New Friend Alert

It’s been a while since I last wrote here, so I’m happy to pour my thoughts out on the state of yetieater today.

At the time of writing, my Twitch channel has been suspended indefinitely. I am well aware that this is an attempt by organized trolls to suppress me: they’ve made their presence known in many ways. I know, for instance, that they have been futilely attempting to get into this backend from which I am now composing my thoughts.

When I began broadcasting full-time, I took a hostile attitude towards trolls. I knew that I couldn’t continue doing this forever, even though I eventually came to relish these opportunities to spar. During one of my workout streams, I remarked that I would ultimately make it such that I could deal with a troll using the single press of a button on my wireless mouse (it has ten programmable buttons). I drafted a message to trolls, a note that I finally released following months of dealing with them as if they were individuals.

I know that some of the trolls who have found their way to my channel are quite intelligent. This shows through the clarity of their writing. I don’t know what, exactly, makes them so determined to drag me down, but I’ve expressed my defiance before, and remain obstinately opposed to them. If I had a dime for every time I’ve knocked on wood for electing not to take on Twitch Affiliate, I could make a couple of payphone calls, and it’s precisely for moments like this, the second time my Twitch channel has been taken offline in the span of a week.

Meanwhile, the groundwork for the hovel’s expansion has been laid, and the foundation is solid. yetieater is slowly getting off the ground, a process that’s taken many years. In the weeks ahead, you can expect an explosion of diverse content and more fresh faces. You will begin to witness a depth to yetieater that you’ve never observed in the past, and I’m so excited to show you what’s still to come.

I’m beginning to feel tired: my eyelids are growing heavy, and my mind is almost clear. yetieater has had his time under the sun, and it’s time to turn my attention back to taking care of my own needs.

With love,

yetieater

Developing the Leader Within You by John C. Maxwell (First Pass)

I just wanted to share details of the work that went into cleaning this piece up from the original livestream version to the one you may have seen.

Disclaimer: I still haven’t watched it through to the end, so I don’t know how good of a job I did on this first pass, but I’ve been feeling the need to output content faster. #fuckitshipit

I ran FFmpeg with the following arguments
ffmpeg -i "Developing the Leader Within You.mp4" -c:v libx264 -preset ultrafast -crf 15 -threads 8 -c:a copy "Developing the Leader Within You CFR.mp4"

I’ve included both the head and tail of the output

Head of Output

Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from 'D:\Blinks\Developing the Leader Within You\Developing the Leader Within You.mp4':
  Metadata:
    major_brand     : isom
    minor_version   : 512
    compatible_brands: isomiso2avc1mp41
    encoder         : Lavf55.43.100
  Duration: 00:16:32.62, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 5170 kb/s
    Stream #0:0(und): Video: h264 (Main) (avc1 / 0x31637661), yuv420p, 1920x1080, 5052 kb/s, 29.20 fps, 29.92 tbr, 90k tbn, 180k tbc (default)
    Metadata:
      handler_name    : VideoHandler
    Stream #0:1(und): Audio: aac (LC) (mp4a / 0x6134706D), 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp, 108 kb/s (default)
    Metadata:
      handler_name    : SoundHandler
Stream mapping:
  Stream #0:0 -> #0:0 (h264 (native) -> h264 (libx264))
  Stream #0:1 -> #0:1 (copy)

Tail of Output

frame=29696 fps=131 q=-1.0 Lsize= 3150821kB time=00:16:32.61 bitrate=26003.7kbits/s dup=724 drop=7 speed=4.38x
video:3136735kB audio:13107kB subtitle:0kB other streams:0kB global headers:0kB muxing overhead: 0.031094%
[libx264 @ 00000255e2328dc0] frame I:119   Avg QP:11.56  size:332738
[libx264 @ 00000255e2328dc0] frame P:29577 Avg QP:14.57  size:107260
[libx264 @ 00000255e2328dc0] mb I  I16..4: 100.0%  0.0%  0.0%
[libx264 @ 00000255e2328dc0] mb P  I16..4: 17.0%  0.0%  0.0%  P16..4: 69.1%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%    skip:13.9%
[libx264 @ 00000255e2328dc0] coded y,uvDC,uvAC intra: 71.5% 83.9% 50.2% inter: 49.1% 54.2% 11.0%
[libx264 @ 00000255e2328dc0] i16 v,h,dc,p: 26% 21% 39% 14%
[libx264 @ 00000255e2328dc0] i8c dc,h,v,p: 31% 31% 19% 19%
[libx264 @ 00000255e2328dc0] kb/s:25887.07

Arguments were ones that I referenced from this post, which appeared on the GeForce forums: FFmpeg batch – a fix for variable frame rate for Adobe Premiere Pro

Next, I used MP4Muxer to demultiplex, separating the audio and video tracks.

I fed the audio track into Adobe Audition, where I:

  • Generated a Noise Print
  • Applied Noise Reduction
  • Applied De-Esser (if relevant)
  • Applied Normalization -16 LUFS

I exported the file as a CBR MP3 (320kbps) to ensure fidelity (I do recognize that the source audio is AAC – no notes on why I chose MP3)

I went back into MP4Muxer and multiplexed, setting Frame Rate to 30.

The output was pushed to YouTube, yielding what you see below:

I’d appreciate your feedback on this process. Constructive comments and criticism are always appreciated here 🙂

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