The “original unnamed series” consists of over 48,000 videos uploaded to the first YouTube channel between April 5, 2015 and February 25, 2016. It includes the first known video posted to the channel (♐980708) as well as the last (♐612831). All titles in this series consist of the Sagittarius symbol (♐) followed by a seemingly randomly generated number ranging from 23 to 999997. Many videos share the same titles. 26 distinct sub-series (seasons) have been identified within the original unnamed series. The audio and visual content of these videos has been the subject of much analysis.
48258 videos from this series have been archived, though it is unknown if this constitutes the full extent of the series.
All videos in this series have a resolution of 50 x 50 and play at 30 fps. The vast majority are 4 seconds long, though some are considerably longer. Videos feature a solid background color with a single black pixel (dot) at a seemingly random location. A compression artifact is typically seen around the dot, and in some videos the dot is obscured or absent entirely. Both the background color and dot location remain static throughout the video duration.
Many videos feature readings by the unknown voice. Audio heard in this series includes:
Reddit user u/McSweepyPants first noted in a post on the subreddit the existence of several sub-series within the original unnanmed series, which he dubbed “seasons”. Further analysis of upload dates, composites, and transcripts has led to the identification of 26 distinct seasons within the original unnamed series.
|Number||Upload Date||Number of Videos||Composite||Audio||Notes|
|1||April 5, 2015||1247||Silence|
|2||April 7, 2015||150||Letters, digits|
|3||April 7, 2015||565||Letters, digits|
|4||April 8-9, 2015||6135||Letters, digits||There is a 1 hour gap in the uploading of this season.|
|5||April 9-10, 2015||5301||Letters, digits||This season was uploaded less than 4 hours after the previous season’s conclusion.|
|6||April 13, 2015||4102||1s and 0s|
|7||April 17-20, 2015||7382||1s and 0s (first 270), letters, digits||There are multi-hour gaps in the uploading of this series.|
|8||April 22, 2015||261||Letters, digits|
|9||May 27-28, 2015||1424||1s and 0s.||There are small gaps in the uploading of this series.|
|10||May 28 - June 10, 2015||5897||1s and 0s|
|11||June 12, 2015||411||Letters, digits||This season has not been fully transcribed.|
|12||June 12, 2015||302||Thumping, scraping, long silences, 3||Auto-hashing identifies a spoken “3” in some videos, but this may be a transcription error.|
|13||June 17, 2015||807||Letters, digits||This season has not been fully transcribed.|
|14||June 18, 2015||596||Letters, digits||This season has not been fully transcribed.|
|15||August 10, 2015||396||Distorted sounds, tones|
|16||August 11, 2015||7507||Letters, digits||This season has not been fully transcribed.|
|17||August 12, 2015||5367||Digits|
|18||August 14, 2015||3||Letters, digits|
|19||December 25, 2015||5||Letters, digits|
|20||December 26, 2015||173||Odd music, letters, digits|
|21||December 28, 2015||23||Loud tones||All videos in this season feature similar audio, possibly the exact same.|
|22||December 28, 2015||75||Silence|
|23||January 6, 2016||100||Silence|
|24||February 5, 2016||6||NA||This season has not been fully transcribed.|
|25||February 5, 2016||9||NA||This season has not been fully transcribed.|
|26||February 20-25, 2016||15||NA||This season has not been fully transcribed.|