Tips and Tricks that Make YouTube Better

23 Apr

I don’t think there is anyone out there with an active internet connection that doesn’t spend some time every day, whether it’s at work or at home, or both on YouTube watching music videos, short or animated movies, documentaries, various how-to clips or even full-length feature films.

YouTube has become a household name, and one of the most-visited websites on the internet. Now granted most of it is down to an insane number of cat videos, which seem to have become a universal form of communication, but there is also a great deal of useful, informative and educational content out there. Digging for it is the hard part, and can often lead to frustration. But, we have some tips and tricks we would like to share with you that will unlock YouTube’s full potential, so keep on reading.

Edit Your Videos with YouTube Editor

If editing videos for YouTube is not one of your strong suites, don’t despair, because with the help of YouTube Editor , you will be able to do basic video editing, and apply techniques such as trimming, rotating and combining videos, as well as inserting transitions and various effects.youtube_tips_22 What we like best about it, though, is that it helps you find royalty-free music. This way, your video will have a cool soundtrack, and it won’t be taken down because of copyright issues.

Blocked in Your Country? No Problem

Everybody hates getting that stupid message, but there is a way around that as well. Usually, the URL of the video that is unavailable for viewing in your country looks something like this: youtube.com/watch?v={video-id}. Now, you can watch it by changing the URL to look like this: youtube.com/v/{video-id}. Not only will you be able to watch the video, but it will fill up the entire browser window.

Watch Full-Length Features and TV Shows

As we mentioned a bit earlier, you can even watch full-length movies and TV shows on YouTube, by accessing their dedicated movies and TV shows . Furthermore, they are neatly divided into genres and available in Full HD quality, so it’s just like watching your favorite shows on TV. We say exactly, because these videos feature ads, as they are uploaded by the creators, who receive a portion of advertising revenue from YouTube. Of course, you can always add attributes like long, or HD, separated by a coma, when you type what you are looking in the search box, and YouTube will only return full-length or HD videos as a result.

Turn YouTube into a TV Set

Since most of us here are true couch potatoes, we like the convenience television provides us with. You just sit back, relax, and enjoy. The only problem is, you don’t always get to choose what you are going to watch. You can do that with YouTube, but sitting for hours behind the desk is not exactly our idea of comfort. Now, you can have the best of both worlds, thanks to YouTube TV , which lets you play high-quality videos of your choice. YouTube TV will even suggest stuff you might like if you are signed into your Google account, based on your likes, favorites and browsing history. The only thing left to do is to hook up your big-screen TV to your desktop or laptop, and work on becoming one with the sofa.

These are just some of the tips and tricks out there which can enhance your YouTube experience. We hope you have fun trying these out. Peace!

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