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Is it possible to dismiss the PIP player, but keep playing the video's audio in the YouTube app?

Every once in a while, for no discernible difference in my actions, I will have started playing a video on YouTube and then return to the Home Screen or a different app, and the PIP player never loads....
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YouTube history not going from mobile phone to the computer

I used to watch YouTube videos in a restaurant, and was able to see it in the history when I get home on the MacBook, and watch it again. For example, I may get a notification on my iPhone, felt ...
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M1 MacBook Pro 16'' YouTube and Chrome CPU usage increasing when watching for extended period of time

I have recently started to watch quite a lot of YouTube videos on battery, and would notice that battery will drain faster as I binge watch. I have noticed the following happening, In normal ...
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no chat on iPad, YouTube and Chrome for replay of video (Safari does provide chat)

On my iPads and iPhone, YouTube chat for replayed videos does not appear in either the YouTube app nor on Chrome. But when I open them in Safari, the chat appears. I believe this is a relatively new ...
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Disable hardware acceleration in Safari (for YouTube)

Nowadays when I watch YouTube videos, my poor 2015 MacBook's fans are louder than the video. I think that's because of YouTube's high GPU usage, and I guess that YouTube's hardware acceleration is a ...
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yt-dlp: How to download best m4a?

How can I download best quality m4a using yt-dlp? On YouTube-dl I did it with this command: youtube-dl -f bestaudio[ext=m4a] URL But on yt-dlp this command gives me error, no matches found: bestaudio[...
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How to make Youtube serve videos in h264 in Safari instead of VP9

So if remember correctly with Safari 15 Youtube started to serve videos in VP9 instead of h264 as it was before. Which enabled resolutions over 1080p but disabled GPU decoding. Which is producing ...
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How to disable HDR on YouTube videos in Safari for Mac?

My Intel iMac is literally dying (strong fans) when I play YouTube videos with HDR. Alas, YouTube interface doesn't allow to choose a video without HDR (all resolution in the menu have HDR). But, when ...
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YouTube is very laggy and slow on Safari but works fine on Chrome

This problem started recently, maybe 3 or 4 weeks back. YouTube's interface loads up very slowly on Safari and after the video starts playing, it takes a lot of time for it to forward or rewind. I had ...
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Apple TV and PC monitor - how to control the volume?

I've got Apple TV 3, solely to AirPlay YouTube to my monitor with speakers connected to it. I can't adequately express my feelings when I discovered I can't control the output volume while playing ...
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How to fast forward in YouTube app on iOS using bluetooth remote?

I am using an ArcX (http://arcx.fit) bluetooth remote. I want to be able to hold left/right arrow to fast-forward and rewind YouTube videos. The commands sent when using the remote buttons can be ...
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Installing Windows to Mac External Drive - WinToUSB Problem

I followed this tutorial on YouTube (How to install Windows 10 "Boot Camp" on a Mac External Drive the EASY way! (2020 edition)), up to the part where I had to use WintoUSB to install ...
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Every major video streaming app stopped working collectively on iOS

YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ among others aren't loading video on my iPhone and many user's updated iOS. And I'm trying to get to the bottom as much as I can to contribute to solve the ...
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Why is Safari automatically accessing the log-in details of another app?

The other day, I logged in to a Google account with the YouTube app on iOS. Later, while doing a Google search, I noticed the Google account's profile in the corner, despite me never signing in to ...
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How to block, disable or otherwise prevent the playing of YouTube video ads on MacOS Safari? [duplicate]

On iOS Safari, although not the most convenient, one may refresh the video whenever a video ad comes up at the beginning of the video, and that should pretty much do the job — the video starts ...
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YouTube on Chrome on MacBook Air uses excess CPU

I have a problem with YouTube on Chrome on my MacBook Air. If I start YouTube the CPU goes to about 100% immediately. If I kill the YouTube (YT) tab the CPU stays at 100% for about 15 - 16 minutes ...
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How can I force YouTube app on iPad to use the highest video quality all the time?

I did select "Higher picture quality" in the settings but by default videos won't play higher than 1080p, even if 1440p and 2160p are available to select manually for that given video. I use ...
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YouTube video quality

I have an iPhone 13 Pro that I just purchased. Whenever I load a YouTube video in my browser, whether that is using Chrome or Safari, every video I come across is automatically played in 320p quality ...
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How to tell if Youtube Parental Controls are on and working in iOS?

I am using Youtube parental controls for my 9-year-old's iPad. The standard way to do this is to create a Google account for your child, which I have, and then choose one of two options: (1) Use the ...
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How to delete an uploaded youtube video from iPad but keep in the cloud?

I've uploaded few videos directly from my iPad to youtube, but now, I'm running out of space on the iPad and would like to reclaim some back by deleting the uploaded videos. However, I'm struggling to ...
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Rewind and Fast-Forward keys not working on Macbook Air

The rewind (F7) and fast-forward (F9) keys are not working in youtube. I've got Karabiner Elements installed, which doesn't modify those keys and even if I disable KE, the keys won't work. What am I ...
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youtube on safari doesn't auto sign in

I'm signed into my google account on safari, and things like gmail work fine. However, every time I go to youtube, it appears signed out, and when I click "sign in", it signs in without ...
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How to set resolution to below 360p for youtube in safari browser on ios 15

To avoid unnecessary ads in youtube app i use youtube in safari browser which i installed with some ad blocker add ons.But lowest resolution possible in youtube safari is 360p,but i want to set this ...
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How do I enable 4K/2160p YouTube video playback in VLC on my iMac?

I watch YouTube videos on VLC media player for the convenience of avoiding ads. However, the best resolution that the VLC media player plays, even for videos that play in 4K/2160p on Safari, is 1080p. ...
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Picture in picture with YouTube app on iPhone?

I was surprised the iPhone YouTube app didn't provide Picture in Picture support by default: But this video has a lot of views and seems to show a simple way (basically go into settings and enable ...
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How to get Apple dictation to work with YouTube?

I seem to be having problems using Apple dictation to dictate comments associated with a YouTube video. Is anyone having this problem, and what do I need to do to make Apple dictation work with it?
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Convert m4a with cover to mp4

I've a m4a file with cover attached using mp4art; however Youtube doesn't support m4a. Supported formats - https://support.google.com/youtube/troubleshooter/2888402?visit_id=637603848977966877-...
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How do I hide the rabbits generated by the Youtube Rabbit Hole extension?

On the imac, I installed the youtube rabbit hole extension.The video suggestions on the right side are not visible, but an image of a rabbit has appeared.How to delete the image of this rabbit.Thanks.
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Play Youtube HDR videos without any issue

While playing Youtube HDR videos on Chrome, bright colors are abnormally too bright and causes a loss of details in bright areas. For more information about this issue you can see the posts below: ...
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YouTube on Safari Very Stuttery After 11.3

I just updated my Mac mini to macOS 11.e3, and it seems as if all of the videos I watch are now very laggy and stutter and I don't know why. Anyone else having this problem or know how to fix it?
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ffmpeg upgrade fails due to nettle no longer compatible with highSierra

I use HighSierra 10.13.6 on my Mac. When trying to upgrade youtube-dl, the process also tries to update ffmpeg which fails because of a library called "nettle". As a result of this, ffmpeg ...
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crackling and popping sounds in almost-new MacBook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro that I just bought a couple of months or so ago, MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports) OS Catalina 10.16.6 Anyhow recently I noticed that playing Youtube videos ...
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Bizarre problem with Safari: I can't click links in youtube

Whenever I click on a video, or really any link at all on youtube nothing happens. To follow a link I've been right clicking->open in new tab. I think this is being caused by some sort of ...
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Picture in Picture on YouTube app [duplicate]

How to enable Picture in Picture option on YouTube app for iPhone ? I have enabled picture in picture option in accessibility i can use it on Netflix app and prime videos so on but im not able to use ...
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4k YouTube on Safari macOS Big Sur

I just updated my mid-2014 MacBook Pro to Big Sur and I thought one of the features was the ability to watch YouTube videos in 4k now. However I don't see that option for any videos that I know are 4k....
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In quitcktime when screen recording is Save the same as Export to 4K?

In order to prepare videos for online sites for courses and youtube, I do fullscreen recording on my mac book pro with the default resolution of: 1440 x 900 I then export as 4k. However, when I do '...
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YouTube app won't update on iPad 3

I have an iPad 3 3G/WiFi with iOS 9.3.6. When I try to use the YouTube app, an "Update required" dialogue pops up, but when I try to update from the App Store, it just displays "Open&...
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Safari on OSX closes all tabs (crash?) after playing a YouTube video

MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 Sometimes Safari (14.0.1) closes all open tabs after playing a YouTube video (most often in full-screen mode). My typical scenario: I have several opened tabs I watch a youtube ...
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Big Sur Safari issues with playback speed

Anyone else having an issue with playback speed changes for video in Safari Big Sur (14.0.1 (16610.3.6.3))? When I adjust the playback speed the video speeds up, but the audio still plays at normal ...
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How to control (only) Youtube Music with media keys

Is there a way to control only YouTube Music with media keys? Currently, if I have YT Music playing in some window in the background and then open a YouTube video and want to pause the music - YouTube ...
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Keyboard Shortcut in YouTube Fullscreen in Safari beep alert sound

When playing a YouTube video in fullscreen in Safari, and pressing any of the keyboard shortcuts, for example the arrow keys, macOS plays the alert sound. This makes YouTube unusable for me in Safari. ...
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YouTube videos play back at unwatchably fast rate with Safari on the latest Big Sur beta... anyone else?

I have trouble. When I try to play YouTube videos, they play super fast. I'd include a video of the problem but it would be too large. Suffice it to say that a 24 minute video finishes in less than ...
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My iCloud and phone storage is full and my camera permissions in all apps have been turned off and disabled. Please suggest how to resolve this?

My iPhone storage is full and iCloud as well. I tried to delete some pictures and videos and apps. But it seems like they are not deleting and nothing is changing on my phone. I have tried uploading ...
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Which one consumes more bandwidth: YouTube app or web browser?

What uses more data: YouTube App or using it via a browser it (i.e. in Safari)? This question rose up on how the mobile carrier charged me. My data plan has 45 GB/month, but unlimited YouTube data. Is ...
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Difficulties with playing YouTube videos in Big Sur beta in Safari

I was trying to play YouTube videos in Safari v14.0 (16610.1.23.1.3) in Big Sur beta, but it doesn't work, playing window is black and after click into it I get a message that an error occured. Does ...
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YouTube Displaying Homepage Incorrectly

My girlfriend's iPad Mini has started displaying the videos on the YouTube app home screen incorrectly. Previously the videos on the homescreen would display in rows, however now, despite the ...
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iPad mysteriously sleeps when I turn away to sleep

I will preface this by stating that I'm not a nut. There's a very strange phenomenon that's been happening on my iPad Pro 2017 over the past 5 months that's mildly annoying and somewhat alarming. ...
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Hardware pause button doesn't work for Chrome media

Similar to (but opposite of) Pause button started working for Chrome / Youtube, messing with audio player controls, I can't get the touch bar Play/Pause button to play or pause Youtube videos in ...
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Share with 'Start at' tag in YouTube iOS app

How can I share video with "Start at" option in YouTube iOS app?
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Safari on MacBookPro opens mobile YouTube

After WWDC2020 I can't open common YouTube in Safari on my MacBookPro 2020. I'm being redirected to m.youtube.com each time which looks just like on iPad or iPhone. The main problem is that I can't ...
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