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=== Activate all categories ===
=== Activate all categories ===
A segment might have already been submitted as another category. Seeing this, is a reminder to make sure, you did indeed choose the correct category.
A segment might have already been submitted as another category. Seeing this is a reminder to make sure you did indeed choose the correct category.


=== Clean cuts ===
=== Clean cuts ===
When there is a visible transition and a small margin of error, don’t try to get it right with play/pause. Use the "," and "." keys and move frame by frame. Pay attention if the video is 30 or 60 fps. Only if possible, make your segments start two frames early on 30 fps videos and four frames early on 60 fps videos, so there isn't an annoying bump. Also pressing "k" will pause the video if "space" does something else on the website.
When there is a visible transition and a small margin of error, don’t try to get it right with play/pause. Use the <code>,</code> and <code>.</code> keys and move frame by frame. Pay attention if the video is 30 or 60 fps. Only if possible, make your segments start two frames early on 30 fps videos and four frames early on 60 fps videos, so there isn't an annoying bump. Also pressing <code>k</code> will pause the video if <code>spacebar</code> does something else on the website.


=== Essentials only ===
=== Essentials only ===
To make sure the start of your segment starts as late as possible, use "Inspect" to see if you included things that do not need to be included. Ending a segment should be done on the first frame of what should come after. Use "Preview" to make sure you do not cut anything off. This is especially important for "non-music"-segments.
To make sure the start of your segment starts as late as possible, use "Inspect" to see if you included things that do not need to be included. Ending a segment should be done on the first frame of what should come after. Use "Preview" to make sure you do not cut anything off. This is especially important for "non-music" segments.


=== Music Videos ===
=== Music Videos ===
Boost your audio with a browser extension to cut fadeouts. The video can only be cut at the videos framerate, but music can be cut even more precisely, i.e. it has a higher "framerate" than the video. Set the video speed to 25 % and adjust the times that appear after pressing "Edit" in the popup, to achieve more precise cuts.
Boost your audio with a browser extension to cut fadeouts. The video can only be cut at the video's framerate, but music can be cut even more precisely, i.e. it has a higher "framerate" than the video. Set the video speed to 25% and adjust the times that appear after pressing "Edit" in the popup, to achieve more precise cuts.


=== Overlap adjacent segments ===
=== Overlap adjacent segments ===
Segments of different categories that are right next to each other should slightly overlap. The reason for this is that every segment should be correct and seamless on its own and make sense from a perspective of a user with only one category enabled. Segments that have the same end and start time still skip fine though, but one of the two segments might not be perfect this way.
Segments of different categories that are right next to each other should slightly overlap. The reason for this is that '''every segment should be correct and seamless on its own''' and make sense from a perspective of a user with only one category enabled. Segments that have the same end and start time still skip fine though, but one of the two segments might not be perfect this way.
 
Mute segments usually don't need a significant overlap although 1ms might help if segments aren't properly chaining


=== Fade transitions ===
=== Fade transitions ===
For transitions that fade to/from black, temporarily increasing your gamma helps you to see exactly when the transition starts/ends. If you have a Nvidia GPU, this can be easily done in Nvidia Control Panel (Display > Adjust desktop color settings). Another way if you're on Windows is to search for "calibrate" in the start menu and select the 'Calibrate display color' page.  
For transitions that fade to/from black, temporarily increasing your gamma helps you to see exactly when the transition starts/ends. For Nvidia users, open Nvidia Control Panel > Display > Adjust desktop color settings. For AMD users, open Catalyst Control Center > Desktop Management > Desktop Color. Alternatively, on Windows, search for "dccw" in the start menu to open Display Color Calibration. Create a shortcut for "dccw.exe" for easier access.
 
=== Submissions edited videos ===
If you submit a long intermission segment on a live-streamed video, take a look at it after some time. Very often large chunks of such videos are removed afterwards, which messes up the submissions and makes it necessary to delete them.


=== Submissions on videos that are edited ===
If you submit a long intermission segment on a live-streamed video, take a look at it after some time. Very often large chunks of such videos are removed afterwards with YouTube trimming tool by the streamer, which messes up the submissions and makes it necessary to delete them.
Segments are automatically deleted after the length of a video changes. This is triggered, when a new submission is made on the video. If you notice a video where this was the case, create a segment and delete it to trigger this process.
Segments are automatically deleted after the length of a video changes. This is triggered, when a new submission is made on the video. If you notice a video where this was the case, create a segment and delete it to trigger this process.


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=== Working around wrong segments ===
=== Working around wrong segments ===
If you come over a wrong segment and want to submit your own, you can either downvote it via the "i" Symbol in the video player, or via the popup that appears after skipping the segment. Only downvoting it via the popup will remove the segment from the search bar which makes it easier for you to submit your own.
If you come over a wrong segment and want to submit your own, you can either downvote it via the <code>i</code> Symbol in the video player, or via the popup that appears after skipping the segment. Only downvoting it via the popup will remove the segment from the search bar which makes it easier for you to submit your own.


=== Technical Limitations ===
=== Technical Limitations ===
Firefox skips later than the actual start time of a segment, that is why it is advised to start the segment a few frames earlier. Vanced always skips later than the actual start time of a segment for battery saving reasons.
Firefox skips later than the actual start time of a segment, that is why it is advised to start the segment a few frames earlier.
 
Vanced always skips later than the actual start time of a segment for battery saving reasons.


=== Livestreams and Premieres ===
=== Livestreams and Premieres ===
Don't create segments during a livestream or Premiere. The video's duration will change after it ends, causing segments to be shifted forward resulting in incorrect segments. Wait until it ends and refresh the page before creating.
Don't create segments during a livestream or Premiere. The video's duration will change after it ends, resulting in incorrect segments. Wait until it ends and refresh the page before creating.

Latest revision as of 00:59, 6 January 2022

This page compiles some tips on how to make your submissions better.

User interface

If you don't know what all the buttons do, you can find explanations in this article.

Activate all categories

A segment might have already been submitted as another category. Seeing this is a reminder to make sure you did indeed choose the correct category.

Clean cuts

When there is a visible transition and a small margin of error, don’t try to get it right with play/pause. Use the , and . keys and move frame by frame. Pay attention if the video is 30 or 60 fps. Only if possible, make your segments start two frames early on 30 fps videos and four frames early on 60 fps videos, so there isn't an annoying bump. Also pressing k will pause the video if spacebar does something else on the website.

Essentials only

To make sure the start of your segment starts as late as possible, use "Inspect" to see if you included things that do not need to be included. Ending a segment should be done on the first frame of what should come after. Use "Preview" to make sure you do not cut anything off. This is especially important for "non-music" segments.

Music Videos

Boost your audio with a browser extension to cut fadeouts. The video can only be cut at the video's framerate, but music can be cut even more precisely, i.e. it has a higher "framerate" than the video. Set the video speed to 25% and adjust the times that appear after pressing "Edit" in the popup, to achieve more precise cuts.

Overlap adjacent segments

Segments of different categories that are right next to each other should slightly overlap. The reason for this is that every segment should be correct and seamless on its own and make sense from a perspective of a user with only one category enabled. Segments that have the same end and start time still skip fine though, but one of the two segments might not be perfect this way.

Mute segments usually don't need a significant overlap although 1ms might help if segments aren't properly chaining

Fade transitions

For transitions that fade to/from black, temporarily increasing your gamma helps you to see exactly when the transition starts/ends. For Nvidia users, open Nvidia Control Panel > Display > Adjust desktop color settings. For AMD users, open Catalyst Control Center > Desktop Management > Desktop Color. Alternatively, on Windows, search for "dccw" in the start menu to open Display Color Calibration. Create a shortcut for "dccw.exe" for easier access.

Submissions edited videos

If you submit a long intermission segment on a live-streamed video, take a look at it after some time. Very often large chunks of such videos are removed afterwards, which messes up the submissions and makes it necessary to delete them.

Segments are automatically deleted after the length of a video changes. This is triggered, when a new submission is made on the video. If you notice a video where this was the case, create a segment and delete it to trigger this process.

Use transcript to find sponsors

This shows where to open a YouTube video's transcript

If you are looking for a sponsor, look for it in the description. After that open the Transcript and press Ctrl + F and search for the sponsor. You can find the transcript under the 3-dot menu depicted on the right. This also works for other keywords like "subscribe", "bell" or "like".

Don't submit each segment individually

It can help if you are creating multiple segments, to submit all segments at once after you have figured out all of the timings.

Working around wrong segments

If you come over a wrong segment and want to submit your own, you can either downvote it via the i Symbol in the video player, or via the popup that appears after skipping the segment. Only downvoting it via the popup will remove the segment from the search bar which makes it easier for you to submit your own.

Technical Limitations

Firefox skips later than the actual start time of a segment, that is why it is advised to start the segment a few frames earlier.

Vanced always skips later than the actual start time of a segment for battery saving reasons.

Livestreams and Premieres

Don't create segments during a livestream or Premiere. The video's duration will change after it ends, resulting in incorrect segments. Wait until it ends and refresh the page before creating.