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YouTube Tips & Tricks That You Might Not Know

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View high quality videos

            YouTube gives you the option to switch to high quality videos for some of the videos, however you can check if a video is available in high quality format by appending ‘&fmt=18′(stereo, 480 x 270 resolution) or ‘&fmt=22′(stereo, 1280 x 720 resolution) for even higher quality.
However, the trick may be pretty useless now as YouTube starts to stream video in high quality officially.
To change your playback settings to force YouTube to always play video in high quality if available, follow the steps below:
- Go to YouTube Account page.
- Under “Account” section, click the Video Playback Quality link.
- Select the radio button for “I have a fast connection. Always play higher-quality video when it’s available” option in order to play video in higher quality by default.
- Click the Save Settings button to make the change effective immediately.
- To revert the selection, choose either “Choose my video quality dynamically based on the current connection speed” or “I have a slow connection. Never play higher-quality video.”
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cut and link to the interesting part of a YouTube video

            Linking to a video where the real action starts at 3 minutes 22 seconds, wondered if you could make it start at 03:22? You are in luck. All you have to do is add #t=03m22s (#t=XXmYYs for XX mins and YY seconds) to the end of the URL.
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Hide the search box

            The search box appears when you hover over an embedded video. To hide the search box add ‘&showsearch=0′ to the embed url.
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Embed only a part of video

            Just append ‘&start=30′ to skip first 30s of the video. In general you can modify the value after start= to the number of seconds you want to skip the video for.
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Auto play an embedded video

            Normally when you embed a YouTube video and load the page, the player is loaded and it sits there waiting for you to hit the play button. You can make the video play automatically by adding ‘&autoplay=1′ to the url part of the embed code.
Loop an embedded video

Append ‘&loop=1′ to make the video start again without user intervention after it reaches the end.
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Disable related videos

            Publishing your content in the form of YouTube video? Don’t want people to see other people’s content that may be related but may as well be in competition to you? Just add ‘&rel=0′ to the end of the url part of the embed code and you just turned off the related video suggestions!
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Bypass YouTube regional filtering

            Some videos are only available in certain parts of the world. Your IP Address is used to determine your location and then allow or deny access to the video. Change the url from<somecode> to<somecode>
Download YouTube videos

            Although not inherently a YouTube trick but useful all the same for downloading videos. Just change YouTube to kickyoutube in the url of the video and it will take you to with all the options for downloading the video you were watching.
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