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Sign out of YouTube on iPhone video app uploader

I uploaded a video to my YouTube account from a friend's iPhone. Now I want to to sign out so that he can upload videos from his own account, but it's no longer prompting to login to a YouTube ...
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Stream YouTube video in Full HD resolution on iOS Safari [duplicate]

I have an iPhone X and an iPad Pro, both running iOS 11. I notice, when streaming a YouTube video in iOS Safari, the video resolution is limited to a maximum of 720p. For e.g., when watching this ...
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OFFLINE VIDEOS, are they at a risk?

I use an iPhone. What would happen to the Offline videos on the YouTube app once I delete/uninstall the app and want the videos (offline ones) back, after I install it again later? So would the ...
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Why are Chinese characters showing up as one of the text field menu buttons in iOS Youtube comments?

In the iOS YouTube app of my phone and iPad both on iOS 9.3, I see this as a menu choice when typing in the comments field. I don't have Chinese languages enabled on my phone or iPad that I know of. ...
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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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Apple TV YouTube “Error occured loading this content”

So my YouTube application for my Apple TV is not working. When I go to play a video, it shows "An error has occurred loading this content. Try again later." This first started happening yesterday out ...
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Screen recording with Quicktime only puts 360p quality video on YouTube

I used QuickTime's screen recorder to record a 23 minute video of a section of my Macbook screen and it uploaded my video to 360p as the highest selectable quality on YouTube. How can I change the ...
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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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I can't download YouTube app from icloud

I deleted the YouTube app about 3 or 4 months ago and I decided to download it again. I went to the App Store and I looked for it and when I saw it the iCloud icon was not there, so I clicked on the ...
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Creating a keyboard shortcut to pause Youtube video in a Google Chrome tab

Here is what I want to do: hook up a keyboard shortcut with an action to play/pause the video that is currently open in a Google Chrome tab. Would it be possible on Mac OS X? I was thinking about ...
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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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App or process to show Youtube videos offline without a computer?

I'm trying to avoid having to sync my iOS devices with a computer for any reason, but so far haven't been able to come up with a way to find a youtube video and cache it locally so when I leave an ...
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youtube-dl in automator action file; video and audio not muxed

I built an AppleScript to run as a Service for Safari. But I am running into a problem where the audio and video aren't being muxed. This doesn't happen when entering the same command into terminal. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can you listen to Youtube videos on iOS, while the phone sleeps?

I'd like to listen to Youtube videos without the video, while the phone sleeps, just like we usually listen to music. Is there an app that will play the audio of a Youtube video, but behave like the ...
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Turn iPad into a one-click youtube player

My grandma has an iPad but she doesn't know how to use YouTube to play her favorite songs. I'm trying to create a one-click solution that'll open YouTube and start her playlist. At the moment, I can ...
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How to upload HD video to YouTube using unlimited 4G LTE on iPhone?

I have unlimited 4G LTE with Sprint so I should be able to upload to YouTube using it, but YouTube can only allow SD (Standard Definition) upload. The HD upload says, "Requires WiFi". (this was done ...
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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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ATV3 Youtube Quality

I have a 3rd generation Apple TV that I'm trying to watch some YouTube tutorials on but the streaming quality is really low. How do I select a higher definition? I can't seem to find an option or ...
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iMovie is not uploading videos to YouTube

When I click File > Share > YouTube (username) a box pops up, but the "next" button is not highlighted and is not clickable. I've also tried to upload the files from the YouYube website but when I do ...
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Elderly Father Wishes to have YouTUBE GUI from AppleTV 2

This is a follow up to Workaround for YouTube to appear in Apple TV I got my father AppleTV 3rd generation and he HATES the YouTUBE User Interface. He says if YouTUBE API for old Apple TV (we ...
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Hiding ads on my own YouTube videos on Apple TV

I'm going to set up an Apple TV at the office to show the company's own videos. I thought about using YouTube, but I need to make 100% sure there are no ads are ever shown before nor after the video. ...
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iPhone open YouTube video in YouTube App

I'm trying to open a video embedded in a page and a giant play button appears and the native video player opens and plays the video. Instead I want to open the video in the YouTube app so I can see ...
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Upload to business YouTube channel instead of personal channel

I created a business channel with my Gmail account and then accidentally also created a personal Google+ account with the same Gmail address. I can toggle back and forth between these two accounts, ...
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Youtube doesnt play on a specific connection on Macbook Air

I am using a Macbook Air 13" (2013 model). i5 Intel Processor - 4 GB RAM - 128GB SSD. A few days ago, when I opened youtube (on Safari) to watch some videos it gave me the error "An error occurred. ...
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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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Some videos from YouTube can neither be played on my iPhone nor on the Apple TV

Some videos from YouTube can neither be played on my iPhone nor on the Apple TV Hey Guys, not sure what is going on betwee Apple and Google....nothing wrong with both hardwares and I tried on ...
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YouTube doesn't work on a brand new MacBook

YouTube doesn't work in Safari on mid-2013 MacBook Air 13". I've tried enabling HTML5 video at http://www.youtube.com/html5, and some videos did start playing after that, but most videos still don't ...
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Apple TV - Can't Sign In, or use YouTube (but other stuff works)

Apple TV was working fine up until yesterday. I had rented & watched Men in Black 3 and it was all good - that was my first day experience wi Apple TV - great! Now it's all gone downhill... ...
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YouTube App streams much slower than YouTube mobile site on iPhone

I noticed recently that the YouTube app for the iPhone (4s) streams movies significantly slower (or sometimes, not at all) compared to using Safari and the mobile YouTube website. I have tested this ...
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Youtube streaming slowly on iPad

I am facing issues streaming Youtube videos on iPad (using the native Youtube app) My connection speed is 3.1 Mbps, which I guess is decent for video streaming. Also I agree that I would not get the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Does it violate App Store/YouTube TOS to develop YouTube Player app?

I want to develop a 3rd party YouTube Player app which only have 2 main features: Background playback Block ads If I submitted this app to App Store. Will Apple approve my app? Does that violate App ...
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YouTube video with custom start and end times not working on iPhone 7

The following YouTube URL is not working as expected in Safari and Chrome on my iPhone 7: https://www.youtube.com/embed/4NZycutQrUw?start=1523&end=2171&autoplay=1&controls=1 The video ...
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Why won't Safari OSX play YouTube videos?

When I display a video, I see this message: When I click through to the message about HTML support I see: Yet we know that Safari supports H.264. Other notes - YouTube videos play in Chrome ...
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Video Blocker for Safari

I was using chrome for a long time and video blocker always helped me in game release date. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/video-blocker/jknkjnpcbbgcbdbaampbjlhkcghmgfhk I'm looking ...
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Use Siri commands for a specific app [duplicate]

I have wondered to my self if I can search on YouTube through Siri (iPhone 6s), when I have tried the "help" with Siri it(she?) showed me how can I use it with Facebook and twitter. My questions are ...
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YouTube videos won't play in Safari (iPod Gen 3 / iOS 5.1.1) [duplicate]

When I try to play a YouTube video I just see the following message: This operation could not be completed. I've tried restarting my internet, resetting my iPod, HARD Resetting my iPod, and ...
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My YouTube app is stuck and never starts downloading on iPhone 6, iOS 10 (screenshot attached)

I have waited for an hour it doesn't work. All others apps are downloading smoothly. Also restrictions are off. I also tried to download it through iTunes from my laptop.
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Watching any video in Chrome has red boxes

FIXED: Version 53.0.2785.89 (64-bit) fixed it OLD: I've been noticing this for the last couple months, but whenever I watch a video in chrome (Version 52.0.2743.116 (64-bit)) I see small red boxes ...
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Could not sign in Youtube on Apple TV 4

To sign in the YouTube app on my apple TV 4, it ask me to go youtube.com/active When I go to that page, the page says "This account has been terminated for violating YouTube or Google's Terms of ...