5 YouTube Tricks for Power Users
YouTube is the best video content platform on the internet with millions of people watching billion hours of video every day and thousands of creators generating income from the platform.
Despite having competition, YouTube is the go-to option for a vast majority of internet users to entertain themselves and explore new things through creators.
If you’re an avid YouTube user, we’ve got some tips and tricks that will undoubtedly help you.
Play a YouTube Video in a Loop
YouTube is a great place to listen to music. Sometimes you just want to listen to a new tune a couple of times before moving on. YouTube doesn’t have a built-in option for repeating videos, but websites like YouTube Repeater can help. Simply add ‘repeater’ to the URL after ‘youtube’. For example, if your URL is “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ2EyU75p2o”, it becomes “https://www.youtuberepeater.com/watch?v=VQ2EyU75p2o”. The website will repeat your favorite video or audio in a loop until you stop it. You can even customize the starting and ending points for the loop.
Bypass Age Restriction Without Signing In
This can happen if you’re underage or browsing YouTube without signing in. It usually occurs when a video is marked explicit by YouTube. Don’t worry if you don’t want to sign in, we have a solution for you. You can use either pwn or nsfw to prefix ‘youtube’ in the URL and voila! You can watch the restricted video without signing in. Just be aware that you will be redirected to a new website. Click the thumbnail on the first service to access the video. For example, if your URL is “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeF3UTkCoxY,” it will become “https://www.pwnyoutube.com/watch?v=EeF3UTkCoxY.”
Create Link to a Specific Part of the Video
If you want to share a video with a friend without giving unnecessary details, you can send them a link that starts the video at a specific time. Here’s how to do it:
1. Scroll to the desired starting point in the video.
2. Right-click on the video and choose “Copy video URL at current time.”
3. Alternatively, you can manually add “&t=XmXXs” or “&t=XXs” to the URL, where X represents the value in minutes and seconds.
For example, if your URL is “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ2EyU75p2o,” it can become “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ2EyU75p2o&t=1m15s.”
If you’re tired of manually skipping the intro on the timeline while following a series on YouTube, there is a shortcut for you. Just add &start=Xs (where X is seconds) to the URL. You cannot use minutes with this method. For example, if your URL is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ2EyU75p2o, it becomes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ2EyU75p2o&start=15.
Create a GIF From the Video
Apart from using services like Giphy or Makeagif, where you enter the link to the video in their gif generator, you can easily create a gif by adding ‘gif’ to the link before ‘youtube’.
For example, if your URL is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ2EyU75p2o
It becomes: https://www.gifyoutube.com/watch?v=VQ2EyU75p2o
This will redirect you to Gifs(.com) where you can edit and crop the desired gif clip as desired.
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