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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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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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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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Can I block certain users from showing in YouTube searches?

Can I block certain users from showing in YouTube searches? There are some uploaders that have nothing but spam related videos. Blocking them with the regular YouTube settings doesn't do this. I just ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to save the YouTube MIX playlist in my playlists?

YouTube has a new feature now, "MIX", which generates an automatic playlist of 50 videos depending on what you last saw. I used it to create a music playlist and worked while listening to it. Now I ...
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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 ...
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Total number of videos uploaded by a channel?

In YouTube, is it possible to know the total number of videos uploaded by a channel without actually counting it? I am only able to see the total number of "Video views" and not the number of videos ...
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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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Embed YouTube video on Tumblr

I've been searching but what I've found was always about uploading a video to Tumblr or about adding audio only on Tumblr. None of the results has a solution for my problem. I just want to display a ...
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What do the Youtube movie ratings mean?

While perusing in the "new" movie section, I noticed some movies have "ratings." Here's an example with a whopping five of them: L, N, S, V and D. What do those letters mean?
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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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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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Why is someone not allowed to see my private video on YouTube even though I have shared it with them?

I have added their email address to the list of people who can view my private video. Why are they getting a notification that the video is private? I have noticed that their email address shows up as ...
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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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Is it possible to claim an existing Youtube channel?

Someone has reserved a Youtube channel I would like to use myself, let's call it youtube.com/mybusiness. The youtube.com/mybusiness channel doesn't seem to be used any longer and was never a highly ...
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Always watch videos in HD on YouTube

Is there a way to always watch YouTube videos in HD (when available) and without changing the resolution yourself? YouTube offers 360 standard for small player, 480 for large and 720 for full screen. ...
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Stop YouTube from changing my quality settings on full screen

Whenever I click "full screen" on YouTube, it changes the "quality settings" from 240p to 480p. I prefer to control the quality setting myself, and not have it influenced by the full screen button. ...
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Youtube always on top player

I want to work and watch videos at the same time. For downloaded videos I use Media Player Classic's (bundled with k-lite) compact view that plays on top of all apps. Is there a Youtube Player ...
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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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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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How do I embed a YouTube video in a card comment in Trello?

This is not a common problem. Because when I paste a YouTube URL into a comment on card in Trello, sometimes it just ends with an embedded YouTube video which is just what I want, however, sometimes ...
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How does upvoting comments on Youtube work?

Whenever I upvote someone's comment on youtube it seems like it has no effect - likes counter is not increasing (I though it is cached but even if I come back later nothing is changed). Do I need to ...
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Can I hide my YouTube link in my Google+ profile and disassociate the two?

Can I hide my YouTube link in my Google+ profile and disassociate the two?
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Disable YouTube HTML5 player in Chrome

I'm running Chrome on my Mac and all of the sudden videos started playing in the HTML 5 player instead of the Flash player. I am not in the HTML 5 trial, the button says Join instead of Leave and I ...
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When does YouTube update their views for channels?

After 4 days my videos are gaining views. However, the total views on my channel has stayed the same. When does YouTube update the views for the channel? Is it every week?
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How to add people with the new YouTube profiles as friends?

It's easy to add people with the old YouTube profiles as friend, as you just click the link: I see no such option where the other links are on the new profiles though: Is there still a way to do ...
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Can I search YouTube by reverse date, to find the oldest videos matching my criteria?

I want to find the oldest videos matching a certain search string - can this be done in any way? Unfortunately the suggested method of sorting by date and viewing the last page limits me to 1000 ...
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Gray exclamation mark keeps appearing on Youtube

This has been happening a lot lately, mostly on Youtube. I don't know if it's YouTube, Adobe Flash or Firefox. This will happen even half-way through playing a video, it will randomly turn into ...
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YouTube: How do I get a video-entry's RSS “description” via the API?

I used to use the RSS feed to obtain videos from a user. I then used the "description" part of the feed, which contained a nicely HTML-formatted summary of a video. It shows a thumbnail with a link, ...
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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 ...
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YouTube stutters and stops frequently

Lately, YouTube has become increasingly tedious to use. I have a very good connection—100Mbps—and I get 70-80 actual when measuring and other sites load very quick. When starting to stream a video ...
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View YouTube videos in Gmail?

I have this annoying problem with YouTube videos, and the problem is the viewing experience. One or two weeks ago, when I clicked on YouTube video in Gmail (from "Your Personal YouTube Digest" ...
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How to prevent watched videos to be listed in suggestions

In YouTube, it just happens that, older watched videos keep popping up in suggestions, when watching a particular video. Is there anyway to prevent suggestion of already watched videos?
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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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Can I set the default resolution for a YouTube video?

I'm posting some YouTube videos on my WordPress blog, but they always default to 360p, even though I've provided the &hd=1 parameter. The videos can go up to 1080p if the user selects it, and I'd ...
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How to search old versions of web pages, e.g., YouTube videos?

3 days ago, Google changed the HTML of YouTube to not include the words "like 132" "dislike 10" etc. Now the ratings values of videos are encrypted in unsearchable buttons: <img ...
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Can you recover deleted YouTube videos?

Is there any way to see deleted YouTube videos? Some kind of archival or some such? There were some controversial videos that the creator felt necessary to remove or made private but it would be nice ...
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Youtube comment: Unticking “Also share on Google+”

There is a "Also share on Google+" option when you publish a comment under Youtube video and proposals to make sure to untick the "Also share on Google+" option, which is currently on by default if ...
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Totally confused by YouTube / Google+ integration

HELP! I'm losing my mind. At some point YouTube had me choose to create a new "channel" linked to a new "google+" profile -- maybe I had the option to keep my old gmail-linked channel -- I can't ...
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YouTube shows real name when I post

I forget when it happened but somehow YouTube linked with my Gmail account, which sucks because now when I post on a YouTube video everyone sees my real name. How can I change this? This question is ...
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Uploading video to YouTube by emailing to mobile upload address?

YouTube has this feature of upload videos to account by emailing them to your mobile upload address like stxxxxwiicv@m.youtube.com.I am using this feature to upload videos to my account. I can set ...
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Is there are a reason Youtube no longer fully buffers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: YouTube stops buffering when video is paused Ever since a month or two ago, Youtube videos seem to no longer pre-load (buffer) the entire video for me. It'll only buffer ...
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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 ...