When searching on YouTube, is there any way I can filter out videos that really are audio only and only has meaningless placeholder "watch paint dry" video content, eg.

  • a single static image
  • a series of images with the Ken Burns effect
  • etc.

I realise this may be hard to define and even harder to program, but I wouldn't be surprised if YouTube has some sort of classification technology at least internally on what is actually continuous, full frame-rate live video and what is just some pointless collage someone put together.

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Unfortunately, there isn't such a filter on YouTube to be able to pull this off. You can, however, use 3rd-party tools which can show you the list of all tracks YouTube stores given video file (eg. all quality video/audio/subtitle tracks)



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