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How can a video be pixelated?

  1. Lissie profile image85
    Lissieposted 4 years ago

    I thought the video hub thing might be worth playing with - but I've just got my first video hub unpublished because of "watermarked or pixelated" images.

    Now the hub had no images - instead it had a video at the top plus another video in the video module from vimeo plus a paragraph of text.

    I have no idea how to fix it? I took a guess that they were actually saying was that the hub was too short to have a self serving link in it. So I deleted that and resubmitted but I'm left with questions:

    a) what are the rules on "pixelated images" as they relate to videos? For the record both videos I created myself and are 720p HD quality and are acceptable on both Vimeo and Youtube

    b) what's the minimum word count for video hubs to have a relevant link?

  2. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    If it say the video is watermarked or pixeled it must be something like that, unless someone hit the wrong button.  Do you have a link to the video on Vimeo?

    1. Lissie profile image85
      Lissieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This is the one I put in the video capsule https://vimeo.com/42321363

      1. Lissie profile image85
        Lissieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        EDIT and now I have the other hub unpublished with the same message - again - wTF are they talking about ? https://vimeo.com/42242596

  3. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    I can't see anything wrong with them.

  4. WriteAngled profile image92
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    I'm wondering if it is the background you use in both videos. It has moving, blurry things on it. Perhaps this is being interpreted as an overall blurred video?

    1. Lissie profile image85
      Lissieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well I'm no filmmaker - but they are standard backgrounds used by amimoto.com and stupeflix.com.

      Its not a biggy - I'll use other services which want the content - and I just find it pretty amazing that Hubpages still allows complete and utter crap to be published e.g. http://bujol.hubpages.com/hub/Smartweightlosstips (that took a bout 1 minute to find BTW just by checking the "new hubs" list)

      and yet although having only just launched a video hosting service - doesn't want content which is good enough for the market leaders!

      Just saying

      1. Dale Hyde profile image88
        Dale Hydeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        The videos look okay to me. I, like you, am no filmmaker, however I don't see anything that would cause a bot or a person to flag the videos.

        I am in agreement with you on some of the hubs that do survive indeed! I used to spend a lot of time hubhopping, but just got tired of seeing so much trash and my rewards for "screening" were that my score dropped, lol, it did not rise. I have stopped being as active in comments and the forums as well, and my score will rise a notch or two...

        Good luck on finding a resolution to this.

      2. IzzyM profile image84
        IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Has this been resolved yet? Seems totally ridiculous to me as there is nothing wrong with the video, yet the spun hub you linked is still published, along with several others from the same author who obviously hasn't got a clue how to write in English.

      3. lobobrandon profile image82
        lobobrandonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hmm when people spin content they usually add links to other sites but this has nothing big_smile

  5. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    I guess all you can do is email and ask what the issue is.

  6. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 4 years ago


    After viewing both videos the only thing that jumps out at me as a potential issue is the black and white background behind your still photos in each of the two vids. It may be tripping some filter for them for removal.

    I would ask team@hubpages.com for clarification.

    From a personal point, I like both vids, comes across as professional and smart.

  7. Healthy Pursuits profile image88
    Healthy Pursuitsposted 4 years ago

    I watched both videos. I thought they were both very good, and that your use of images was well done. The only thing I thought might be a problem was that the images moved quickly enough in the Paris video to make me a little dizzy. Of course, that might just be me.
    I don't see why they would be unpublished. I'd definitely ask the team for specific problems. Otherwise, you might get some canned response. It would be worth your while to follow up on this, as your videos are worth putting out there - and on HP,too.

    Besides, it could have been done by some programmed trigger. If they know about the problem, it might be something they can fix.

  8. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 4 years ago

    I think you need to contact the mods for clarification.

    BTW, the Google map at the beginning of the video has a watermark and that could be the problem.

  9. Lissie profile image85
    Lissieposted 4 years ago

    I contacted the mods when I started this thread - I haven't heard a thing. Also I believe it was a mod that unpublished them - not a programmatic thing - as it wasn't instant - or close to.

    Thanks very much for the kind comments re the videos - yeah I'm new to the video game - but I do have a lot photos to use :-)

    @relache - there is a (c) notice in the corner of the map - as its used by permission of Google Maps in the software I use to produce these vids - if that's not good enough for Hubpages then I am genuinely shocked - showing (c) in a non-intrusive way is bad? What message does that send?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      There was another thread some time ago, from someone who had exactly the same experience.  Copyright notices are not allowed, no matter how discreet.  Mad.

      1. Lissie profile image85
        Lissieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Is it just me that find that pretty darn ironic ... I also thought after 4 years as a member they might do me the courtesy of replying to my email - apparently not

        1. Lissie profile image85
          Lissieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          OK I finally got an email! Apparently using the url of my website in the title and credits of my video got my hub banned.

          In other words hubpages wants all the content and no promotion whatsoever. Which I used to do for them - because I made decent money on the site.

          Now - not so much