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Shortcut key to open YouTube videos in full screen mode

What keyboard shortcut will open up full screen mode while playing YouTube videos? Viewing on a Windows 7 machine.
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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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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 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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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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Instapaper-like service for YouTube

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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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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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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Adding your YouTube subscriptions to Google Reader?

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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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 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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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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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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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 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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Search only subscribed channels in YouTube

Is it possible to search for a video in YouTube only in the channels one has subscribed (and not in all possible channels)?
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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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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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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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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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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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How to maintain a Youtube Playlist

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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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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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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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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Why doesn't YouTube have a download button?

YouTube has all the buttons—Upload, Browse, Subscribe etc.—, but it doesn't come with an inbuilt “Download” button. Viewers have to use third party software to download the videos from YouTube. Why is ...
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Speed up YouTube Playback?

Is there a way to speed up YouTube playback?
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How do I share a private YouTube video with someone?

I have uploaded a youtube video and marked it as private. Now I want to share it with someone. I have tried to share it a few times, but they have not received any email notification. What is the ...
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What does the “YELLOW - L” label mean on a YouTube video?

I was looking on the Let's Play YouTube channel and saw a video with a YELLOW - L tag under it and was wondering what it meant.
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How can I stream live video on YouTube?

Nowadays, I see a lot of live streaming on YouTube, and I wanted to try this feature. But when I go to my channel, I don't see any options. I tried to find on YouTube and Google how I can do this, ...
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Check to see if you've viewed a youtube video before?

I've got some long running series on youtube that I enjoy watching, but I have 'viewing gaps'. Example: I started watching This Week in Startups around episode 40, and eventually went back and watched ...
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How to remove “recommended items” from YouTube home page?

I want to see only my subscriptions on my YouTube home. Those recommendations are unnecessary pollution.
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Clip a YouTube video without having to download entire length beforehand

I would like to clip a YouTube video say from x minute to y minute and download it into my desktop computer. Currently I'm having to download the entire video and then use a video editor for ...
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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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Can I remove or change the link between YouTube and Google+?

I have a Google+ account, and I have a YouTube account that created a linked Google+ page on my Google+ account. In my YouTube settings, there is no link to disconnect the Google+ page (as seen in the ...
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How can I view all uploaded videos from a user in chronological order on YouTube?

I have seen a related question here, but the answer didn't cover how to sort them by upload date. Is there any extension/website capable of doing this? Related question: Play all YouTube videos ...
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How to prevent YouTube from from resizing videos to fit screen (in full screen mode)?

First, please take a look at this video in full screen mode. Although it's pretty clear, what I am doing there, in the video, I feel it would be much crispier (at least I like it that way) and clear ...
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How to control preview image in Youtube

After uploading a video to youtube it randomly generates three preview images from which you can choose. Is there a way to select a specific image from the video instead?
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Youtube email notifications not working

I was an active user on YouTube, and YouTube was sending me emails when somebody was posting a new comment or uploading a new video (where I was subscribed). About 4 months I was inactive on YouTube, ...
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How do I stop Youtube from playing the next recommended video?

So now after you end viewing a video in Youtube, the next recommended video is automatically played as a miniature. I find it incredibly annoying. Is there any way to disable it?
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Upload HD content to YouTube

I want to upload a number of videos as HD to YouTube, how do I go about doing this?
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What happened to Youtube comment replies?

Ever since google forced users on YouTube to use Google+, I have been un-able to find replies to comments anywhere. They aren't as notifications, and they aren't in my inbox, because that doesn't ...
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Block advertising from appearing on YouTube channels

A customer of mine has created a YouTube channel for their business but is concerned about the advertising distracting from the product. Is there any way to stop or prevent the adverts from ...
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YouTube abysmally slow; high connection speed and other HD streaming fast—what gives?

YouTube used to work just fine for me. I could stream videos in 1080p HD with no problems or buffering. Now, for the past few weeks/months I haven't had even close to that experience. Only 480p and ...
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Can YouTube videos be viewed without using the Adobe Flash Player plugin?

Can YouTube videos be viewed without using the Adobe Flash Player plugin? If so, what other specific software is necessary?
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YouTube feed for a show?

Rather than subscribe (in my feed reader) to my YouTube feed of subscribed things (which bunches everything into one big stream), I'd like to subscribe (again, in my feed reader) to each of the things ...
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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 ...