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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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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 ...
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YouTube playback on internet disconnection

Say you're watching a 60mins video, it has buffered 45mins, you are now at 25:00, at this point if the internet gets cut off, instead of playing that 20mins left the player blacks out. Can I prevent ...
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How to change my YouTube channel name?

My channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CoryRMcC See pictured. I've tried methods in various videos and in the Help section, but all that appears to change is how my name appears when commenting ...
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Is YouTube throttling video downloads now?

A few months ago, Google made some changes to YouTube; they changed how the buffering works and removed the stop download command. Rumors abound that it was because Google was having bandwidth ...
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Why is YouTube showing me notifications that I disabled?

I receive these absolute rubbish notifications. Not in email, but in YouTube. I only really want notifications where people have replied to me. Here are the settings I have ticked/unticked: ...
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135 views

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 ...
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710 views

Is there a way to bulk add URLs to a certain YouTube playlist?

Say I have a list of URLs (videos), and I would like to add them to a certain playlist on my YouTube channel. Is there a way to do that?
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594 views

Is there a workaround where I can enable Google Safe Search but disable YouTube Safety Mode?

Google recently forced my legacy YouTube account to merge with my Google Account without confirmation. Due to this, I cannot see YouTube comments by default because I prefer enabling Safe Search ...
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608 views

How to connect a YouTube account to another email address

I recently got a YouTube account from someone, but I would like to be able to login with the Google account that I already have and connect it to the former YouTube account. How can I add my own ...
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YouTube videos reload when I replay

When you start a YouTube video, there's a light grey bar which indicates the loading of the video. When I replay the video (by clicking the 'replay' button or by clicking somewhere random on the ...
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Hotkey for youtube video to a playlist

I am looking for a way to easily queue up several videos into the watch it later play list. I want something better then simply visiting the page for each video, and manually clicking the "Add to" ...
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82 views

How to stop receiving email notifications for specific comment threads on Youtube?

Whenever I reply to a comment on Youtube, I am automatically subscribed to all replies to that same comment. Usually this is what I want, as the comments emailed to me are usually replies to what I ...
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312 views

How can I publish all the videos I uploaded to YouTube?

I uploaded many videos on YouTube: How can I publish them all at once? I can only find a "Publish all" button on the upload page, but I might close the upload page forgetting to click on it, and ...
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390 views

YouTube always localizing

Every time I log into YouTube my country is set to India. I have to manually change it to Worldwide (all) for world trending videos. Can anyone tell me how to change it permanently?
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How can an URL be linked to a text in a YouTube comment?

I now that links can be posted in comments made below YouTube videos but some addresses, like in the example, are long and look quite ugly. I have the possibility to use the tinyurl service to shorten ...
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446 views

How can I post links to YouTube videos in YouTube comments?

Here is an example of someone who has posted a link to another YouTube video in a comment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kPyrq6SEL0&lc=z13qe524mnnzzzl5f04cdnrhgy3vi1zjk50 I tried to post a ...
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YouTube auto-quality removal

I love to just put song playlist and listen to songs, but auto-quality always changes my video quality to 720p, which wasn't such a problem before but with 60fps thing added, my videos start to lag ...
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756 views

Search YouTube and exclude certain terms from the video's title?

How can I search YouTube and exclude certain terms from the video's title? For instance, I want to search for "glass" but exclude videos with "Google" in the title. I'd like to stress that I want to ...
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231 views

How are Facebook-shared YouTube video stats recorded?

Instead of sharing YouTube videos by clicking share button in YouTube, there is the possibility that one may just copy & paste the YouTube link and post it as status (and this allows one to see ...
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YouTube comment notifications don't clear after I read them

When someone replies to my comment on YouTube, I get a notification. But, when I view what has been posted, and I even reply to it, the notification is still there! This is the part of the website ...
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34 views

Several YouTube channels on one e-mail account

Can we create two or more YouTube channels on one e-mail account and also can we connect both of them with one bank account? Actually I am a videos creator of both education and tourism. So, I want to ...
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Sharing someone else's YouTube video to someone else's public playlist if I have the link?

I am trying to share a video that I made with a teacher's public playlist. How would I do that?
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231 views

When/how is 1.5X/2.0X speedup playback available in YouTube with HTML5 browser enabled?

In the past I have seen 1.5X/2.0X playback in YouTube working on some YouTube videos. To ensure this was not due to "old" YouTube videos, I chose a random 2014 Superbowl commercial. I cannot see any ...
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YouTube: How can a user filter search results by region or language?

I want students to be able to search YouTube for educational videos in their home language. For example, if a Dutch student wants to search for a Dutch video on Napoleon, a dutch result will probably ...
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How do I automatically add new YouTube music to a playlist?

I am subscribed to various YouTube channels that release new music on a daily basis. Many of these channels unfortunately do not have a SoundCloud. As of now, I manually scroll through my ...
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YouTube's “Use a full name feature” delete all my favorites, how can I recover them?

I have been a long time Youtube user, and it continually prompts me to use my real name. I keep on saying no. Now, it appears that my full name is being used, and all my favorites are gone. My ...