Questions tagged [youtube]

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Is there a way I can see a list of all my YouTube comments over time?

I posted something the other day and wish I could find the video again. Is there a way I can see all of my comments?
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How to share a YouTube video with a specific start and end time?

YouTube gives the option to share a video with a specific start time, something like this: http://youtu.be/chElHV99xak?t=53s The above video starts at 53 seconds elapsed. Is there any way to ...
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How do I download a YouTube video?

How do I download a YouTube video? I have used various solutions in the past that do not seem to work any longer (KeepVid and various Greasemonkey scripts). Is this just no longer possible?
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Disable videos in YouTube, listen to the audio only

My internet connection is quite slow (128 kbps while browsing) and I want to know if I can disable video streaming on YouTube and listen only to the audio portion. There are many songs on YouTube ...
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Is there a way to play all YouTube videos uploaded by a particular user?

For example, I want to play all 58 videos uploaded by a single user. Obviously I could create a playlist, add each video to it, then play the entire playlist, but is there a simpler way?
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How can I permanently disable video annotations on YouTube?

Is there a setting or YouTube option, or maybe even a browser plugin, that allows you to disable video annotations for good? I want to be able to switch them off permanently.
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How do I export my YouTube playlists?

YouTube likes to periodically delete videos that are on my favorites list: But they refuse to tell me what they were so I can go find another copy. I would like a way to export my YouTube playlists, ...
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Format for ID of YouTube video

Every YouTube video has a unique ID which can be used to get at it. For example, the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN46pEO_jX8 has the id aN46pEO_jX8. After some observation, it looks to me ...
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How to copy YouTube playlist from one account to another

The link below provides the old answer to this question. The new YouTube playlist play interface is very different. So, what's the trick now? Tired of searching! How can you transfer your playlists ...
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How can I upload videos > 15min to YouTube?

I see that some YouTube users have quite lengthy videos. But if I ever try to upload a video of length more than 15 min, YouTube stops me. How can I get more privileges in YouTube?
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Linking directly to a specific point in time of a YouTube video

If I find a video on YouTube that I want to send to a friend, but I really only care about something at the two minute mark, can I send him a link that will start at two minutes into the video for him?...
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Frame by frame control of a YouTube video?

Is there a way to move frame by frame in a YouTube video? I don't want to download the video. I know that Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2, etc. can jump to sections in a video. That's cool, but I would like more ...
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Can I change the aspect ratio of a YouTube video I'm viewing?

Is there any way I, as a viewer, can change the aspect ratio of a video where the uploader got it wrong? It's driving me mad! Can't believe YouTube doesn't have anything for me to fix this... Does it? ...
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Is there a way to search through liked videos on my YouTube account?

Is there a way to search for specific videos in my like playlist on my account?
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Is there a YouTube keyboard shortcut for the previous and next video in a playlist?

I have a YouTube playlist and would like to know whether there are keyboard shortcuts to move to a previous video or advance to a next video. This will be helpful instead of moving to click the bottom ...
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Force YouTube to always buffer the entire video before playing

When I'm watching a YouTube video it will only buffer the next 30 seconds or so. This is something I want to avoid because when trying to watch 1080p videos it will keep pausing because it has to ...
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Can I rotate already uploaded videos on YouTube?

Is it possible to rotate (90 degrees) already uploaded videos on YouTube?
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Add subtitles to a video of another user on YouTube

I would like to offer a translation to another user's video on YouTube. The original video is in Spanish and I would like to write a Hebrew translation that would be relevant to very few people. The ...
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How to increase the volume on certain YouTube videos

Most videos on YouTube are loud enough and I can hear them perfectly well, but some have got the volume down too low even with the YouTube volume slider on max and the PC volume set to maximum too. In ...
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How can I view what playlist, if any, a YouTube video is in?

How can I view what playlist, if any, a video is in? For example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuqCMHe4kxQ This longer link shows what playlist the video is in, and it's in a playlist, but I only ...
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YouTube stops buffering when video is paused

For some reason YouTube isn't buffering videos whilst they are paused. It started happening two months ago. At first I thought it was just a global change by YouTube, but after venting on Twitter I ...
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Downloading auto-generated YouTube transcriptions

Is there a way to download the automatically generated YouTube transcriptions without downloading the video? I would like to check out the TED talks, but I have limited bandwidth and would like to ...
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Can I host a private or unlisted livestream on YouTube?

I want to setup a private livestream for my classmates from university. I don't want the stream to be publicly available online, and Twitch doesn't have an option for private streams. Is it possible ...
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How to replace a video on YouTube

I need to make a small correction in a video I uploaded to YouTube. Googling shows that this is not possible. However, I remember seeing it done before. I posted a comment on a video saying that a ...
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Search only subscribed channels in YouTube

Is it possible to search for a video in YouTube only in the channels one has subscribed (and not in all possible channels)?
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How long do I have to watch a YouTube video for it to count as a view?

YouTube videos have views. How long do I have to watch a video for it to count as a view?
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Can I permanently hide the YouTube chat window?

YouTube started rolling out chats next to videos: This is often/always(?) open when I start playing a video. It happens with live replays, recorded replays, and prerecorded videos (it is unclear to ...
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Clip a YouTube video without having to download entire length beforehand

I would like to clip a YouTube video say from x minute to y minute and download it into my desktop computer. Currently I'm having to download the entire video and then use a video editor for clipping....
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YouTube keyboard shortcuts?

I just found out if you type j when watching a YouTube video, it lapses back about 10-20 seconds, depending on the video, I think. What are the keyboard shortcuts when using YouTube?
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How to get URL to the YouTube's advert video?

Given I liked the ad video between the videos, I'd like to note the direct video address of it, so I can save and watch it again later on. How can this be achieved?
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How to make YouTube default to 2x speed when playing videos?

I know how to make it play at 2x, but how can I make the browser do it by default?
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Force subtitles in video on YouTube, if it's not embedded

I have uploaded the video on YouTubeand added the subtitles but the users don't realize that they can turn them on. I know there is particular URL parameter for embedded player, but it doesn't work ...
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Can you subscribe to a YouTube channel as a podcast?

Videos are available in several different formats on YouTube, and RSS feeds are provided for channels. Is there a feed that will allow me to subscribe in iTunes?
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How do I share a private YouTube video with someone?

I have uploaded a YouTube video and marked it as private. Now I want to share it with someone. I have tried to share it a few times, but they have not received any email notification. What is the ...
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How can I see the total length of all the videos in a YouTube playlist?

If I recall correctly, there used to be a feature of YouTube which showed the total length of all the videos in a playlist, combined. This was very useful as it enabled you to see the length of a game ...
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Are the parameters for www.youtube.com/watch documented?

The YouTube watch page can accept a staggeringly high number of parameters, but various Google searches on the topic only resulted in every blogger and their dog announcing the #t quasi-parameter for ...
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How to find channel RSS feed on YouTube?

YouTube officially supports channel RSS feeds, but I'm facing severe difficulties in finding the feed. Using the channel URL isn't possible at least in Thunderbird. Firefox appears to be currently ...
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How do I bulk remove all of the videos from my watch later list on YouTube?

I already have 200+ videos at watch later list on YouTube. So, I stopped adding videos to my watch later list to avoid messing it even more. Now I simply want to remove them all so I can start fresh ...
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Shortcut key to open YouTube videos in full screen mode

What keyboard shortcut will open up full screen mode while playing YouTube videos? Viewing on a Windows 7 machine.
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How do I disable autoplay on YouTube?

When I go to a YouTube video, the video is automatically started, and I hate this. How do I disable the auto-play feature?
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Can YouTube be started in pause mode?

Is there a URL parameter for youtube.com that makes it possible to open a video and not have it start playing automatically? There is a parameter for the embedded player (autoplay=0), but this does ...
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Keep full screen while switching to other app?

I want to make a YouTube video that I put in my second screen stay maximized while I go and do something in another window on my primary monitor. Is this possible?
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How do I get an RSS feed of my YouTube subscriptions?

The default "Subscriptions" feed on the YouTube homepage shows all of the activity of the people that I am subscribed to on YouTube or have in circles on Google+. However, I'm most interested in new ...
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How do I Bulk Delete all of my YouTube Comments and Replies?

Is there a way to bulk delete all my YouTube comments without restarting my channel or deleting anything else? I couldn't really find a good solution anywhere else.
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Listen to music on YouTube without video

Is there a way to listen to YouTube videos without having the video playing? I work on a computer, and I usually listen to music while working. In the last couple of years I find myself using YouTube ...
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Get an RSS feed for a YouTube playlist

Since a few weeks ago, it looks like YouTube has disabled RSS feeds for playlists. Is there another way to get an RSS feed for a YouTube playlist?
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How to create a YouTube playlist from a list of links? [duplicate]

I have very long lists of YouTube links/bookmarks. I want to create playlists for my YouTube channel with them. Is there any way to do it automatically without having to add each individual URL to a ...
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Embedding stop time in a YouTube video link [duplicate]

We all know that we can embed a start time in a YouTube video URL (by adding something like &t=1m45s to the end). But is there a way to embed both start and stop time? Like linking only a part ...
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Are YouTube codes guaranteed to always be 11 characters?

I'm writing code to validate YouTube URLs. Is it guaranteed that the video ID, such as oHg5SJYRHA0, is always exactly 11 characters long, or can it sometimes be shorter or longer? Is there any ...
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How to upload/publish video from new Google Drive to YouTube

I am struggling to find a way to upload/publish video from the new Google Drive to (Google's) YouTube. I am trying to avoid downloading the file to my local disk and uploading it again—it's already on ...
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