YouTube is an amazing platform to experience music and videos and a lot more on it. It offers a range of features and functions to improve your music listening and video watching experience. In fact, it offers so many features that a lot of features and functions go unnoticed by plenty of users. In this article, we can unearth those features & functions in these Top 10 YouTube Tricks.
1. Skip Parts of the Video:
You can use this feature to skip part of the video if you don’t want to watch a complete video or want to see it from a specific location. To do this, you just need to press number keys from your keypad. You can press numbers from 0 to 9, where 0 will start the video from starting point and every single digit addition will skip the parts of the video in *10 multipliers. For example, you have pressed 3 then it will skip video to 30%, if you have pressed 4 then it will skip 40 %.
2. Play Video in Loop:
If you want to play any video repeatedly then you can consider using loop option on YouTube. Right-click on the video and select LOOP option to play selected video repeatedly. If you are doing it in the HTML5 player, then press shift + right-click on the video for the LOOP option.
3. Download YouTube videos as Mp3 (Music) or MP4 (Video) format:
You can record or download your running YouTube video in MP3 or MP4 format by the simple tweak. To do this, change your YouTube URL from www.youtube.com to www.yout.com leaving remaining address same.
4. Drunken YouTube:
This is more of a fun activity. Use this trick to see drunken YouTube. Type “Use the force luke” and press Enter to see shaking YouTube screen. This is merely a fun activity to impress your friends and colleagues.
5. Add Some Color:
If you feel bored seeing dull colors on your YouTube screen then you can add some colors to it, to give it some vibrant look. You could try adding some colors to it by the simple tweak. To do this, type “doge meme” and press Enter to see the difference. It will be a temporary effect added to your screen as next time you open YouTube it will be the same official page.
6. Create GIF out of YouTube videos:
You can create a GIF from your current video using this function. To do this add “gif” before youtube.com in the address bar and hit Enter. It will lead you to GIF maker windows, where you can decide the length of your GIF file. Press the ‘Create GIF’ button once you are finished.
7. Start Video at a specific time:
If you prefer to see video from a specific point or don’t want to drag it every time then this function may be useful for you. Using this function, you can simply start your video from the specific point of time. To do this, add #t= followed by the time in minutes and seconds.
For example, #t=1m5s (or #t=65s) and the video will start from 1 minute and 5 seconds.
8. Some useful YouTube keyboard shortcuts:
Check these shortcuts from your keyboard to enhance your YouTube experience.
- k/spacebar= Pause/Play a video
- j= Rewind the video by 10 seconds
- l= fast forward the video by 10 seconds.
- F= Full screen
- M= Mute a video.
- 0 (Zero)= Jump to beginning of the video
- End key= Jump to the end of the video
- Left or Right arrow keys: Fast forward or rewind in increments of 5 seconds.
- Up or Down arrow keys: Control volume
9. Add videos to Watch later:
This nifty feature can help you save videos to watch later. You can use this function to add videos to your ‘Watch Later’ list when you don’t have time right now or don’t want to watch the video at that time. You can find the ‘Watch later’ option in the bottom right corner of every video.
10. Activate Keyboard mode:
You can control YouTube functionality without touching the Mouse using your keyboard via this function. To activate keyboard mode just add “tv” at the end of the www.youtube.com in the URL (www.youtube.com/tv).
You can use these amazing tricks to enhance your YouTube experience. Using these tricks, you can save a lot of your time and efforts too.
YouTube is a user-friendly platform to enjoy music and videos and a lot more with a seamless experience. There are plenty tricks available and the above Top 10 YouTube Tricks will make your YouTube viewing experience much better.
Yogesh Sharma is an SEO personnel and technical content writer at Systweak. He likes to write about various threats to cybersecurity and cybercrime awareness in his blogs – http://blogs.systweak.com/