Questions tagged [youtube]

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How can I mark videos as read in my YouTube subscriptions without opening them?

I use the YouTube Subscription Service to follow Channels. The only way I know to remove "new" videos from the sidebar is by opening and closing them. I would like to mark all videos of a channel (or ...
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YouTube abysmally slow; high connection speed and other HD streaming fast—what gives?

YouTube used to work just fine for me. I could stream videos in 1080p HD with no problems or buffering. Now, for the past few weeks/months I haven't had even close to that experience. Only 480p and ...
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How to enable “play next” button in YouTube?

My friend has a "Play Next" button in YouTube which can be used to queue videos on YouTube without making a separate playlist. I also found an answer on Quora stating that the person has it. It looks ...
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Hide player controls while fullscreen in YouTube

Is it possible to prevent YouTube's (HTML5) fullscreen player controls from showing whenever it first goes into fullscreen mode? Like, don't show this automatically (at all): I want it to still show ...
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How to rename YouTube videos in the playlist?

I've created a YouTube playlist from 3rd party videos (uploaded to YouTube). Is there any way to rename these videos in my playlist? (The current names are too long, and not structured well.)
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Advanced search query to return only official/partner videos on YouTube

I've come across many articles (no. 14 on this, and no. 3 on this, for example) advising the addition of , partner at the end of a query to return only official videos, i.e., videos from partner ...
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Restrict YouTube recommendations to some language(s)

Is there any way I could restrict YouTube recommendations to just English, or better, English and some other languages too? My three years old loves watching cartoons on YouTube. He does not type ...
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Link to Bitchute Video at Specific Starting Time

In youtube, you can link to a video at a specific starting time by adding query string parameters, like ?t=23m3s, to the end of the URL. How can this be done with bitchute videos?
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How to sort Youtube subscriptions by updates?

When I enter YT on the left pane I have "Subscriptions" section sorted by the date of the subscription. So as the effect I could have: Subscriptions A D 1 E F G 7 --- show more --- B 3 ...
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Since the changes on 21st Feb 2018, is it possible to add a link to my website from my YouTube video?

I'd like to add an overlay of some kind to my videos, so people can directly click through to my website if they wish. But all the tutorials I've found on how to do this, with annotations, cards, etc ...
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How do I stop suggested videos on YouTube coming from my Grandma?

So I don't remember exactly what I did, either I checked my email on Gmail or logged into YouTube on my Grandma's computer, and now I keep receiving recommended videos based on videos I obviously ...
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Play YouTube in 2x automatically in Firefox

How can I make videos play automatically in 2x speed in Firefox? In other words, I want 2x to be the default speed when opening a video.
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How to stop YouTube HTML5 video auto-loading (prefetching)

I'm looking for a way to stop YouTube from automatically loading or prefetching HTML5 videos in my browser (Chrome 43). I tried to use the "Stop YouTube HTML5 Autoplay" extension but It doesn't do ...
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Ended up with two YouTube accounts, how to merge?

I had a Google account that I used to use for subscriptions and watching stuff over the past few months. Then I tried to comment on a video, it popped up a dialog asking me to create a YouTube Channel ...
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Stuck on youtube.com/features

Pretty much no matter what I do, I'm stuck on https://youtube.com/features A direct link to a video will take me to that video, but almost nothing else works for me. I can't view my playlists. I can'...
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Is there any way to allow YouTube users to sort channel-specific search results by date?

When you search for videos throughout all of YouTube, the website allows you to sort the search results by date. And when you go to an individual channel/user--say, CNN, for example--YouTube allows ...
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Explanation of the YouTube warning: Experiment: There may be confidential content in your search results. Please do not share outside Google

If you now search for anything in YouTube, it gives this weird warning: What does it mean? I expect it will probably be just a bug/mistake, but there is only speculation going on and I would like a ...
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Hotkey for YouTube video to a playlist

I am looking for a way easily to queue up several videos into the "watch it later" playlist. I want something better then simply visiting the page for each video, and manually clicking the "Add to" ...
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Can others see if a YouTube video's monetisation is redirected off the uploader to the copyright claimer?

I think if someone besides the video uploader claims copyright for the video, then YouTube redirects ad monetisation to the copyright claimant. Is there a way for other viewers to know if this ...
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Why are automatic captions on YouTube not available in more languages?

The official documentation says "Automatic captions are available in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish." Is there a reason why YouTube doesn'...
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Sort YouTube comment history by likes

I was curious to see if there was any way I could see all of my YouTube comments, and there is, in the history section. I have a lot of comments, and after scrolling through them for a while, I wanted ...
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How can I hide all videos from a given channel on YouTube?

How can I hide all videos from a given channel on YouTube? By hiding I mean never recommending any video from the given channel.
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Can't switch off YouTube dark mode

I can't switch off YouTube dark mode; the image here explains it: Can someone help? Restarting the browser doesn't help. If I switch mode and restart it, it is dark again.
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Sell my YouTube videos offline in store

Is there a way in YouTube where my customer can pay for the content offline as well and they can receive the code in store which they can redeem only for the video they have bought in store. This ...
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Setting the YouTube playback speed from within the URL

I'd like to adjust the YouTube playback speed from within the video's URL. I haven't tried anything so far, because I'm unclear about the permitted options. Is this possible? If so, how is this done?
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Google switches primary and secondary email accounts regardless of login order

I have two separate email accounts logged into Google Chrome that switch order regardless of the order I log into them. I want to stop this from happening. I log into my personal email first, so that ...
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I changed my description on YouTube but it still shows the old description

I changed my YouTube channel's description but when you search up my channel name it still shows the old description. I know it takes time to change for everyone to see the new one but it has been ...
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Is there such a thing as a Google Brand Account in existence?

When I try to create a Google brand account, it directs me to a Google support page called "Move YouTube channel to Brand Account", and on that page there is written - quote: "If your YouTube channel ...
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My comments on YouTube videos never appear?

I noticed that since a few days, when I place a comment or feedback at some YouTube video, it doesn't appear. Actually it does seem to appear on my session, when I'm logged in. But when I visit the ...
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How to disable auto-play in YouTube playlists

So I know this question has been asked before, but neither the answers on this question: (How can I disable playlist autoplay in YouTube?), nor the answers from the linked duplicate question there, ...
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How to create a “stable” URL for a series of livestreams?

My organization produces recurring live "class" type videos. I want to: provide one, unchanging YouTube URL at which people can view either a live List itemList streaming event, or previously ...
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Avoiding YouTube playlist auto-starting

When I click on a playlist icon on YouTube it automatically starts the first video. What do I need to do to make the playlist page open first, so I can continue from where I stopped?
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Finding non-monetised YouTube videos

Is there any way to find YouTube videos which do not (currently) contain overlay or video advertising - that is, non-monetised videos? The only way I have found is to play the video to see if an ...
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Change display name on YouTube

I use the same Google account for all Google products (YouTube, Drive, Analytics etc). For YouTube, I'd like to use a different profile name (eg my display name) but still have it linked to the same ...
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YouTube Live (Quick or 'Hangouts on Air') not working

I can't get YouTube Live to work. It's October 2017, and I know Google is making big changes to Hangouts. I get one of a few different errors: Your domain admin has disabled hangouts on air. (No he ...
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Force low-bandwidth on embedded YouTube clips

I have a limited monthly bandwidth allowance. 240p is almost always "good enough" for me (and if there isn't any on-screen text even 144p is usually sufficient). When I'm on the YouTube.com website, ...
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Does YouTube reuse old defunct video IDs to new videos?

I've stumbled across a few YouTube video lists in the past which were supposed to have soundtracks to a game or a movie but somehow had random videos in-between expected videos (only a few were like ...
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Add to YouTube subtitles in a non-listed language

I'd like to add subtitles in a non-listed yet language on YouTube. I've already seen something like this on YouTube. How to do that?
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Set YouTube homepage to avoid content by keyword

Is there a way to setup my YouTube account so that videos corresponding to certain keywords will never be shown in my homepage? ex. set up "Glasses" as keyword, never receiving content related to ...
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Any way to organize YouTube subscriptions into categories?

With a growing number of channel subscriptions, I find it more and more annoying to browse my subscriptions list in search for new videos. I was wondering if there is any way to organize all the ...
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Is it possible to create a “smart playlist” (YouTube Mix) from a set of keywords (artists names)?

Is it possible to create a "smart" (or "automatic", or "mix") playlist on YouTube from a set of keywords? For instance, I want to play a playlist of automatically selected videos matching the ...
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Why does YouTube fullscreen no longer work in Firefox if I customize the user agent string?

I'm asking this question mostly out of curiosity as it probably has little practical value. I've noticed that if I change the user agent string for my Firefox browser using about:config -> general....
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YouTube maxresdefault.jpg is not being generated

We have a number of videos that we upload to YouTube and we pull and display on our site the maxresdefault.jpg image for each video. For some reason there are some videos where the maxresdefault.jpg ...
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What happened to the option to cross your eyes whilst watching YouTube?

Certain YouTube Videos are 3D. Note that there is a "3D" symbol next to the gear, denoting the YouTube is in fact storing the video in a 3D format. Right now, I see only two options: 2D, and Anaglyph....
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YouTube Auto Caption Option Missing

I used to be able to upload a video to YouTube and let it auto caption for me. Now, it seems that this feature is no longer available as of about a week ago. I can't find anything on this. Does ...
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How to search for the latest video of a certain duration from a particular YouTube channel

I watch documentaries regularly and usually visit Vice and BBC News channels in YouTube. I always look for the latest documentaries/news with a duration of more than 20 minutes. My question is: how ...
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What are the keyboard shortcuts for navigating a YouTube search result list?

When I search YouTube, is there a shortcut for choosing the first/second/third... etc. video I'm offered? When I search YouTube keyboard shortcuts, I only see YouTube player keyboard shortcuts such ...
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Adding events from YouTube to GoogleCalendar

I was trying to use the "Add to calendar" option from a YouTube event. In the options to add to a calendar, it is only showing my Birthday calendar. Other calendars are not displayed in the option. ...
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Show progress bar without controls in YouTube video embed

Is there a way to hide the controls and only show the progress bar for an embedded YouTube video? controls=0 hides the controls, but it also takes away the progress bar. Secondary question: ...
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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 ...

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