.

AniOta
2008-09-05, 10:28
2008 autumn : New Anime Introduction
http://b.hatena.ne.jp/entry/http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4529423
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4529423

bayoab
2008-09-06, 15:51
Is anyone else having the problem that nico is constantly logging you out? It used to be I could go weeks or months and multiple browser sessions without having to log in again. Now, it resets almost every time I close the browser (and I lose my history with it which is the most annoying part).

Quarkboy
2008-09-06, 17:12
Is anyone else having the problem that nico is constantly logging you out? It used to be I could go weeks or months and multiple browser sessions without having to log in again. Now, it resets almost every time I close the browser (and I lose my history with it which is the most annoying part).


Sounds like your browser is having trouble saving its cookies. Try clearing the cache and or cookies and trying again. Nico's not giving me any trouble.

jigenbakuda
2008-09-06, 23:36
Wow I seem to be posting only video game things lately. But here is a video of a foreigner speaking japanese while doing a play thru of super metroid (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4291821)... probably my top 3 games of all time, only game to make me cry with NO DIALOG! Well Dude's japanese is very good in my opinion...

Edit: for those people who like that type of thing, I think he said it was his first time playing... certainly acted like it on the first video.... Also this game is excellent BGM!

i8o
2008-09-07, 12:35
Yankee Doodle

Lucy (elfen lied)
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm1487682
Rena (Higurashi)
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4504530
TK-X (JGSDF)
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4538466

AniOta
2008-09-07, 22:30
Darumasan ga koronnya(Red light, green light nya)
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4555836

fzzjgBAaWZw

V33D12AG0N
2008-09-09, 08:55
I hate Niconico Douga :T_T: I made an account,then I logged out for a second..I'm sure I put the correct log-in code,but it didn't work. I pressed both of the buttons on that page,pressed "enter"..Nothing...I even checked my email address with the comformation to make sure I was correct...It wouldn't log me in....Evil site,with those cool videos.
What did you enter at the first text field? It didn't ask for username like many other sites, but your email instead.

Potatochobit
2008-09-10, 13:58
I ran across a problem with Nico nico

I upgraded to firefox 3 and some flash videos on certain sites would not work
smilevideo turned out to be one of them
the problem was Ad block and Ad block Plus are bugged in firefox 3 but its not well known
so turn that off if you are having log in problems

anyway, I posted my first video, didnt have time to animate it, oh well but u can look at it
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4586318

I left out the subs on purpose, Ill add those to the youtube one though later this week

Rembr
2008-09-10, 14:35
It's a community douga?

Potatochobit
2008-09-10, 14:57
I thought that meant open to the public :eyespin:
I fixed'D it

Rembr
2008-09-10, 15:23
You might want to put a comment on there so that it gets listed on the newly arrived. Although I'm not sure anyone would take notice since it's 5 a.m. over there.

serenade_beta
2008-09-13, 23:24
I know it isn't just me, but how many have realized that the new arrivals section has practically froze up?

It's so annoying... Everything gets deleted before they even make it...

More than that, what's the reason for this...?

Rembr
2008-09-14, 09:12
http://blog.nicovideo.jp/niconews/2008/09/001806.html

Farplaner
2008-09-15, 09:07
I know it isn't just me, but how many have realized that the new arrivals section has practically froze up?

Yup, had the same problem yesterday. Seems to work fine now though?

Farplaner
2008-09-16, 21:19
>_> "Education Anime"

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4643809

This has me rolling on the floor...

Rika-chama
2008-09-18, 14:40
Bohemian Rhapsody, Engrish Style... I was on the floor most of the time thru this....
^_^

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4667272

Oh, btw... somewhat related topic. My tried and (used to be) true method of getting the .flv from niconico has been futzed with evidently by niconico... In the Firefox cache, I could always get the cached file, make a copy, rename it to <filename>.flv and bam. standalone video. Now, right when the video finishes caching (i.e. the little grey bar makes it all the way to the end) the cache file (something similar to 880F6724d01) completely disappears. Where do it go? it HAS to go somewhere...

jigenbakuda
2008-09-18, 17:33
Bohemian Rhapsody, Engrish Style... I was on the floor most of the time thru this....
^_^

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4667272


this is an epic song, and a quite awesome cover. But I see a good number of these, like a person records one part by their self and someone mixes them all together.

I have a question, how in the world do they organize this? Do they have a mixi community or organize it on ameba... How do they do it? I think these are really awesome, especially when they use the 4 different screen in one and show every person. Lets not forget the random animal masks and sometimes cat tails, lol.

Anyone know how do those crazy guys do it?

jigenbakuda
2008-09-18, 19:17
... ... ... I am in awe. If you ever just barely heard of the game touhou and liked even one of its songs, you need to watch this! This is a god-like piano player playing zun's songs (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4579486). They are from the touhou game imperishable night (my personal favorite touhou game, but the new one is giving it a run for its money...), and he threw dona dona in there, lol. Well most of the touhou meme songs you hear are from this game... not all, but most. This is really a gifted piano player, it makes me realize how gifted zun (the games creator, programmer and composer) his self is for composing these songs! I seriously recommend this.

Just a warning its 17 minutes. But its a medley... this guy plays extremely advanced piano for 17 minutes... I was so amazed. Uhm, if you never played the game, you might not be able to tell the songs apart, they are blended together very well!

As I type I'm on my third listen... subarashii... I hope you guys check this one out, its really special.

bayoab
2008-09-20, 02:22
This is not impressive in overall quality, but in scope. Someone has finally Yugioh-ized the entire Ryuuseigun (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4677478). I found it hard to sit through all 14 minutes of it as there are some parts that are just repeating the same word or two over and over and over. However, it covers every Yugioh series, gets almost half of the memes in there, and has a few nice mashups. The author was however, clearly short on originality as the majority of the well done sections had been done before (and he admits to getting his ideas from them).

Tabris
2008-09-21, 08:29
Oh God, my brother was just watching a music channel when an advert for clubland came up.

It had the speedycake remix of Caramelldansen on it. The only thing I could think was wtf? I turned around to see what was going on and it had godawful tackyass bratz looking characters doing the dance.

Farplaner
2008-09-21, 09:47
... ... ... I am in awe. If you ever just barely heard of the game touhou and liked even one of its songs, you need to watch this! This is a god-like piano player playing zun's songs (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4579486)

I just watched this. Definitely was amazing!

I also watched this today :) Tamura Yukari teaching us all anime phrases in English!

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm2907873

Rembr
2008-09-22, 20:12
When you make videos, do take it at least this far:

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4444373

itzfurrball
2008-09-30, 03:33
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4770623

Mesubuta interviewing the niconico medley series creator Shimo-san

I've listened to the whole thing and it was... unko tte kanji da yo ne~

Asamidori
2008-10-01, 02:38
New version, ニコニコ動画(秋), goes live(?).

A buncha new things (again), which you can find the list (http://blog.nicovideo.jp/niconews/2008/09/001834.html) here.

I'll do a quick translation for the layout change one, since most other features are more aimed toward Japanese viewers. (Maybe except that ai sp@ce thing, but I'm too lazy to try to find out exactly what the hell it is.)

Layout Change (http://blog.nicovideo.jp/niconews/2008/09/001837.html)
- Theme of the current layout is "first view"--What you first see when the page's loaded.

[Removed]
- Weather prediction icon
- Random search (may pop up in another form later on)
- 右上 (may pop up later on in another spot)

[Location Changed]
- Videos watched recently page moved to within MyPage (...Well damn I uses that feature a lot. =\ )
- Info of the video moved to the bottom of the page, below the video itself

[Video Page]
- Uploader comment, blog links, etc. - those are all "initially hidden" so you have to actually hit the blue link to show the whole thing. (If you choose to have it open, it'll stay opened for all the other videos you view until you choose to close it.)
- Play button: You gotta click the play button for the video to play now. Premium members can set it back to how it was original and it'll auto-play upon loading.

[Search Result]
- Nicopedia and Nico Nicommunity will now also show up in search result.
- Something about a 2 column and 4 column search result listing, haven't tried yet.


This layout change is taking a while to get used to, took a while before I found where the Add to MyList drop-down is. orz

wao
2008-10-01, 03:31
I haven't been to niconico much at all the past few weeks* but wow! I like these new changes.

Especially the "hide description" thing! THANK YOU. I have always been annoyed at people who write incredibly long space-consuming line-break-filled descriptions and you have to freaking scroll down to see the video at all, which shouldn't be how it is (it got worse with those blog embed things... it's irrelevant to most viewers and should only be available when needed) That was one aspect I preferred in youtube's layout, where the description is at the side.
Personally I'd still rather have it that way on nico too, but it's not possible with the comments and other tabs, which are fine where they are (and I doubt the effectiveness of relegating the description to a tab).

The Mylist thing wasn't much of a problem for me as it's roughly along the same lines... but I used to use that "last viewed videos" option frequently too, pity it's buried now. I kinda miss the bar at the top I suppose, though I blocked the billboard.swf thing on it anyway...

Also I like that the video doesn't start until you tell it to because it's a pain opening a bunch of videos and having to rush to the tab to pause it before it starts blaring (worse when you reopen a crashed session :eyespin:)


*YES! YES! I have successfully gotten over my NND addiction! And in good time as I have final exams in a month. I can proudly declare I have not even thought about the rankings or anything niconico for that matter for 2 weeks straight. ...yeah whatever.

itzfurrball
2008-10-01, 05:20
the video uploaders will be pissed. there are enough goofballs that ask stupid questions without reading the movie description, and there will be more of them now....

Farplaner
2008-10-02, 09:54
It appears you can't search anymore unless you log in (the search box wouldn't appear). Not a big deal either way, just an observation...

jigenbakuda
2008-10-02, 18:49
Wow I got a surprise today with the fall version of nico (will they change the layout every season, or are they testing for a season to see what works?). Its looks very interesting. I can see the statistics (minus comments) for my last 4 videos I uploaded, just views, my list, and number of comments. Its nice, it saves a click to see info on some of my vids, thats cool. But I haven't watched a video yet. Also they have the communities I'm a part of on my page... lot easier to check that activity. In the actual "my video" part, they changed it to 2 columns of videos instead of 3. I preferred 3...

Oh I just watched a movie, the new changes are sexy... I like it.

tamix
2008-10-02, 21:15
Oh my, the new Nico Movie Maker.

Check those.

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/nm4809023

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/nm4801333

Click the text in the middle for the second "video", amazing.

wao
2008-10-03, 02:18
Yay, they put the viewing history back on the top bar. :)

About time they put the communities thing on the mypage as well.

And about that second video... O_o What the heck? Is it some javascript thing you can put in .swfs now?... well I can't help but think niconico's admins are having lots of fun doing all these things that other video-sharing sites seem to be lacking in.

Asamidori
2008-10-03, 11:14
will they change the layout every season

Don't think so? Maybe once every other version change? I don't remember if there was any layout change for (夏) though. (There was a menu change from RC2 to SP1, and the current change from (夏) to (秋), but that's all I remember.)

Rikimtasu
2008-10-05, 03:30
http://svwind.160.16admin.com/news/index.php?load=read&id=231
...you could order a account with a niconico account before open beta of ai sp@ce start.
Yeah?
http://aisp.jp/home.html

Asamidori
2008-10-05, 14:24
Actually a Nico account's required for that thing. There's also something about you can play a game (games?) on Nico to gain certain kind of points used for ai sp@ce, though I didn't bother reading through the article about it.

Oh and to add to it, the actual service starts 10/15, and they're on Closed Beta right now. >_> (Seem like they're completely skipping the Open Beta part of an MMO.)

jigenbakuda
2008-10-05, 20:40
Oh my, the new Nico Movie Maker.

Check those.

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/nm4809023

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/nm4801333

Click the text in the middle for the second "video", amazing.


Omg how the f*ck did they get that video to look that good, the marisa one... my god, it looked better than on the iosys website! I've never seen it so clear! o.O Is this the power of the new movie maker!? I might need to download it! I thought the movie maker just put pics together, is version 2 a major re haul? I'm very interested now!

Wait a sec wait a hot second, why is that second video so deceptively cool, the first time I watched I was like wtf, second time I pressed the button. And all the pictures dropped off and collected at the bottom, then I could move them, that was mighty cool. I can not wait until people start using that more!

@wao
They are giving me more and more reasons to waste my life at nico... They are giving what other site are lacking in for sure, I can not believe no one has started an english version with at least half the stuff nico has... Nico is beyond awesome.

Asamidori
2008-10-05, 23:37
Omg how the f*ck did they get that video to look that good, the marisa one... my god, it looked better than on the iosys website! I've never seen it so clear! o.O Is this the power of the new movie maker!? I might need to download it! I thought the movie maker just put pics together, is version 2 a major re haul? I'm very interested now!
No, it's the actual, original flash file they used there. (Meaning, everything's in vector, so they'll look perfect no matter how much you enlarge or shrink it.)

Wait a sec wait a hot second, why is that second video so deceptively cool, the first time I watched I was like wtf, second time I pressed the button. And all the pictures dropped off and collected at the bottom, then I could move them, that was mighty cool. I can not wait until people start using that more!
The second video's actually another flash (swf) file that links to an outside javascript that causes the pictures to drop. You can't do it with a video. It has to be a flash file, which is something totally different from video-making. >_>

jigenbakuda
2008-10-06, 06:41
No, it's the actual, original flash file they used there. (Meaning, everything's in vector, so they'll look perfect no matter how much you enlarge or shrink it.)



Okay now I'm confused. But it probably stems from my lack of technology knowledge. Uhm... So has everyone else besides that uploaded the video uploaded something other than a flash? I swear I've watched that marisa video a million times, but it never looked that awesome. Was it because that uploader uploaded a different type of file? Is flash different from what the streaming technology uses? I thought all videos were converted to flash to be streamed online. I know iosys makes flash videos, here is their original file (http://www.iosysos.com/cd/toho/IOSYS_tohootomebayashi_loving.swf), but never have I seen it so unaltered. On youtube or on nico, its never been so clear. Does the clearness come from them uploading it using the nico movie maker? Here is the most famous one upped to nico, douzo (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm511). This is the quality I'm used to seeing.

If the quality being retained comes from the nico movie maker, I want to download it right now!

Asamidori
2008-10-06, 15:03
I'm guessing the word "vector" is what confused you? Wikipedia will be able to explain better than me, so here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vector_graphics). =X Just go and zoom in the "original file" about 3 to 4 times and you'll understand why it's vector.

SWF (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SWF) and FLV (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FLV), also off wikipedia.

Kiggz
2008-10-06, 16:45
so i am new to the whole thing first few pages didnt explain much... From what i read this is some kinda japanese youtube with anime and stuff ? Cloud someone post up info on the content on the site, how the site works and its benifits

Asamidori
2008-10-06, 16:54
http://d.hatena.ne.jp/metagold/20080513/1210650303

Should explain to you what Nico is.


The whole blog is a nice read if you wanna dig more into Nico.

Zarxrax
2008-10-12, 10:59
More reason to love firefox.
NicoWatch Tools - Greasemonkey
http://blog-imgs-22.fc2.com/w/k/t/wktklabs/nicowatchtools_sample.jpg
http://wktklabs.blog98.fc2.com/blog-entry-1.html
Download H.264 video from niconico=WIN

Does this still work for downloading the videos? I can't get it to do anything. When I click the button I just get a message saying セッションの再確立中...

Has anyone tried joining any communities on Nico Nico Douga? I joined a couple, but I don't really get the point of them, as it doesn't seem like anyone on there is really communicating or anything. Maybe I just picked the wrong ones to join? :p

Also, here's a vid I made: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4882332

jigenbakuda
2008-10-13, 15:21
I've joined about 3 communities, but nothing really popular. Uhm, nothing really goes on in them.... at least the ones I joined. But its weird seeing videos that should have lots of comments with none... o.O

Where do you download the nico movie maker 2? Is it not on the main page? I could of swore that the first nico movie maker was downloadable from the main page...

Zarxrax
2008-10-13, 17:09
Where do you download the nico movie maker 2? Is it not on the main page? I could of swore that the first nico movie maker was downloadable from the main page...

http://www5.ssw.co.jp/nmm/

It's just a small text link at the bottom of the page, right above the pic of the afro dude.

jigenbakuda
2008-10-13, 20:12
http://www5.ssw.co.jp/nmm/

It's just a small text link at the bottom of the page, right above the pic of the afro dude.

lolololol I see it now. I can't believe I missed it. I went down to the nico gadgets, but didn't go further....

Thanks man.

Edit: WTF, I have to register , then they send me a password to download, wtf. Just give me a damn rapidshare link!

jigenbakuda
2008-10-13, 21:21
Aww man, it still just adds pictures and music and stuff. Still doesn't do video. At least I think it does not. If I'm wrong, pretty please tell me how to edit video in there. Although I see the .swf mode... not sure how it works though.

The "instructions" movie thing is bad ass (sample movie). I love the music, I'm definitely going to find a way to rip the music! It really does SEEM easy to use... but I wanted to edit video, oh well... When I make a singing video I'll use this.

Oh yea you log into nico when you use this, so you can auto upload when you are done. Pretty cool, not sure if you could do that with the last one.

Asamidori
2008-10-13, 21:29
Wrong software if you want to actually edit a video. Movie maker just help you put together a movie, it won't let you edit an already existing movie file.

Asamidori
2008-10-15, 23:06
Great, Nico, just great.

More stuffs to waste time on. =|

http://medal.game.nicovideo.jp/

Rikimtasu
2008-10-17, 08:33
Does this still work for downloading the videos? I can't get it to do anything. When I click the button I just get a message saying セッションの再確立中...

Has anyone tried joining any communities on Nico Nico Douga? I joined a couple, but I don't really get the point of them, as it doesn't seem like anyone on there is really communicating or anything. Maybe I just picked the wrong ones to join? :p

Also, here's a vid I made: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4882332

It still work at when last time i used it.
You have to update to from the page when niconico is updated,too.
http://d.imagehost.org/0676/testnico.jpg

Zarxrax
2008-10-17, 17:50
That's odd, I'm definitely using the latest version, and I can't get it to work. I've tried a number of other tools designed for downloading vids from niconico and I can't get ANY to work.

jigenbakuda
2008-10-18, 20:42
Wow never saw this video before, but its pretty old. Its a 3d version of the airman song, its still sung by J, but the 3d animation is breathtaking to me, especially because its done by an amateur, the fight scene, unforgettable...

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm961919

Edit:

Here is one with the original vocalist, and the same animation
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm739596

Doraneko
2008-10-20, 10:26
The niconico version of an original doujinshi of the Little Red Hood. A really touching story indeed. The impact is further boosted by the good music and editing in the video. While it is a given that 泣き系 fans should love it, I am sure that anime and manga fans in general should be able to appreciate it as well.

【瞳】赤ずきんと優しい狼【そして、夢の後先】
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4945729


Btw the original manga strip can be found here (Pixiv account required).
Quite different from your average (ero) doujinshi, it is an artistic manga with no dialogue and sound effect at all.

「瞳」-Rotkšppchen-、~Y las consecuencias del sueŮo~
http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=1856506

jigenbakuda
2008-10-21, 06:18
Wow for all the idolm@ster fans here is a great medley of videos from this year. Man I missed all of these.. I need to go back and watch them!

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm4965942

tamix
2008-10-22, 07:44
LoL, what's with the sudden popularity of the Crazy Frog Brothers, the original is top 10 right now and this mix http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm5005881 is top 2, and there was the yamada mix in top 5 yesterday, even though it was uploaded months ago.

Also I was watching some vid and the nico girl just gave me a minigame all of a sudden.
http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/4240/nicominigamepj4.th.jpg (http://img389.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nicominigamepj4.jpg)http://img389.imageshack.us/images/thpix.gif (http://g.imageshack.us/thpix.php)

Is this new?

Edit : I just got directed to the ranking vid of that minigame, which has some code that shows you your score and rank, and scrolls the top 100 players. Seems I'm top 3482 out of 84781 people that played. Not bad I guess since I had no idea what to do lolz.

Also funny thing about the Crazy Frog Brothers, they're calling the tall one Bill Gates and the small one KBC (Angry German Kid)

Asamidori
2008-10-22, 11:20
Nicowari games have been around for a while, you just happen to run into it today. >_>

tamix
2008-10-22, 18:22
Mhm. So you get to choose between minigames or economy mode.

Rembr
2008-10-22, 19:22
Excellent movie:

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm1325360

Zarxrax
2008-10-23, 16:47
Does anyone know of a way to see which are the most popular tags? I thought they used to have a cloud view of tags, but I cant seem to find it anymore.

green0tea
2008-10-24, 00:06
You can view the cloud for the most used tags here: http://www.nicovideo.jp/major_tag