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How to set a default video quality on all YouTube videos?

I have a fair internet connection speed and every time I play a video from YouTube it defaults to 144p although my connection could support 360p without buffering. I have to manually switch to 360p ...
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YouTube is not available as a Google Apps service on my domain

When I visit YouTube, there's a Sign in link but when I click it, I'm informed that: YouTube has not been enabled by the administrator of the domain @(mydomain). YouTube itself is fully ...
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Can I hide my favourites on YouTube from the other users?

Can I hide my favourites on YouTube from the other users? I have a normal YouTube account and I realised that everything I add to my favourites is visible to anyone. Can I hide it instead?
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Why do I lose my buffered video content when I let the video buffer fully beforehand?

I have always faced this problem on YouTube. What I do is let the video buffer completely and watch it after that. When I click on play it plays fine, but when I move the bar that tells the current ...
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What happened to YouTube download URLs?

Note: This question is about download URLs, not software. The question "How do I download a YouTube video?" deals with software. What exactly changed for YouTube download URLs a few days ago? How ...
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How does YouTube view count work?

I have the following scenario: I have uploaded a video to YouTube and I am logged in, but each time I refresh the page or "view" the video, the count does not change. How does the video count work? ...
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Format for ID of YouTube video

Every YouTube video has a unique ID which can be used to get at it. For example, the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN46pEO_jX8 has the id aN46pEO_jX8. After some observation, it looks to me ...
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How to use YouTube fully with HTTPS?

I have to use YouTube with an HTTPS connection, because YouTube is banned here (I need it for watching some specific videos from Stanford University). But it seems it uses an HTTP connection for ...
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Blocking stupid videos on YouTube

There are a lot of really stupid/trolly/fake videos on YouTube. I'd like to blacklist them forever when I see them, so I don't accidentally click on them in the future, and maybe block the uploader, ...
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Stop autoplay on YouTube but enable buffering

There's already a question asking about how to stop YouTube videos from automatically playing. However, the solution there doesn't satisfy me as it prevents the video from buffering in the background. ...
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380 views

Instapaper-like service for YouTube [closed]

Is there an Instapaper-like system for YouTube videos? Objective: to be able to mark YouTube videos for later playback, then be able to watch them later on my phone while I'm on the subway. Failing ...
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How to make YouTube to stop asking whether I want to use my full name without making the actual choice?

I am not ready do decide whether I want to use my full Google+ name on YouTube. I would like to keep using my YouTube nickname for now but be able to switch to the full name later. But YouTube keeps ...
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Enabling YouTube for Google Apps for Domain, in the UK or Switzerland

When I click sign in in YouTube I'm shown this message: YouTube has not been enabled by the administrator of the domain @example.com. You can sign into another account to use YouTube. ...
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Listen to music on YouTube without video

Is there a way to listen to YouTube videos without having the video playing? I work on a computer, and I usually listen to music while working. In the last couple of years I find myself using YouTube ...
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How to stop YouTube player from showing related videos?

How can I stop the YouTube player from showing related video thumbnails and links? I am in search of YouTube video code that shows only the videos in our YouTube stream, i.e., only the videos we have ...
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Transferring all YouTube videos to another video hosting site?

For past few years I have favorited many videos which were very good. But I have seen plenty of videos get removed, either by their owner, or due to copyright matching. Some of these videos are very ...
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How can I tag friends in a YouTube video on Facebook?

I've shared a video from YouTube to Facebook, and this has shown up ok on my wall. Now I want to tag friends that are in the video, and can't see any option to do that. All the guides I see in places ...
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YouTube only needs one spam flag to remove a video

In YouTube there is the option to flag a video, using the report feature below the video In the help section it is stated that If you see a video that you know is spam, based on our Terms of ...
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How can I create two Youtube channels/pages under one Youtube account?

I really need to have multiple Youtube pages/channels under my Youtube account. How can I create a second Youtube pages/channel? I don't want to create another Youtube account.
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How can I prevent YouTube comments from showing as my video description in Google Search results?

I was Googling my own site and saw this in the search results: I was rather annoyed to see that somebody's comment was being used for the video description, instead of the actual description ("...
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Separate my YouTube Channel from my current Google Account

I created a YouTube account linked to my Gmail account. Now, I wish to separate them. The YouTube account is for a small business, and I would like it to have its own email and for other people to be ...
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Download links given by YouTube API return 403

I am trying to download all available files that are different qualities of a single video using the YouTube API, but every URL I follow to download the video results in a 403. Script: #!/bin/bash ...
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Copyrighted audio disabled from YouTube video - how did they know?

I posted a video on YouTube (SFW) nearly two years ago, with an ambient soundtrack taken from an Aphex Twin song (which I credited at the end of the video). After nearly 3000 views, it has had the ...
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Can any web applications tell if I have Facebook open in a different tab or window?

I have Facebook open in one tab, and I open YouTube in another. YouTube asks me if I want to sign in with my Facebook account. Can YouTube tell if I have Facebook open in a different tab or window?
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Playing YouTube videos at half speed?

Is there a way to play a YouTube video at half the speed (like what we can do in VLC media player?) I'm looking for a free solution if possible.
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How do I download subtitles from a YouTube video?

Is there a way to download sub files from the videos? Are they .srt files? I want to save all the subs available for this video (there are subs available in 3 languages). I know how to save the video ...
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Yellow vertical line in YouTube video timeline

What does the yellow vertical line signify in the YouTube video timeline? Is it an ad start point, or is it its you-can-play-now point as many believe? It's not clickable nor does hovering over it ...
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Adding your YouTube subscriptions to Google Reader? [closed]

So I have a few subscriptions on my YouTube account and I would like to put an RSS feed that has all these subscriptions accumulated into my Google Reader account. Is it possible? I've been looking ...
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How to copy YouTube playlist from one account to another

The link below provides the old answer to this question. The new YouTube playlist play interface is very different. So, what's the trick now? Tired of searching! How can you transfer your playlists ...
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How to login to Youtube and Gmail separately?

I have an account called address1@gmail.com and I used this account to make a Youtube account years ago (before Google bought Youtube). It got banned for some stupid reason so I made another Youtube ...
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Google removed the Stop Download command from the context-menu of YouTube videos

Google recently removed the Stop download command from the context-menu of videos on YouTube. Reports indicate that videos stop buffering in the background when you pause while others indicate that ...
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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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Why can't I contribute subtitles to some YouTube videos?

Here someone asked if it's possible to contribute subtitles to a YouTube video. I know that it's possible because I contributed italian subtitles for this video (because there is an option to do that)....
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Can I disable comments by default on my YouTube videos?

Comments are unfortunately always automatically enabled when I upload a video to YouTube either via their website or iPhoto, but more often that not I later manually disable comments for each uploaded ...
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Why do people post “I don't own this song” on YouTube videos?

I've noticed that for videos that feature music, a new trend has appeared where users post something like "I don't own the music". What's the reason for this? Does it really prevent YouTube from ...
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Getting rid of youtube.com's recommended videos/channels

Every time I navigate to youtube.com it recommends videos and channels that I might be interested in or want to see. I just don't want that annoying stuff to appear and distract me from my actual ...
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YouTube shortcuts when focus is outside of the player

I use keyboard shortcuts for almost everything: moving between tabs, windows etc. YouTube has many shortcuts for play/pause, next, mute, etc. but those only apply when you have the focus on the video....
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Play YouTube videos using Flash instead of HTML5

Since upgrading my kids' browser to Firefox 4, YouTube seems to have switched them over to HTML5 video, which the computer apparently can't handle because it stutters horribly, causing Child Rage ...
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How to add links inside a YouTube video?

I need to add links to the bottom of an YouTube video, like this Ben Stiller video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDN08JwNEfc Here is a video of a guy teaching how to add little baloons to an ...
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Force subtitles in video on YouTube, if it's not embedded

I have uploaded the video on YouTube, added the subtitles, but the users don't realize, that they can turn them on. I know there is particular URL parameter for embedded player, but it doesn't work ...
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What happened to YouTube comment replies?

Ever since Google forced users on YouTube to use Google+, I have been unable to find replies to comments anywhere. They aren't as notifications, and they aren't in my inbox, because that doesn't exist ...
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How can I hide channels from Youtube?

Some highly ranked Youtube channels seem to do nothing but reupload others' videos and slap advertisements on them. I am really really tired of giving those channels views, but it's sometimes hard ...
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How to maintain a YouTube Playlist when entries become unavailable

I have several playlists that I have made on YouTube to keep track of my favourite videos and share the playlists with other people. However, over time, some videos get removed by their owners, some ...
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Need to change email address but want to keep connected YouTube, Google+ and miscellaneous accounts currently associated

I currently have a Gmail account that is associated with many other Google products such as Google+ and YouTube. My email address currently contains my last name and as I am not getting married I want ...
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How to upload to YouTube from the command-line

I want to upload to YouTube without having to use the web interface in order to automate some things. Is there a way to upload from the command line in OSX?
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Customizable alarm clock/set off a YouTube video on a timer

I want to wake up to the sound of a particular YouTube video. Is there a way I can set an alarm-clock/youtube-video-timer on my computer, so that the video will start playing at a predefined time?
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Getting Youtube and Gmail to work under two different accounts

I swear that I was able to sign into a separate Youtube account (x@mycustom.com) and Gmail (p@gmail.com) yesterday. I know this because I constantly check gmail and youtube (where I never really sign ...
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Any difference in audio quality for various YouTube video resolutions?

Some music videos on YouTube are available in more than one resolution. Do they all have the same audio quality? Or do the videos with larger resolution have better audio?
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Speed up YouTube Playback?

Is there a way to speed up YouTube playback?
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How to stop your YouTube comments/activities from showing on Google+

I don't want anyone know what videos I’m watching/liking/commenting or any of my activity from YouTube to show on my Google+ page or stream. I found a few settings on the privacy page: But I can't ...