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There are so many videos uploaded to YouTube 5 Useful Tools for the YouTube Enthusiast 5 Useful Tools for the YouTube Enthusiast With 100 hours of new video every minute, YouTube has invaded our lives. To tackle all this content the enthusiastic YouTube fan needs a few tools. We bring you five of the more useful ones. Read More it’s hard to know where to start sorting the wheat from the chaff. Which is why we’re not going to attempt such an impossible feat. Instead, we’re crowdsourcing the whole thing, asking you to name your favorite video of 2014.

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We want to know, What Was Your Favorite YouTube Video Of 2014?

More than 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube each and every minute. It’s a startling statistic that means there are far too many videos posted to the site for anyone to watch them all… there literally aren’t enough hours in the day.

However, a lot of the videos uploaded to YouTube are crap. Complete and utter nonsense that no one in their right mind would ever want to watch. Which is why it’s a lot more sensible to focus only on the best videos, and nothing but the best videos What Is Your Favorite Viral Video of All Time? [You Told Us] What Is Your Favorite Viral Video of All Time? [You Told Us] Another day, another viral video phenomenon takes the world by storm. Just as people were recovering from Gangnam Style, Harlem Shake took its place, with people posting videos of themselves performing the insanely stupid dance... Read More . Which is what we want to do right now.

We have already detailed the biggest YouTube videos of 2014 YouTube Rewind: The Biggest & Best Videos Of 2014 [Weird & Wonderful Web] YouTube Rewind: The Biggest & Best Videos Of 2014 [Weird & Wonderful Web] YouTube has revealed the biggest and best videos posted during 2014. And we have them all for you, right here, right now. Read More , but those were all chosen based on their viral statistics. We want to get away from simple stats, and instead explore what videos found favor with our readership over the course of the last 12 months. For those skim-reading this article, that means you and your personal preferences, dear reader.

I’ll kick proceedings off with my my favorite video of 2014. It shows Canadian 20-something Jared Michael attempting to take a selfie as a train speeds by behind him. The conductor didn’t take kindly to his dickish antics, so he kicked him in the head to put him off ever taking selfies again 5 Things To Avoid When Taking Selfies 5 Things To Avoid When Taking Selfies Selfies shouldn’t be taken lightly, and there are many things you need to avoid. Read More .

It’s short, it’s funny, it’s worth watching more than once, and it reflects the times we live in. You know, where everyone under the age of 30 (and a fair few a lot older than that) take selfies at any and every opportunity 7 Photography Projects That Could Change The Way You Look At Selfies 7 Photography Projects That Could Change The Way You Look At Selfies If you do it right, the selfie is elevated to the high art of self-portraiture. These seven creative photography projects could inspire you to think out of the box. Read More . Hence, it’s my favorite video of 2014.

But that’s enough about me. This is all about you, and your vote for the best video of 2014. So please take to the comments section below and tell us all about your favorite YouTube video(s) of the last 12 months. A link to the video(s) in question would be very much appreciated.

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  1. Teenygozer
    December 29, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I'm pretty sure "dickish" is someone kicking someone else in the head for no reason other than because they're a judgmental bastard. Not sure why you think the simple act of taking a picture of one's self is all that dickish, and what business is it of yours if someone wants to take a picture of himself? Would you think this act of violence was so hilarious if the guy with the camera had been badly injured, which is something that can happen when some pillock kicks you in the head?

  2. Ib Nancy
    December 22, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Definitely anything by "Walk Off the Earth" first know in 2012 for their 5 peeps and a guitar video but the same week Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off" came out so did their version.
    Found here: http://youtu.be/XZ6rv2ZC3Kc
    This week their Christmas version of Feliz Navidad it hysterical and just out!
    Found here: http://youtu.be/KzV_UCQFY6w?list=PLjgdVsBtbkvueSOqGrWyO6Lgwk-D7g6VB
    Love their "Material Girl" and "Royals" covers too!
    This band has become world famous by making their innovative, one shot camera videos plus are excellent musicians.

  3. suzybel
    December 20, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    No contest, it's got to be "Denver The Guilty Dog.

    • Dave Parrack
      December 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      The original is a few years old, but he has got a new one up, so it totally counts :)

  4. Alan
    December 20, 2014 at 12:20 am

    This https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTNgV0O_oTg a clever, simple and entertaining video on the basics of cloud computing.

    • Dave Parrack
      December 22, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      That's a great explainer video for n00bs. Thanks for posting :)

  5. Von Adam Martinez
    December 19, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    The spider dog. I laughed so hard the first I watched it. I also show that to my friends and the also laughed so hard.

    • Dave Parrack
      December 22, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      That is a truly great video. YouTube's official number one of the year, no less.

  6. CJ Cotter
    December 19, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    What you are doing is equivalent to what is done at dog shows. A pit bull, a yorkie, a poodle, a bloodhound, and dozens of other breeds are all competing for "Which is the best?". Most unfair. You just can not compare them on that basis. You should break this question down into categories. How am I supposed to choose as "the best", between my favorite funny video, my favorite tear-jerker video, my favorite awe-inspiring video, my favorite human-interest video, and my favorite animal video? Can't be done. C'mon........do this survey better.

    • Dave Parrack
      December 22, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      Your favorite video out of all of those you like. Simples.

  7. Leesha Heard
    December 19, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    "Worry About Yourself" makes me smile, even laugh out loud, whenever I think of it.

    • Dave Parrack
      December 22, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      That's one cute kid. Independence is good too, right?

  8. KT
    December 19, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Overkill Armorist music video. It made me rush out and get their album.

  9. Xoandre
    December 19, 2014 at 5:34 am

    In 2014, YouTube (Google) decided to make the biggest mistake in the history of online video.

    They switched from the trusty FLASH video player to HTML5 format.

    Flash video has been around for the longest time and has been the standard for almost all online video streaming. It is customizable and allows control of memory use on your computer.

    Sure, it may not be well-known, but for most flash video, if you RIGHT-CLICK it pops up a menu with "Settings..." as an option. If you click on that, it shows a tabbed control panel with one tab being a small folder icon. This is the key to where FLASH beats HTML5 EVERY TIME!

    The LOCAL STORAGE setting can be adjusted up or down and I usually tweak every video to UNLIMITED (all the way to the right) so that I get unlimited buffering and the video ALWAYS plays smoothly, because the buffer is NOT limited to a small amount.

    HTML5 does not have this option, thus it loads slowly, buffers stagnantly, skips, stutt-tt-tters, and just completely shuts off all video playback if it gets stuck.

    So YouTube is now defaulted to HTML5 and thus has some of the most horrible stuttering bad buffering since dial-up days.

    I have used a plugin (extension) in Chrome to switch every YouTube video on YouTube back to Flash. However, it seems to not work on embedded files outside of the YouTube domain name.

    Now, all that beings aid, I completely understand that many cell phones do not have FLASH capability - be it die to Adobe charging rights to use their software (Adobe always charges way too much for everything with their name on it) or just the fact that someone out there thought HTML5 could ever compete with FLASH for video streaming... I know that FLASH is not available on some mobile devices and that the HTML5 option solves that issue. However, like Windows 8 for Touch devices, we with DESKTOP PCs have no use for the annoying trends of embracing mobile features on a desktop.

    • A41202813GMAIL
      December 19, 2014 at 9:40 am

      Awesome Tip.

      Thank You So Very Much.

    • SourSkittles
      December 19, 2014 at 11:56 pm

      I think Flash was supported up to Android 2.2 for mobile than Android left it in the dust. That was a long time ago as we are up to Lollipop 5.0 . I felt very let down by Google. I'm sure there's a way to root it but I shouldn't have too and I'm not going to take the chance of ruining everything.

      Apple has NEVER supported Adobe in any of its mobile devices as Jobs believed HTML 5 was the future and Flash would die out within a few years. He really got that one wrong but was correct in regards to himself. Sorry, that may have been offensive to some.

      All this makes me feel like I'm just as attached to my PC as I was before all the awesome mobile devices came out. It was a losing battle and still frustrates me to no end.

      I absolutely see where you're coming from and totally agree, especially since video takes forever to play over 3G and 4G LTE. Now I need it more than ever.

  10. bom
    December 19, 2014 at 2:05 am

    Listen Linda by far the best.

    • Dave Parrack
      December 22, 2014 at 3:43 pm

      That kid needs a slap! Not a real one, of course, but you get my meaning.

  11. David
    December 18, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    This is easy. First video that came to mind:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoHxoz_0ykI
    Kutiman - Thru You Too - GIVE IT UP

    Hands down the winner for 2014's best video.

    A collection of amateur musicians, none of whom have met, all brought together by a hobbyist with nothing but time on his hands and nothing better to do than compile a bunch of strangers, with musical talent ranging from mediocre to pretty good, to make something awesome. This video epitomizes the beauty of the internet and humanity. (And incidentally, cemented the Tech News Digest as a part of my daily routine.)

    • Dave Parrack
      December 22, 2014 at 3:43 pm

      I love that video, so good choice! Thank you for being a regular reader of TND... I'm guessing you prefer the offbeat stuff more than the serious news?

    • David
      December 25, 2014 at 8:27 am

      It's a nice touch at the end. The serious stuff is good to know though.

  12. A41202813GMAIL
    December 18, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Some MCLAREN And MOBIL1 TOONED Videos.

    Unfortunately, It Seems The Series Was Discontinued - I Have Not Seen Any New Episode In Months.

    GO, 44 !

  13. Gerva Sharma
    December 18, 2014 at 5:16 am

    Project Ara video it's amazing and the combination of video's made by projectaraforum.com
    Cause of i love technology.

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