YouTube now has more than 1 billion users, and every day people watch hundreds of millions of hours of videos on YouTube and generate billions of hits. Even YouTube on mobile reaches more 18 to 49-year-olds than any cable network in the United States. The number of hours videos are watched on YouTube grows at a rate of 60 percent every year. The number of people watching YouTube on daily basis is growing at a rate of 40% every year since March 2014. You will be amazed to know that 80% of YouTube’s views are from outside of the United States.
YouTube even has its local version in more than 70 countries and 76 different languages covering almost 95% of the total Internet population.
These are exceptional statistics and learning about YouTube and success stories of people on YouTube is always exciting. However in this post I will give you some hidden tips and tricks which can help you in lots of your daily tasks which you perform on YouTube.
1. Downloading any of YouTube video without any third-party software or application
If you have been downloading video in the past, you should surely be used any third-party software to do so. But there is a way by which you can download any video just by typing “ss” after “www.” in the address bar, it will take you to a new website where you can select the option to download and you are done. The website also has capability to select the quality in which you would like to download the video depending upon your Internet speed.
2. Converting video into GIFs
like in the first step if instead of “ss” you will type “gif” after “www.” and press enter on the keyboard it will automatically take you to the GIFs maker. The GIFs maker also has an option to select a part of the video and convert that to GIF.
3. Keyboard shortcuts
There are lot of keyboard shortcuts which he can he use to improve the way you watch video’s on YouTube.
- k = Pause/play
- j = rewinds the video by 10 seconds
- l = forwards the video by 10 second
- m = mute/un-mute
- Numeric 0 = start the video from beginning
- Numeric 1-9 = jump the video play by 10% to 90%.
4. Age restricted content without logging in
whenever a content is restricted by age and you want to watch that video then YouTube requires you to sign in, however you can do so by changing some parameters of the URL. Just delete “watch?” And replace “v=” by “v/” and press enter.
5. Watch later
If you are in the middle of watching your favorite video and suddenly you have to leave for some important work, you can add that video to watch later by clicking on “Add to” below the Video and can find later under menu. Please follow the screenshots below for exact steps
6. Converting video’s to MP3
lot of times we have a requirement of converting not only others but our own video to MP3, maybe we want to use them into a podcast or or maybe we are creating some audio course. There are many online websites available to do so. Peggo is one such good website for this purpose. You can click on the image below to go to the website directly.
7. All songs of your favorite artist on one page
If you are searching for videos of any of your favorite artists and you want that all his or her videos to be displayed together on one page then you can simply use # after the name of artist while searching in the search box. Let’s say you are searching for the videos of any artist by name XYZ than instead of XYZ search for XYZ#
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