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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YouTube switches its inbox system to Google+

Brace yourself. If you thought that switching the commenting system from its own to one powered by Google+ was bad enough on YouTube, you may not like what Google has been cooking […]

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Fix An Error Occurred, Please Try Again Later on YouTube error

Whenever I tried to play a YouTube video in the most recent version of Firefox lately, it would only display the advertisement before the video for a couple of seconds before a […]

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Chrome users don't get Flash option on YouTube anymore

Google has removed the option to switch between Adobe Flash and the HMTL5 Video Player on YouTube for Chrome users. You have two core options when it comes to playing videos on […]

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Google's war on RSS continues, shuts down YouTube user subscriptions feeds

One of the great features of YouTube is that you can subscribe to users and channels you are interested in. If you do so on site, you receive update notifications on your […]

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How to remove channel recommendations permanently on YouTube

YouTube's new What to Watch page is a mess. It offers a mixture of updates from channels that you are subscribed to and popular channels on YouTube that the site's algorithm thinks […]

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How to enable a dynamic player size on YouTube

One of the things that have bothered me on YouTube for a while is the static player that the site uses. While you can select a small, large or full screen player, […]

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How to increase YouTube's video player size beyond the default values

When you play a video on the video hosting site YouTube, you have three options when it comes to the size of the player video. You can switch between a small and […]

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YouTube launches new centered layout: does away with sidebar menu

If you have visited YouTube today, or have been part of the beta test of the new site layout, then you have probably noticed that quite a few things have changed on […]

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Get the most out of YouTube with advanced search filters

With thousands of minutes of videos uploaded to YouTube each minute, it becomes an organizational challenge to make available those contents to a worldwide audience. While YouTube displays a selection of videos […]

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How to sort YouTube subscriptions

I have started to use YouTube actively as a user only recently. Before that, I was using the site anonymously. This changed when I started to follow certain video creators actively on […]

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How to subscribe to RSS feeds on YouTube

You can subscribe to video authors and channels on YouTube to be informed whenever new videos are uploaded to them. This is a very handy feature, as you do not have to […]

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Fix YouTube Guide button displaying menu every time

For the past couple of days I have faced something very annoying on YouTube. Whenever I opened a page on the website, and it does not matter if it is the homepage, […]

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Adblock Plus lets you block YouTube annoyances now

The makers of the ad-blocking browser extension Adblock Plus have created several new custom blocking options. While those options were more or less available before as well, the new way of presenting […]

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How to get rid of YouTube's new Google+ comment system

If you have been on YouTube recently you may have noticed the new commenting system that Google implemented on the site recently. Basically, if you want to comment, you need to have […]

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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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