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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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2k views

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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8k views

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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1k views

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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1k views

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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19k views

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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138 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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530 views

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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1answer
4k views

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?
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4answers
117k views

Is there a way I can see a list of all my YouTube comments over time?

I posted something the other day and wish I could find the video again. Is there a way I can see all of my comments?
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2answers
12k views

Why have the YouTube video player suddenly become so big?

I'm not exactly sure why this has happened but until yesterday YouTube was working just fine. Then, the large player option on the video went out of proportions (literally) and is now way too big. I ...
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74 views

Force embedded YouTube video to play at specific quality resolution

Is there a way to force embedded YouTube videos on any site I visit to play at a specific quality? Specifically I'm trying to have a Weebl and Bob marathon, making sure I see every episode by ...
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How to blur a section in a video that is already uploaded? [duplicate]

I realized I opened a Chrome tab that I don't want shown in the video. The video already had 500 views and thumbs up, etc. I don't want to take it down just to re-upload it. Is there a way using ...
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5k views

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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222 views

How to search for a video clip with an exact duration?

I can use the advanced options in YouTube or Google when searching for video clip, but I can only search for a pre-defined range of duration (short, long), not the duration that I want. For example, ...
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What happened to the option to cross your eyes whilst watching YouTube?

Certain YouTube Videos are 3D. Note that there is a "3D" symbol next to the gear, denoting the YouTube is in fact storing the video in a 3D format. Right now, I see only two options: 2D, and Anaglyph....
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239 views

Using YouTube to sell cars

Say I have a car dealership with a website. Is there any legal or YouTube usage issues in creating a YouTube profile and uploading videos of cars for sale, and putting car, dealership and website ...
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36k views

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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Do Google Hangout broadcasts on youtube have a limited audience, and must the audience have Google Plus? [duplicate]

I'm looking for ways to broadcast my PhD defence online (one component with a presentation, sharing either a PDF, a window, or the screen), and one component with video. It is a public event: anyone ...
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145 views

How do I hide the video panel on the Youtube live streaming dashboard?

While streaming live on Youtube, the video is playing (or buffering) on the live dashboard. Ultimately during game streaming, I only want to see the chat but not the video feed (I don't want wasted ...
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9k views

How do I download a YouTube video?

How do I download a YouTube video? I have used various solutions in the past that do not seem to work any longer (KeepVid and various Greasemonkey scripts). Is this just no longer possible?
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180 views

How do you remove managers and separate out YouTube accounts?

I have multiple YouTube accounts that are all linked together, which is super frustrating. Do you know how to separate them? I also created a YouTube channel through my first personal YouTube ...
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217 views

Block download of YouTube videos

Is it possible to block somebody from downloading a YouTube video? I don't want people stealing my videos.
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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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180 views

How to tell how much of a video has been watched in YouTube?

I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to tell how much of a video of mine has been watched. Something like, most people got to 50% of it, or most got to 90% of it and so on. Anyway to tell from ...
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275 views

Why can't I add a comment to a YouTube video?

I tried leaving a message then replying to a message and got the error: [Alert icon] Error, try again where [Alert Icon] is an big exclamation mark. I then removed a question mark and it allowed me ...
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17k views

How do I find link of an embedded and unlisted YouTube video?

There is a website sharing scientific courses in video format. They upload videos to YouTube and then embed them in their website. They share their videos unlisted, so there is no explicit way to get ...
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Link YouTube channel to another Google+ page

Right now I have a Google+ page which links to a YouTube channel. But I want to unlink the current YouTube channel and link another YouTube channel to the Google+ page. I have tried to delete the ...
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7k views

Is there a way to find YouTube users by country/city?

I was wondering if there was a way to search for YouTube users from a specific country (UK) and if possible a specific city. I know each user’s channel has the option to fill out country and city ...
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356 views

How to recover the Gmail address previously locked up my YouTube channel name?

Many years ago I linked my Google account with username abc@gmail.com to my YouTube channel with username xyz (note that usernames are different). Recently YouTube prompted me to add a Google+ ...
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264 views

Can I have a YouTube account while having nothing to do with Google Plus?

This page describes three options for what name will be displayed for you on YouTube, but they all seem to involve associating with Google Plus in some way. If you want your Google name used in both ...
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657 views

Are there any easy ways to create a YouTube playlist or download queue from a text file?

In other words, if I have a list with entries formatted "[Artist Name] - [Track Name]" without advanced knowledge of their corresponding YouTube URLs (if any exist), how might I script things so that ...
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1k views

Does changing the video quality on YouTube impact audio quality?

Sometimes I'll find a really awesome song on YouTube but it will default to HD video playback which constantly buffers on my slow internet connection. All I care about is the audio quality, not the ...
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972 views

Traffic to your uploaded YouTube video: Increase “suggested video” source

A few days ago I uploaded a video to YouTube, and within a few days I seen that the traffic source "YouTube suggested video" (Highlighted below, and blue in the chart) was the main reason why my views ...
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363 views

YouTube Counter Doesn't Count New Views

I have two videos for which the counters were frozen in error. I live in a community housing situation where people share a machine. Despite different logins, we are all treated as one viewer. No ...
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142 views

Does blocking one channel on YouTube cause blocking other channels or account?

If I have multiple YouTube channels per single Google account and Google decides to block one of my channels, what about other channels? What about my Google account?
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3k views

Download YouTube history

I would like download all my YouTube history in various formats like CSV. I don't think YouTube allows to do that directly so I've tried to check each Ajax call on this page https://www.youtube.com/...
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Queue up a list of YouTube videos in succession

Sometimes I like to watch YouTube while doing something else, like washing up or doing exercise. Is there an easy way to queue up a string of YouTube videos and have them play one after the other?
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5k views

How do I bulk remove all of the videos from my watch later list on YouTube?

I already have 200+ videos at watch later list on YouTube. So, I stopped adding videos to my watch later list to avoid messing it even more. Now I simply want to remove them all so I can start fresh ...
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2answers
169 views

is it possible to use one AdSense account with other YouTube account?

So, basically, it's little bit complicated situation, and I want to know if it can be done. I'm using YouTube with example1@gmail.com and have two channels on YouTube. I want to use a newly created ...
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Why can't I up vote/downvote some comments on YouTube?

Usually on YouTube there are top comments that you can vote, and comments under these that can't be voted up or down. For example I go on this link while I'm connected to YouTube: https://www.youtube....
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Is there a shortcut to go to the YouTube search bar?

Suppose I am watching a video on YouTube and want to watch another video. Is there a way to go to the search bar directly with a keyboard shortcut? I don't want to grab my mouse, focus on the small ...
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505 views

YouTube Stuck to HD Video

YouTube videos typically default to playing in 1080p for me, which isn't usually a problem. However, if the highest quality is 60fps, over half of the frames get dropped (pretty consistently for all ...
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1answer
97 views

Switching a YouTube account to a different email address

I have a Google+ business page and Gmail address. I have a YouTube account that has a lot of data that somehow got linked to a different email address and Google+ page (with no info). I have been ...
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Adding an embedded HTML5 YouTube video to my “likes”

I am slightly annoyed that the only way that I can bookmark an embedded HTML5 YouTube video is by pressing the "watch later" clock (🕓) on top right. I believe this has changed with the HTML5 player, ...
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2k views

Is it possible to merge two YouTube channels?

I heard that it is now possible to merge two YouTube channels, using Google+ or something like that. If that's true then: How would I do it? Will both accounts become only one? Will the views and ...