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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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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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334 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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262 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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642 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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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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956 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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142 views

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: ...
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4k views

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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461 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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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 (đź•“) on top right. I believe this has changed with the HTML5 player, ...
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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 ...
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How to merge 2 YouTube channels? [duplicate]

I have 2 channels with the same first and last name. I own both of them. I want to put all my subscribers and videos together. Any idea how I can do this or request this?
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What does the “filmstrip” icon on YouTube do?

Some, not all, YouTube videos show this "film strip" icon in the controls at the bottom. There is no popup with explanation on hover (like the captions, settings, etc.). Clicking the icon turns it ...
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Prevent pauses between music tracks on YouTube Playlist

I like to listen to an entire album at a time on YouTube. Many of the actual albums have songs that drift off into each other and all blend together. On YouTube, however, there is a pause in between ...
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How to remove channels menu from channel navigation

I can't find how to remove the Channels (featured channels tab in channel navigation). I don't have other channels to feature on my channel. I can't find anything related in YouTube Help or anywhere ...
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1k views

How do you display YouTube thumbnails instead of embedding the actual flash in Tumblr theme?

I would like to display YouTube thumbnail images instead of embedding the actual flash player in a Tumblr theme. But as soon as people click on the image, it starts loading the flash player and play ...
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The “add music” button seems to randomly appear on the videos I upload to YouTube

The "add music" button seems to randomly appear on the videos I upload to YouTube. For example, I uploaded 2 videos without music track, yet only one has the "add music" button: Any idea why? ...
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YouTube: Possible to get feed of user's uploaded+favorited videos?

I know how to get a feed of the videos a user uploaded: http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/base/users/KeepWatchingTheSkies/uploads?alt=rss&v=2&orderby=published&client=ytapi-youtube-profile ...
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How to disable YouTube HTML5 player? ( & Auto Play)

Every day I go through my YT subscriptions list and open every new video in a new tab (CMD + click). Then I play the 1st new video, close the tab, switch to the next tab.. Several weeks ago all ...
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857 views

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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How to sign in to YouTube and Google with different accounts?

One of my accounts got cancelled and I can't sign in to YouTube because it redirects me to the cancelled account page. Also I can't use the YouTube email as my main account. Is it possible to use one ...
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YouTube Auto Caption Option Missing

I used to be able to upload a video to YouTube and let it auto caption for me. Now, it seems that this feature is no longer available as of about a week ago. I can't find anything on this. Does ...
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Can I disable the Google/Youtube notifications for people +1'ing comments?

I voted for or replied to a comment on Youtube and now the Google bell icon thing won't leave me alone. (And it's everywhere!!) I don't want to know if someone else +1'ed a comment I replied to! I ...
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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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YouTube blocking videos

I have seen lots of people uploaidng complete shows, movies which they don't own. However, when i do so, YouTube blocks it. It does give me an option that i can dispute the objections but then it ...
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Restore video count on user page

On the user page you used to see a total count of their videos, example page youtube.com/svnpenn Example string 274 videos Today I noticed that Google has forced a new layout. This new layout for ...
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Does deleting a playlist on YouTube also delete the videos?

I want to delete a playlist from my account, but I still want the videos attached to my account. Does deleting a playlist on YouTube also delete the videos?
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Prevent YouTube from knowing what videos I watch

I'd like to find a way to prevent YouTube from knowing what videos I like so it won't tell me what videos I may like (recommendations, suggestions etc.). Is it possible to do anything in my browser ...
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Download links given by YouTube API return 403

I am trying to download all available files that are different qualities of a single video using the YouTube API, but every URL I follow to download the video results in a 403. Script: #!/bin/bash ...
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How do I navigate to the popular videos on Youtube when I'm logged in

When I'm logged out of Youtube, I can easily navigate to the popular videos because there is a link on the homepage. However, when I'm logged in, this link disappears. All I can see is my ...
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Un-stick sticky search bar (like on Youtube or Facebook)

Many websites now have a search bar anchored on top of the window, that stays there on scrolling down, like, for example on YouTube or Facebook. Is there a way to stop this behaviour, meaning the ...
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287 views

Not receiving YouTube notifications

I used to receive notifications when someone thumbs up my comment or replies to it on G+ but not any more. I only receive replies now even though when I go to old videos I see that my comments has ...
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YouTube sets awesome videos? [closed]

I was doing a web trace to see how much my blog would take in loading time, using Chrome Inspector network tools. I then found a video I had posted and decided to click on it. The weird thing is that ...
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Customizable alarm clock/set off a YouTube video on a timer

I want to wake up to the sound of a particular YouTube video. Is there a way I can set an alarm-clock/youtube-video-timer on my computer, so that the video will start playing at a predefined time?
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Suppress notification about one new video

Whenever I publish a new public video in my channel, then all the subscribers get a notification. So far that's good, however, there is one video which I would prefer to "silently" put online. So, ...
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How to change Youtube channel URL back to username?

How do I change the channel link back to http://youtube.com/user/myusername from http://youtube.com/channel/stringOfCharacters I don't see anything in the settings that will allow me to do this.
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Export YouTube subscribers as text list

Is there any way to export all YouTube subscribers as a text list? Is there any API, or something?
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14k views

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 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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568 views

Get an RSS feed for a YouTube playlist

Since a few weeks ago, it looks like YouTube has disabled RSS feeds for playlists. Is there another way to get an RSS feed for a YouTube playlist?
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Youtube view results by view count using a shortcut string

I understood that youtube search bar adds filters by typing text into it like "People, long, week, hd" gives me videos related to people that are uploaded this week and that are HD. What should i type ...