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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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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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How to center the new YouTube layout

You may have noticed that Google has launched a new layout for YouTube, one that is using a near white background and a design that is aligned to the left side of […]

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Identify songs used in YouTube videos

YouTube is a great place for music discovery. I sometimes type in an artist that I know to look at the related searches and suggestions that YouTube displays in the search results. […]

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YouTube subtitles get European languages support

Google introduced captions, in English only, to it's videos back in 2009. The feature is automatic and uses speech recognition to render the text -- a method that wasn't always very smooth […]

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How to play YouTube playlists in VLC

VLC Media Player is a versatile all-you-can-play program for Windows and other operating systems. What makes it popular is a mixture of features but especially the fact that you can throw nearly […]

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H.264 video support lands in Firefox Nightly. Update: Not

Did Google play Mozilla in regards to support for HTML5 video standards? Back when HTML5 video began to take forms, browser developers split into two groups. There were Microsoft and Apple who […]

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YouTube is Testing Another New Interface

A few weeks ago we  showed you how to access the new YouTube interface that they were testing out.  If you followed the steps and began using it, then you may have […]

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How to remove annotations on YouTube

YouTube's annotation feature enables video publishers to add comment bubbles to their videos. Annotations can be passive text snippets that you see on the screen or interactive elements that can be clicked […]

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YouTube improves content removal process

The video hosting website YouTube has been running the automated Content ID system for the last five years or so. It uses so called reference files - samples if you will - […]

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Remove undesirable comments on YouTube

Ever since Google acquired the video hosting platform YouTube it has been criticized for the unmoderated comment section on the site. Comments are often filled with profanities and insults that many YouTube […]

Access YouTube Experimental Design from any Browser

Google is famous for their Labs, which rolls out lots of experimental software, but they also test lots of different designs for their big web properties like Reader, Gmail, YouTube and more. […]


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