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Youtube Videos - Load them with Volume Muted

I spend more time on the computer/internet than on anything else (I know, I know!). Now, I do watch a lot of Youtube videos, but in order to not get distracted I have to launch them with the volume ...
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How to increase the volume on certain YouTube videos

Most videos on YouTube are loud enough and I can hear them perfectly well, but some have got the volume down too low even with the YouTube volume slider on max and the PC volume set to maximum too. In ...
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How can I change a YouTube video's volume beyond the normal limits

I often watch multiple videos simultaneously (don't ask why). Today I was trying to watch video1 and video2. The problem is not the overall volume, but rather the volume difference. If I raise the ...
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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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2k views

How to change my YouTube channel name

I don't even know if it's possible to do this, but what I'm trying to do is to change how my name on YouTube shows up to others (when I post videos or comments or the like). I just want to change the ...
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Is it possible to create a “smart playlist” (YouTube Mix) from a set of keywords (artists names)?

Is it possible to create a "smart" (or "automatic", or "mix") playlist on YouTube from a set of keywords? For instance, I want to play a playlist of automatically selected videos matching the ...
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How do I get all comments of a YouTube video?

http://youtube.com/all_comments?v= stopped working and redirects to watch?v=.... A Reddit thread states that AJAX populator also does not allow to show all the comments when there are multiple ...
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How to subscribe only to a specific category of videos in a YouTube channel?

I find most of the Tobuscus YouTube videos boring. But I like the "Cute Win Fail" ones. Can I be notified only when he uploads such videos, instead of subscribing to them all?
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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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8k views

How do I subscribe to a YouTube playlist?

Let's say there's a channel that churns out a lot of content, but I am only interested in a subset of it. That content cannot be made into a show, as per some YouTube guideline or whatever, but the ...
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View list of YouTube videos shared with me

My friend has shared a lot of his private videos with me. Every time he shares a video, I get an email with a link through which I can watch the video. But I cannot find a place in YouTube where the ...
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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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Watch history in YouTube

You know that YouTube allows us to see our watch history. My watch history is about 5000 videos, so I can't keep scrolling to reach the first videos that I viewed. Are there any better ways to view ...
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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 ...
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29k views

YouTube keyboard shortcuts?

I just found out if you type j when watching a YouTube video, it lapses back about 10-20 seconds, depending on the video, I think. I Googled for "YouTube keyboard shortcuts" but couldn't find a page ...
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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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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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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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Frame by frame control of a YouTube video?

Is there a way to move frame by frame in a YouTube video? I don't want to download the video. I know that Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2, etc. can jump to sections in a video. That's cool, but I would like more ...
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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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How does YouTube count playlist views?

YouTube seems to show how many views a playlist has when you view it. This playlist, for example, has 58,878 views. Does anyone know what this number is made up from? It doesn't seem to be the ...
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316 views

YouTube autorepeat a video?

I want to display a YouTube video repeatedly at breakfast/dinner time in my kitchen. How can I do that?
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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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Can I live stream using YouTube Hangouts on Air without using my Google + account name?

I noticed YouTube offers live streaming now, via "Hangouts on Air". However it appears to tie to my Google Plus account, which uses my real name. I'd rather keep using my YouTube channel only. I'd ...
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Are the parameters for www.youtube.com/watch documented?

The YouTube watch page can accept a staggeringly high number of parameters, but various Google searches on the topic only resulted in every blogger and their dog announcing the #t quasi-parameter for ...
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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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Why does my YouTube video show more visits when I check it anonymously?

I have a video on YouTube (a cinema tutorial), but when I visit the site anonymously it says that I have 188 views. When I log in with my account that I used to upload the video it says it was viewed ...
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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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Why don't all of my uploaded video clips appear in the YouTube online video editor?

I've got several video clips uploaded to YouTube that I'd like to use the video editor to splice together. Only a subset of my uploaded clips are available in the clips panel in the editor. Any idea ...
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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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Can YouTube be started in pause mode?

Is there a URL parameter for youtube.com that makes it possible to open a video and not have it start playing automatically? There is a parameter for the embedded player (autoplay=0), but this does ...
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Embed start time in a YouTube video

I want to give out a link to a YouTube video have it start the playback at a specific time in the clip, e.g., 2 minutes and 45 seconds. Is that possible?
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Playing a YouTube video or playlist on loop

I may drive everyone around me crazy but I like to listen to the same playlist or song sometimes on loop from YouTube. What is the best way to loop up a song or playlist until I get yelled by those ...
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Embedding stop time in a YouTube video link

We all know that we can embed a start time in a YouTube video URL (by adding something like &t=1m45s to the end). But is there a way to embed both start and stop time? Like linking only a part ...
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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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How to obtain the direct link to a YouTube video file

I'm trying to figure out where to find the actual FLV video YouTube files. I've found several tutorials on the Internet, but none that work. So if anyone knows, that'd be much appreciated.
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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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In Facebook, how can I enable “Shown on Timeline” as default for YouTube activity?

When I upload videos to my YouTube account, I know they get posted to Facebook because my friends can see them but I cannot see them myself unless I go to my Privacy Settings, then click "Use Activity ...
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How do I get my channel recommendations back on YouTube?

I remember to have had channel recommendations when I clicked on Recommendations. But apparently I don't get to see these anymore, is there a way to get them back? Or third party? I like unsigned ...
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Where did the dedicated “Recommended Videos” page moved on YouTube?

The latest update of YouTube doesn't seem to include the single-panel "Recommended Videos" - just a short list on the right-side panel. Do you know if this recommended videos page is still available ...
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How do I unlink my YouTube account from my Gmail account?

My YouTube account has been automatically linked to my Gmail account, but I want to keep my YouTube account separated from my Gmail account. I heard that the feature to unlink accounts was available. ...
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108 views

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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Get YouTube video's view count in Google Drive/Sheets?

Is there anyway to write up a Spreadsheet in Google Drive such that a cell will have the current (or as close to current as possible) number of views that video has received?
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How to make YouTube default to 2x speed when playing videos?

I know how to make it play at 2x, but how can I make the browser do it by default?