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A bit of a YT rant

At last I've got a nice performance video that I want to upload to my YT account, the one that has all my performances on, not the teaching one. And I've gone and forgotten the account password, and YT has made it impossible for me to log in on any account other than the ones that are set up under my google account. At one point I must have somehow allowed my teaching account (thepipistrelle) to become part of the YT/Google conglomerated account, but I never did with the performance account (BeaFarhana) and now it would appear that it's locked down forever because I'm buggered if I can find any way to access it. When it told me I could retrieve my password, it just forced me to change my google account password (for EVERYTHING) without actually giving me access to my account, and now it means I can't use my old google password EVER AGAIN. It makes me really angry that I've lost all control over my old video clips, and there's no BASTARD contact us page.

So I've had to create a new account, based on my existing YT/Google account, to host my performance videos. This is the only one so far, it's the reason why I wanted to access my BeaFarhana account.

I was really happy with this performance, and I had really lovely feedback on it from dancers who I really respect, so I wanted to share it. It's essentially the choreography that I've been teaching for the last six weeks to my improver/intermediates class, though I had to adapt the bits that are "group choreo".

I could reupload all of my old performance videos onto this new account, I suppose, but all that would do is duplicate them online, it's not as though I can get into my old account to take the old versions down. And I've got a lot of views on some of them.


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Nov. 3rd, 2013 12:57 am (UTC)
How frustrating!!!!!!!
Nov. 3rd, 2013 01:02 am (UTC)
And oh the dance is looooovely! Gorgeous choreo - you have such lovely combinations - and feeling. And that costume is to die for - details please.
Nov. 3rd, 2013 01:19 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks! It's a song that makes me happy to dance it!

This is an Aziz costume, custom-made for me when I was in Cairo. I posted about getting it, here (http://beafarhana.livejournal.com/827271.html). It was a bit of a spur of the moment decision to ask him to make me a costume *in addition* to the melaya dress I knew I wanted him to make, but I'm so glad I did, because this has definitely turned into one of my favourites. It's swishy and really shows your movement, and I love that the print is kinda 60s groovy!
Nov. 3rd, 2013 01:27 am (UTC)
It's fab, and I love that song. And I love that you're dancing to Abdel Halim himself as well.
Nov. 3rd, 2013 04:08 am (UTC)
That was LOVELY!! Sooo pretty! I'm glad you got a good video of it to share :D:D:D
The costume is faboo too.

I ran into a whole slew of problems trying to get my teaching videos for this last recital season loaded and locked down so only my students could view them due to all the changes with Google Plus/You Tube.
Nov. 3rd, 2013 10:25 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I think I've got to accept that I've lost all access to the original performance account, and work with what I *can* access now. I've learned that YT will allow you to create multiple channels within your basic account, so that's something of a help for future video organisation. I'm also taking great care not to allow any future videos to be shared with google+, because I'm not prepared to use it.
Nov. 3rd, 2013 05:36 am (UTC)
Beautiful! I was sad when it ended, because I wanted you to just keep going. Guess I'll have to hit the replay button...
Nov. 3rd, 2013 10:20 am (UTC)
LOL! It's a short piece, only 4 minutes, because I cut part of it out, so that I could choreograph it to teach my students within 6 weeks. We're performing it on 24th October, so I've laid on some rehearsals for them, in addition to practising it in class. I'm hoping I can get someone to video it then, so it will be something of a compare-and-contrast exercise!
Nov. 3rd, 2013 09:31 am (UTC)
Nov. 3rd, 2013 10:26 am (UTC)
Nov. 3rd, 2013 10:26 am (UTC)

how frustrating about the videos/google/yt palava though!
Nov. 3rd, 2013 10:28 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm going to try and let the frustration go now. I've had my rant, I'm going to draw the line and look forward!
Nov. 3rd, 2013 11:35 am (UTC)
AW!!That's so nice. Really enjoyed that.
Nov. 3rd, 2013 05:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks, hon!
Nov. 3rd, 2013 02:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, that was just lovely. The song suits you so well.
Nov. 3rd, 2013 05:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It means a lot coming from you!
Nov. 3rd, 2013 05:21 pm (UTC)
No advice on YouTube, but I wanted to say that was a super sweet performance :-)
Nov. 3rd, 2013 05:40 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks!
Nov. 3rd, 2013 07:22 pm (UTC)
that would reallly piss me of too. and the help page does tjat have any contact yt functions? what if you are logged in any contact options then? yuk!
Nov. 3rd, 2013 08:18 pm (UTC)
No help page on YT, whether you are logged in or not. And no contact us page. Just a Feedback page. So I sent them my feedback. Basically, if you need help, you won't get any from google/YT.
Nov. 4th, 2013 06:03 pm (UTC)
Boo to the YT woes but yay to being able to see such a beautiful number again! x
Nov. 9th, 2013 08:02 pm (UTC)
I really like the video - gorgeous dancing and costume :)
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