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YouTube Tricks, Tips & Secret Features You Might Have Missed


YouTube, the very popular video sharing website averaging better than three billion internet web page views per day needs no introduction to its lovers who spend a considerable amount of their time observing and sharing films. Whereas all these shoppers understand every nook and nook of this web page, there are some choices which may well be hidden deep inside of, in a manner that best possible few of basically essentially the most professional buyers seem to know about them. This newsletter includes some such choices, pointers and tips.

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YouTube MySpeed 
Are YouTube motion pictures taking an extreme period of time to load on your internet connection? Consult with the YouTube MySpeed page to find your video streaming speed and compare it with the average speed of your ISP, your city, your state, your country and the world.

YouTube Disco
YouTube is all set to replace your music players with YouTube Disco. This music discovery project allows you to find the videos of your choice, create a list of them and then easily watch them without having the need to choose a new video after the one you are watching is finished.

YouTube Snakes Easter egg
You can play the classic Snakes game while watching any video in your browser. Just pause and resume a video, hold the left arrow key for 2 seconds and while still holding it, press the Up arrow key. This only works in the new YouTube player on videos played on YouTube.com.

YouTube Editor
Do you edit your videos before uploading them to YouTube? Now, you don’t need to because it lets you to do all of that online with YouTube Editor; well not all of that but it at least lets you combine, trim and rotate videos. The best part about YouTube Editor is that it allows you to find copyright free music that you can add to your videos. It also offers some comparably advanced features like stabilizing shaky videos and inserting transitions.

YouTube Leanback
YouTube lets you watch the videos of your choice but have you ever wanted to just sit back and enjoy watching videos just like you watch television? YouTube Leanback can help. YouTube Leanback plays high quality full screen videos tailored to your choices (if you are signed in to your Google account). If you are not signed in, you can choose a category to watch videos from, watch featured videos and even search for the video of your choice. You can then connect your TV to your computer to seamlessly enjoy TV, YouTube style.


YouTube XL
While you can enjoy videos on your TV using Leanback, the interface is far from desirable. So, to allow users on smart TVs browse videos more effectively, YouTube has an XL version for large screen sizes. This version does not have comments and other unimportant stuff that you see in the standard version.

Set default video playback quality
Are you annoyed at manually changing the quality of every YouTube video you watch? Now you don’t need to, because YouTube has an option that automatically lets you select the quality of videos you see. If you have a slow connection, you can select the option of never playing high quality videos. You can also select the option of showing captions and annotations automatically.

Watch Videos blocked in your country : URL trick
If the URL of the video that is blocked in your country is youtube.com/watch?v=video-id, you can access it by going to youtube.com/v/video-id. As an additional advantage, you will be able to view the video at the full size of your browser window.

Link to a specific time in a video
If you want to link to a video at a specific time, you can add #t=XXs to the URL where XX is a variable which represents the number of seconds after which the video will start.

YouTube Live
YouTube Live lets you find all live broadcasts available. You can also see a list of videos that are scheduled to be broadcasted at a later date.


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Create a feed of almost anything on YouTube
Just go to the YouTube Data API page and build a custom feed for yourself. However, there is a problem with the URI generated for specific categories as  “http://gdata.youtube.com/ schemas/ 2007/ categories.cat” is also added. Remove this and the URI is good to go.

YouTube Charts
Want to find the best videos on YouTube? Use YouTube Charts to find what other users are watching, discussing and favoring. You can select a particular category to determine the best videos in that particular category. You can even filter videos to determine what has been popular this week, this month or this year. You also have the option to play all the videos obtained in results.

Legally Watch Full Length Movies and TV Shows on YouTube
YouTube has a dedicated page to allow users to watch full-length ad supported movies for free. Movies are classified based on their genre and are offered in full HD quality. Movies are uploaded by the creators for the purpose of creating another source of revenue for themselves as Google gives them a portion of the advertising revenue. A similar page exists for TV shows.

YouTube Feather Beta
Love browsing videos but are on a terribly slow connection? Feather, the logo new experimental attribute to allow shoppers on gradual connections expertise YouTube may assist you to. It achieves this with the help of serving the underside amount of data to an individual. Naturally, this means casting off of a few choices that don’t add a lot value. Feather is at current available best possible as an select-in supplier which allows you to make a choice out every time you want.