Questions tagged [youtube]

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fullscreen youtube video on external display / avoid changing desktops

I'd like to entertain my 2 y.o. with cartoons while I' trying to work. The problem is that when I change desktops and use mission control it affects second display too. How can I fix fullscreen ...
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How can I run a YouTube video in Picture in Picture mode on iOS?

On iOS, while watching a video in YouTube app, when I go to the Home Screen, the video stops playing. I found no setting to enable it. I know it is available for Android, but is there a way to do so ...
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How can I get my iPhone to remember the data in my browser?

If I watch a YouTube video and then close the app to do something else, my screen goes back to the YouTube home screen instead of the video I was watching. If I start writing a comment on Facebook ...
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“YouTube Kids” is cleaner than regular YouTube. Sadly, I haven't found any method of disabling autoplay. If it's possible, how can I disable autoplay?

My question How can I disable the YouTube Kids autoplay feature — on iOS, on MacOS, or on any other platform? Please assume: I own a non-jailbroken iPhone. I have administrator rights on my ...
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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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YouTube video thumbnails not getting loaded

On YouTube webpage, instead of the video thumbnail images, I see only a blue box with a question mark in it. Any video on YouTube does not seems to work either. Can anyone help me? I am not able to ...
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Where can I see the size of a video on the YouTube application?

I use YouTube premium to watch videos offline on my iPad (iOS 10). Where can I see the size of a video on the YouTube application? I don't see any details when going to General -> Storage -> YouTube
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MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) yellow tint when watching Netflix or YouTube in fullscreen

I noticed recently that when I try to watch YouTube videos or Netflix in full screen on my Macbook Air, the whole screen will wash out with orange and yellow and I can't see anything. But it's ...
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How can I install a more modern web browser on 10.7.5 Mac Pro

I have a workhorse of a MacPro built in early 2008. I can not afford a new Mac at the time, and this does everything I need it to except get to important websites such as iCloud, Square, YouTube, and ...
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Block youtube on safari in hosts file

When I try to block websites on terminal (etc hosts..) it works. But when I try to do it with Youtube, it doesn't. Typing youtube.com as a url won't open it, but if I search youtube on google for ...
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Bluetooth headset prevents YouTube videos from playing. How do I fix this?

I'm reading this similar issue over on Ask Ubuntu, and I have the same problem. I have a new Bluetooth headset that I can listen with on my Mac OS 10.14.6, but occasionally, YouTube videos will load ...
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YouTube videos in Safari don't react to mouse in full screen mode

I use Safari and MacOS version 10.14.6 Recently I am facing a problem when playing youtube videos in full screen mode. Earlier when a video is running in full screen mode, I could use the controls ...
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How to fix “watch later” button on safari

I have an issue with adding a youtube video to “watch later” playlist for safari. When I click the clock button (watch later), a tab opens. Then, several redirects are performed, and the tab closes. ...
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Why does my Mac play YouTube videos in open Chrome tabs before it's finished rebooting after installing a security update?

For a while now, I've noticed that if I have a YouTube video active in Chrome when I install a security update, my Mac will start playing that video before about 20 seconds before the login screen ...
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YouTube freezes with Safari

I'm running macOS High Sierra and have had a bizarre problem for months. When I use Safari to watch videos on YouTube, occasionally changing the time of the video (either with the arrow keys or with ...
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AppleScript to fast forward YouTube videos

I'm trying to use AppleScript to fast forward YouTube videos by 10 seconds in Chrome, but the following code doesn't work; I get missing value as output, instead. What I am doing wrong? tell ...
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Downloading YouTube music videos

Is there a reliable YouTube video converter than can download music videos? I am a professor teaching overseas and often download music videos for classroom use. For example, gospel songs and ...
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Playing/Pausing iTunes while another app plays media

While browsing on Safari and listening to iTunes I come across a video and then press the "play" button on the keyboard (to stop the music while I watch the video) it starts/stops the video instead of ...
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How do I switch between multiple channels on the YouTube app for the iPhone?

I have two YT channels under the same g-mail ID and I can't for some reason choose between which channel I want to see open on the app. Everytime I sign in, I'm automatically directed to the channel ...
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Safari playing a youtube video in the background

I start Safari, and after a few seconds, I hear what seems to be the sound from a video. (Sounds like a british guy playing minecraft) There are no windows or tabs open to YouTube or any other video ...
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How to share Photos.app videos to YouTube directly?

While it's great to have a quick upload to Vimeo (System Preferences app → Extensions → Share Menu) in Photos.app, what about a share extension to quickly upload videos from Photos to YouTube? Does ...
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How can I block using of YouTube app as well as YouTube website in all browsers on iPhone 5s?

My 10-year-old son is using YouTube every day for like 5-6 hours on his iPhone 5s. Is it possible to block using YouTube app as well as accessing www.youtube.com, so that he is not wasting his ...
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I-Phone XR unable to resume music through USB with car

I am trying to understand a disconnection issue with YouTube USB streaming from an I-Phone XR(iOS 12.3). The phone is connected through USB to the Ford SYNC 2 audio system. Every time, there is a call ...
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How to pause YouTube video via keyboard shortcut or from menu bar?

Is there a piece of software that allows one to pause (& un-pause) a currently playing YouTube video (or, ideally, any online video/audio media), with a keyboard shortcut or a conveniently ...
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On the iPhone, can I let YouTube run in the background and play the audio while I use other apps?

For example, if there is some live stream, or some videos that I can just listen to, and then I'd like to use other apps such as Gmail or Facebook, can I go to those apps without YouTube interrupting ...
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How to play videos in HD on youtube.com in Safari on iPhone 6

I just got my first iPhone. There’s an issue with connecting to the App Store, so I’m watching videos on youtube.com in Safari. I’ve noticed that the videos are low-res. I don’t see the setting to ...
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Issues when playing through bluetooth speaker (youtube mutes)

I listen to iTunes via Archt One BT speaker I pause iTunes, try to play youtube video and there is no sound while youtube stil playing "muted", I then play iTunes again and both can be heard this ...
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Putting AirPods in case automatically starts music/video on Mac

Reproduce: Connect AirPods to MacBook Start a video in YouTube (using Google Chrome) Stop a video in YouTube Put AirPods in case Result: YouTube video automatically starts playing in a couple of ...
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Various troubles playing Web videos across different browsers

YouTube/Facebook videos fast-forwarding in Safari, not playing at all in Chrome, out of sync with sound in Firefox For the past few weeks or so I found that on both my Macs (an iMac Late 2013 running ...
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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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How to stop macbook from playing youtube videos at login screen?

When I opened my macbook this morning, a youtube video I had been watching earlier started playing at max volume. Combine that with the touch keyboard, so there's no way to adjust the volume until I ...
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Pause button started working for Chrome / Youtube, messing with audio player controls

I'm on macbook pro, 2017, Mojave 10.14.4. Previously, I used F7/F8/F9 audio-buttons with Spotify only (it worked with iTunes if it's open together with Spotify but whatever. It didn't do anything in ...
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YouTube keeps crashing on Safari

It's been a while since YouTube has been crashing while playing long videos on Safari. In particular, a noisy grey screen appears with the error message "An error has occurred, please try again later"....
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How to use youtube-dl --cookies

How do I use the --cookies option to youtube-dl to download a Youtube video? Can anyone provide a worked example of how to obtain the relevant cookies for Youtube and put it in the appropriate format ...
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Upload a video from iPhone to someone else's YouTube channel?

A friend with an iPhone has made a video on her iPhone and edited it with the video editor. She has her own YouTube channel, but she doesn't want the video there, she wants to put it on another ...
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Why iOS on iPhones and iPads automatically end an app (ie Youtube) after idling? Is there a way to stop iOS from ending apps when idling?

It's terribly frustrating to have watched parts of a Youtube video, then have iOS quit it. Unless I wrote down the time-stamp, I would have no idea where I left off. Is there a way to stop iOS from ...
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Why can't I import AAC files downloaded with youtube-dl into iTunes?

When I download a song with youtube-dl into AAC, then I cannot import it into iTunes. iTunes doesn't give an error. It just ignores it. youtube-dl -x --audio-format aac https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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How to scrobble to last.fm from YouTube played via Apple TV?

I got some rad new sonos speakers and hooked them up to my TV. So naturally I'm now playing more music videos on YouTube. But Last.fm isn't picking up these scrobbles. Bummer! What can I do to make ...
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Can’t access some webpages

When I go to certain websites, it says “safari cannot open the page because it could not connect to the server” Screen time is currently not blocking any websites, and this happens with YouTube.com, ...
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Downloading large files in background on iOS 12

I usually download large file in YouTube app for offline viewing , also use “Shortcut” app to download large file, I have set background refresh on for both the apps The problem is that , the moment ...
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Safari: Picture in Picture stopped working with no reason

I've got used iPad mini 2 in good condition, fully erased. After setting up the device, youtube had minimized into small window on clicking home button, which I could move. It worked for me for 2-3 ...
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Can you live link a youtube video in Keynote as opposed to embedding an offline copy?

Powerpoint allows to stream a video directly as part of a presentation: In PowerPoint, you can insert or link to an online video, and then play it during your presentation. The video plays ...
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changing playback speed on youtube on iPad [duplicate]

Context: iPad Air 12.1.4, Safari. Gear icon offers quality change but not speed. Tapping the video starts or pauses video only; there is no overlay of options. If I click the three dots at the far ...
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Is audio and video slightly out of sync when iPhone is used with a Bluetooth earphone? [duplicate]

Because wireless audio through Bluetooth is usually slightly delayed, so when a Bluetooth earphone is used, is the audio and video slightly out of sync for: YouTube videos Videos in general, such as ...
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Why does Safari add a weird extension to YouTube links?

When I click on a YouTube video the browser always adds this extension to the link: "&frags=pl%2Cwn". Example links: Normal link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Example123 Link in Safari: https:...
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macOS counterpart of Windows startup batch file [duplicate]

My friend pranked me by creating a batch file which opens a YouTube video and added it to the startup folder, so that the batch file launches every time I log in. This is what he wrote in the batch ...
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Can Safari receive desktop notifications from YouTube or Facebook?

Since switching from Chrome to Safari, I've noticed that I no longer have an option to enable desktop notifications from YouTube or Facebook. For example, going to YouTube's settings > account ...
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ios backbutton at top of the screen

In many apps like safari or youtube the backbutton is at the top of the screen. That makes it basically impossible to use my ipad pro 9.7 comfortably in bed, I would have to sit up and use both hands ...
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Is it safe to install youtube-dl on my Mac?

I recently came to know about youtube-dl to download YouTube videos. My Mac is the main computer I use. I want to ensure I don't download any malicious script or software. Is youtube-dl totally safe ...
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How can I control YouTube playback using voice commands?

I like to listen to music and podcasts on YouTube on my iPhone while driving. I have my own custom playlists containing content to listen to while driving. One drawback is that there doesn't seem to ...

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