YouTube is undoubtedly one of the best and most popular sites on the web, where every day millions of people search for music videos, old episodes of series, movies, tutorials and any audiovisual material that occurs.
And to improve the experience even more, we present you some very useful tricks that you can apply the next time you enter the site to make the most of it.
1. Add ss to download any video
To download a YouTube video, just replace the beginning of the URL on // www. by the letters ss and automatically redirects you to the page so you can download it in the format you choose.
2. Avoid regional restrictions
Nothing more unpleasant than looking for a video and the dreaded YouTube restriction screen. To avoid this, in the URL of the video type v / instead of watch? V =.
3. You can do GIF
To make GIFs of any video you like, type the letters GIF at the beginning of the URL and it will take you to a site where you can configure the images you want.
4. Goodbye slow connection
Well, there is something even more unpleasant than regional restrictions: a slow Internet connection. But there is a way to load the videos while they are paused and it is through a Smart Video extension.
5. Direct to what is important
According to an axiom called the Wadsworth constant, 30 percent of the start in each video can be skipped because it is an introduction that has no interesting content and Google knows it, so you just have to type & wadsword = 1 at the end of the URL to go straight to the point.
6. YouTube as a music player
Sure you know you can listen to full discs if you do it through hashtags, but there is another way. With the extension for Chrome Streamus you can create playlists, save complete discs and listen to radio among many other things.
7. Know the keyboard shortcuts
- K = pause resume (also works with the space bar)
- J = rewind 10 seconds
- L = forward 10 seconds
- M = mute
- 0 = go to the beginning of the video
- 1 to 9 = skip intervals from 10 to 90 percent of the video
- + and - = increase and reduce the size of the subtitles
8. Only the content
If you do not want to see the comments in the videos and you feel that the interface is very overloaded, use the Toogles webapp, with which you can customize and remove most of the elements of the page to only see the content.
9. Eliminate distractions
With the TV feature of the channel you have much less distractions than on the website. To access enter www.youtube.com/tv and once there, access to www.youtube.com/activate from your smartphone and you can use it as a remote control.
10. Goodbye annoying advertising
A more extension that you will love, very useful to block the annoying publicity. It's called Adblock for YouTube.
11. YouTube Center
It is an extension compatible with almost all browsers that improves the experience on the site in many ways. To begin with, eliminate the dash playback which is the function that detects if the tab is open and regulates the amount of video that goes to the buffer of the computer. It also centers the page, hidden videos already seen, has smart paused between videos, sets the automatic resolution you prefer, prevents automatic playback and buffering and completely obscures the rest of the screen when you watch a video, among others.
12. Create your playlist with YouTube, Vimeo and Soundcloud
Through Solon you can combine YouTube, Vimeo and Soundcloud audio files into a single playlist.
13. Use only the keyboard
If for some reason you can not or do not want to use the mouse or touchpad, type / leanbakc after //www.youtube.com and press enter.
14. YouTube on your TV
To do so, open YouTube on your cell phone or tablet, open a video and search your TV's WiFi through the application. Your device must be connected to that WiFi network.
15. Look at the direct letters of the site
With the Musixmatch extension you can see the lyrics of the songs directly on the video you are playing perfectly synchronized. It's like having a karaoke!