YouTube

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Updated: September 20, 2019
By: RSH Web Editorial Staff
Youtube Tips

When asked about the most popular Social Sharing websites you always start with Facebook then Twitter... YouTube will often be left out. But YouTube has the second greatest reach after Facebook in terms of general usage. It is also the second most poplar search engine behind its parent company, Google

Below are a few tips and ticks to use with YouTube

Adding a simple 'ss' in the URL after www and before YouTube to download YouTube videos effortlessly. It'll automatically take you to a download page where you'll find an array of formats you can download the video in

Watch age restricted videos without logging in. All you have to do is, remove "watch?" from the URL, and replace the "v=" with "v/". Press enter and enjoy the video

Add 'gif' to YouTube in the URL to convert YouTube videos to GIF. You'll automatically be taken to a GIF maker where you can choose the length of your GIF

Use the keyboard shortcuts

Feeling too lazy to reach out to your mouse? Worry not for you can always use that keyboard of yours to control your YouTube videos. k = Pause/play
j = Rewind the video 10 seconds
l = Fast forward the video 10 seconds
m = Mute the video
f = video on full screen
n +shift = next video in the queue line
To move back and forward by 5 seconds: Use the left and right arrow keys to move back or fast forward the video by 5 seconds
To adjust the volume: To increase or decrease the volume of the YouTube video, use the up and down arrow keys
The number keys from 1 to 9 correspond to your video's time line progress. So, if you press "2," you'll skip to 20 percent of the video's time line. Pressing "0" will restart the video

Change the quality

YouTube selects the quality of videos based on your connection speed but you can overrule this if you want to save data or see something clearly: click the cog icon on web videos, or the three dots then the cog icon on videos on mobile to set playback quality

On the YouTube mobile app, you can double tap the left or right of the video to rewind or fast forward in 10-second increments. Keep tapping to fast forward or rewind for additional 10-second increments

Watch 360-degree videos by moving your mobile device around, or clicking and dragging with your mouse on your computer

Start your video at a specific time

Wanna start your video from a specific time? Just add "#t=" followed by the time you want your video to start from. For example, "#t=1m2s" or "#t=62s". Also, if you're embedding the video and want the video to start from a particular time point, all you have to do is right click on the video, and choose "Get video URL at current time"

Operate YouTube only through your keyboard

Don't feel like using your mouse or your touch-pad? Just type "/leanback" after https://www.youtube.com and press enter. Your YouTube is now completely keyboard driven. The number keys from 1 to 9 correspond to your video's time line progress. So, if you press "2," you'll skip to 20 percent of the video's time-line. Pressing "0" will restart the video

Disable Auto-play

Tired of videos starting on their own at the end? Just go on the top right of the page, and slide the auto play button. It should turn from blue to gray once you slide it. You know the tricks. You have YouTube. What the hell are you waiting for?

See Written Transcripts of Videos

YouTube automatically generates a written transcript for every video. To see a video's transcript: Open the video in YouTube and press the "More" tab underneath the video title. Choose "Transcript" from the drop-down menu. If the video transcript will not show it is because the user chose to hide the transcript. The transcript will appear as a new module in the same window

YouTube's Copyrights Terms

YouTube's "Copyrights Basics" FAQ page, Which is probably the best YouTube Video period. Features a pretty cool cast of characters. It's actually super informative, and it looks like YouTube's Team had a lot of fun making it
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