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@Video tag to link to secondary YouTube video of the song being performed on that specific date

The tag I'm imagining would just take the YouTube video ID, and then create a full embed of the video in a mini-window, which could be accessed by clicking a second button independent of the normal video search button we already have. For instance...

Here's a nice multi-cam fan video of Nine Inch Nails performing Down In It in Philadelphia on 8/28/08: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMwjvCpXKB8

Now, let's say we want to add that video as a secondary video link to this setlist, with the same location and date: http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/nine-inch-nails/2008/wachovia-spectrum-philadelphia-pa-3d6a907.html

In that case, the line in the setlist would look something like this:

Down In It @Video[WMwjvCpXKB8]

Of course, if this were implemented, then something special might have to be done to deal with videos with multiple songs in them, such as these...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT6325bmcsQ - Part of the Beatles' rooftop performance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk2ftDrvq5E - An entire Deströyer 666 set, or most of it, crammed into one 38-minute video

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  • Dani Lathspell Gutierrez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This idea is brilliant. It makes much more sense to see the actual performance rather than the song itself.
    I guess that if a video takes more than one song, @Video[] could accept a youtube video ID and a starting minute, so when reproduced the video, it starts at said song.

    Something like this:
    Ecstasy of Gold @Video[rBwfFVXklWU, 0:00]
    Hardwired to Self-Destruct @Video[rBwfFVXklWU, 2:58]

  • DwerpyFinklestein commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I can't edit this, so as an addendum... it would also be awesome if the @Video button for a song on a specific date shows up next to the date on the drop-down menu on the artist statistics page.

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