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10 Easy YouTube Trix!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Apr 2, 2008
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    Chair moistener.

    1. 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.

    2. Embed Higher Quality Videos

    While the above trick works for playback, if however you want to embed hig quality videos you need to append "&ap=%2526fmt%3D18″ and "&ap=%2526fmt%3D22″ to the embed url.

    3. Cut to the chase and link to the interesting part

    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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. Autoplay 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.

    7. Loop an embedded video

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

    8. 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!

    9. 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

    h t t p://w w w. you tube.com/watch?v=<somecode>


    h t t p://w w w. you tube.com/v/<somecode>

    10. Download Video

    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 kickyoutube.com with all the options for downloading the video you were watching.
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2009