EditVideoBot Frequently Asked Questions

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These are the most asked questions about the bot. Instead of answering the same questions hundreds of times through emails or messages, I thought I'd create a list of all the most commonly asked ones.

If your question isn't answered here, you can contact Pigeonburger by email through this form, or send a direct message to @editvideobot on Twitter.


Questions:

How do I use EditVideoBot?

What can I edit with the bot?

Where can I find the command list?

Where can I find and download all my edited videos?

Why didn't the bot reply to me?

Why did some commands work for me, but not others?

Can I see any recently edited videos from the bot?

Can I edit sensitive content?

Is this a bot, or a real person?

How was the bot made?

Where can I find the source code of the bot?

Do you make money from this?

How can I contact you?



How do I use EditVideoBot?

Find a photo or video that you're interested in editing. Then, take a look at the command list to see everything you can do with the bot. Choose some commands you think could be cool, and in a reply to the photo/video you want to edit, type @editvideobot and then include all the commands you want! So if I wanted the video to fade in for 2 seconds at the start, zoom in 2x into the center and add the song 'Despacito' to the audio, I would reply to that tweet like so: @editvideobot fadein=2, zoom=2, music=Despacito, - The bot will then reply back to you with the video with all those effects on it! It's as easy as that.


What can I edit with the bot?

The bot can edit photos, videos and gifs. When editing gifs, the bot will send it back to you as a video.

Please be aware that some commands are only available on videos and gifs, not photos.


Where can I find the command list?

In case you didn't see the question above, the command list can be found at https://pigeonburger.xyz/editvideobot/commands.


Where can I find and download all my edited videos?

All videos you edit are stored on my server, and can be found when you search your name in the search bar at https://pigeonburger.xyz/editvideobot OR you can go to it directly at pigeonburger.xyz/users/YOURTWITTERUSERNAME. Please be aware that it is case sensitive.

Once you go to your page, you'll find all your videos on that page and a download button for each one, so you can download them to your computer/phone.

My laptop doesn't have a huge amount of storage, so I have to delete everything every once in a while. I will Tweet 24 hours before I do so, so people have a chance to save their videos.


Why didn't the bot reply to me?

This could be for a number of reasons. First, check you actually replied to a Tweet with a photo or video in it. You'd be surprised how many times people try to edit Tweets without any media in them.

Another common reason why it didn't reply is because Twitter falsely marks a photo/video as sensitive content. The bot isn't allowed to edit sensitive content, so it just ignores it. This isn't a problem with you or the bot, it's a problem with Twitter. To solve it, I recommend saving the video yourself, cropping a little bit of it and trying again (that usually fixes it).

Another possible reason why it didn't reply is because the bot was overloaded with requests. I run this on my laptop, so it's not very powerful. If the bot is currently editing a video, all other requests get put in a queue behind that video, but if your video is in the queue for too long, it gets kicked out and ignored. The only reason it does that is so it doesn't get stuck hours behind and it can keep up with all other requests. If you try again in like 10-20 minutes, it will probably reply.


Why did some commands work for me, but not others?

The commands are case sensitive, so instead of writing "Tt=This is top text, RC=100," you need to make the all commands lowercase, like so: "tt=This is top text, rc=100,"


Can I see any recently edited videos from the bot?

The editvideobot timeline shows the 40 most recently edited videos from the bot, and to update the list, just reload the page. I just made that for you to scroll through if you ever get bored.


Can I edit sensitive content?

No, you can't. The reason is because I want to minimise the risk of this bot getting as much as possible, and editing inappropriate content isn't exactly what I want my bot to be widely used for. If you try to edit it, the bot just won't reply. If it somehow managed to get around the content filter, and it did send back an inappropriate video, it will be deleted and the user doing the editing will receive a permanent block.


Is this a bot, or a real person?

All the edited videos are created by a program I made (which is the bot). Sometimes I myself might reply saying something, if I'm bored, but I don't edit the videos. I've also made an EditVideoBot AI (artificial intelligence) which tweets 4 times a day and tries to replicate my own human tweets (just for fun).


How was the bot made?

To communicate with everyone on Twitter, the bot makes use of the Twitter API, which is what developers use to integrate their own apps or programs with Twitter. You can use the Twitter API in pretty much any programming language you want, but I use Python. To edit the videos, I make use of other programs such as ffmpeg, youtube-dl (for things like music) and a couple of other scripts made by myself either programmed in Perl or Python.


Where can I find the source code of the bot?

You can't, not yet at least. The main reason I haven't made it open source is because I don't know where I want to take this project in the future. I predict that I'll eventually make it open source, however.


Do you make money from this?

My total profits are 0 dollars and 0 cents. I've only spent $1.50 in total, and that was just for this website name.


How can I contact you?

For any other questions or topics that aren't answered here, you can contact me via email. This is the preferred method of communication, but for more minor things, you can just send me a message on Twitter.