YouTube is one of the world’s biggest and most popular social networks. Unfortunately, more than 24 hours seems necessary for users on this platform. There are many videos to watch and learn, music to listen to, and tricks to share.
But do you know everything about YouTube that you need to know? Or is your knowledge only limited to viewing, posting, and uploading videos? Continue scrolling to find out.
Play your Favorite Videos on The Loop
The ability to play videos on the loop is a feature added to YouTube. Open the video of your choice and then hit the right-click button on your trackpad or mouse. Choose the Loop option, and the video will keep repeating on the loop.
Extract Audio from YouTube
There might be instances when you are watching a video but are more interested in the audio. For example, when you are listening to a motivational speed and want to download the audio to your phone or computer, you can listen to it whenever you want. First, however, you want to avoid the distracting video playing in front of you.
For such instances, you can extract audio from YouTube. Once the audio is extracted, you can use it as a royalty-free background for your home videos.
One way to download audio and video files on the YouTube site is by becoming a premium member. If not, you can install Downie and use the application to download audio from YouTube videos directly.
Create a Custom URL to Grow your Channel
Do you have a YouTube channel? You can grow your channel and increase subscribers by creating a custom URL. But it would be best if you qualified for this.
Only those users who are eligible for creating a custom URL have the following:
- 100+ subscribers on the platform
- A 30-day-old channel
- A picture as a channel icon
- Uploaded channel art
If you pass the eligibility criteria, you can change accents and capitalization whenever you share the URL with your friends or followers. In addition, users are allowed to change the custom URL three times a year.
To create a custom URL, you must be signed in. After that, click Settings > Advanced under your account name > select the link next to the URL > go through the list of approved custom URLs, but if it is in a gray box, you cannot change it.
Use Keyboard Shortcuts
Keyboard shortcuts can make your life so much easier. You don’t have to vigorously move your fingers or violently click the mouse buttons on the trackpad. It would be best to memorize the keyboard shortcuts to navigate YouTube quickly.
Some shortcuts are the up and down arrow for increasing and decreasing the volume, spacebar for playing or pausing the video, m for muting or unmuting the video, f for activating full screen, etc.
See the Video’s Transcript
YouTube creates transcripts for every video. Thanks to this feature, it is easier for users to view and enjoy the videos on the platform. It also makes it easier to pull and copy quotes.
You can see the transcript of a video by clicking the three-dot ellipsis in the video > choosing the Open transcript option.
It may indicate that the creator has hidden the transcript if you cannot see it. Also, it is essential to remember that video creators do not edit the transcripts. So it might be flawed.
Create and Share Links Starting at a Specific Time
So you have seen a fantastic video and want to share it with your friends. But you find the intro too long and hope to skip it. You can share the link and make it start at a specific time.
For this, click Share > tick the Start At box > adjust the time > copy and share the link.
Change the Video Resolution
Do you have a slow Internet connection? You can stick to the default video resolution of 720p or manually change this setting so there’s no buffering.
If you have a slow connection, you can view videos at 480p. For those who want to view HD-quality videos, you can change the settings to 1080p.
Alter the Playback Speed of the Video
You can adjust the playback speed if you need to speed up or slow down the video’s speed. First, go to the Settings button > click the Speed option. Then, you can slow down the playback speed or increase it. However, this feature is only available on the desktop.
The Bottom Line
These sneaky YouTube tricks enhance your video-viewing experience on the platform. It will help you to spend hours creating and posting videos or watching them. You can also quickly share the links with your friends whenever you find something interesting.
Learn these tricks and make the most of the platform.