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(Take note, I searched for an article about the 10 hour video and I haven’t seen an article about it even though I was searching for it. If there IS one, please tell me, because I have no idea it was there in the first place. Also, since 10 hour videos doesn’t provide any notable screenshots, I just put up TehN1ppe/TheN1ppe’s profile picture to signify them as related to the meme greatly.)
10 hour videos are usually videos/clips from youtube looped continuously for 10 hours. People are currently known in using these 10 hour videos as a challenge to watch the entire thing non-stop to gain a prize, reward, etc.
During the 2nd quarter of 2011, YouTube had increased the video limit for 15 minutes. However, they kept it secret as well that any YouTube account made after that day and before it (those accounts that have a clean record) have the capacity as well and rights to upload videos up to 10 hrs. Though obviously those accounts who would obtain a strike/warning would lose the capacity to upload 10 hrs, and may only upload up to 15 minutes.
A user by the name of TehN1ppe (who also uploads OST of games but before his popularity, did gameplay of Touhou and other Japanese Space Shooters), uploaded the first 10 hour video on the 29th of April 2011. (Nyan Cat 10 hours) This would quickly gain huge popularity as over a million people watching from the original video of the Nyan Cat would interest themselves to watch the video. This would later give way to the “10 hour challenge” (http://slacktory.com/2011/07/10-hour-youtube-challenge/) in which people would dare their friends, relatives or people they know to watch an entire 10 hour video nonstop.
How does TehN1ppe quickly upload the 10 hour vids? Actually, it takes him 12 hours to do actually. (7 hrs to render, 5 hrs to upload) So it would average him 2 videos per day.
In the following months, TehN1ppe’s popularity kept increasing because of the amount of 10 hour videos he has been releasing. People would also upload their own 10 hour videos as well, joining TehN1ppe in the bandwagon of 10 hour videos.
Though, this would later halt because of the 10 hr video of Bird is the Word. What is the controversial thing about this video?
During the 3rd quarter of 2011, TehN1ppe uploaded the famous and considered by many to be funniest scene in Family Guy, which is Bird is the Word. Due to the subscribers TehN1ppe has, it didn’t take long before FOX put a copyright strike on his account. This affected greatly the personality he was known for being the man who first uploaded 10 hour videos because that copyright strike meant he could only upload videos up to 15 minutes.
TehN1ppe still took requests but only to the length of 15 minutes. People were outraged at FOX just because TehN1ppe had gladly looped their video from Family Guy for 10 hours. Most if not, Many were just angry at FOX because of this and that the 10 hour fad was over.
TehN1ppe announced months after in his channel that he has an alternate channel where he uploads gameplay of video games. Meaning that he was willing to put up new 10 hour videos there. He also added a video called “Dimitri hears about TheN1ppe” which he advertises to have every one of his subscribers to subscribe to his alternate channel to check out his new 10 hour videos.
It is also noted that in Early 2012, he announced on his alternate channel that he has gotten a youtube partnership on his old youtube channel (TehN1ppe) which enables him to upload 10 hour videos once again without being limited.
Such 10 hour videos from both TehN1ppe and his alt’s channel from this point on.