Right now if anyone wants to see some of the latest music video clips or find the latest tutorials on a subject, or whatever content we want to know about, the first place that usually comes to our mind is YouTube. However, there are some tips and tricks from a really cool YouTube feature that most YouTube users are not aware of.
In this article I intend to share with you 6 basic YouTube features that will optimize your experience, make using YouTube easier and get to know some tricks from YouTube to make the platform more fun and effective for users.
1. Share videos starting at a certain time
If you want to share a YouTube video at exactly a certain point, a certain second, a certain minute, you can do it in a few simple steps.
How: Just pause or pause the video at the time you want other users to start watching it and right-click on the video screen. A menu will appear from which you can select “Copy video URL at current time” or “Copy current video URL” and share. Then automatically, the user will click the copied link and open the live video at a certain time as you want.
2. Play back video automatically
There are times when you want to watch or hear YouTube videos, Maybe you want to hear your favorite song over and over again. So, to replay the songs in those YouTube videos, you don’t have to tap again every time the video ends, there is an option on YouTube that lets you replay any video automatically.
All you have to do is right-click on the video you want to play back automatically and from the menu that appears select “Loop”. Now the video will continue to play back automatically until you enter the menu again and uncheck the “Loop” menu.
3. Play videos in HD quality by default
For most videos on YouTube, the video quality is set to the lowest quality by default so that it plays smoothly even at low internet speeds. But if you are absolutely sure of your internet speed, you can adjust the system on YouTube to always play videos in HD format or the best quality of YouTube videos.
How: For these third tips and tricks you need a third party extension for your browser, the extension is named “Magic Actions for YouTubeWhich is only available for best browser like Google Chrome and Firefox, enable Auto HD option in the extension and choose a suitable resolution for your YouTube video. You can also adjust and scroll to adjust the volume of your video.
4. More accurate video search
There are millions of videos on YouTube. So finding a specific YouTube video that suits you can sometimes be difficult. In this search for videos on YouTube you may find yourself browsing dozens of pages hoping to find the video you actually want to watch.
If you don’t want to make it easier to find the video you want to watch on YouTube, just add a word
Allintitle: before the keywords you used to search for videos. It basically only gives you video search results that include the selected keywords.
5. Remove specific keywords in the search
You can choose specific keywords to search for, or not. For example, you are looking for a tutorial on ‘domain register’; using the most conventional search form, you will find lots of videos on how to register a domain using Godaddy.
Now let’s think that you’re looking for some tutorials on domain registration and you don’t want to get a video result about domain registering from GoDaddy (because you’ve watched it, or for some other reason), you can exclude keywords from your search results in the following ways:
keyword -excluded keyword
And in a case like in this example, the keyword is the domain register and the excluded keyword is Godaddy, so you can type in the search as follows
Register domain -Godaddy
6. Check the video playback speed
YouTube users know very well the red and gray panel marks coming from the slow buffering of the videos you are watching. So to avoid distractions, you can always do a speed test to see if there is a problem with your own video or internet connection.
All you have to do is right click on the video and a menu will appear, then select “Stats for nerds”. An information box will appear in one corner of the video screen giving you information about your internet connection speed, network activity, and video buffering health.
Apart from the connection speed this information box will show you lots of other statistics about the video i.e. Video ID, Frame, Optimal resolution and Codec etc.
And those are some simple tips and tricks from YouTube that if you use them will make it easier and improve the user experience in enjoying videos on YouTube.