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Simply add #t=XmYs to the end of the URL where X is the number of minutes and Y is the number of seconds. i.e. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxxxxxxxxxxx#t=2m0s for your example.


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I did the following for Google Chrome which does the job: Settings → Advanced → Content settings... → Plug-ins → Manage exceptions... Then create a new exception as [*.]cnn.com and make the behavior "Ask" (or "Block" in recent builds). This will make it such that when you open a CNN article, you have to click the video to run Flash player, which ...


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TED videos can be downloaded directly from their website: You can also get it through their RSS feed if you want.


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Sure! You can use the HTML5 version of YouTube. All you need is a web browser that supports both the video tag in HTML5 and either the h.264 video codec or the WebM format (with VP8 codec). These include: Firefox (WebM enabled version available here) Google Chrome (h.264 supported now, WebM enabled version available via Early Release Channel) Opera (WebM ...


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You can now right-click inside the video player to copy the URL with the current timestamp.


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What you are wanting to do is not possible. Quote from YouTube Help (Replace old video with a new one): There is currently no way to replace an old video with a new one and retain the original view count, comments or ratings. You'll have to start over with your newer video.


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A service like FetchMP3 creates an MP3 version of the audio in the YouTube video. Other services which can do this include Listen To YouTube and Save YouTube


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Four points that make HTML5 not so hot for YouTube: Cannot point to a particular point in a video with the #t=21m0s portions Cannot watch content protected videos Full Screen Support (currently does full browser screen) Recording directly to YouTube with a webcam On Firefox and Opera, only videos with WebM transcodes will play in HTML5 (found this one on ...


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Under OS X (and probably on Linux too) the HTML5 video playback uses far less CPU than the Flash video player. This might change when hardware acceleration is released in the OS X Flash Player (currently available as a beta http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/gala/)


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Video2mp3 Caches previously downloaded videos, making it the fastest by far. It is even easier to use with the Firefox addon and preserves file names, MP3 only. There are some ads, but you don't even need to look at the page as the audio download starts automatically. Disadvantages: won’t work with some videos on Vevo, lots of ads. abcyoutube (seems to be ...


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Full Disclosure: I am the lead developer on the site I'm mentioning... If you can get the URL to the .FLV file (just google 'how to get FLV URL youtube'), Upload by Transfer is what we call it. That feature gets released next week on our platform (see blog post for details). You provide the URL to the FLV, and the cloud service pulls it off and transcodes ...


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If you use a HTML5 compatible browser, you can play videos at 1/2 or 1/4 playback speed using the YouTube HTML5 player. You can visit http://www.youtube.com/html5 to join the beta or add &html5=1 to any video.


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I wrote to CNN today to ask if there is a way to turn off autoplay, possibly by logging in and setting it in a preference. Here is the reply: Thanks for contacting CNN. We do not offer the ability to disable the auto-play feature of the video and we appreciate you taking the time to voice your opinion. I will make sure this information is escalated ...


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Try this: Go to https://plus.google.com/settings and under "Photo & Video" tick the "Show Drive photos and videos in your photo library" option. Check your video is there in Google+ library. If it is then continue to the next step. Go to https://www.youtube.com/upload and on the right hand side, you should see a option to import videos from Google ...


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From YouTube's Recommended upload encoding settings (Advanced): Bitrate Note that the bitrates below are recommendations for uploads. Audio playback bitrate is not related to video resolution. So it seems audio quality is the same, irrespective of the selected video resolution. However, the audio quality will be as good (or bad) as the original ...


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I use Dropbox which gives you 2Gb free. You can get up to 8Gb free space by introducing friends. They also offer a paid service: 50 Gb $9.99 / month or $99.00 / year 100 Gb $19.99 / month or $199.00 / year You can share folders out and anything put in the dropbox folders gets synced automatically. There are Mobile Apps for iPhone, Android, Blackberry ...


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It should't be possible and I hope it's not. The reason is simple: Let's say you are uploading one really interesting video that goes viral with few millions views and then you are changing it to something completely boring. Wouldn't it be a little bit confusing for the new viewers on why exactly this video got so many views? I think you can make few tweaks ...


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Yes it is removed from the blog post as well. These videos are embedded in your blog so there is a direct link to anything that happens on the hosting site. The video will appear to still be viewable on your site, but the moment you click play you should see otherwise. To keep it on your site, you will need to host the video yourself.


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Utilizing HTML5 will allow you, ideally, to avoid the ever growing list of security issues with Flash. Which, in itself, is value enough.


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This question haunted me as well, and all the available options either didn't work or didn't fit... So I made my own: YouCast It's free and open sourced. It works for both channels and playlists. Supports both audio and video podcasts. Sorts by popularity.


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Poor YouTube performance may be due to the following issues: Poor internet connectivity (500Kb/s is recommended). Server load on YouTube, which can be caused by too many simultaneous viewers. Issues with your browser cache. Issue # 1 can be addressed by signing up with an ISP which provides faster internet connectivity. Issue # 3 can be addressed by ...


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The first thing to do is ask yourself: Which stations do I actually need? Because NO ONE watches all the stuff that their cable gives them - that's a large number of channels, many of which appeal to a niche audience, and you are unlikely to actually need (or want) them all. Once you have a list of things you want to watch, figure out how many are on that ...


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YouTube itself has an editor that can be used with uploaded videos to: Trim clips Combine videos Add music Insert transitions Rotate clips


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Try http://navarr.me/ytaudio/ You usually need to check the "Allow YouTube to collect cookies" option for it to work. I've been using it with my slow DSL service and for things you want to hear and don't care about video, it works great.


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As for the first part of your question, that can be accomplished by adding the URL parameter rel=0 to the YouTube URL embedded in your player HTML code. Like so: <embed width="560" height="349" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/VvosvdWfmas?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" allowFullScreen="true" ...


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Now that Google seems to be leaning towards "Google Photos" or whatever they're going to call it, you can download your Picasa Web videos. Here's how: Go to the Google+ version of your site ( http://www.google.com/+ ). On the left hand side, click on the "Photos" icon. Find and click on the album with the video you want to download. Find and click on ...


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As far as Facebook, the web site, goes -- you can't. They don't provide any way to download the videos via the Facebook website that I know of. One alternative is to use browser extensions that allow you to download videos from, in fact, any web page: Download Helper (Firefox) DownloadHelper is a tool for web content extraction. Its purpose is to ...


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There is a userscript, YouTube Auto Buffer & Auto HD, for the Firefox/Iceweasel extension Greasemonkey that (among other things) allows you to override YouTube's default quality setting.


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The option to upgrade a video to 1080p is there, but available only to Plus and PRO members: Why can’t I upgrade my video to 1080p anymore? Good news: Plus and PRO members no longer need to manually upgrade their videos to 1080p. If you’ve uploaded a 1080p source file, we’ll automatically make both a 720p and 1080p version. (Please note that Basic ...



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