Questions tagged [video]

Either of services which play, edit or record still images in successive motion or the transmission of such in real-time

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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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Low quality video but high quality sound

I am in France for the holiday, and the internet connection is not that great. Actually, I have to select 240p for my YouTube videos. I am following a YouTube course. While a poor video quality is ...
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Watching Facebook videos without Flash

I do not have Flash installed on my computer. Is there any way to watch videos on Facebook without using Flash?
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YouTube is often slow for me. Is there a solution?

I've heard of many people complaining about the speed that YouTube streams videos lately. Even low quality videos go extremely slow on my system sometimes whereas they seem to be fast in other systems....
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Is it possible for the Manager or Editor of a YouTube channel to do live video?

My institution has a YouTube channel and we were planning to do live lectures in it. So I added one of my colleague as the manager of the channel. But he can't find the option to do a live video from ...
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If a video is removed from a site like YouTube or Dailymotion, is it removed from blog posts too?

For example, say you have a Tumblr or WordPress blog with a video from YouTube on it, if that video is removed from YouTube for some reason, can it still be accessed through your blog? I would think ...
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Can I disable video auto-play on Facebook?

So Facebook has started to roll out auto-playing of videos in adverts and in news feeds. While it mutes them it still plays the video. Is there a way I can disable this and return to the old ...
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Can I avoid the processing time when I upload a video to Facebook?

I uploaded a video file from my phone to Facebook about 9 hours ago, and it still hasn't shown up. How can I minimize the time it takes to process my video?
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Uploaded video on Google Drive constantly previews with "Whoops! There was a problem playing this video"

I'm trying to share a video directly with one person and every single format I upload in displays this error. What format do you need to properly preview videos on Drive?
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Why has the YouTube video player suddenly become so big?

I'm not exactly sure why this has happened but until yesterday YouTube was working just fine. Then, the large player option on the video went out of proportion (literally) and is now way too big. I ...
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Are there any WebRTC applications that can replace Google Hangouts and Skype? [closed]

WebRTC support is now available in Firefox and Chrome. Are there any actual applications, most likely - websites, that use it in a way that could replace the functionality of Google Hangouts and Skype?...
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Is there an app similar to Pandora for movies/television? [closed]

I enjoy how Pandora can recommend new titles based off songs I already like. Is there a similar app that can take a few movies/shows I like and give me suggestions for similar ones? EDIT: Showing the ...
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How to save bandwidth in a Zoom call?

I am working from home and my internet connection has a quota. I already turned off my video and would like to stop receiving the video feeds of others. Can I make my Zoom audio-only? Or can I make ...
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How to preserve a TED talk's subtitle and transcript language settings?

Right now I have the same question for videos on the TED Talks website as I have for YouTube videos: Is there any way to save/preserve the settings I make, so that I can forward the video with the ...
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How to lower the playback sound volume on TikTok?

My friends suggested me to watch a TikTok video so I opened the link and the video is opened in my browser. It was apparently muted so I wanted to unmute it, but the only thing I can see is volume ...
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Bookmark to play a random YouTube playlist element

Using a link like this: https://youtu.be/BxNpRi-ANWI?list=PL_PV1JilQxbgEv6zM9M105hrHfDZWls61&shuffle=119 I can link to a video in a playlist and activate shuffle. But there are two problems here: ...
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Is there any way to disable DASH playback in the HTML5 player?

I like watching YouTube videos using the HTML5 player rather than the Flash player because I can get 60 FPS video. However since I have poor internet, I would like to be able to pause the video and ...
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What happens to videos shot at 60 fps when uploaded to Google+?

Does it keep the 60 fps or does it lower it to 30 fps after upload? Update: YouTube now supports 60fps videos, since Oct'14.
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What compression codec results in the best quality when uploading 720p videos to YouTube?

I've uploaded some videos to YouTube with a resolution of 1280x720. After uploading the videos, I began to wonder what compression codec results in the best quality when uploaded to YouTube. In my ...
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How do you view the file size of a video in a webpage?

I am using Chrome and was trying to inspect a Flash video to check the file size and could not find it using the built in developer tools. Is there a way in Chrome, as well as other browsers? How ...
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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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Create permanent video meeting link in Microsoft Teams

I have recently started using Microsoft Teams for videoconferencing, since my organization is moving to it as its primary collaboration platform within our Office 365 application suite. I schedule ...
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Youtube force language of auto-generated subtitles

It happens to me countless times. Just for an example, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djzGkEWzCwM the language options of the closed captions only have one auto-generated option, which is "Korean (...
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Will my video contain errors if connection is lost while uploading to YouTube

Right now I'm uploading a somewhat large MP4 video to YouTube (3GB). It's been over an hour and it's nearly halfway there. In any case, I got disconnected (aprox. 5 - 10 times) while doing so, due to ...
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What apps are there to backups/share photos and videos online? [closed]

I'm currently using Picasa but its very limited in space and I think doesn't handle videos. What other apps are there with similar functionality ? Please no duplicates Dropbox is already listed. ...
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Some Twitter GIFs don’t work in PC browsers, do work in mobile browsers

I could really use some help figuring out this very weird issue I have with Twitter GIFs. Some Twitter animated GIFs (which Twitter converts to MP4s, but I’ll refer to them as GIFs for simplicity’s ...
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Does watching videos have the same bandwidth consumption as downloading a video?

If a video/movie/music video is uploaded to Youtube & provided for download (both are the same files), would watching it (streaming) have the same equivalent bandwidth usage as downloading it?
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How to find similar video with better quality in YouTube?

Sometimes I watch a video on YouTube that has poor quality. I want to find a similar video which has better quality. Is it possible in YouTube?
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Video site with HTML5 embed support? [closed]

YouTube, Vimeo and presumably others support html5 video when played back on their own sites - but it's still strictly flash for embedded video played on 3rd party sites. Are there any video sites ...
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Media purchase and download website that doesn't use proprietary software [closed]

The thing I hate about Itunes is that you have to use proprietary software. What website can you buy the same (mostly) commercial music, and just download mp3's or whatever through a web browser?
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Whatsapp Web not forwarding videos

I am unable to forward videos on whatsapp web since the last week. A small error symbol appears with the forwarded message that says "Couldn't send this message" when I hover my mouse over ...
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How to create a custom video Control option in embedded YouTube videos?

I am trying to embed Youtube videos on my website with a customized control option like in Edx. However, I didn't find any proper documentation to achieve this. I tried to look at the YouTube Player ...
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What happened to the ability to go back in an already-loaded YouTube video?

For many years, my experience with YouTube had been, consistently and on any computer/browser, that once a section of that video was loaded, or the whole video, if you wanted to see an earlier part of ...
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Does watching a portion of a video help save bandwidth?

If I watch only one minute in the middle of an 1-hour long YouTube video could this save bandwidth? Given that the video is not entirely loaded during this one minute of course.
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Gray pixels in YouTube video

I have posted a video on YouTube and it begins with many gray pixels (squares). What can I do? See this print-screen too:
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How can I restart a Hulu video?

Sometimes I want to restart a Hulu video from the very beginning (because autoplay started it and I wasn't ready, or some other reason). Is there a mechanism for this? I know I can click the time ...
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How do I specify a starting timestamp in a livestream.com video?

YouTube provides a way to give someone a link to a video, with a specific starting timestamp. I'd like to do something similar, but with a livestream video. Here's a sample livestream video.
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How can I show my videos section in my Facebook timeline, so other people can see my video section?

Long time ago, I can see Video section in my Facebook timeline, its contain all my uploaded video. Other people visiting my timeline can see this sections. Now, I can't see the video section in my ...
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Does trimming video on YouTube.com affect the quality of the trimmed video?

I'm trying to understand if trimming a video uploaded to YouTube affects the quality of the trimmed video. I read on one blog that the video is copied. Not sure if that means it is re-encoded or just ...
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How to get Google+ Auto-backup link to a video?

If you have enabled Google+ Auto-backup on your phone, then pictures and videos are uploaded to Google+. The problem is that there are no links to the videos, and if you try to download and video, and ...
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Vimeo 'Upgrade this video' option

There is an option to 'upgrade' your video to 1080p on Vimeo, but I am very curious what effect switching 'HD' on has if you don't upgrade your video. My understanding is that the HD switch always ...
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Already loaded video data is being discarded

As you probably know, the YouTube video player caches the loaded portions of the video so one can seek to any previously-loaded part of the video without re-downloading it. When viewing a video and ...
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How can I include video in an eBay auction listing?

Is it possible to embed or link to video in an eBay auction listing? I'm following instructions found online to try to embed a YouTube video by checking the "use old embed code" box, which everyone ...
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How can I embed a Universal Subtitles video on Tumblr?

I have created English subtitles for a video on Universal Subtitles and now I want to embed it in my Tumblr blog. I tried copying the embed code provided but on Tumblr that just comes out as the ...
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Facebook videos have no sound until I click to unmute

When I play a video in Facebook desktop web, it starts muted and I have to click to enable audio: This doesn't seem to be related to any of the Video settings I can find - I've tried all combinations ...
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Can't find my own comments on a huge string under a Facebook Live video

I made a few comments on a White House live video on Facebook and then received notifications of two answers to one of my comments. When I click the notification it just takes me back to the video, ...
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Hangouts alternative video call URL

When I start a video call in hangouts, I'm directed to an URL like this: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/?authuser=(etc,etc,etc) The problem is that, in my company, the plus.google.com domains ...
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YouTube Stuck to HD Video

YouTube videos typically default to playing in 1080p for me, which isn't usually a problem. However, if the highest quality is 60fps, over half of the frames get dropped (pretty consistently for all ...
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Tumblr shows empty iframe when embedding video

I'm trying to embed a YouTube video into a text post on my Tumblr blog. I copied the HTML from YouTube and pasted it into the HTML of the post, but when I preview it, the video doesn't show up. In the ...