Questions tagged [youtube]

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Changing video layout to avoid seeing 1st comment for Youtube videos

When I watch a video in Youtube I see the first line of the first comment as shown below. How do you change the layout so the comments are below the video description and you don't see any part of the ...
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How to search for videos with views>100K, like ratio>70% and comments>=500?

Is there a way to search for all these filters in youtube site? It's obvious that it's not possible from youtube filters. So, I am trying to find a query that youtube uses to find those stuffs. What'...
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Can the filename of a video uploaded to YouTube be seen by someone other than the uploader?

The filename of a video uploaded to YouTube can be seen by the uploader: Can the filename of a video uploaded to YouTube be seen by someone other than the uploader? Assume that the video title is ...
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Uploaded a 5K video to YouTube, but it doesn't show 5K in the view option (only 4K and below)

I've uploaded a 5K video to YouTube, but it doesn't show 5K in the view option (only 4K and below). What could be the issue? 5K video codec, FPS and resolution as shown by VLC (recorded by a GoPro 10):...
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How to exclude all terms except one word in title when searching YouTube or Google?

That is, how to find one-word-titled webpages in Google search results or in YouTube search results. For example, when searching YouTube for the word ‘verb’, I want only videos with the word ‘verb’ as ...
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Can one see which YouTube user created a YouTube channel?

A YouTube user may create a YouTube channel via https://www.youtube.com/account -> Create a channel. Can one see which YouTube user created a YouTube channel?
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Is there a way to stop YouTube "forgetting" favourites?

https://music.youtube.com/ shows me a "Forgotten Favourites" section which is full of pieces of music I liked before but they don't appear to be liked anymore. I want YouTube to always ...
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Is there a way to play all the videos in my subscribed channels?

I'd like to be able to just go to https://www.youtube.com/feed/subscriptions and press a button and play all the videos in my subscriptions. As it is I have to go through the list, look and see which ...
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Automatic way to remove all YouTube shorts from my "Liked videos" playlist

I only want to remove YouTube shorts from my liked videos. It could be something that resembles the following code, which removes all Liked videos (last I checked) if you paste it into the console. ...
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How do prevent videos from starting playing themselves right after clicking on them?

Sometimes I need to go to a video just to check its description and not to watch the video. Those times I am frequently bothered by the automatic play of the video, which often happens to start with ...
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YouTube removed the video I liked

So I have liked 1000 videos in total and it was also showing in my liked videos playlist last week. But today when I checked my liked videos playlist there were only 999 videos, but i am sure I had ...
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Changing the YouTube video recommendation language settings for Android?

Is there any way to change the default languages that the YouTube for Android app uses when recommending new videos? Currently it's only serving me recommendations in the default language of my phone. ...
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Is there a way to create a playlist in YouTube that play a section of a video?

I would like to create a playlist of music to listen. It seems that the default YouTube playlist function only allow you add a whole video to a playlist, but I would like to add only a section of a ...
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I can see my YouTube comment's history, but no replies to other comments. Why is that?

In the comment history of YouTube I can see my comments. However, I do not see my replies to other comments in that very list. Why is that? Furthermore I do not see my replies to other comments in ...
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Finding the email of a YouTube account

I have the name and the ID of a YouTube account that I want to contact, but they have nothing in their about section except a brief description, no channel banner, and no videos or posts. I found this ...
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YouTube keeps lowering the automatic quality even with very good internet speed

If I leave the quality of a video on "automatic", on a long video it will start at the highest, and every few minutes it will knock it down one step, until I'm seeing the video in in the ...
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Any way to order Google search results by recency with descending date order?

As an example, I'll use "laughing cats" as the search term for "site:youtube.com". I'd like to sort or "order" the results by descending date (oldest to newest). Here's ...
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Why is YouTube so incredibly bad at deciding where to insert ads?

I don't watch very much on YouTube, but I do watch late-night shows now and then (mainly Stephen Colbert). YouTube does an incredibly bad job of deciding where to insert mid-show ads. It appears that ...
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Video uploaded as YouTube shorts

The video has uploaded itself as a "shorts". There seem to be no explanation why, no setting to turn it off and all the research from google focuses around the mobile YouTube app. I uploaded ...
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Top bar won't show more specific categories

Maybe a week ago, I've inadvertently accepted too fast a message from the YouTube desktop website asking if I wanted to have more new videos on my homepage or something similar. Now I only have some ...
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Can I see a user's previous comments on a certain YouTube channel?

Afaik: When using the YouTube app: I can go to a YouTube video, scroll down to comments and then tap on a person's profile picture to see the recent comments they've made on the channel plus the ...
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Very strange YouTube upload issue

It's been a couple of weeks that I'm facing a very strange networking issue: I am trying to upload a video to YouTube. Any video. I am using YouTube's web interface on the browser. Any browser (I ...
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Is YouTube's excluded search buggy?

Is anyone able to explain how YouTube's excluded search works? It seems to be buggy. If I type into search box: foo -bar I expect it should list all movies with phrase "foo" (either in movie ...
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Why does YouTube not return results in the right order (after being told to sort by time)?

Example: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bitcoin&sp=CAI%253D You can double-check by clicking "Filters" and checking "Sort by" to the right. It's by time. Yet the ...
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How are comments on YouTube automatically removed?

and how to prevent it from happening? There is a Pokemon Go event in Japan that is not mentioned too much in its official English website, and I added some details about it as a comment in a YouTuber'...
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How to add video to YouTube via URL?

I've got videos in an online editor and I'd like to send them to YouTube via the URL. But it looks like YouTube only has the option of Live or Upload video. Is there any way to get a video into my ...
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How to combine two youtube.com clips with YouTube editor?

In YouTube, I'm trying to: Extract Clip1 from some video. Extract Clip2 from another video Combine them into one video (ideally taking the audio from one and the video from the other) I can do this ...
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How could you add clickable text hyperlinks in YouTube comments?

I found someone post the YouTube comments on YouTube like this: It's a clickable text hyperlink, how to do? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-o_tKxCXac
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AegisSub & YouTube: SRT uploaded to YouTube video, but subtitles won't display

there. I uploaded a clip from an episode of a TV show to YouTube and I wanted to add accurate subtitles to just that clip. So I used AegisSub to open the .mkv of the full episode. AegisSub extracted ...
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YouTube is prepending videos to "Watch Later" playlist instead of appending them

Usually when I added a video to my "Watch Later" playlist on YouTube, it would be added to the end of the list. But in 2022, when I "add to watch later", it adds the video to the ...
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YouTube Sidebar Gone and Account Won't Load

So, I accidentally hit something and now my sidebar is gone. It completely won't load. Additionally, clicking on my profile picture to bring down my account info won't load either. I have no idea what ...
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How to add a kid's video on YouTube to my list?

I am trying to add some songs to my list on YouTube, such as: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-mMGu-Spm8 and the other Octopus's Dream videos. However, when I see this video: https://www.youtube.com/...
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How to pause YouTube in when played via link

I've seen Firefox dev do this, but can Chrome do it? Basically, it makes the video pause before playing so if you open a YouTube link, it won't start playing automatically, but pause it.
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Is there a way to delete comments on YouTube where you are not the channel owner?

There is a guy trolling on some YouTube channels who can delete any comment he wishes. I'd like to know if there is any way to stop and how is he able to delete comments even when he isn't a mod or ...
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Why these two videos are so similar, but have so huge difference in the views count?

These two videos are uploaded on similar dates and have similar title and not very different content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ulzbICdw5Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDtMWQ4L5lg&t=...
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how to use javascript to customize playback / playback controls on youtube.com videos, and have the script run automatically after a /watch page loads

Is there a way to control the number of seconds by which to forward/rewind a YouTube video? the second answer here is the type of script i want to use. However I have to manually run the script in the ...
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How to filter all videos I watched on a YouTube channel?

How to filter all videos I watched on a YouTube channel? Basically, I want to hide all videos I haven't watched yet. Thank you!
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Youtube homepage - how to detect a given video has closed captions?

On youtube, sometimes video thumbnail show small CC button showing that a video has closed captions. But it only works inside user channel as far as I know. I created a chrome extension to get all ...
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youtube changes frame size of an uploaded video

my original video is 1280 x 720 after uploading and downloading from youtube - it is 640 x 360 or - it is changed from 640 x 640 - to 360 x 360 why this happens and how to avoid this ?
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How to hide my Youtube channel to be found by my Gmail adress

I was quite surprised that I could easily find my Youtube account with public data like my playlists using my Gmail address. E.g., assume the address is mrpoopie@gmail.com Then accessing https://www....
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How can I log into youtube on a chrome browser without logging into Chrome?

I have a google account and use chrome at home and at work. At home I log into chrome and it automatically logs me in to youtube.com. At work, I use chrome as a guest, but am able to log into ...
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Why does my YouTube watch hour inconsistent?

Yesterday I checked my YouTube studio that it shows on 30 January 2022 I got 30 public watch hours. But now, today on 1 Feb 2022, I checked the analytics again and the public watch hours on 30 Jan ...
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Why at first did they removed the number in parentheses in YouTube now?

As of October 2021, YouTube has officially announced that they removed the number tab, on chrome and Firefox only. Now I can't see the number of notifications anymore. Is there an exact extension to ...
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How to use curl command to make youtube playlist

I have a text file containing a bunch of id's of youtube videos. I want to put them in a playlist for my viewing pleasure. However most methods are limited to 50 videos when it comes to mass entries. ...
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Is there a way to skip forward and backwards on youtube using the keyboard media keys while unfocused?

My question is very similar to this one, only I would like to be able to control Youtube's fast forward and backwards feature (the one you do with right and left arrow when focused) while unfocused. I ...
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Can a Brand Channel still monetize?

So I have this discord server, we are planning to start making videos and such. Recently me (The owner of the server) and my Co Owner, decided to start a "Tree Planting" Campaign. Basically ...
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What does youtube playlist views count represent?

Recently I found out that my youtube playlist with songs [link] somehow has 6k+ views. Given this playlist was even hard to find using search box on friends' devices, number seems bit unreal. So I ...
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Is there a way to exclude video results from Google Search?

Sometimes I am specifically looking for a written tutorial on a subject (in a blog format, etc), but all I can find are video tutorials in Google Search results. This is especially frustrating when I'...
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How do I turn off YouTube search predictions? (not search history)

When I type something into youtube, it comes up with a list of suggestions of things I have not searched before. How do I turn these off?
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How can I move individual Youtube videos to my other youtube channel?

I started making investment videos on my personal youtube channel. I'm now starting a new investment channel. I found how to move an entire channel. I just want to move a few videos. I prefer not to ...
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