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Rules for Comments from Zoom to YouTube

Last updated on August 16, 2022

The purpose of this script for Find & Replace in Liquid is to be able to take a chat log from Zoom and automatically hide any lines which the participants did not find to be especially important and clean those up so that they automatically link to the time entries in the video. The participants simply type two exclamation points to indicate that something worthwhile is said and they can then choose to write a keyword or sentence describing it.
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Find all lines with !! and delete all other lines so that you are left with lines like this:
16:25:36 From Frode Hegland : !! Mark it’s crucial that in VR the space does not disappear
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Then remove the empty space after the numbers so it looks like this:
16:25:36 Frode Hegland : !! Mark it’s crucial that in VR the space does not disappear
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Then remove the !! so it looks like this:
16:25:36 Frode Hegland : Mark it’s crucial that in VR the space does not disappear
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Then change the first two digits to 00 so it looks like this (but remember the number):
00:25:36 Frode Hegland : Mark it’s crucial that in VR the space does not disappear
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When the first two digits are not the same as the original (in this case we started with 16, meaning 4PM), as in this case…
17:11:07 Hegland : linking text to faces and poses
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…then do not replace with 00 but with 01 since this means that the recorded meeting is now over 1 hour long.
01:11:07 Hegland : linking text to faces and poses
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If the number increase again, do the same and add another number so that it starts with… 
17:26:35 From Frode Hegland : !! 3 rooms: First room then action room and final product room
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…and ends up like this:
02:26:35 Frode Hegland : 3 rooms: First room then action room and final product room
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Finally, go through all the numbers in the timecode on the left and subtract 5 seconds, so that the links in YouTube will be from slightly before the person typed !!. This will have to be done properly since a simple number minus 5 will not work if the number of seconds was less than 5 seconds, so please spend time making sure you have the right function for this:
02:26:30 Frode Hegland : 3 rooms: First room then action room and final product room
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This can then be pasted in the Description section of a YouTube video (where the original meeting Zoom/video record has bee uploaded) and the numbers automatically become links to time in the video, as experimented with here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Exv2NGbhRc&feature=youtu.be
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