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How can I download non public Facebook video?

youtube-dl utility will work just fine, it just need your user credentials to be able to access the page. Like most sites, Facebook use cookies for this. If you copy your cookies from your browser ...
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prevent CNN.com from autoplaying videos

I did the following for Google Chrome which does the job: Settings → Show Advanced Settings → Content settings... → Plug-ins → Manage exceptions... Then create a new exception as [*.]cnn.com [*.]...
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How to upload/publish video from new Google Drive to YouTube

Try this: Go to https://photos.google.com/settings and set "Google Drive / Show Google Drive photos & videos in your Photos library" to "ON"; Go to https://www.youtube.com/upload and on the right ...
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How can I get Twitter videos to continue playing even after their tab has lost focus?

In twitter settings uncheck the 'Video Autoplay' option, it seems to auto mute/pause too. Just click your avatar the go into 'Settings and Privacy. It's under the content section in the account tab.
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Disable videos in YouTube, listen to the audio only

There's an extension for Chrome, called "Audio Only Youtube" that does just that: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/audio-only-youtube/pkocpiliahoaohbolmkelakpiphnllog (NB: this also allows ...
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prevent CNN.com from autoplaying videos

I wrote to CNN today to ask if there is a way to turn off autoplay, possibly by logging in and setting it in a preference. Here is the reply: Thanks for contacting CNN. We do not offer the ability ...
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Does changing the video quality on YouTube impact audio quality?

From YouTube's Recommended upload encoding settings (Advanced): Bitrate Note that the bitrates below are recommendations for uploads. Audio playback bitrate is not related to video ...
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How can I download non public Facebook video?

Here is the simplest way to download Facebook video that doesn't require visiting another website or installing/downloading any software before hand. Visit the Facebook page that shows the individual ...
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How to rotate video on Google Photos?

Google plus is not available anymore. Steps to rotate Open the Google Photos App on your mobile device Tap on the vide you wish to edit Tap on settings at the bottom of the screen You have the ...
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Is there a way to control the number of seconds by which to forward/rewind a YouTube video?

Here, copy this script in the console or in the snippet tab in the sources of the developer tools window (F12). V_YOUTUBE_PLAYER = document.querySelector('ytd-player').getPlayer(); V_SECONDS = 2; ...
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How do you turn on hotkeys in Coursera video player?

Right click on the video and select "Show Controls". Then you can go backwards and forwards by 15 s with the arrow keys.
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Can you subscribe to a YouTube channel as a podcast?

The web app Podsync.net converts a YouTube channel URL into a podcast-compatible feed URL. Figure 1: Podsync.net web interface
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How to enable the display of 1080p HD videos on Vimeo instead of the 720p default

The option to upgrade a video to 1080p is there, but available only to Plus and PRO members: Why can’t I upgrade my video to 1080p anymore? Good news: Plus and PRO members no longer need to ...
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Can you subscribe to a YouTube channel as a podcast?

Listenbox does this. It supports videos, playlists, channels, plus you can queue items to listen later
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How do I replace a video on YouTube and keep the same URL?

Unfortunately, you won't be able to replace an old video with a new one and keep the original view count, comments or ratings. Instead, you may want to try using annotations or link to the new version ...
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How can I get Twitter videos to continue playing even after their tab has lost focus?

Open Twitter in a separate window. It will continue playing.
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Why has the YouTube video player suddenly become so big?

This is not a bug. YouTube is experimenting with a new player which is resizing the Player Dynamically. Read here: YouTube Experiment There's a new YouTube experiment that changes the video player'...
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Can I disable video auto-play on Facebook?

You'll want to go to the video settings page. From the settings tab, click the Video Settings link in the bottom left. Change Auto-Play Videos to "Off"
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Watching Facebook videos without Flash

As of this writing Facebook supports HTML5 video but is still using Flash for Safari browsers. Why? Who knows. (source) Works fine without Flash if you're using Firefox or Chrome. For now ...
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How to (most efficiently) download video from Periscope?

Here's my Windows batch script that supports all latest Periscope updates, plus has an option to download multiple replays, record live streams, convert .ts to .mp4 and rotate it, if necessary. Uses ...
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Is there a way to control the number of seconds by which to forward/rewind a YouTube video?

If you load the YouTube video into an external player instead of using the HTML5 or flash embedded player, you can do so quite easily. For example, the latest versions of the free, open source, and ...
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Is there a way to control the number of seconds by which to forward/rewind a YouTube video?

Fortunately you can control the speed and the arrow keys moves the video by 2 sec at 0.5x. While the same moves by 5 sec at 1x. Hope that helps!!
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Some Twitter GIFs don’t work in PC browsers, do work in mobile browsers

It's because those GIFs are MP4s coded with high levels (6.0 etc.) that normal hardware can't play. In Chrome: Disable "Hardware-accelerated video" decode in chrome://flags (type this is ...
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Watching Facebook videos without Flash

Yes, you can. Just go to the post* with the video and replace "www.facebook.com" in the url with "m.facebook.com". This will redirect to the mobile version of the page which has a direct link to the ...
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prevent CNN.com from autoplaying videos

I installed No Script which is a must given all the cookies flying around out there...works with Firefox. You choose what comes in and what doesn't. Install No Script add on for Firefox Block turner....
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How do I download videos from Facebook?

There is a very easy way which should work in all browsers. Step 1: Go to the page with the video. You can press the timestamp at the top of a post to go to just that post. Step 2: Replace "www.&...
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How to set a default video quality on all YouTube videos?

If you're using Firefox, this add on is the Occam's Razor of solutions. YouTube High Definition
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