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Good software for watching videos on Mac?

I want to watch videos on my Mac but I don't like QuickTime. I was wondering what the community recommends. In particular, I was interested in some granular ability to slow down the video or speed it ...
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8answers
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YouTube at double speed on mobile

How do I listen to YouTube videos at double-speed? On the desktop I'm able to change the playback speed to 1.5x or 2x. With podcasts, I'm able to listen to them on my iPhone at 1.5x or 2x speed. ...
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Full screen YouTube still shows Dock and Menu Bar

Whenever I bring a video to fullscreen on YouTube (on Chrome or Safari), the video will go to fullscreen but the dock and menu bar remain visible, covering the top and bottom parts of the video. They ...
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7answers
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Native Youtube app suddenly stopped working on iPad 1

It's been some weeks now, whenever I try to used my Youtube app, it tells me it's impossible to connect to Youtube. Since it's an iPad 1, I have had trouble finding information online. Did Google or ...
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How do I disable mobile Youtube redirection on iPad?

When I click a Youtube link, say, in the newly released Skype app, the iPad will open the link in Safari, which will load the mobile site. Also in Twitter's built in browser the mobile site is ...
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525 views

setup youtube-dl destination to ~/Downloads

How do I setup youtube-dl to default download to ~/Downloads instead of the home folder?
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How can I make You Tube full screen on my iPad when using Safari?

I recently updated my iPad and now if I go to You Tube (i.e., youtube.com) using Safari and try to make a video full screen the navigation bars etc... still take up about 1/5th of the screen at the ...
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How to transfer large videos from iPad 2 camera roll to Windows XP?

iPad 2 16GB WiFi iOS 5.1.1 Windows XP SP3 All updates installed I have one video on my iPad 2 that is 24:13 in length that I filmed myself and stored in the camera roll. My goal is to upload it to ...
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1answer
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Cannot log in on Youtube iPad app

I get an Authentication failed error when I try to log in to the Youtube iPad app. But the same username and password work on Youtube Safari and other browsers.
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Can I make mobile Safari open YouTube links in the browser?

YouTube has a pretty decent mobile website, however any link to YouTube I see on the web always opens the link in the YouTube app, not there in the browser. Is there a way to change that? It would be ...
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2answers
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Playing youtube playlist

I can access the youtube Playlist with the default youtube application on an iOS device by tapping "More" then "Playlists", but how can I play those lists? When I tap on a playlist, it shows the list ...
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3answers
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What is the easiest (fastest) way to get direct link to MP4 video on YouTube?

My Mac is rather old and has issues (many dropped frames) with playing YouTube videos in HD on fullscreen, whether in Flash or HTML5. However, playing them in VLC makes no drops whatsoever, and what ...
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How do I watch Youtube videos without Flash on Safari?

Is there a way to watch Youtube videos without Flash installed on Safari? If not, are there any other solutions?
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Is it possible to publish a movie from iMovie to youtube if you have two factor authentication on?

I want to publish a movie I made in iMovie to youtube but i have 2 factor authentication on. When i enter my username and password, the login fails. Is there any way to support this without removing ...
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1answer
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Downgrading an iOS application - how to download a previous version?

On my iPad, I updated to a new version of YouTube that I don't like. Is there a way to downgrade? Would it be possible if I have the application link to the old version? How do I get the old link? ...
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Are certain videos blocked by Youtube on the iPhone or is this a technical issue?

When I search for any major label band on my iPhone 4 almost none of the official video clips are available. I can always find the equivalent clip on DailyMotion. I used to be able to find more ...
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Simplest way to get youtube videos to be saved locally on an iPad

When coming across certain youtube videos (on a Mac) I don't have time to watch at the moment, I wish I could get them saved for later offline viewing on my iPad. Is there some simple setup I could ...
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Best lightweight browser for OS X 10.4.11 iBook G4

I have an iBook G4 running OS X 10.4.11 and I really would like to watch youtube videos, but it is very choppy and generally impossible to watch! I've read over this thread: http://forums.macrumors....
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Different UI for same version of YouTube official iOS app

I have the same version (10.22.11614) of the official YouTube app in my iPhone 6 and iPhone 5, but the UI is not same in both of my phones. My iPhone 5 has the new material design and my iPhone 6 ...
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How do I prevent Chrome going fullscreen while playing youtube videos?

I have started observing this ever since I upgraded to Mavericks. Earlier [i.e. on Mountain Lion] if I played any youtube video on fullscreen, only video would be fullscreen, not chrome. Now in ...
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1answer
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Do YouTube videos buffer for offline playback on Google's iOS app?

I want to preload a 58 minute youtube video on my free home wireless and listen to it later while i'm jogging (so that i can listen without streaming on my limited data plan). Can this be done? Will ...
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1answer
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Why does Safari freeze on YouTube HTML5 videos?

I'm in YouTube HTML5 trial, and the experience is terrible with Safari. Every video is lagging severely, and the browser gets unresponsive constantly. I have zero problems with the Flash version, ...
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What extra features does the iOS YouTube application have over the HTML one?

I also asked the same question for Android but I found that Android Browser has a bug that crashes when uploading big files, so you need the native app: What extra features has the Android YouTube ...
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1answer
552 views

How to configure safari browser on iPhone to show closed captions on videos in webpage

I have a closed caption video embedded from youtube on my website that will show the captions when viewing in safari on a desktop computer. When I view the web page in safari on iPhone 6, the captions ...
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Workaround for YouTube to appear in Apple TV

My elderly father enjoys watching movies through YouTube through Apple TV, which we purchased in 2012. Last night, I was woke up because the icon of YouTube has disappeared from Apple TV. I tried ...
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How can I lower the media volume on my iPhone when no media are playing?

On the laptop it's a one-touch mute button, nice and easy. On my iPhone there is no mute button, so volume controls must be used instead, which is no problem. When I use the volume buttons when there ...
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1answer
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Open youtube link in Safari

In iPad Safari, when a page has a link to a youtube video, if I click the link, Safari will open youtube app. Is it possible to change this behavior? I don't want to use the youtube app and I want to ...
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4answers
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How play a YouTube video in the background on an iPad?

Is there any way to play a YouTube video in the background on iOS 8 so I can have music playing from a video while doing other things with the iPad?
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How come YouTube videos play without Flash support in OS?

A relative told me that iOS can playback YouTube videos. I thought that YouTube requires Flash. How come this is possible without Flash in iOS?
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Update apps with home-brew (youtube-dl)

Mainly i want to update youtube-dl on my mac. I have used Linux so for that updating any app is very simple: apt-get update youtube-dl. But how to do it on Mac using home-brew. Is there any kind of ...
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Apple TV 2 won't update YouTube app?

Recently, Google updated the YouTube App for Apple TV, revamping the whole UI. Because I love watching ads Because the new version has all content accessible and an improved UI, I would like to ...
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How do I watch the US presidential debates live via AppleTV? [closed]

I have a 3rd generation Apple TV. Will it be possible to use it to watch the US presidential debates live? I would prefer to do so without using AirPlay, if possible. I know that today's (Oct 3, 2012)...
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Is there a way to improve YouTube performance on the iPad?

I stream a lot of videos on my iPad. Vimeo, stuff on Apple.com, and more. The place where I consistently have a problem though, is YouTube. On a video such as this embed on Devour, about 10 seconds or ...
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Youtube videos do not resume after pause in Safari

One opens a youtube video in Safari. One clicks pause, waits a while, then clicks resume - nothing happens. One has to move the progressbar of the video a bit (the thing that shows at what point the ...
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Is there a way to play YouTube videos in the background?

I remember that once upon a time I was able to start a song on the YouTube app (or Jasmine), then go and do other things on the phone. That doesn't seem possible anymore. Am I missing something ...
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1answer
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Permanent way to keep youtube playing in iOS5

Is there a permanent way to keep youtube playing when I tap the home button or close the lid of my iPad? I know that if I double click on the home button, slide to the bottom list of apps to the right ...
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is there anyway to directly email videos or upload a video from iphoto to youtube?

When i download images and video from my iphone everything shows up under pictures in my iphoto library. When i open iphoto i can scroll through pictures and videos but when i click on a video, i can ...
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An app to play youtube in background on ipad

Is there an app for iPad to keep playing youtube videos in background, even if I switch app ? ps. Im not interested in playing in safari, with the multitasking trick. I want something super easy to ...
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1answer
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Downloading, rather than playing, flv files from Safari's Activity window

The usual way for downloading youtube's flv files used to be to double-click on the conspicuously largest file in Safari's activity window (cmd-option-a). For some reason doing so now triggers ...
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Saving online videos (e.g. YouTube) and moving them to iPad for later offline viewing?

I am looking for a solution that would allow me to save online videos, especially YouTube, to the iPad for later offline viewing.
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I have a Safari publicity issue?

I downloaded an app for "watching FREE online tv shows" and obviously the app didn't worked, so I uninstall this app and now every time I click on any link in safari (most of the times in youtube) i ...
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2answers
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How to turn off autoplay for watch later playlist in Youtube App for iOS

YouTube has built the annoying "feature" of autoplay within the Watch Later playlist into its recent iOS update. Is there any way to turn it off? I love falling asleep to a video that I pick from my ...
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Youtube on AppleTV, continuously?

Is there a way, with the current AppleTV, to watch a bunch of Youtube videos without having to select each one by hand? That is, either by entering some keywords to search for, or by providing it ...
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How to open native youtube app from a video embedded in web page

when I view a page on my iPad and there is a YouTube video embedded, if I click it I can watch it directly within safari. This way, though, I cannot favorite the video, I cannot know the title of it ...
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2answers
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Youtube wont fullscreen properly with Safari 9

After one of the latest Safari update (9.0.1 I believe) I can't use fullscreen option on Youtube properly. When I open youtube page and press F the player goes fullscreen, but the video area itself ...
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Youtube iOS app rejected with 18.1

My iOS Youtube app was rejected based solely on section 18.1 (sexual content etc...) They sent me a screenshot with the search term ([s] [e] [x]) and the standard youtube videos displayed. My app is ...
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Youtube 2.0 Playback Error on iOS

Relevant info: iPhone 5, ios 6.1 (jailbroken) Updated to latest version of youtube app (2.0.0.70=804) which I think initially was working. Then recently I used google's "sign out of concurrent ...
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Why do YouTube videos take longer than the length of the video to load?

I've been using my AppleTV (3rd generation) to watch YouTube videos for some time, and have been encountering an increasingly frustrating issue. Videos have been taking longer to load than the length ...
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iPhone 2G, iOS 3.1.2 and YouTube doesn't work

So, YouTube application doesn't work. What I mean by that is that it won't playback any videos, nor will it log me into the YouTube so I can't see my subscriptions, or my videos/playlists, etc. Did ...
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How to download youtube videos in Safari?

I am looking for free alternatives to download youtube videos in Safari.