YouTube is the most popular video streaming site in the world. Whether you want to check a new release video or any software tutorial the very first site comes to your mind is YouTube. They provide some shortcuts and special features that are still hidden to the audience. Our YouTube tricks and tips list will help you to find out some useful features and enhance your experience.
11. YouTube TV Mode for Big Screens
YouTube provides an interface for audience who prefer to watch YouTube videos on their television. However, there is a small disadvantage – you can’t use mouse to jump to another video. It’s an arcade era where you can hop content by content via keyboard. To get rid of this, you can pair smartphone with smart TV and then do all the video choosing, playing, pausing stuff.
10. Extracting GIF from Video
You can convert a portion of a YouTube video into a GIF file. All you need to do is put “gif” in URL before “youtube”. Here is the quick example: https://www.gifyoutube.com/watch?v=PGuTN_ilmEk. This will take you to the 3rd party service where you can pick the length of GIF, starting time, title and caption.
9. Multi Camera Option
YouTube is currently testing its new feature, “Choose Your View” that allows you to watch videos of concerts and sport matches from different angles. Soon, you’ll be able to watch your favorite artist’s performance from upfront, side of the stage or real upclose.
8. Auto Repeat
There are certain videos and catchy songs you want to watch/hear again and again. You can do so without hitting the replay button each time by replacing a URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktvTqknDobU to http://www.infinitelooper.com/watch?v=ktvTqknDobU
7. For slow Internet Connection
YouTube has added new feature for Asian countries having low speed connectivity called “Feather” Beta. The technique restricts the total amount of bytes downloaded by the browser. This might not work for all videos.
6. Download any Video
If you want to get a local copy of any video just add “pwn” at starting the URL. It also provides you the option to download video as well as mp3 audio files.
For Example: If you want to download the video with http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktvTqknDobU
Just replace it with http://www.pwnyoutube.com/watch?v=ktvTqknDobU
5. Accurate Searching
YouTube carries billions of videos and it’s hard to find if you are looking for specific non-popular video. You might find hundreds of videos with a related keyword. Fortunately, there is a solution for this. Just add allintitle: before the keyword and you will get the only video having keywords entered by you.
4. Exclude Keyword
You can omit a specific keyword from results by adding “–“. For example, if you want to find all Linkin park songs except Numb, you can do so by typing “Linkin Park -Numb“.
3. Bypass Regional Restrictions
If you are looking for a video that has some restrictions on it, just replace the url http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktvTqknDobU with http://www.youtube.com/v/ktvTqknDobU (might not work for all). The only con is you have to watch it on full screen mode. That’s all, Enjoy the video.
2. Auto High definition
World’s most important race is Red bar vs Gray bar. To ensure gray bar always wins, YouTube sets the default resolution which is quite low. If you have a fast internet connection or want to watch all videos in HD, just add an extension Magic Actions for YouTube available for Chrome and Firefox only.
1. Embed a Specific Portion of a Video
So you found a video you want to embed, but you want to skip the fluff and get to the good stuff. Well, there is simple solution to that. You need to add a small thing in URL.
Get the embed code and add ?start=ss&end=ss at the end of YouTube video link. The ss represents the time in second. Moreover, you can set the resolution of video by changing width and height parameter.
The original embed code: <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/28tZ-S1LFok” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>
The edited code that will play only a specific portion of video (from 30th to 50th second): <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/28tZ-S1LFok?start=30&end=50” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>
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