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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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3answers
2k views

Linking directly to a specific point in time of a YouTube video

If I find a video on YouTube that I want to send to a friend, but I really only care about something at the two minute mark, can I send him a link that will start at two minutes into the video for ...
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5answers
15k views

Downloading auto-generated YouTube transcriptions

Is there a way to download the automatically generated YouTube transcriptions without downloading the video? I would like to check out the TED talks, but I have limited bandwidth and would like to ...
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2answers
44k views

YouTube stops buffering when video is paused

For some reason YouTube isn't buffering videos whilst they are paused. It started happening two months ago. At first I thought it was just a global change by YouTube, but after venting on Twitter I ...
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3answers
2k views

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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3answers
62k views

How to replace a video on YouTube

I need to make a small correction in a video I uploaded to YouTube. Googling shows that this is not possible. However, I remember seeing it done before. I posted a comment on a video saying that a ...
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4answers
65k views

How does YouTube view count work?

I have the following scenario: I have uploaded a video to YouTube and I am logged in, but each time I refresh the page or "view" the video, the count does not change. How does the video count work? ...
10
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1answer
16k views

Why do I lose my buffered video content when I let the video buffer fully beforehand?

I have always faced this problem on YouTube. What I do is let the video buffer completely and watch it after that. When I click on play it plays fine, but when I move the bar that tells the current ...
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2answers
6k views

What is the meaning of this two letter code in the YouTube logo?

I see a new logo with CA at youtube.com. Does anyone know what it means?
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3answers
7k views

Getting Youtube and Gmail to work under two different accounts

I swear that I was able to sign into a separate Youtube account (x@mycustom.com) and Gmail (p@gmail.com) yesterday. I know this because I constantly check gmail and youtube (where I never really sign ...
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5answers
69k views

Disable videos in YouTube, listen to the audio only

My internet connection is quite slow (128 kbps while browsing) and I want to know if I can disable video streaming on YouTube and listen only to the audio portion. There are many songs on YouTube ...
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4answers
6k views

Speed up YouTube Playback?

Is there a way to speed up YouTube playback?
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3answers
12k views

How to stop YouTube player from showing related videos?

How can I stop the YouTube player from showing related video thumbnails and links? I am in search of YouTube video code that shows only the videos in our YouTube stream, i.e., only the videos we have ...
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10answers
6k views

Web video sharing service with “fair use” protection?

I'm writing a blog entry and I want to illustrate it with a minute-long clip from a movie. Not a hugely popular blockbuster movie, but one you've probably heard of. I uploaded the minute long video ...
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2answers
33k views

How can I permanently disable video annotations on YouTube?

Is there a setting or YouTube option, or maybe even a browser plugin, that allows you to disable video annotations for good? I want to be able to switch them off permanently.
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5answers
27k views

How do I download subtitles from a YouTube video?

Is there a way to download sub files from the videos? Are they .srt files? I want to save all the subs available for this video (there are subs available in 3 languages). I know how to save the video ...
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2answers
1k views

How can I upload videos > 15min to YouTube?

I see that some YouTube users have quite lengthy videos. But if I ever try to upload a video of length more than 15 min, YouTube stops me. How can I get more privileges in YouTube?
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4answers
44k views

How can I disable the advertisements shown before Youtube videos?

I don't mind the advertisements on the right side or the small banner inside Youtube videos, but the advertisements shown before a video is played are really annoying. How can I disable those ...
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1answer
3k views

What happened to YouTube download URLs?

Note: This question is about download URLs, not software. The question "How do I download a YouTube video?" deals with software. What exactly changed for YouTube download URLs a few days ago? How ...
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11answers
26k views

Can I change the aspect ratio of a YouTube video I'm viewing?

Is there any way I, as a viewer, can change the aspect ratio of a video where the uploader got it wrong? It's driving me mad! Can't believe YouTube doesn't have anything for me to fix this... Does it? ...
5
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1answer
959 views

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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2answers
333 views

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 ...
3
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1answer
1k views

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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3answers
2k views

Automate uploading of videos to YouTube

Is there a way to automate uploading of videos straight to YouTube? I would like to keep lots of home made videos. Of course, they are subject to being lost, or somebody could steal the the computer, ...
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20answers
35k views

Is there a “youtube like” service for audio? [closed]

For uploading audio files (podcasts) and then embedding them in blogs and the like
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9answers
174k views

Force YouTube to always buffer the entire video before playing

When I'm watching a YouTube video it will only buffer the next 30 seconds or so. This is something I want to avoid because when trying to watch 1080p videos it will keep pausing because it has to ...
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4answers
17k views

How do I get an RSS feed of my YouTube subscriptions?

The default "Subscriptions" feed on the YouTube homepage shows all of the activity of the people that I am subscribed to on YouTube or have in circles on Google+. However, I'm most interested in new ...
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8answers
20k views

Play all YouTube videos uploaded by one user

Is there a way to play all YouTube videos uploaded by a particular user? Obviously I could create a playlist, add each video to it, then play the entire playlist, but is there a simpler way? For ...
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6answers
11k views

Youtube — keep fullscreen while switching to other app?

I want to make a Youtube video that I put in my second screen stay maximized while I go and do something in another window on my primary monitor. Is this possible?
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7answers
19k views

YouTube keyboard shortcuts?

I just found out if you type j when watching a YouTube video, it lapses back about 10-20 seconds, depending on the video, I think. I Googled for "YouTube keyboard shortcuts" but couldn't find a page ...
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5answers
40k 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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5answers
14k views

How to copy YouTube playlist from one account to another

The link below provides the old answer to this question. The new YouTube playlist play interface is very different. So, what's the trick now? Tired of searching! How can you transfer your playlists ...
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2answers
2k views

How can I disable the “Get a better username on YouTube” prompt?

YouTube constantly prompts me to update to use a real name (and thus attach a Google+ account to my email address). I've selected the option to continue using my old username only, but it doesn't ...
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2answers
3k views

Can Youtube be started in pause mode?

Is there a URL parameter for youtube.com that makes it possible to open a video and not have it start playing automatically? There is a parameter for the embedded player (autoplay=0), but this does ...
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4answers
3k views

Re-Associate YouTube Account

My YouTube account, which I use actively (both for watching and posting videos), is currently associated with my old AOL address. When I sign in to YouTube, that's what I use in the "username" field. ...
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2answers
17k views

How can you transfer your playlists from one YouTube account to other? [duplicate]

How can you transfer your playlists from one YouTube account to other YouTube account? I sign under different names in Gmail.
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3answers
11k views

Can I link to a YouTube video and turn off annotations?

Tacking #t=XmYYs to the end of a YouTube link will direct it to start from X:YY into the video, but can I do something similar to have the annotations off when using the link? More generally, what ...
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2answers
1k views

Separate my YouTube Channel from my current Google Account

I created a YouTube account linked to my Gmail account. Now, I wish to separate them. The YouTube account is for a small business, and I would like it to have its own email and for other people to be ...
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2answers
2k views

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 ...
6
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1answer
2k views

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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2answers
25k views

Yellow vertical line in YouTube video timeline

What does the yellow vertical line signify in the YouTube video timeline? Is it an ad start point, or is it its you-can-play-now point as many believe? It's not clickable nor does hovering over it ...
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4answers
10k views

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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1answer
14k views

YouTube videos automatically set to mute

YouTube videos have all started playing with the audio slider set to mute. I can slide the volume on for each video to hear the audio, but when opening a new video it's also automatically set to mute. ...
10
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1answer
6k views

YouTube is not available as a Google Apps service on my domain

When I visit YouTube, there's a Sign in link but when I click it, I'm informed that: YouTube has not been enabled by the administrator of the domain @(mydomain). YouTube itself is fully ...
10
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1answer
15k 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 to my gmail account. I heard that the feature to unlink account was available, is ...
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5answers
7k views

Google removed the Stop Download command from the context-menu of YouTube videos

Google recently removed the Stop download command from the context-menu of videos on YouTube. Reports indicate that videos stop buffering in the background when you pause while others indicate that ...
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2answers
830 views

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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2answers
10k views

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 ...
4
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1answer
2k views

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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3answers
2k views

How can I register a username for YouTube?

My friend has a Google Account, iwantthis. She has the iwantthis@gmail.com e-mail address, but at registration, she wasn't able to register the iwantthis YouTube name, insted she has ...