The Definitive YouTube Resource List

YouTube Resource List
YouTube has become one of the most used websites on the internet with millions of unique visitors every day. We’ve gathered a list of some of the best articles, and online tools to help you make the most of YouTube. So, whether you are an aspiring film maker or looking to reach a new audience, you’ll find resources here to help you. Enjoy!

(p.s if you’re looking for a great guide on YouTube then check out the YouTube Statistics Report from EMR research)

Basic Guides to YouTube and Editing Videos

The Beginner’s Corner: Putting Video on YouTube
Get started with this guide for beginners.

How Video Editing Works
A good introduction to video editing.

Basic Video Editing
Good breakdown of different types of video editing.

How to edit digital video with Windows Movie Maker 2
A detailed look at using Windows Movie Maker to make videos.

Voiceover Basics for Video Production
A good video has good sound.

Make your Audio Stand out
Our guide to creating professional audio tracks.

Advanced Guides

Hi-Res YouTube Hacks
Learn how to offer high resolution videos.

How To Make YouTube Videos Look Great
Well written guide.

6 tips for High Quality Youtube Video
Tips for creating a high quality video on Youtube.

How to Optimize Your Video for YouTube
More tips to optimise your video for YouTube.

Techniques in Video Creation

Lights! Camera! Vodcast!
Wired know a thing or two about creating online videos, here is their guide.

Top Ten Online Filmmaking Techniques
Very good guide to traditional film making techniques which can be applied to online video.

Videomaker has so many useful guides that we couldn’t list just one. If you are serious about making videos with real quialty have a look at some of their guides which range from lighting to audio advice.

DIY: How to make better videos
An indepth guide to making the most of your camcorder.

Online Video Dos and Don’ts
Good tipsheet from Businessweek.

Public Domain Video Libraries

Public Domain Files
Wikipedia’s massive lists of movies in public domain.
Archive’s Moving Images library of free movies, films, and videos.

Public Domain Torrents
Download classic and b-movies here.

Free Video Stock Footage Resources Online
A great selection of hand picked resources for free stock footage.


Guides to Viral Videos

8 tips to make your YouTube video go viral
Good tips on making sure your video has a fighting chance of going viral.

Going viral with YouTube
Jiannis examines 3 popular YouTube videos to determine what it is that makes a video go viral.

How to make a video go viral
Technobabble have put together a thorough blog post on the subject.

The B2B Lead Vidcast – A Case Study in Viral Video Marketing
An interesting case study on what to do and what not to do in viral video marketing. Have your tea and biscuits ready as there is a 30 minute video included.

Guide to Video Marketing on YouTube
Good tips for marketing on YouTube.

Igniting Viral Campaigns
Igniting Viral Campaigns session which covers techniques that allow the smaller company to stand out.

The 4 Elements of Getting Videos to Go Viral
An easy to digest guide to the fundamentals of creating viral videos.

The Secret Strategies Behind Many “Viral” Videos
Dan Ackerman Greenberg shows us the light, or does he? The comments here highlight some of the issues with trying to game the system for traffic.

How to promote your videos on YouTube
Great post from Kevin Nalt on how to promote your videos on YouTube.

Ten Things a Marketer Should Know About Online Video
A unique view on the hits and misses of online-video marketing.

“How to Become Popular on YouTube (Without Any Talent)” – A Free eBook
Great free ebook. You can either download on the page or read it on

Online Video Editors

Very good video mixer and editor. Allows you to download your mixes.

BubblePlay lets you add images, animated cliparts and video clips over any YouTube video.

Add effects to your videos.

Veotag is an excellent service that lets you display clickable text, called “veotags,” within an audio or video file.

Online Video Converters


Convert videos between any format & save videos forever from popular websites.

Free Online Video Converter. No software to install. No ads to interrupt. Movavi will notify you when your conversion is ready to download.

Convert files without the need to download software.

Can convert your videos to multiple formats.

Nice ajaxified website that has many conversion options. Recommended.

Convert Tube
Download online videos to PC, iPod, PSP, Mobile.

TubeSock 2.0 downloads YouTube videos from the web and saves them to your video iPod, Mac, or PlayStation Portable.

VideoDL is a quick AJAX application which allows you to download online video into your computer. It supports top 3 video sites – YouTube, Google Video, and

Put YouTube on Your Site / Blog

WordPress plugin that displays YouTube videos in an embedded gallery.

YouTube badge maker
YouTube badge maker shows your viewers images of your 6 most recently uploaded videos.

YouTube WordPress Plugin
Display YouTube videos on your WordPress blog according to Tags.

YouTube Video Trackers

Youtube Top-Rated
101 top rated videos from YouTube updated daily.

The World Internet TV charts
Tracks the most popular video clips from four leading Internet TV sites.

Viral Video Charts
See what’s going viral all over the web.

Everything Else

Add subtitles to your online videos.

Analytics for your YouTube account along with other video sites.

YouTube Userscripts
A huge collection of scripts to do just about anything with your YouTube account.

A desktop player and downloader for YouTube.

YouTube Podcaster
Makes podcasts feeds from your submitted url or keywords on Youtube.

We hope some of these links will keep you going for a while. Please let us know if we have missed anything in the comments below and we’ll add to the list.

Don’t forget there are other sites than YouTube, like who have a selection of music videos for you to watch.


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