Archive for the ‘YouTube’ Category

Create the next Youtube clone

Monday, August 20th, 2007 posted a great article yesterday on creating a Youtube-like streaming video site using Debian linux running lighttpd as the web server and FlowPlayer to play the flash-encoded videos…


Cracking YouTube, part 3

Monday, June 11th, 2007

Response to my previous two posts about Cracking YouTube has been amazing . Thanks to everyone in the community for the amazingly intelligent discussion that this has spawned, and for all of the high quality responses/comments to the original posts! Keep it up guys, it helps me tremendously and allows me to write more interesting articles like this.

No one has contacted me yet indicating that the technique in part 2 should NOT work by pointing out a hole in the logic. This makes sense, because…


Cracking YouTube, part 2

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

YouTube closed the browser refresh hack… mostly, but not quite. If you take the code i posted before and add the SwitchProxy firefox plugin to switch your IP, you can still rack up a ton of views. SwitchProxy has a setting to automatically switch the proxy you are using – you can…


Cracking Youtube

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Update: As of 5/21/07, I think YouTube rigged it so it doesn�t update your video views, only your channel views. Thanks to reader Mario for pointing this out.

Mashable recently posted about a user named “SuperMoviesDownload” getting top results on YouTube consistently, and trying to charge $10,000 to allow people to get a top video on YouTube. Mashable says that “it was easy to enter the Most Viewed list on YouTube just by opening some tabs in Firefox and setting them to auto-refresh – no real skill required.” That’s what Mashable said. This is what they meant…