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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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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
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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2answers
29k 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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20answers
29k 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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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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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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9answers
168k 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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2answers
27k views

How long do I have to watch a YouTube video for it to count as a view?

YouTube videos have views. How long do I have to watch a video for it to count as a view?
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8answers
16k 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
10k 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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4answers
16k 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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6answers
28k views

How do I disable autoplay on YouTube?

When I go to a YouTube video, the video is automatically started, and I hate this. How do I disable the auto-play feature?
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5answers
57k 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 ...
17
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5answers
33k 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
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
61k views

Frame by frame control of a YouTube video?

Is there a way to move frame by frame in a YouTube video? I don't want to download the video. I know that Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2, etc. can jump to sections in a video. That's cool, but I would like more ...
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4answers
10k views

Are the parameters for www.youtube.com/watch documented?

The youtube watch page can accept a staggeringly high number of parameters, but various Google searches on the topic only resulted in every blogger and their dog announcing the #t quasi-parameter for ...
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5answers
13k 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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5answers
3k views

What advantages and disadvantages are there to using the HTML5 beta of YouTube?

Google has a beta of YouTube that uses HTML5's video tag, but what gains do I get from using this, other than not having to install Flash just for YouTube?
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11answers
23k 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? ...
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3answers
2k views

Sort YouTube video comments by rating

Since most YouTube comments are noise, is there a way to order them by rating on the video page? The two top comments seem to be shown, but I often want to see more. I'm adding another bounty, since ...
12
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1answer
439 views

How do I save all the comments I've made on YouTube videos?

I'd like to be able to see all of them (Google search doesn't show them all)
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6answers
16k 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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3answers
19k views

Add subtitles to a video of another user on YouTube

I would like to offer a translation to another user's video on YouTube. The original video is in Spanish and I would like to write a Hebrew translation that would be relevant to very few people. The ...
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1answer
11k 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. ...
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4answers
30k views

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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7answers
30k views

How can I watch a YouTube video in slow motion?

I have been watching a fast-moving video that I'd really love to dissect in slow motion (half or quarter speed; frame-by-frame isn't necessary in this case). Is there a quick and easy way to ...
10
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3answers
56k 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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3answers
10k 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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4answers
39k 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 ...
10
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2answers
7k views

How do I export my YouTube playlists?

YouTube likes to periodically delete videos that are on my favorites list: But they refuse to tell me what they were so I can go find another copy. I would like a way to export my YouTube ...
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5answers
46k views

Is there a way to disable YouTube HTML5 video player in Chrome?

A few weeks ago, YouTube started showing half of their videos in HTML5 player for me. Is there a way to force it back to using Flash player only (in Chrome)? (I'm opted out of HTML5 trial at ...
10
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1answer
5k 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
14k 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 ...
10
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6answers
4k views

Can you subscribe to a YouTube channel as a podcast?

Videos are available in several different formats on YouTube, and RSS feeds are provided for channels. Is there a feed that will allow me to subscribe in iTunes?
10
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1answer
15k 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 ...
10
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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 ...
9
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1answer
11k views

Is there any way to force subtitles in a YouTube video?

I uploaded a video in French on YouTube but a non-negligeable part of english-speaking people are gonna watch it. I uploaded the .srt file and everything works fine when I press the "CC" button. ...
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3answers
5k views

Can I hide my favourites on YouTube from the other users?

Can I hide my favourites on YouTube from the other users? I have a normal YouTube account and I realised that everything I add to my favourites is visible to anyone. Can I hide it instead?
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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
12k views

How to make YouTube to stop asking whether I want to use my full name without making the actual choice?

I am not ready do decide whether I want to use my full Google+ name on YouTube. I would like to keep using my YouTube nickname for now but be able to switch to the full name later. But YouTube keeps ...
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1answer
11k views

Enabling YouTube for Google Apps for Domain, in the UK or Switzerland

When I click sign in in YouTube I'm shown this message: YouTube has not been enabled by the administrator of the domain @example.com. You can sign into another account to use YouTube. ...
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2answers
6k views

How do I subscribe to a YouTube playlist?

Let's say there's a channel that churns out a lot of content, but I am only interested in a subset of it. That content cannot be made into a show, as per some YouTube guideline or whatever, but the ...
8
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2answers
5k 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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4answers
60k 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? ...
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2answers
2k views

Transferring all YouTube videos to another video hosting site?

For past few years I have favorited many videos which were very good. But I have seen plenty of videos get removed, either by their owner, or due to copyright matching. Some of these videos are very ...
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1answer
3k views

YouTube only needs one spam flag to remove a video

In YouTube there is the option to flag a video, using the report feature below the video In the help section it is stated that If you see a video that you know is spam, based on our Terms of ...
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3answers
29k views

How to use YouTube fully with HTTPS?

I have to use YouTube with an HTTPS connection, because YouTube is banned here (I need it for watching some specific videos from Stanford University). But it seems it uses an HTTP connection for ...
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3answers
26k views

How can I create two Youtube channels/pages under one Youtube account?

I really need to have multiple Youtube pages/channels under my Youtube account. How can I create a second Youtube pages/channel? I don't want to create another Youtube account.