YouTube has over a billion users — almost one-third of all people on the Internet — and everyday people watch hundreds of millions of hours on YouTube and generate billions of views.
Watch age restricted videos
Wanna watch age restricted videos on youtube? It’s quite simple. All you have to do is replace ‘watch?v=’ with ’embed/’ in the video URL and reload the video. I am quite sure that the teens will thank me for this youtube trick! 😛
// Original URL - AGE RESTRICTED //Edited URL https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ih0l1C4kD3M
Share part of the video
Youtube has built-in sharing options to share the video URL with your friends, but none of them allows you to share only a part of the video. With this trick, you can share a part of the video by specifying the start time and end time in seconds as URL parameters. For start time alone, you can use the ‘&t=4m3s’ parameter where 4 and 3 represent minute and second respectively. For videos greater than 1 hour long, you can use the format “&t=1h3m2s”. See the following URL syntax for better understanding.
//starts from 1 hour 34 min 2s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIDEO_ID&t=1h34m2s // starts from 2 min 2 s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIDEO_ID&t=182 // starts from 2min and ends at 3min //end parameter works only when used with embed url and the time must be specified in seconds https://www.youtube.com/v/VIDEO_ID&t=180&end=240
This youtube trick is really helpful for webmasters to embed only a part of the video. You can use our free youtube embed code generator tool to embed part of the video.
Navigate youtube only with keyboard using TV mode
Leaning back with hands on the keyboard? Go to youtube.com/leanback to enable TV mode. You can then control youtube with just your keyboard. When TV mode is enabled youtube instant feature is also enabled i.e you get search results as you type them. With Youtube’s TV mode, you can remote control youtube with no extra apps.
Convert youtube videos to gif image
This isn’t really a youtube trick but it really is great! You can quickly convert youtube videos to gif images and share them with your friends. All you have to do is add the word ‘gif’ before ‘youtube.com’ when watching a video. So the new URL would be like https://www.gifyoutube.com/watch?v=VIDEO_ID
Download the entire youtube video or part of it
There are several free youtube downloader software that let you save youtube videos to your PC but none of them works great. With this trick you can easily download videos to your computer without any external software. All you have to do is type ‘ss’ before ‘youtube.com’ when watching a video. So the final URL would be like this – https://www.ssyoutube.com/watch?v=VIDEO_ID. This youtube trick works even for VEVO videos. But a more popular and better site for downloading videos is clipconverter.cc . The site lets you save part of the video or convert them to a bunch of formats right before downloading them!
Go Mad! Change color of progress bar
Wouldn’t it be fun if youtube shows something crazy? Type “awesome” when watching a video and the progress bar will show changing colors.
Youtube Easter Eggs
Google’s is good at making pranks. They did the same with youtube. Make youtube do a Harlem shake by typing in “do the Harlem shake” in the search box. Similarly search for “doge meme” for a colorful youtube experience. “webdriver torso” is another popular youtube easter egg. If you know something cool, leave it in the comments.
Change color of the caption background
Do you use youtube’s subtitle feature? If so, then you will definitely like this youtube trick. Turn on the captions and press ‘B’ button to change the background color of the youtube subtitle. If you want more control of youtube subtitles then visit youtube in TV mode ( i.e youtube.com/leanback ). Now you will have more controls over caption styling such as font, color, style, size, background, etc.
Load youtube flash player
Load youtube flash player instead of the HTML5 player. Add “&nohtml5=1” to the youtube URL to force youtube to load the flash player instead of HTML5. Another way to load flash player is to replace watch?v=videoID with v/ . So the resulting URL will look like this : http://youtube.com/v/VIDEO_ID . Also Read : Disable HTML5 player and force flash
Do you know any other youtube tricks? Leave them in the comments below.