10 Youtube URL Tricks You Should Know About

youtube logo1   10 Youtube URL Tricks You Should Know About Youtube – You know that site with videos and all. Yeah! It turns out that its quite popular and you happen to visit and use it quite often. Instead of just searching and playing here are some top Youtube URL tricks that you should know about:

1. View high quality videos

Youtube gives you the option to switch to high quality videos for some of the videos, however you can check if a video is available in high quality format by appending ‘&fmt=18′(stereo, 480 x 270 resolution) or ‘&fmt=22′(stereo, 1280 x 720 resolution) for even higher quality.

2. Embed Higher Quality Videos

While the above trick works for playback, if however you want to embed hig quality videos you need to append “&ap=%2526fmt%3D18″ and “&ap=%2526fmt%3D22″ to the embed url.

3. Cut the chase and link to the interesting part

Linking to a video where the real action starts at 3 minutes 22 seconds, wondered if you could make it start at 03:22? You are in luck. All you have to do is add #t=03m22s (#t=XXmYYs for XX mins and YY seconds) to the end of the URL.

4. Hide the search box

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The search box appears when you hover over an embedded video. To hide the search box add ‘&showsearch=0′ to the embed url.

5. Embed only a part of Video

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Just append ‘&start=30′ to skip first 30s of the video. In general you can modify the value after start= to the number of seconds you want to skip the video for.

6. Autoplay an embedded video

Normally when you embed a Youtube video and load the page, the player is loaded and it sits there waiting for you to hit the play button. You can make the video play automatically by adding ‘&autoplay=1′ to the url part of the embed code.

7. Loop an embedded video

Append ‘&loop=1′ to make the video start again without user intervention after it reaches the end.

8. Disable Related Videos

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Publishing your content in the form of Youtube video? Don’t want people to see other people’s content that may be related but may as well be in competition to you? Just add ‘&rel=0′ to the end of the url part of the embed code and you just turned off the related video suggestions!

9. Bypass Youtube Regional Filtering

Some videos are only available in certain parts of the world. Your IP Address is used to determine your location and then allow or deny access to the video. Change the url from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<somecode> to http://www.youtube.com/v/<somecode>

10. Download Video

Although not inherently a youtube trick but useful all the same for downloading videos. Just change youtube to kickyoutube in the url of the video and it will take you to kickyoutube.com with all the options for downloading the video you were watching.

Do you know of some similar Youtube URL tricks and hacks? Fire them in comments!

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seobag

I also used keephd.com
Change the url from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
to
http://www.KeepHD.com/watch?v=

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Spy2

wee!

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Transcontinental

KeepHD ( http://www.keephd.com/ ) offers various download formats, in fact all those available:
Quote:
“KeepHD is a sweet tool that lets you download HD videos off Youtube! Not only can you download HD copies of your movies, you can also download the mobile 3GP version for your mobile devices plus the standard MP4 and FLV format. Just enter your Youtube video URL below, and KeepHD will automatically grab each version of the video you want to download.”

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hsj

the bypass regional filtering doesn’t work. It still shows “Content not available in your country”

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Varun Kashyap

it seems to be working fine here.

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januzi

“Embeding videos on webpages disabled” :/

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Aravind Jose T.


You can KISS youtube to download too.
If you aren’t good with kicking, that is :P

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vinay

installing the latest internet download manager also gives the download link of youtube videos.

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Carl

sry trick 9 doesnt work….

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Kevin Montgomery

Interesting info. Can you please show me an example of the “autoplay” used in a complete url? Before and after? I was just having trouble visualizing where to put the:
‘&autoplay=1′
Thank you! Kevin

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Benji3104

Add &flip=1 to flip it all over. Not exactly useful but great for confusing people.

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lol

doesn’t work for me..

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Dan

When copyright material is uploaded to YT, it is often “flipped” to confuse the automatic copyright filters. “&flip=1″ corrects for that so text & such doesn’t appear backwards.

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WWwwWW

yeah number 9 doesnt work for me also

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MManson

Thx kewwwww

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Edward de Leau

Not really a trick but if you regularly post youtube vids to your weblog it would we worthwhile to cache the thumbs for performance reasons like e.g. here: http://vid.leau.net. there would no be any calls to youtube or google video.

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mike

most of your tips make it less useful rather than more. Lower quality loads faster, autoplaying makes it annoying and not letting people explore ever videos just makes you lame.

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steve snorts

get a better connection. stop stealing from your neighbors.

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Dan

Not at all, Mike. I work in K12 education and quite a bit with Boy Scouts. Disabling “related videos” is a big help for videos we embed.

I think you have an idea that YT should only be used for “browsing” and that other users use it the same way you do. Not true. Many are using it as a blog friendly hosting platform for specific embedded content, or to share content within a specific group – not necessarily of public interest or consumption.

That said, you can still visit YouTube directly and watch the video – and get your search box, lower quality and related videos – so no harm done to someone like you who surfs. But I don’t want related videos to pop up on an embedded video from our Agriculture Dept on “sexing chicks” that gets embedded on a HS webpage. And yes, this is a real example – it means to separate out the hens from the roosters early on.

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audrey

I’ve always been watching and downloading videos on youtube. But there are many things on this list I didn’t know about. I’ll have to check them out.

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NiMipAustralia

If you use Safari, the easiest way to download youtube videos is to do the following:

1. Go to the youtube video of your choice on youtube.com
2. Click on ‘Window’ in the menu, and select ‘Activity’
3. Under the youtube address, which will be recognisable by its name, double click on the address with the largest file listed (it should be the only one in the megabytes, but the size varies depending on length of video)
4. A new window should open and, after a few seconds, the video should begin to download to your computer

Note: You may need to use a program to convert the file into a watchable movie file. My computer used to not recognise the file at all until converted, but for some reason it’s recently started downloading them as flash video files (.flv).

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Alan Gresley

If the computer does not recognize the file type, right click on it and select Properties and after the name, append .flv. Like this.

videoname

videoname.flv

and then press ok. Now they will work in a flash player and your computer will recognize them.

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youtube master

use VLC player it will play all most every video file format even not recognize once. It is free. and uses less cpu.
and can play HD in low machine.

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Otafu

Greasemonkey script “YouSable” gives you download options as well, zoom and more features. A must if you find yourself “youtubbing” often.

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Juan Carlos Llanos

Excelent. One question
How embed Googlevideo in YouTube. I have some video of more than 10 minutes and I can’t upload in YouTube. Can you help me?
Thanks, from Peru.

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JerryS

I have used tubetv on Mac. It downloads the video and then automatically converts it to the format you set.

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Manny

Thank you very much!
I will use this information for when I embed videos on my website Best Instrumentals.

-Manny

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Christof

Also pwnyoutube.com works fine. Just add pwn infront of the video url.

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ram

Hi I am from UK. I tried viewing the new youtube shows and films categories (avail. only in US). There is no watch? part in these url? Any suggestions how to bypass this problem?

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William

Hi,

A great post thank you very much.

I’ve seen these hacks used many times and always wondered how they did them but couldnt find them via normal search.

I’ll definitely put them to the test :)

Thanks again

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Webmonster

Youtube Video Clip Downloader

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arslion

there is also a facebook app which allows you to download the youtube videos in mp4 format..
http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?sid=d11834fdc5d8e71f163ea6668904feb1&id=30866058238

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BobsBlitz.com

To embed without the title showing, append with &showinfo=0

Example:

http://njfrogman.blogspot.com/2009/04/video-its-in-holebill-murray-hits.html

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Steen Seo Ohman

Great tricks

The disable related video’s is very usefull. Thanks

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non sequitur

Playback full screen with this prefix:

http://www.youtube.com/swf/cps.swf?video_id=

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kcd

add ‘&flip=1′ to the end of a url to trick your friends.

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Irene

If you want to download youtube vids just get atube catcher, which also converts the vids into other formats as well, and the program is free

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InsideInternet

My favorite tip is the number nine (Bypass Youtube Regional Filtering). I prefer to download youtube videos with DownloadHelper.

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Enlightenment

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-daum18-2009apr18,0,7710376.column

“If Twitter were a person, it would be an emotionally unstable person. It would be that person we avoid at parties and whose calls we don’t pick up.”

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Billy

I’ve been wondering if it was possible to download youtube videos. Hopefully kickyoutube will work. If not I’ll try one of the others mentioned here in the comment. Great info here! Thanks.

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john

Here is one very useful site you could add tothis list: Just add NSFW in front of “protected” youtube video url to see videos that may contain content that is inappropriate for some users without loggin in or having youtube account.

Original:
http://www.youtube.com/verify_age?&next_url=/watch%3Fv%3DAh70Y-6LJ40

Bypass login or signup:
http://www.NSFWyoutube.com/verify_age?&next_url=/watch%3Fv%3DAh70Y-6LJ40

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Kaspar K.

i have one, that’s relatively simple and safe to use. it’s a script that enables you to download youtube videos without any plugins or external websites by downloading the original mp4 video file from the server. simply add javascript:if(document.location.href.match(/http:\/\/[a-zA-Z\.]*youtube\.com\/watch/)){document.location.href='http://www.youtube.com/get_video?fmt=18&video_id='+swfArgs['video_id']+'&t='+swfArgs['t']} to your browser bookmarks (you might have to make a random bookmark first, then change the address). whenever you watch a video on youtube.com that you would like to save, simply click that link. for HQ use ?fmt=18 and for HD use ?fmt=22 in the script.

enjoy!

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Mia

Just tested this, and it worked like a charm! Only thing i had to do was to change the ’ to ” to get it to work here :)

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Giovani

Hey, Varun!

Thanks, for those kickin’ YouTube tricks!

Are you aware that someone is selling the equivalent to Trick #10 for cash via email? I instantly knew it wasn’t necessary to get any special widget to do this. But, I didn’t know HOW!

Dude, you rock! ;O)

Sunshine & Blessings,
Giovani

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abhishek

I think you have missed one of watching youtube videos fullscreen in your browser, if you like to add you can refer the link given below.

http://www.technixupdate.com/watch-youtube-videos-wide-screen-in-your-browser/

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Garritt

Thanks for the great tips. I have bookmarked this page, and will use these often. I found this site through a Twitter post, and am glad I did. This is valuable info.
I have a YouTube channel, and will use tips 2,3,4,6, and 8 regularly.

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wafwot

I’ve seen comments added to YouTube videos where the comment text was flipped…does anyone know how this is done?

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Ibrahim Ali

Go to this site: flipmytext.com type in your text, and copy and paste the flipped text.

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Jason

You could use this site to flip your text and flip and reverse your text.

http://flipthistext.com/

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Momo

Yeah! Very useful tricks for extreamly using YouTube!
Thanks!

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Tommy

Great tricks. Thanks to those that included tricks in the comments. Found this site from Diigo. MakeUseOf is a good one to bookmark. Can’t wait to read some of your other posts.

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fullFx

for downloading youtube url, a pythin script exists — “youtube-dl”. it is available as a downloadable package in linux distros under the same name. you can “yum install” or “apt-get install” it. it will work under cygwin also. i have been using for over 3 months now.

— fullFx

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sudhakar

hiiiii

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Amezzeray

http://www.zamzar.com/url is a good way of downloading youtube vids because you can choose the format (ie MP3 to transer to iPod and AVI to upload yourself haha)

and so is http://www.clipnabber.com

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brico

You can change automatically the embed code to make most of this things (without any effort) using this tool:

embed code generator

The instructions for this tool are automatically translated (a little crappy),but it’s very easy to use and works perfectly .

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David

If you use chrome, the following block, saved as a bookmark, will automatically DL a YouTube Video as a FLV file:

javascript:window.location.href = ‘http://youtube.com/get_video?video_id=’ + swfArgs['video_id'] + “&l=” + swfArgs['l'] + “&sk=” + swfArgs['sk'] + ‘&fmt_map’ + swfArgs['fmt_map'] + ‘&t=’ + swfArgs['t'];

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MeMyself

upside down writing is just these “letters” being used zÊŽxʍʌnʇsɹbdouɯןʞɾɪɥɓɟəpÉ”qÉ’ — YouTube comments would mostly be better upside down.

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theboss0_0@hotmail.com

you can watch video only without anything else by using this web site

http://quietube.com/

also u can change the url

from
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlyQzm9yPvs
to
http://www.youtube.com/v/xlyQzm9yPvs

so u will delete “watch?v=” and put “v/”

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TechAxion

You can simply use firefox’s built in cache viewer to download video… I made a video that shows exactly how to do it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIPkTWlDY_Y

You don’t need to visit any external sites or use external software.

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mahdee

خیلی خیلی با حال بود.
ممنون

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خیلی خیلی با حال بود. ممنون

Wat the hell are u trying to say?

“خیلی خیلی با حال بود.
ممنون” >> ??

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cnawan

I can’t speak for the Windows and Mac viewers out there, but Firefox under Linux uses the system /tmp folder to store big files like videos. Just look for the most recent file called “FlashXXXX”, where XXXX is some random gobbledegook. It’s a .flv file, so you can just play it, copy it and rename it, etc. No external software or site needed, or even trawling through about:cache.

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lily

I would add that appending “&showinfo=0″ will remove the rating stars and title bar from an embed. I learned that here:
http://www.reelseo.com/youtube-player-info/

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YouTube Downloader

The most easy way to download Youtube videos directly in 3GP, MP4 and HD quality would be this handy Firefox addon :

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10137/

Your videos now just a single click away.

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Era

Nice tricks..thanks for the infos.

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Brian

Why worry about #1 when you can just toggle a setting in your profile to always view high quality videos if they are available?

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Joseph Slabugh

You can watch yt vids in HQ at makeHD.com, and also mrdeleted.com allows the use of same url system (change youtube.com/watch to mrdeleted.com/watch)

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Joseph Slabugh

ALso forgot to mention MediaConverter.org, that is where I download my yt videos if I want to download any…

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Kim Dion

Can you tell me how do I disable the link back to youtube.com
when I embed a youtube on my site.

Thank you…

http://www.maverickmoneyblog.com

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Joseph Slabugh

well the video play on makehd.com and ytexport.com have no links back to youtube. try that player.

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LanG

some flash players like jwplayer can play yt videos even when provided a regular yt link like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=…..

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john

You totaly forgot the main one here:

youtube-downloads.110mb.com

It knows all native YouTube video formats: HD, MP4, FLV, 3GP videos, multiple simultaneous downloads, preview video, auto start download, skip already downloaded files, clipboard monitoring, drag & drop from IE / Firefox, proxy support, etc. Program size only 39Kb!!

I use it a lot!

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Lose Fat and Build Muscle Mass

I really like that tip on how to fast forward to the part of the video that you want you viewers to see. Excellent information!

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Happy In Pants aka Happy Pants!

I like to use Ultraget to download youtube videos, If It’s HQ then it will save the .mp4 If low quality then you can save the .flv’s

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Steffan Antonas

There’s an awesome service that does #3 for you….

splicd.com

It’s sick.

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Bogdan

Very good article!

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WrKing1

You know how on April Fools Day 09 Youtube flipped all the videos upside down? You can do it again by adding &flip=1 to the end of the url.

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bond_65

I’ve tried doing the HD embedding but haven’t succeeded yet. Can anyone show me an example on how to do it.

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Missesschnitzelpommesmayo

Guter Beitrag

Viel Erfolg weiterhin wuenscht

brasil-news.de

Havaianas, Brasilien, Online Shop, Lifestyle aus Brasilien

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AJH

Another good one can be found at youtuberepeat.com

I always find songs that I want to play over and over, but I would find it annoying to have to open the window and click play again.

YouTube Repeat is a miracle. Just type repeat after ‘youtube’ and before ‘.com’

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Joseph Slabaugh

I used this code to make Mrdeleted.com, but made the videos in larger screens, and also made some of my own codes for my site.

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Shahriat Hossain

Thanks for sharing this post.

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Rotten Gods

Thanks for this useful list of tips, I put some videos on my blog but with your help, it is gonna get better.

thanks again

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Joseph Slabaugh

I changed the Mrdeleted website:

My latest video now autoplays there in large screen! Change any youtube URLs from “youtube.com” to “mrdeleted.com” to autoplay/loop them. Or if you have the video ID, just enter it on the site and play it from my website. This last part is from a special code that I made myself. I am pretty proud of this, as I am not a coder, but know a little bit oh PHP and HTML so I messed with it till I got it to work.

Feedback?

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purchase land

This got me to finally install greasemonkey. Badass. Thanks!

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jacob

go to:

video2mp3.net to download any youtube video into an mp3!

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sanzan

thank you for info, nice blog :D

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jimboba

What a host of interesting tips. Thanks.

One question – answer touched on with the http://quietube.com/ suggestion where I want to be able to supply a URL link to the YouTube video but with everything else stripped away, ie. only the video and controls and no branding.

http://quietube.com/ does this in part but still brands the page for itself.

Anyone any suggestions?

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samantha

plz help me to link my images ,as how can play other youtube videos through the same embeded player of my page by clicking on them.

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samantha

hi guys, Can anybody tell me how youtube videos has embeded in following page.http://samiratv.com/index.php?p=teledrama&vpid=153&veid=4517 . there we can play one by one all videos on the same embeded player.plz explain me how he has done this?thanx

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samantha

thank you very much for the information.yes i want to create a page http://amishchurch.ning.com/video/devils-playground like this . i visited (http://www.youtube.com/my_players)but i was unable to create like that page.could you plz explain me how he has linked those images on right side to his player.thanks alot.

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Joseph Slabaugh

I own amishchurch.com, so I know how it was done, and I was just thinking of making a youtube video explaining how it is done. You will be able to find it on my account later. I might also link to the video after I post it.

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samantha

thanx very much for your reply.of course I want to create a page like your example.but I dont know how to do it.could you plz explain me how he has done that, as how we can play videos by clicking on images.i think we cannot do it by just creating a player.thanx alot.

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samantha

can you just tell me here how we can do it easily.

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Joseph Slabaugh

First, the images you see to the right of the video are there from Ning.com’s service, and 2nd, you can make any playlist, then go to the “My players” page and make any style player you choose, including one that has a set of images next to them, not that one looks a little different then the one I have on AmishChurch.com’s website.

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samantha

I tried it but that player has no full screen mode.actually I want to develop a page like your example page.not just a costumized player with play list.i think we have to do that with youtube api.am i right? you have linked those pictures to href=”http://amishchurch.ning.com/video/devils-playground-78″ not to you tube.and on player you have made some changes.

plz explain how i can do it .thanx

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Joseph Slabaugh

those pic are other videos on the Ning site, try making a ning site once to see

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Natasha

i used to know a trick that let you temporaly move and delete stuff on youtube pages, but idk it now. can anyone please help me on this??? =)

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Joseph Slabaugh

“delete”? the new youtube pages are a little different then the old ones, so you can go through the system and remove whatever you want… But you may have to upgrade your profile to the new one if you have not done so yet…

I am a YouTube Partner, but the only difference my profile has to yours would by the banner at top…

http://www.youtube.com/mrdeleted check it out to see how I have set mine up.

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kaal

how to downloag videos in orkut……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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Varun Kashyap

Orkut videos are nothing but embedded Youtube videos, so you can download them like any Youtube Video. Use videodownloadhelper (firefox) or something like kickyoutube.com/kissyoutube.com

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Guilherme

Hey , I change the URL of my videos with these things.
I it isn’t permanent!

Does exist some code that is permanent?
Thanks

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narutofan

hahaha check this out xrl.us/automd

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Joseph Slabaugh

thanks for the spam!

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desktoptube

you can download the desktoptube at http://www.desktoptube.com. It is a desktop application that can be setup to play only HD videos and also download them.

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This N That

thanks for the tips, i have bookmarked this page.

please post more great tips.

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anne

Sorry, but just for us beginners: What part of the code do you append eg ‘&start=30′ to? Add it like this:
?

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anne

Never mind, I got it:
You just add the code in wherever there is an “&”
Thanks :)

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Chuck

This did indeed turn out to be a very helpful post. And the comments were especially helpful. The form listed above has moved to a new address: http://tuttowebvideo.com/wp-content/uploads/generatore-codice-embedding-youtube.htm

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Dave Pexton

I would like to know is there is a way to make a url that will play only 1 frame of video. or pause a video on a frame. I would like to send the user to a picture rather than a video. Just to a frame of Hdef video.

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realest

great information, even more from comments.
props

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robb

isn’t hi quality using URL is quite last year ?

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Cody Taylor

Anyone know why they don’t allow links in the comments? Is there some special way to do this?

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mrdeleted

nope – not unless you reg a domain and post it as “example[.]com”

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Andrey

trick 10 doesnt work…. :(

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OMEGA

Newbie wants to be able to post an affiliate marketing link for a product in the text comments of Youtube, and it doesn’t appear to allow me to do it? Not allowed, or is there a way to do this?

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mrdeleted

nope, they don’t allow that – unless you reg a domain and post it as “example[.]com”

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reg

What is the code to retain embebbed youtube videos on my site.I mean when a user play and click the video, it will just pause and will not leave my site to go to youtube.com

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mrdeleted

makehd.com/ use his code.

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mrdeleted

Watch on MakeHD.com!

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reg

I want to put the code in my script that imitates youtube.

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mrdeleted

you have to ask my friend, he created makehd.com, I don’t have his code. I think he made his own player.

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Alan Gresley

@reg

Check the source of this page. The HTML is valid.

http://truth-terror.org/revolution/

Ignore the content if you desire.

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reg

Nevermind ive read that i against youtube TOS.
I want to share a code that embed youtube vid with full screen option here is the code:

Just change the youtube vids address. Enjoy!

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Meerkat

May I know how to enable / disable caption in youtube? What should I append at the end?
Here is an example. Help!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe4B3WvTif0&hd=1

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Doctor Mason

While &fmt=22 does allow for a higher resolution video, it only works if there’s an option to view the video in HD (such as when there’s an HD button in the video). Otherwise, it doesn’t give you any better quality on regular videos. The &fmt=18 works for all videos. It may not give a better video throughput (depending on the bit-rate at which it was uploaded), but the audio quality is almost always better than average.

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analyticallaboratories

Please help me how to post the hyperlink on youtube comment. I am so new to you tube.

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mrdeleted

It can’t be done. I have already said so in the comments above. If you post a link, it will have to be typed into the browser later, so it is not even effective to use as a marketing method. Unless you mass spam a lot of videos.

(And for that you would need a software like tubetoolbox or similar. I don’t want you to even try that, cause I get enough spam on my videos!)

Anyway, you can post a simple “example[.]com” post on videos though and get around the YouTube filters.

I am a Partner, so I have a few extra tools that others do not get.

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leoabet

10 youtube URL tricks are very useful! Thx!

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Wild Olive

Go to youtube.com. Pick any video to watch. In the URL, replace ‘watch’ with ‘warp.swf’. Hit enter.

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Anu

Thanks for the tips. Is there a way of adding more than one url to the about me page?

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Sara M

I am definitely bookmarking this post/ page! Thanks for sharing this great info about YouTube vids… I have been wondering how to customize embedded videos for a while.

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feha

Hi

There is also nice podcast player online:

feedpixel.com

with youtube search …

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Carmen

I love this list!!!

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Rafenate

now I know it!

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Mary

Hi, does anyone know where I can fine the code to put website addresses in comment boxes on YouTube?

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Harry

Hey can anyone tell me how to get only the pause/play button to come up without the video?

I’ve embeeded it to my profile, done the autoplay thing and put the width and height to 1, but i would like for the pause/play button to be shown (only)

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Bim

Very useful cheers. Knew some of these. Thanks.

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Marius

If you’re running Linux, then just install the program “youtube-dl”

For ubuntu, simply run “sudo aptitude install youtube-dl”

And you’ll be able to download YouTube videos from the command line!

$ youtube-dl -b “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL6DlOQIwaY” -o file.mp4

And you’ll have the video!

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el7cosmos

really usefull trick!!

thanks

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Namit Gupta

kickyoutube[dot]com is great, thanks for compiling the list of such useful tricks, gr8 work.

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mrdeleted

“Author: Dan
Comment:
When copyright material is uploaded to YT, it is often “flipped” to confuse the automatic copyright filters. “&flip=1″ corrects for that so text & such doesn’t appear backwards.”
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IDIOT!

&flip=1 does not work anymore, and even if it did, copyrighted works can be edited to be a little faster/slower then the normal speed in order to avoid the auto detect service. I have never seen it to be flipped just to avoid it.

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Rajeeva Srivastava

http://www.keepvid.com can give links to normal and HD downloads from youtube and other video sites.

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maalsansar

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RQThomas

I’ve been hunting for a lot of time now in order to discover a simple method to be able to download videos from youtube .
There are lots them including software tools , firefox plugins , various scripts etc.. Well most of them are ok at doing their work .

But I will mention a way that it’s the fastest that I’ve found. This method includes using http://www.tubeleecher.com.

Ok here are the steps involved

1) visit http://www.tubeleecher.com
2) get the youtube link of the video you want to download
3) paste it on tubeleecher site
4) save the video and you’re done

You can watch the video you downloaded with a flash player.
get it here http://download.cnet.com/FLV-Player/3000-13632_4-10467081.html

I’ve found also a youtube video showing the whole proccess of getting video from youtube with the method described above.
Here it is — >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h87N9F_mdc

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CharlesSB

I’ve been searching for days now in order to discover a simple trick to be able to download youtube videos .
There are lots them including software programms , plugins for firefox , many scripts etc.. Well most of them are ok at doing what they really do .

But I will mention a trick that it’s the easiest that I’ve found. This way includes using http://www.tubeleecher.com.

Ok here are the steps involved

1) go to http://www.tubeleecher.com
2) get the youtube link of the video you want to download
3) paste it on tubeleecher page
4) save the video and you’re done

You can watch the video you downloaded with a flash player.
get it here http://download.cnet.com/FLV-Player/3000-13632_4-10467081.html

There is also a youtube video explaining the whole procedure of getting video from youtube with the method described above.
Watch it here — >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h87N9F_mdc

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Nilimesh

really nice…
it is so much helpful post and solved my many problems.

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ilee86

i have a question. when i download a movie from youtube, and watch it on my computer, the quality changes a lot! why does that happen? can i get around that?

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Nina

Not sure if it’s an actual hack, but if you add “listento” in front of “youtube” (listentoyoutube), you’ll be able to download the soundtrack from the movie = free songs.

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Yellowww

You can download any youtube video simply:

Replace the “Y” from “youtube” with a “3”

exemple: you whant to download this video :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNY8hkGyqgA
so type simply that :
http://www.3outube.com/watch?v=hNY8hkGyqgA

Enjoy !

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Some guy

Drag the code below up to your bookmarks and name it “Get Youtube Video” and click it when watching a video you want to download.

javascript:(function(){if(document.getElementById(‘download-youtube-video’))return;var%20args=null,video_title=null,video_id=null,video_hash=null;var%20download_code=new%20Array();var%20fmt_labels={’18′:’standard%20MP4′,’22′:’HD%20720p’,’37′:’HD%201080p’};try{args=yt.getConfig(‘SWF_ARGS’);video_title=yt.getConfig(‘VIDEO_TITLE’)}catch(e){}if(args){var%20fmt_url_map=unescape(args['fmt_url_map']);if(fmt_url_map==”)return;video_id=args['video_id'];video_hash=args['t'];video_title=video_title.replace(/[%22\'\?\\\/\:\*%3C%3E]/g,”);var%20fmt=new%20Array();var%20formats=fmt_url_map.split(‘,’);var%20format;for(var%20i=0;i%3Cformats.length;i++){var%20format_elems=formats[i].split(‘|’);fmt[format_elems[0]]=unescape(format_elems[1])}for(format%20in%20fmt_labels){if(fmt[format]!=null){download_code.push(‘%3Ca%20href=\”+(fmt[format]+’&title=’+video_title)+’\’%3E’+fmt_labels[format]+’%3C/a%3E’)}else%20if(format==’18’){download_code.push(‘%3Ca%20href=\’http://www.youtube.com/get_video?fmt=18&video_id=’+video_id+’&t=’+video_hash+’\’%3E’+fmt_labels[format]+’%3C/a%3E’)}}}if(video_id==null||video_hash==null)return;var%20div_embed=document.getElementById(‘watch-embed-div’);if(div_embed){var%20div_download=document.createElement(‘div’);div_download.innerHTML=’%3Cbr%20/%3E%3Cspan%20id=\’download-youtube-video\’%3EDownload:%20’+download_code.join(‘%20|%20′)+’%3C/span%3E';div_embed.appendChild(div_download)}})();void(0)

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mrdeleted

on firefox? I am not seeming to be able to do this

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Some guy

Watch the video and use this in the url bar

javascript:(function(){if(document.getElementById(‘download-youtube-video’))return;var%20args=null,video_title=null,video_id=null,video_hash=null;var%20download_code=new%20Array();var%20fmt_labels={’18′:’standard%20MP4′,’22′:’HD%20720p’,’37′:’HD%201080p’};try{args=yt.getConfig(‘SWF_ARGS’);video_title=yt.getConfig(‘VIDEO_TITLE’)}catch(e){}if(args){var%20fmt_url_map=unescape(args['fmt_url_map']);if(fmt_url_map==”)return;video_id=args['video_id'];video_hash=args['t'];video_title=video_title.replace(/[%22\'\?\\\/\:\*%3C%3E]/g,”);var%20fmt=new%20Array();var%20formats=fmt_url_map.split(‘,’);var%20format;for(var%20i=0;i%3Cformats.length;i++){var%20format_elems=formats[i].split(‘|’);fmt[format_elems[0]]=unescape(format_elems[1])}for(format%20in%20fmt_labels){if(fmt[format]!=null){download_code.push(‘%3Ca%20href=\”+(fmt[format]+’&title=’+video_title)+’\’%3E’+fmt_labels[format]+’%3C/a%3E’)}else%20if(format==’18’){download_code.push(‘%3Ca%20href=\’http://www.youtube.com/get_video?fmt=18&video_id=’+video_id+’&t=’+video_hash+’\’%3E’+fmt_labels[format]+’%3C/a%3E’)}}}if(video_id==null||video_hash==null)return;var%20div_embed=document.getElementById(‘watch-embed-div’);if(div_embed){var%20div_download=document.createElement(‘div’);div_download.innerHTML=’%3Cbr%20/%3E%3Cspan%20id=\’download-youtube-video\’%3EDownload:%20’+download_code.join(‘%20|%20′)+’%3C/span%3E';div_embed.appendChild(div_download)}})();void(0)

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Ansar

Thank u for the great tips.i can use in my onlinemoviesite.
thanks!

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cessna 172 simulator

Just tested this, and it worked well chuffed thanks!

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BootyshakeAddict

Don’t suppose there’s a way to watch private videos without joinig youtube?

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Mojo

Youtube tricks how brilliant I will definately be using these. thanks
Mojo From
Build My Own Free Website

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mma videos

Thanks for the info great post. I’ll try some of them tricks on my mma vid site!

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Tim Huijbers

Great tips!, Thanks for sharing

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me!

If your an UBUNTU user, and want to download a youtube video, just wait untill it’s fully loaded and go to the tmp folder in your file system and you will find the video there!
just copy and paste to desired location.

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William

Did youtube lock up the embed/url portion? I can’t seem to add &rel=0 to turn off related content, either before posting or after.