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9 things you didn't know you can do on YouTube
05-22-2017, 06:26 AM
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9 things you didn't know you can do on YouTube
YouTube is normally the first choice for a majority of users when it comes to viewing or sharing videos.

1- GIFs from YouTube videos
It's easy to make an animated GIF from a portion of a YouTube video. Open the YouTube video of your choice and in the address bar of the browser, add the words 'gif' before YouTube (it should read gify outube.com). The site will redirect you to another page where you can select.

2- Playback from a specific time
You can share a video with playback starting at a set time. When sharing, look out for the 'Start at' box.

3- Karaoke YouTube
Karaoke YouTube is a great Karaoke companion. There are loads of music videos that come embedded with lyrics as subtitles.

4- TV mode
YouTube has a full screen TV mode available if you want to watch videos from a distance (when using a home theatre PC, for instance). It makes things easier when you're sitting 8 or 10 feet away from the screen.

5- Identify background
Many videos have background music. Have you ever wondered about the music track in a video and wanted more details like the singer or band?

6- Magic Actions for YouTube
Magic Actions is one of the most feature-rich browser extensions for YouTube.Once you add the extension, it opens a settings page where you can enable a lot of handy features including volume control using your mouse scroll wheel, force HD or 4k video.

7- Keyboard shortcuts
While watching video, you can use left, right arrow keys to jump back and forward 5 seconds.You can use 'K' to pause or play, 'J' and 'L' to rewind and forward by 10 seconds, F for full screen and M to mute. Updown arrows can be used to adjust volume. Number keys 1 to 9 can be used.

8- Save for offline (app only)
While the desktop browser version does not offer an option of saving videos for offline play back, the YouTube app for iOS and Android has this option.

9- 360-degree videos
Playing a 360 degree on YouTube is simple. Given the availability of cheap VR headsets (like Google Cardboard and derivatives), it's only natural for YouTube to offer 360-degree video.

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