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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Change ownership of a YouTube account over to another Google account

On a client project at work I had to create a YouTube account for them. We're about to hand over ownership of it all, but the issue is that the YouTube account is linked to my Google Account. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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?
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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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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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Are my YouTube “Likes” public to my contacts on Google+?

On the new YouTube interface, when I go to the Social tab, I can see the items that my contacts on Google+ have +1ed and shared. Also, if I go to my profile and click on Likes I can see a list of the ...
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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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My likes on YouTube comments do not register

I am not able to Like or Dislike comments on YouTube videos. The buttons appear but when I click them there is no highlighted green thumbs up. I've tested liking a comment on one of my videos that ...
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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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What are some good converters to rip audio from YouTube videos? [closed]

I have some videos that I want to listen to, but don't really want to watch. What are some good sites to download just the audio in formats like MP3?
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Time and video quality limits on YouTube

What is the time limit to a video that I can upload to YouTube? Is there an upper video length that I have to make sure my uploaded videos are under? Are there other limits or restrictions (quality, ...
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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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How to share a YouTube video with a specific start and end time?

YouTube gives the option to share a video with a specific start time, something like this: http://youtu.be/chElHV99xak?t=53s The above video starts at 53 seconds elapsed. Is there any way to ...
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Recover the title from removed video from its YouTube ID

Is there any way to get the title for a YouTube video once it has been removed? For example, I'm looking for a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chGl0_nFyqg) that was removed by the user. I'm ...
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What video format should I pick if I want to minimize up upload time to YouTube?

I mainly record "screencasts" of MMO games. Which of the various video formats that YouTube accepts will result in the smallest file size and what settings for that file type would I use? Of course ...
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How to disable Cosmic Panda on YouTube?

I enabled Cosmic Panda on YouTube to try it out. I seem unable to view any videos with it (in Chrome!) so want to disable it. I can't find settings for it anywhere and usefully Google search turns up ...
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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 transfer a YouTube username to another email?

The question: How can I transfer a YouTube username across to my another email so just that email address is associated with the YouTube username? Or alternatively how can I connect the 2 accounts ...
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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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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 is YouTube's “Safety Mode” enforced by network administrators?

My company uses a web filtering software from an unknown (to me) vendor. I noticed the other day that YouTube automatically defaults to "safety mode" and that I am unable to change this setting. ...
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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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Buffering progress gone from youtube

When playing a video on youtube, the light-red buffering progress no longer appears, though the rest of the UI works as usual. Buffering still happens, it just doesn't display its progress. I'm not ...
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Your account is not in good standing - Unlisted YouTube videos

I uploaded a video to YouTube that had the name of a TV show in its title. The video itself did not contain any issues. The video was pulled for copyright infringement. Which is fair enough, I guess. ...
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How to change video in Youtube channel

On my Youtube channel it shows the latest video that I uploaded. Can I change it to a different video?
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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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Enable or disable YouTube video preview with cursor

When watching a YouTube video, if you place the cursor on the loading bar, you can have a preview of the frame of the video at the second where the cursor is placed (see screenshot below). However, ...
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How to autoshare uploaded YouTube videos to Facebook fan page?

The only way I have found is the Cueler App which has a respective setting (see screenshot below). However, new uploaded videos are still not shared on the fan page and I cannot reproduce why. Are ...
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How do I close/delete my YouTube account?

How do I close/delete my YouTube account? I saw Google's help page How do I close/delete my YouTube account?. But, under Settings->Overview->Advanced, I have no option to close my account. I closed ...
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How do I see how many views a YouTube playlist has?

I created a YouTube playlist. How do I see how many views the playlist has acquired? I don't want to see how many channel views I have, I want to see playlist views.
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How to browse videos on Youtube without location bias?

On Youtube's browse page I am shown the most viewed videos in my country. Even if I change my country in the settings, it will still show the same results. I would like to see the most viewed videos ...
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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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YouTube videos reload when I replay them?

When you start a video, there is a light grey bar which indicates the loading of the video. How come when I replay the video (by clicking the 'replay' button or by clicking somewhere random on the ...
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YouTube annotations: Associated website invalid URL

I am trying to create an annotation in a YouTube video to link to a blog post. The URL I am trying to link to is http://laggacy.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/slender-the-arrival-beta-preview-extra-content/ ...
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How can I make YouTube always select 240p?

I have a slow broadband connection (256k) and YouTube plays okay with the 240p quality, so I always select 240p. I've also ticked the "Never play high quality" checkbox and it stays checked. The ...
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How to embed audio only from YouTube videos

My Question: Is there a way to change the embed code or some javascript I can run in a blogger blog to embed only the audio of a YouTube video in my blog posts? My specific situation: I have a ...