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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? This question is ...
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Uploading video to YouTube by emailing to mobile upload address?

YouTube has this feature of upload videos to account by emailing them to your mobile upload address like stxxxxwiicv@m.youtube.com.I am using this feature to upload videos to my account. I can set ...
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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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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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How to properly upload 3D content to YouTube in high definition?

TrackMania Nations Forever allows users to export 3D videos of replays and I thought I would try my hand at uploading it to YouTube. I rendered the video at 1920x1080 for each camera, resulting in a ...
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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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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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How to upload/publish video from new Google Drive to YouTube

I am struggling to find a way to upload/publish video from the new Google Drive to (Google's) YouTube. I am trying to avoid downloading the file to my local disk and uploading it again—it's already on ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Change profile picture in Youtube

How do I change my profile picture on Youtube? I never set it up and it seems to be a thumbnail of one of the videos I uploaded.
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What is the maximum YouTube playlist length?

What is the maximum number of videos permitted in a YouTube playlist? If you were to believe the docs, you would think this is 200 items, but I have noticed that, in the last few months, YouTube is ...
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How do I watch a YouTube playlist at the same quality for every video automatically?

I want to watch an entire YouTube playlist at fullscreen. The playlist consists of 9 videos and every video's quality can be chosen from 240p all the way to 1080p. I want to view the playlist at 720p, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Can you add videos automatically to watch later based on a subscription?

Is there a way to automatically add videos to your watch later list if you are subscribed to a channel? I want to utilize my watch later list to play through my subscriptions so that I can leave the ...
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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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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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Block videos from certain users on YouTube

YouTube itself does not provide such functionality to block a user from being able to see a certain video. Is there another way to accomplish this?
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Not able to see social links in YouTube channel backend

I am not able to view any social links add button in my channel. Why is that? This is how it is now: And this is how it should actually be: I haven't uploaded any videos to my channel.
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How to access the “Videos uploaded by” playlist in someone's channel

I was searching for a video an I ended up following this URL: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUmKurapML4BF9Bjtj4RbvXw which seems to be an automatically generated playlist out of all the videos ...
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Unable to watch videos on YouTube when logged in account

I have a pretty strange problem with YouTube: when I just go on YouTube and watch any video through Firefox, Chrome or Chromium (both with Flash and HTML5 players), it works perfectly. BUT! When I ...
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YouTube videos reload when I replay them? [duplicate]

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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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 ...
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Tweaking YouTube playback and pre-cache

Is there any way to tweak the YouTube client caching feature? I have this weird issue where some of the videos will have huge latency. It takes ages before the video starts caching. Now this becomes ...
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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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Uploaded video on YouTube does not appear on my channel

I uploaded a video today on YouTube and when I click on the link on my site to YouTube, it says: this channel does not have any videos. How do I get my videos to show in my channel for people that are ...
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My YouTube Watch Later list is empty even after adding Videos

Here's what I've tried: Click the little clockface to View it Later Go to my View It Later in YouTube. List is empty. I get a message: Your list is empty. Add videos to your list using this button: ...
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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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Can I specify pre-generated playlists for Google+'s YouTube integration?

Google+ recently added some amount of YouTube integration in the form of a fly-out widget which lets you create playlists off of YouTube search queries. When sharing a video from one of those ...
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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 can I make my files upload faster to sites like Facebook and YouTube?

How can I speed up my uploads of videos and photos to websites?
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How are YouTube videos selected for inclusion in Google Maps?

Apart from geolocating videos via your YouTube account, is there any other process involved in getting them shown on the 'More... videos' overlay in Google Maps? Edit: As well as geolocating a test ...
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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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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: ...