Youtube

YouTube is a platform home to thousands of content creators and streamers producing videos for entertainment and education. As one of the companies owned by Google, there’s many tips, news, scandals, features, and tools we’ll share for you to read.

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Google makes changes to YouTube comments: enforces Google+ account

If you have been to YouTube in the past 24 hour period you may have noticed a notification in the comment section on the website that provided you with information about changes […]

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Fan Canvas visualizes a YouTube user's video history

If you follow a couple of video producers or people who upload videos on YouTube you may have encountered situation where you want to browse the latest videos released by them, or […]

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Why you can't play 1080p or 480p YouTube HTML5 videos in Firefox anymore

The popular video hosting and streaming website YouTube uses two technologies to stream videos to its users. Either by making use of Adobe Flash, or HTML5 Video, with the latter option marked […]

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How to set a fixed video volume on YouTube

I recently noticed a strange behavior on YouTube while playing videos in the Google Chrome web browser. While I was able to change the volume using the slider of the video player […]

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No Audio on YouTube? That's a bug! Fix inside

If you have been to the popular video hosting website YouTube recently you may have noticed that audio is not working on the site while videos are just playing fine on it. […]

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Make video response links more visible on YouTube

When I'm watching videos on YouTube, I'm usually ignoring the comment section as it is filled with spam, immature contents and other comments that do not really add anything to the video […]

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How to fix choppy video playback on YouTube

Whenever I'm at my parent's house and use my mom's computer, I noticed that video playback on the system is anything but a great experience. On YouTube, videos are choppy, play and […]

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YouTube's new commenting system aims to push Google+, nothing more

I do not really read comments on YouTube that often and I attribute that partially to the quality of the comments on the site. There is no comment moderation at all, which […]

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Google introduces compact menu on YouTube: merges size, quality and annotation button

Slimming down and compacting seems to be the main trend on the Internet these days. If you look at web browsers, you notice that they try to get rid of as many […]

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YouTube authors and marketers: get detailed video stats with vidlQ Vision for Chrome

When you publish videos on YouTube you get access to statistics in the backend. Here you can find out how often the video has been viewed for example, see the number of […]

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Access YouTube video subscriptions faster with a change to grid-layout

So I have started to subscribe to a couple of users on YouTube lately who create great content on the video platform. Derek Banas for coding tutorials, The Dice Tower and GeekandSundy […]

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YouTube 5 app for Android brings in app-multitasking

I ignore video apps on my Android smartphone for the most part as I do not really like to watch videos on a small screen, or on mobile devices. It probably has […]

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YouTube: faster loading times for Chrome users

Google seems to fix and tweak things on YouTube constantly. This not only includes the layout and design of the website, which the company has modified numerous times in the past year, […]

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YouTube Experiment gets rid of all advertisement on site

Google's revenue depends largely on advertisement that is displayed on its properties, third party websites and in tools. As far as ads on YouTube go, most users see a roadblock ad on […]

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Go back to YouTube's old buffering to skip without rebuffering

Update: The extension has been removed from the Chrome Web Store. You can try Magic Actions for YouTube instead which offers similar functionality. Some time ago YouTube switched to the new Dynamic […]

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How to play YouTube videos in the background on Android

You can open the video hosting website YouTube in one of the mobile web browsers installed on your Android device, or use an official or third party YouTube application for that. While […]

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Watch YouTube videos in Firefox's Sidebar

If you are watching YouTube videos sometimes in the background while you are pursuing other activities on your computer, then you may have developed a certain technique to make that happen. Maybe […]

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Watch YouTube videos that are blocked in your country

Someone posted a link to a great YouTube video on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit or any other site but you cannot play it because you get the dreaded "this video is not available" […]

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Chrome: Control YouTube video buffering for smoother playback

YouTube videos play just fine and without lag most of the time when I open them on the website. Sometimes though, and I have not yet figured out what is causing it, […]

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YouTube launches geo-restricted paid channels

YouTube launched a pilot program today that brings subscription services to the world's most popular video hosting site. According to Google, only a "small group of partners" will offer paid channels on […]

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YouTube improves publishing and sharing controls in recent update

If you have ever uploaded a video to YouTube you may have noticed that videos are automatically set to public by default. While it is possible to modify the default visibility of […]

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Resize YouTube's video player to full screen automatically

It is quite surprising that the video hosting site YouTube does not offer better video player controls. While you can change the size of the player manually to a larger fixed size […]

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YouTweak enhances YouTube functionalities

There seems to be no end to ways of tweaking YouTube and Ghacks has looked at a number of them over the years -- many of them are accomplished through user scripts. […]

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YouTube introduces ultra-low bandwidth 144p video quality mode

YouTube videos are buffering all the time and you can only watch them a couple of seconds before they stop to buffer again? Or maybe the buffering takes ages and there is […]

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Play YouTube videos faster to get more done in a day

A common trick to save time when it comes to podcasts - audio shows that range from a couple of minutes to hours - is to speed up the playback to listen […]

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Some Synctubes alternatives for watching YouTube videos together

Synctube was a popular service that enabled you to watch YouTube videos together with friends. That's a great way of sharing a find with friends, or watching a video of your favorite […]

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How to set a default video size and quality on YouTube

YouTube, for being the largest video hosting site in the world, has some of the worst video controls of all the video sites out there. When you play a video on the […]

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How to create photo slideshows on YouTube

YouTube is best know for its video hosting capabilities which have been improved a lot by Google in recent years. The site is supporting higher resolutions now for instance or making available […]

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Get YouTube lyrics for Chrome, Firefox and Opera

YouTube has become a go-to location for listening to music -- you get the video as well, but many of us just leave that in the background and listen while we work […]

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How to switch to YouTube's new channel design right now

YouTube has been experimenting with a new channel design for some time now. Up until now, only select channels were allowed to switch to the new design which introduces a couple of […]

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How to play all YouTube videos without Flash installed

Google has been offering a so called HTML5 trial on the video hosting site YouTube for some time now. Visitors of the site can join the trial to use HTML5's video capabilities […]

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YouTube Anywhere Player lets you play linked videos directly

Websites can make available video contents in two different ways. Videos can either be embedded directly on the website, or they can be linked to instead. If you take YouTube as an […]

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Display rating previews on YouTube

YouTube like many other websites and services on the Internet uses a rating system that enables users to vote for or against videos on the site. While I can't say for sure […]

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Sort, thread and display all comments on YouTube

All Google or YouTube account owners can leave comments on the video hosting site. While I'm personally more of the ignoring type when it comes to comments on the site, as they […]

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More than 60% of the top 1000 YouTube music videos are blocked in Germany

If you like to use YouTube for watching the latest and greatest music videos, or classic music videos, you may have noticed the occasional "not available in your country" message when you […]

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Display buffer speed, size and total video size on YouTube

If you watch videos on YouTube regularly you may have noticed that some videos tend to buffer very slowly while others buffer faster. Sometimes, I come upon videos that won't buffer at […]

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TubeStop adds useful shortcuts to YouTube on Chrome

YouTube's default shortcut system - yes there are shortcuts - is really inferior when you compare it to other Google products. I'm not exactly sure why that is the case but it […]

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Display only subscriber uploaded videos on YouTube in Chrome

Are you using the subscription feature on YouTube? Doing so allows you to browse the latest video uploads and likes of users you are subscribed to.It is like subscribing to a website […]

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Hide YouTube video authors from recommended and suggestions

YouTube a couple of days ago rolled out a new design that has been heavily criticized by part of the video hosting site's user base. Among the points that got criticized is […]

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YouTube: dynamic always visible video player

When you visit YouTube to watch a couple of videos that have been uploaded to the site, and who does not nowadays, you may have noticed that the site lacks a couple […]


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