Alternatives to YouTube for Music and Old Movies?

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  1. JayFreddy

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    The recent Doris Day thread got me looking for some of her old movies on YouTube.

    Not too long ago you could watch all of these older movies for free, but not anymore.

    I think YouTube has too much of a monopoly and it would be good to see some alternatives.

    Any relevant information, discussion, or suggestions would be most welcome!
     
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    Well, i just picked up a bunch of DVDs for 50p in a charity shop.
     
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    I don't think there is anything Google do which you cannot get elsewhere. It is their way of trying to avoid monopoly allegations

    If copywritten material was being shown by a Youtube member for free, I actually support them moving to a model where the copyright holder gets paid. Support the creator - or whoever they passed their rights to
     
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    Disney took control of Hulu -- probably to shut down completely when Disney starts up their Netflix-fighter site this fall.
    Disney is pulling all their content from Netflix too.
    A lot of media consolidation is limiting access to all the older content and likely to continue.

    If you have a Roku (or similar) you might find other 'channels' that have some content. I've watched a few old 'Westerns before.

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    I'm 100% down with seeing that creators get paid.

    Paying money to Google to watch 70+ year old black and white movies in low definition, not so much.

    Turner Classic Movies has done some good stuff for legacy preservation, and I think that is a worthy cause.

    I understand mechanical royalties pretty well, both in principle and in practice.

    I have no sympathy for large tech companies profiting off of material in the public domain.

    Add something to the equation that's worth paying for, and I'll pay for it.
     
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    If you know a foreign language it seems YouTube only flag copyrighted material in English. YouTube is flooded with overdubbed movies all day long that are rarely removed.
     
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    Not Doris Day movies... Or Mae West, or Buster Keaton, or...

    But thanks for the suggestion!
     
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    I'm sure they are working on it.
    The first few hundred uploads will probably be in Hindi.:)
     
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    Somehow that isn't very comforting, is it?! :twisted::lol:
     
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    eBay or amazon search for old DVD collections or charity shops hunts.

    Doris Day collection... and classic collections... probably get 50 films for $10
     
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    Roku has tons of channels , however most listing for "classic movies" are filled with garbage from the 70's and not the stuff you and I would love to see.
    Sometimes the pawn shops that still have movies and goodwill are the only way I find some of the older War movies, Musicals etc...
     
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    A lot of this content gets monetized by YouTube with the proceeds going to the copyright holder under certain conditions, mostly if the organization protecting the copyright has an agreement with YouTube.

    And, it seems like more and more films will be falling out of copyright soon since Disney didn't get yet another duration extension.
     
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    I don t know. I was skipping around seeing 10 second bites and it seemed Doris was sing in French. "Que Sera Sera" she sang, then I moved on, probably dubbed.
     
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    +1 on buying used DVDs.
    Most everything I've wanted I was able to find.

    Someday I'll figure out how to download them on a hard drive and the get rid of the didcs.
     
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    youtube was awesome pre google acquisition...its still good but overrun with ads and other BS google attached to that place

    i use chrome ad blocker for you tube...which is kinda weird since chrome blocks ad content from its mother google for one of its kids youtube
     
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    Handbrake. It’s brilliant

    https://handbrake.fr/
     
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    Please tell me how !
     
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