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YouTube tricks that few people know about

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YouTube (from English you - "you", "you" and English tube - "pipe", frog English - "TV", pronounced "Youtube" or "Youtube") - video hosting company that provides users with storage services , delivery, display and monetization of video. Users can upload, view, rate, comment, add to favorites and share some video. Due to its simplicity and ease of use, YouTube has become the most popular video hosting and second site in the world in terms of the number of visitors. In January 2012, the daily number of video views on the site reached 4 billion. The site features films, music videos, trailers, news, educational programs, and amateur videos, including video blogs, slideshows, humorous videos and more. According to the "Rossiyskaya Gazeta", in April 2013, 2% of the service audience, or 51 million people, were Russians. On the site there are various tops of videos (for example, by the number of views or by rating).

YouTube is a very cool service that allows us to view millions of videos and movies. And to make work with it more comfortable and easier, we in have collected a list of the most useful chips and settings that will help you to use the Youtube functions 100%.

The company was founded in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees in San Bruno, California. They used the technology Flash Video (FLV), which allows to obtain a relatively good quality of recording with a small amount of data transmitted. The project has become a good entertainment tool, and, having formed its community, according to the statistics of the analytical company Alexa, outstripped the popularity of the social network MySpace. In November 2006, the purchase of YouTube by Google was completed for 1.65 billion dollars. Before the purchase of YouTube, Google had a similar service - Google Video. Representatives of Google did not close it, but used it as a place to search for videos on all videohosting sites. Currently, Google Video search includes YouTube. The very first video on YouTube - an 18-second amateur filming Javed Karim at the San Diego Zoo - on YouTube was posted April 23, 2005 at 20:27 local time.

1. Make a gyfk from the video

Just add "GIF" before the link to the video on YouTube. Like this:

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You will be taken to GIF YouTube where you can set the length of the gypsum and add a header.

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2. Find the page of your favorite musician

Just type # the name of the musician in the search. Like this:

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Full albums are sorted into playlists in the Albums section.

3. Karaoke

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Musixmatch is a free application for the Chrome browser that imposes the lyrics on a music video. The appendix contains texts of more than 7 million songs in 32 languages.

4. Find out what kind of music is playing

Хитрости YouTube is something like Shazam, but only for YouTube. This site can identify any song or melody in the specified video. Just copy and paste the link to the video and see how it works!

5. Theater Mode

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If you click a small rectangle in the lower right corner of the video, you will switch to the "theater" mode.

6. Automatic playback

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To stop the automatic playback, press the Autoplay button.

7. Check the connection

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The Video Quality Report from Google can show you what video quality is supported by your ISP.

8. The new YouTube design

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Go to and click on Go to the new player . You can test the new design of the YouTube player, which has a transparent status bar, and you can also set any size of the screen on it.

9. Watch YouTube on TV

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Start the video on your smartphone or tablet and watch it on the big screen via a Wi-Fi connection (all SMART TV can catch a Wi-Fi signal).

To do this, you need to open YouTube on your mobile device, start a video and find your TV in the connections. The main thing is that your devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Connection is automatic, but you can do it manually .

10. Share from a certain time

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If you press Ctrl + right mouse button , you can share the video from the playing time .

11. Viewing for children

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The YouTube Kids app for iOS and Android only offers videos that you can watch for children.

12. Optimization for slow Internet

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If the video slows down due to a weak Internet connection, go to and select the "I have a slow connection" option . Do not include HD video.

13. Exact search

To find exactly the videos that you need , you can add the following words to your query:

  • "Channel", or "playlist";
  • "HD" - for high resolution, or "3D" - for video in 3D;
  • insert quotes and + / - signs in your queries to add or exclude from the search (for example: "beyonce" + "destiny's child" or "beyonce" - "jay-z").

14. Quick search for fitness lessons

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To make it easier to find fitness lessons, go to . There they are ordered by type and duration.

15. Extract audio track to MP3

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Just go to the Peggo website.

16. Your video player

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The site Solon combines in one playlist video from YouTube and Vimeo, as well as audio files from SoundCloud.

17. Watch videos on top of windows

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Floating YouTube is an application for the Chrome browser, which allows you to pin video to YouTube on top of all other windows.

18. Playback speed

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If you click on a small gear in the lower right corner of any video on YouTube, you can choose the speed of video playback .

Slow playback, for example, is very useful when watching training videos.

19. Configure privacy

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If you are registered on YouTube, go to the privacy settings and tick the boxes to prevent other users from knowing which channels you have subscribed to.

20. Youtube Hot Keys

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  • K - pause or lose
  • J - rewind for 10 seconds
  • L - fast rewind for 10 seconds
  • M - mute the sound
  • digit 0 - the beginning of the video
  • numbers from 1 to 9 - to jump over 10% - 90%
  • «+» - increase font
  • «-» - reduce the font

Bonus 1: How to download videos from YouTube

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There are several sites and applications for the Chrome browser that allow you to download videos from YouTube. Save From Net . You can go to this site separately and copy the link to the video or insert in the link before the word "youtube" the letters "ss" . You will be taken to the same page.

Bonus 2: Remove ads from YouTube

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Google Chrome users need to install the Adblock extension for YouTube. Now you can watch the video without any extra expectations!

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