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How do I generate RSS feeds for YouTube channels with non-English characters in their names?

I create RSS feeds for YouTube channels using this formula: https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?user=**channel or user name** But this method doesn't seem to work for, for example, this ...
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How to stop receiving email notifications for specific comment threads on Youtube?

Whenever I reply to a comment on Youtube, I am automatically subscribed to all replies to that same comment. Usually this is what I want, as the comments emailed to me are usually replies to what I ...
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How can I get a YouTube channel representing my business deleted?

An old co-director who has since passed away uploaded some videos to a YouTube channel named after our business and I want to get these deleted. I have tried resetting his password as I have access ...
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Is it possible for my friends to find out that I liked a video on YouTube?

Who can see that I've "liked" a video? Is liking a video on YouTube private?
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Cut an uploaded YouTube video

I uploaded a video to YouTube and now I want to cut it shorter using the YouTube Editor without having to save repost it as a new video. Is this possible?
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Use Copyrighted Pictures in YouTube Thumbnails

I have seen a lot of the time on YouTube that people are using images which are copyrighted or may be copyrighted in their YouTube video thumbnails. My question is: is it allowed to use copyrighted ...
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Delete all videos on my “Liked Videos” YouTube automatic playlist

YouTube maintains an automatic playlist on my channel, called "Liked videos" with all the videos I have clicked the thumbs-up button. For personal reasons, I want to clean up this list. (Deleting my ...
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Reactivate a YouTube channel associated with a deleted Google Apps account

A friend said to me: What happened was the following: our Youtube channel was created with the email info@website.com, which was created via Google Apps. Yesterday we deleted our Google ...
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Why does YouTube fullscreen no longer work in Firefox if I customize the user agent string?

I'm asking this question mostly out of curiosity as it probably has little practical value. I've noticed that if I change the user agent string for my Firefox browser using about:config -> general....
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API option for analytics data on YouTube videos I do not own [closed]

I'm working with some faculty members studying public health and social media. I'd like to be able to insert a number of YouTube URLs to videos I do not own and pull the public stats (views, likes/...
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YouTube maxresdefault.jpg is not being generated

We have a number of videos that we upload to YouTube and we pull and display on our site the maxresdefault.jpg image for each video. For some reason there are some videos where the maxresdefault.jpg ...
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How to view total video view count of a YouTube playlist/channel?

If someone wants to know total number of views of all the videos of a YouTube playlist/channel, i.e. literally, the SUM of view-counts of all the videos in a playlist; Here is a solution. note: If ...
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How to get back at least titles of YouTube videos that were deleted or became private

I have playlists on Youtube where I group interesting videos, mostly music. However I've noticed that many YT videos have a rather short lifespan. After several weeks they are either deleted, made ...
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How do I get youtube playlist id from video ID?

Suppose you have YouTube's video ID: ZQPQAXIQkvw and you want to get playlist ID that contains this video: PL81F0A95A935CD9A3. How do I do it easily and reliably and hopefully automateably as in using ...
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Prevent browser tab from playing YouTube video automatically?

In my browser, I often keep a lot of tabs open as a sort of to-do/reading list, and sometimes those tabs include YouTube videos. Is there a way to keep a video from playing again automatically every ...
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Randomly play gaming YouTube videos

Just find out about gaming.youtube.com and is interesting. The interface is very limited but the concept is nice. I am a game developer and I try to work better by staying motivated watching stuff ...
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YouTube offline videos captions not seen on playback

I have saved a YouTube video of 1.5 hrs after verifying that it has captions(Offline videos). However when I play the offline video with the captions on, it still doesn't show any captions. Please ...
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Prevent YouTube related videos

Is it possible to stop the related videos from showing after videos? The problem is YouTube freezes for a short period of time after the video ends, I guess because of the related video loading time. ...
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YouTube channel search

It appears the YouTube channel search feature has been removed. Example page: http://youtube.com/channel/UClE2TcmrYlBn4L8WM_fnl_Q Previously on pages such as this, you would have a search box for ...
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How to blur a section in a video that is already uploaded? [duplicate]

I realized I opened a Chrome tab that I don't want shown in the video. The video already had 500 views and thumbs up, etc. I don't want to take it down just to re-upload it. Is there a way using ...
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How to search for a video clip with an exact duration?

I can use the advanced options in YouTube or Google when searching for video clip, but I can only search for a pre-defined range of duration (short, long), not the duration that I want. For example, ...
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What happened to the option to cross your eyes whilst watching YouTube?

Certain YouTube Videos are 3D. Note that there is a "3D" symbol next to the gear, denoting the YouTube is in fact storing the video in a 3D format. Right now, I see only two options: 2D, and Anaglyph....
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How can I see the total length of all the videos in a YouTube playlist?

If I recall correctly, there used to be a feature of YouTube which showed the total length of all the videos in a playlist, combined. This was very useful as it enabled you to see the length of a game ...
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Hide player controls while fullscreen in YouTube

Is it possible to prevent YouTube's (HTML5) fullscreen player controls from showing whenever it first goes into fullscreen mode? Like, don't show this automatically (at all): I want it to still ...
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Block download of YouTube videos

Is it possible to block somebody from downloading a YouTube video? I don't want people stealing my videos.
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How can I post links to YouTube videos in YouTube comments?

Here is an example of someone who has posted a link to another YouTube video in a comment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kPyrq6SEL0&lc=z13qe524mnnzzzl5f04cdnrhgy3vi1zjk50 I tried to post a ...
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Link YouTube channel to another Google+ page

Right now I have a Google+ page which links to a YouTube channel. But I want to unlink the current YouTube channel and link another YouTube channel to the Google+ page. I have tried to delete the ...
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Does changing the video quality on YouTube impact audio quality?

Sometimes I'll find a really awesome song on YouTube but it will default to HD video playback which constantly buffers on my slow internet connection. All I care about is the audio quality, not the ...
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Why can't I up vote/downvote some comments on YouTube?

Usually on YouTube there are top comments that you can vote, and comments under these that can't be voted up or down. For example I go on this link while I'm connected to YouTube: https://www.youtube....
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Adding an embedded HTML5 YouTube video to my “likes”

I am slightly annoyed that the only way that I can bookmark an embedded HTML5 YouTube video is by pressing the "watch later" clock (🕓) on top right. I believe this has changed with the HTML5 player, ...
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Why is YouTube showing me notifications that I disabled?

I receive these absolute rubbish notifications. Not in email, but in YouTube. I only really want notifications where people have replied to me. Here are the settings I have ticked/unticked: https:...
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is it possible to use one AdSense account with other YouTube account?

So, basically, it's little bit complicated situation, and I want to know if it can be done. I'm using YouTube with example1@gmail.com and have two channels on YouTube. I want to use a newly created ...
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How to merge 2 YouTube channels? [duplicate]

I have 2 channels with the same first and last name. I own both of them. I want to put all my subscribers and videos together. Any idea how I can do this or request this?
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What does the “filmstrip” icon on YouTube do?

Some, not all, YouTube videos show this "film strip" icon in the controls at the bottom. There is no popup with explanation on hover (like the captions, settings, etc.). Clicking the icon turns it ...
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Prevent pauses between music tracks on YouTube Playlist

I like to listen to an entire album at a time on YouTube. Many of the actual albums have songs that drift off into each other and all blend together. On YouTube, however, there is a pause in between ...
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YouTube Auto Caption Option Missing

I used to be able to upload a video to YouTube and let it auto caption for me. Now, it seems that this feature is no longer available as of about a week ago. I can't find anything on this. Does ...
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How to comment on YouTube without your name, but send from Gmail with your name?

I have a friend whose Gmail account name is a fairly cryptic series of letters, and who filled out equally cryptic strings when Google asked for his first and last name, so that emails come from ...
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Export all YouTube watch history

I'd like to export all of my YouTube watch history. It seems to exist if I use the YouTube history page, but it requires me to keep scrolling down and clicking "Load more"; besides, using the ...
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How can I make YouTube loop a video over and over?

I'm looking for a way to have YouTube videos loop over and over without having to build playlists and or needing the use of extensions or other plugins. How can I loop YouTube videos naturally?
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Prevent YouTube from knowing what videos I watch

I'd like to find a way to prevent YouTube from knowing what videos I like so it won't tell me what videos I may like (recommendations, suggestions etc.). Is it possible to do anything in my browser ...
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Suppress notification about one new video

Whenever I publish a new public video in my channel, then all the subscribers get a notification. So far that's good, however, there is one video which I would prefer to "silently" put online. So, ...
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Youtube view results by view count using a shortcut string

I understood that youtube search bar adds filters by typing text into it like "People, long, week, hd" gives me videos related to people that are uploaded this week and that are HD. What should i type ...
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Are there any fixes for YouTube recommended videos section (multiple things)

I like the recommended section, unlike some people. However, I don't like certain things about it, and was wondering if there was any way to fix them? The first is the amount of videos it shows. ...
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Does watching a video ad in a playlist get the creator any money?

If I watch a YouTube video in a playlist, it doesn't count as a view. I want to know if watching ads on playlist videos gets the creator any money. Does watching the full ad get them more money than ...
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How can I tell if my YouTube message was received by the right person?

I sent someone a private message over YouTube, and then checked my Sent messages box to see if it went through. As you can see, the only username on the page is mine. I cannot double check who the ...
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How do I prevent YouTube from showing “static” (noisy) background when video is not available?

I visit YouTube with scripts or video tag turned off, so YouTube cannot play video. I just want to read comments, description and so on, but YouTube shows noisy animated background that slows down (...
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Can others see if a YouTube video's monetisation is redirected off the uploader to the copyright claimer?

I think if someone besides the video uploader claims copyright for the video, then YouTube redirects ad monetisation to the copyright claimant. Is there a way for other viewers to know if this ...
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Is there some way to filter YouTube channel subscriptions list?

I have like 150 YouTube channel subscriptions, and the quick bar (to the left) will show them all, but I don't actually watch them all. So my question is if there is some way to limit the amount of ...
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Change YouTube username from uppercase to lowercase

My username contains a few capital letters and I was wondering if there was a way of changing all the uppercase characters into lowercase? I know you can link it to Google+ and show my real name but ...
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Not receiving YouTube notifications

I used to receive notifications when someone thumbs up my comment or replies to it on G+ but not any more. I only receive replies now even though when I go to old videos I see that my comments has ...