Top 7 Cool Unknown YouTube Tips & Tricks
1. Auto Video Replay
There are certain times when you get obsessed with a Youtube video, whether it’s a really catchy song or a funny video. Isn’t it annoying to always have to hit replay everytime you near the end? Why not activate the looping feature?
The what now? Let’s use the same YouTube video. Just replace youtube with the text infinitelooper in the URL and hit enter.
It will redirect you to another YouTube third-party platform where you are also provided with the option of looping selected portions of the video.
2. Play Videos in Slow Motion
Did you know you can make any YouTube video play in slow motion? All you need to do is hold down the space bar and the video will start to play at a much slower speed.
If that doesn’t satisfy your needs, you can also sign up for YouTube’s HTML 5 Video Player, which allows you to slow down or speed up the video from the settings gear on the page.
3. Accurate Keyword Searching
There are a bajillion videos on Youtube so trying to find that specific Youtube video you want to watch is an adventure by itself. You might find yourself crawling through dozens of pages hoping to land the video you actually want to watch.
The solution for this time-consuming exercise is to add allintitle: before the keywords you are search for. What it does is basically provide you with only videos that include the chosen keywords.
4. Omit Keywords
You can opt for specific keywords to be in the search, or out of it. Let’s say you are searching for a tutorial about ‘register domain.’ Using the most conventional search form you will find tons of videos about how to register domain using Godaddy.
If you want to find other options that are not GoDaddy, you can always exclude the keyword from your search results i.e. ‘keyword -excluded keyword.’
Here is how it should look like.
5. Link to a Specific Playback Point
Sometimes, when clicking on a link to a YouTube video, you’re fast-forwarded to a specific point in the video. This is usually the case when the person who linked to the video intended for the viewer to watch that clip, without having to watch the rest of the video. If you want to do the same, here’s how:
Add #t= to the end of the video URL, followed by the minute you want (with an m) and then the second (with an s). An example would be #t=01m18s or #t=78s for 1:18 in the video.
You can also just pause the video at the desired point, right-click on the video, and choose copy video URL at current time.
This also works for embedding videos, so if you’re posting it on your own blog or website, you can also cut out an extra step by embedding the video rather than linking to it.
6. Watching Videos with a Slow Internet Speed
Youtube has released a robust feature called the ‘Feather Beta’. This feature is dedicated to users who want to run videos on a very slow internet connection. The system basically cuts down some bytes that limit the speed of video streaming in your browser.
To opt-in the feature you simply go to http://www.youtube.com/feather_beta and join the beta feature.