Are you one of the millions of people who watch YouTube videos every day? If so, did you know that you can stream them instead of watching them on your computer? Streaming YouTube videos is a great way to watch them on devices that don’t have a web browser, such as your TV or phone. Plus, it uses up less data than downloading the video.
There are a lot of streaming sites that allow you to watch videos online, but there is one site that reigns supreme: YouTube. The video hosting behemoth has been around for over 10 years and gets millions of hits every hour – it won’t be going anywhere soon. Here are ten tips from NewsVarsity to help stream as many videos as possible.
1) Make your own streaming webpage
YouTube limits the number of downloads from their website unless you have a special account allowing for higher quantity. If you make your own page with an embedded YouTube video, this circumvents this issue. This does mean that should the viewer want to download a copy of your video, they can access it through your webpage’s address rather than going directly through YouTube.
2) Get a download helper
If you use Chrome or Opera as your web browser. There is a great extension available for both: YouTube ALL HTML5. This allows the videos to stream directly in the browser rather than having to open an external window. The video starts buffering as soon as it appears on-screen and can be stopped and started as many times as necessary (unlike with YouTube’s default player). It also comes with different playback speeds and picture-in-picture mode.
3) Watch videos offline
Technology has come a long way since we first began downloading files from foreign servers – now we can do it without even using our web browsers. For example, VDownloader is able to automatically download Youtube videos without user intervention. It is also possible to use the site itself to automatically generate a download link – just copy and paste it into your download manager of choice! Visit The Indian Jurist for more information.
4) Use an external player
Some browsers have some handy built-in functions, but they are very basic. For example, some allow you to ‘pin’ a tab so that the video won’t stop playing when you close the tab – useful if you want to multitask while watching something.. However, there is no way to adjust the settings or do any other fancy stuff. If you’re looking for more functionality (and versatility), try an external media player like VLC Media Player.
5) Make your own subtitles
YouTube’s default subtitle function isn’t terribly functional. If someone is speaking in a foreign language you have to manually enter the subtitles for each video in a separate tab. Alternatively, use a service like YTT Sub which lets you upload the subtitle file and generate a direct download link for your viewers.
6) Make playlists
There are many different ways to set up your own playlists on YouTube, but if you’re looking to stream them directly from your computer, check out Playlist Pinner. This allows you to create, edit and delete playlists using nothing but your web browser – no additional software required!
7) Get rid of advertisements plus other annoyances
Annoyances are everywhere. Whether it’s an advertisement that just will not go away, or a problem with the website you’re using, these little annoyances can really start to add up. In this post, we’ll show you how to get rid of some of the most common annoyances on the web. We’ll also provide some tips for avoiding them in the first place. So read on to learn more!
YouTube is not free from ads. Although Google has been trying hard lately to make it more agreeable by incorporating advertisements only after a certain number of videos have been viewed. But what if you don’t want to watch ads at all? Enter AdBlock. This is a simple yet powerful extension for any web browser which automatically blocks adverts on YouTube, reducing video loading time and annoyances.
8) Watch high definition videos in high definition!
YouTube has recently introduced support for 4k playback, allowing viewers with UHD displays to enjoy their favorite content in even higher quality. These videos are not only sharper but also less prone to breaking up or looking jagged. This makes UHD more suitable than 1080p for applications where the image is being moved around, such as panning shots etc. However, these special videos require special players. As of today there are no true 4k web browsers, so you’ll have to make do with third-party players. The most popular ones are listed here, but keep in mind that none of them is completely free.
9) Keep videos on your phone
You can save any YouTube video for offline playback using the official app. While there are some other ways to transfer videos from a computer to an Android device. They are cumbersome and sometimes complicated – this method is probably the most straightforward. Especially if you’re already familiar with Google services like Gmail or Google Drive. Waterfall Magazine describes in detail.
10) And finally, share your favorite clips!
Once you’ve finished watching something entertaining on YouTube, why not spread it around? A link can be easily shared through social media or by embedding it into your personal blog. For example, you can share any video from YouTube by simply copying its URL. And embedding it to your Facebook wall or Twitter feed using the standard methods for those social networks. The possibilities are pretty much endless!
Thank you for reading, I hope this article was informative and enjoyable! Please leave a comment if you have anything to add to this list. Or would like to discuss related topics with me.
YouTube is a powerful platform and, when used correctly, can be a great way to reach new audiences and grow your business. We hope these tips have helped you get started on the right foot with streaming videos on YouTube. What are some of your favorite tips for using YouTube? Let us know in the comments below!