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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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 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 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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Is there any way to filter YouTube videos by language?

Videos in search results on YouTube are often in languages different than the ones I speak and so, useless to me. Is it possible to either make them not appear to me at all (e.g. by some account ...
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How to filter YouTube search result by language?

I want to get video result in specific language. I want want a filler like that: test, lang:ru Didnt work Or maybe in url parameter filter: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=test&...
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How to organize Youtube play lists in Alphabetical order under the Save button?

I've created many YouTube playlists and it's getting harder and harder to find the right playlist when I click on save as they are not sorted alphabetically. Is there a way to sort the playlists ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to force YouTube not to show me videos I've already watched?

I'm comfortable with Tampermonkey scripts and writing my own JavaScript, I just can't reasonably comprehend YouTube's generated HTML structure and constant changes enough to know how to write this ...
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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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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 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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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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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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How to force YouTube to generate subtitles or caption automatically?

I am having a hard time with my studying. I have to take many courses in Korean but I don't know any Korean. I tried to record the video lecture and then upload it on YouTube automatically to have ...
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How to generate a YouTube playlist of the most recent videos from each channel you follow?

I follow about 20 or so channels, and while going to the subscription endpoint will show me a list of the latest videos from each channel, I still have to click each one separately. I'm looking for a ...
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YouTube videos from verified channels only

I would imagine for many YouTube users like me, it is a common nuisance to sift through YouTube's vast content to find the videos uploaded by verified sources (channels). I wonder if there is a way to ...
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How can I search YouTube including description and sort by date?

When I search YouTube normally, it finds matches including in video descriptions. But if I sort the results by upload date, then most of the videos are removed from the search, and it seems to only ...
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How did this person add a hyperlink in the YouTube comments?

I found this comment from over 6 years ago. It has a hyperlink to a YouTube video, not a link, but a hyperlink. How was/is this done? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbDHfUc_fMI&lc=...
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In YouTube, how to filter comments - by popularity. Because it does not work anymore

YouTube forcefully stealing attention and time, by not letting anymore to filter comments by popularity. Instead button function now is popular comments mixed with not popular more then not I guess. ...
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Knowing whether a copyright infringement will demonetise or block on youtube

I run a weekly pub quiz for a choir I'm in. We run it via youtube and google forms to make life easier for everybody but obviously media rounds cause a copyright problem. Currently my strategy is to ...
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How can I add caption files at the same time as I upload videos to YouTube?

I have 100 .mp4 video files that I want to upload to YouTube. For each .mp4 file I have a .srt file (caption file) with the same file name. Is there any way I can upload all videos and caption files ...
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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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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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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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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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Navigate To a Video's Parent Playlist

When viewing a video, and the video's up-loader added/uploaded it as part of a playlist. From the video page, how can I easily reach the entire parent playlist for said video? Some Notes The Next Up ...
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How to view someone else's comments on YouTube?

I want to search for given user's comments. Is there no way to do this considering the user is not me? The method recommended here does not work.
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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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Annoying YouTube mixes always lead to the same songs

YouTube used to be able to allow me to discover new music etc. For some time now though, it's driving me crazy. All mixes which allegedly are "Non-stop playlists based on a song or artist" eventually ...
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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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