Top 10 Most Popular YouTube Ads in Malaysia (Jan-June 2015)

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Google Malaysia released the latest YouTube Ads leaderboard for the first half of 2015. The list represents the top 10 video ads on Youtube with best performance, a combination of popularity and promotion.

Looking at the top 10 YouTube Ads in Malaysia (below), you will notice some trends from this half-year leaderboard.

  • Seizing the moment. With Chinese New Year fall within the six-month period, no surprise that 5 out of 10 of them are related to the festival. 4 of them (Malaysia Airlinnes, Hotlink, Maxis, Tenaga National) tell great, emotional stories around the theme of family, homecoming and nostalgia.
  • Longer video. 7 of the 10 ads are over 30 seconds. 3 ads past 7 minute mark and longest one is close to 12 minute. This shows that YouTube viewers will engage with longer videos from brands, as long as there is a compelling, emotional pull.
  • Cinematic quality. YouTube advertisers took time and effort to record high quality ads like a short film with story. Malaysia Airlines recorded their videos in 6K ultra-high resolution!

  1. Malaysia Airlines BLESSINGS, A Malaysian story – #keepflying – Chinese New Year 2015 short film (11:52)
  2. Hotlink Hotlink 恭喜發財: Grannies Sing Ohhsome Hotlink CNY Song! (2:46)
  3. MaxisMaxis CNY 2015 TVC #ThisIsMyName (3:47)
  4. TescoTesco #Ongmali 2015 CNY Commercial (0:48)
  5. Tenaga NationalShare the Lights – Tenaga Nasional / TNB – Chinese New Year / CNY 2015 (2:00)
  6. Nestle Koko KrunchNestle Koko Krunch | Watch the Minions get up to their usual mischief! (0.20)
  7. Honda2015 All-New Honda HR-V – See Amazing From Every Angle (TVC) (0.30)
  8. Knife刀标油感人短片 – 加油 | Add Oil – A short film by Knife (10.00)
  9. SamsungRoad To Ramlee – Episode 2: Ragam Ujibakat (Audition Antics) (8.21)
  10. 11street11street: “WE MEET AGAIN” starring Lee Min Ho and Emily Chan (0.30)

These ads show the amazing creativity in the Malaysian ads industry. Digital video ads free up brands and agencies to spend more time getting creative and leaving computers to figure out the hard stuff like when and where to show an ad.

Now You Can Watch London Olympic 2012 Games Live on YouTube, Free-of-charge

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Thanks to The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and YouTube, now we can watch the London Olympic 2012 Games LIVE online on computer and mobile devices. Who need a TV?

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that it will live stream the London 2012 Olympic Games on IOC channel on YouTube. Accessible on your YouTube supported tablets and smartphones too.

During the Olympic Games (July 27 to August 12) you will be able to enjoy the live coverage of the events as well as highlight clips on YouTube. All are free-of-charge.

You will get 11 different live stream high-definition broadcasts, all with English language commentary. The IOC’s YouTube channel will offer over 2,200 hours of live event coverage from London Olympics 2012, including all the medals finals.

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WOW! Playback “Phantom Of The Opera” Using Floppy Disk Drives!

How would you use a floppy disk drive nowadays? A YouTuber “FunToTheHead” use 4 floppy disk drives and microcontroller to play music “Phantom of The Opera

Update: Apparently, the music is NOT “Phantom of The Opera”. It is Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor.

Read on for the video.

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Birthday Giveaway: Daniusoft Video Converter Ultimate

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The following giveaway is part of Birthday Giveaway 2010 series. Make sure you follow me on Twitter or subscribe to the site feed to be the first to know when I have a new giveaway!

Update: This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to the winners!

Daniusoft Video Converter Ultimate

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When dealing with videos on computer, we often need to rip a DVD, download Youtube videos, convert videos to different formats, burn a DVD, transfer video to other video devices…

How nice if there is an All-In-One software which do ALL of these video tasks?

Daniusoft Video Converter Ultimate is one of the ultimate video software that cover almost all your video tasks:

  • Remove DRM copy protection from WMV WMA, iTunes M4P M4A M4V AAC M4B ASF.
  • Rip DVD to all pop video & audio formats while maintaining the high quality.
  • Convert between all popular video & audio formats, even HD videos.
  • Directly transfer songs & video to portable players like iPod, iPhone, iPad, PSP, etc.
  • Trim, crop, merge and add effects to customize your video.
  • Burn any videos to DVD disc directly.
  • Download Video from Youtube and other Video sharing websites.
  • 500% conversion speed with NVIDIA® CUDATM support.

Aren’t you impressed? The retail price is USD$59.99

Since you are reading this, you stand a chance to win a copy of Daniusoft Video Converter Ultimate, 100% FREE!

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1080p HD Video on YouTube, So What?

The 1080p HD video (High-Definition video) is coming to YouTube.

But I don’t feel excited at all, even though that I have 2x 24-inch monitors (see my review of Dell 2407WFP 24-inch widescreen UltraShart LCD monitor), which fully support 1080p HD video’s resolution (1920×1080 pixels). Why?

My slow-broadband connection is way too slow to watch online video at HD quality. I even need to wait for buffering when watching YouTube videos at normal quality.

Watching 1080p HD video online is a dream for me now. It took me about 5 minutes to load the 44 seconds YouTube 1080p HD video demo at below:

What’s the big deal about YouTube 1080p HD video?

In short, you enjoy better full-screen high quality of YouTube video.

You could connect your HD LCD TV to your computer and enjoy watching YouTube HD videos on your sofa.

However, before you can enjoy that, you need to have a fast broadband and a monitor/tv that support HD video.

Also, you can upload HD videos taken with your HD camcorder. Currently, YouTube accepts video quality up to 720p.

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