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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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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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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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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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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 don'...
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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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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 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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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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841 views

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 appearing?...
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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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How to view all the videos I have ever liked on YouTube when the number is very big?

When I go to the "Likes" section of the YouTube video manager under my account I can only see 2 pages of the likes list and the last video in the list is for sure far not the first video I've ever ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there an URL parameter to modify the volume of a YouTube video?

I want to put a link to a YouTube video on my website, but the sound is super loud. Is there a way to reduce the volume by adding some kind of parameter to the link? The way you can append &t=1m ...
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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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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 this ...
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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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What does DRAFT mean in YouTube?

I sometimes see DRAFT in the videos I upload on YouTube: What does this mean?
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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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How do I block videos by keyword on YouTube?

For example, I want to block videos that contain the word cat in the title. I also do not want the blocked videos appearing in: Recommended Channels tab Recommended/related videos Search results ...
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Delete YouTube channel in order to unlink G+ from YouTube

I want to get my old YouTube username back and completely abandon the nightmare that carries the name Google+. In order to do so, I need to delete my G+ channel, and in order to do that, I need to ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut to pause YouTube when it is not the active window?

For applications such as VLC I have global function keys I can map to, for example, pause my music/video even when I have a different program running. Is there any way to get this functionality with ...