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UPDATE: I'm going to be doing reviews on apps... so Is it a good idea?

asked Aug 18 '11 at 03:55

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edited Aug 18 '11 at 05:04


ummm changing this to UPDATE and asking the same. is if good for you I don't know. is it good to have a basic knowledge of what works and does not work? yes... make a video 5 minutes in length then put audio in the background and you compare what sounds better for you. shouldn't take you but 20 minutes to do it.

(Aug 18 '11 at 05:10) jeff jeff's gravatar image

people wanted to know what the videos are for... so thats why I updated.

(Aug 18 '11 at 05:19) Ztag100 Ztag100's gravatar image

@Ztag100 I can't find a place on this page where someone was asking that, but it is relative information. What I find particularly annoying is the '(UPDATE)' placed before the original question title whenever you edit your questions. The 'UPDATE:' in the question description should suffice to indicate the change.

(Aug 18 '11 at 05:25) zman zman's gravatar image

Ok, never really thought about it... But I won't put update in the title next time. :)

(Aug 18 '11 at 05:29) Ztag100 Ztag100's gravatar image

Since you are doing reviews, where I assume there is vocal content which matter then I would try to avoid background music, or keep it subtle and at low volume.

A bit of music on an introductory graphic if there is one shouldn't be an issue so such, but less emphasised during the content.

(Aug 18 '11 at 06:04) EnvoyOfTheEnd EnvoyOfTheEnd's gravatar image

ok... thanks

(Aug 18 '11 at 06:36) Ztag100 Ztag100's gravatar image

agree with envoyoftheend. i can almost guarantee that i will shutoff any tutorial that has music playing in the background while someone is talking.

(Aug 18 '11 at 10:38) ChuckysChild ChuckysChild's gravatar image
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Background music can enhance a YouTube video if it fits, makes sense, and isn't a distraction. Beware of copyright violations.

answered Aug 18 '11 at 04:20

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good info... and I'm gna have the song custom made by a friend.

(Aug 18 '11 at 04:26) Ztag100 Ztag100's gravatar image

Audio- when done correctly is what can make the difference between amatuer and professional. So its a very good idea, aslong as you get all your sound levels right, at the correct time.

answered Aug 18 '11 at 04:33

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Depends on the content both the video and the choice of music. When there is otherwise little, or largely irrelevant audio on the video then music if chosen well can enhance a video. But it can be detrimental when you then can't hear something appropriate from the original audio, or the music is a distraction, and proving more a demonstration of personal taste than an attempt to compliment the content.

answered Aug 18 '11 at 04:56

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only if the music is fair use, open source and licensed under creative commons. you will get black flagged by YT for any copyright material including background music.

answered Aug 18 '11 at 04:31

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