20 Youtube Tips and tricks

Today i am here with youtube tips and tricks. Hope you will find useful.

1.  Know your video ID?

Whenever you upload a video in Youtube, an 11 digit alphanumeric is assigned to your videos. These video ID plays an important role in Youtube tips.
By default the URL should be like

For eg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYG8sl3PZBs
The 11 digit code bYG8sl3PZBs is the video ID of your uploaded videos.

2. Thumbnail of your videos

You can know what are the three thumbnails have been chosen for your own videos. Same like that, you can know three thumbnails for any videos in Youtube. Here is the trick.

For every video uploaded in Youtube, it generates 4 thumbnails. To know the thumbnail image location, replace the 11 digit alphanumeric with your own VIDEO ID or any Youtube VIDEO ID in the following example.
Replace bYG8sl3PZBs with your own video ID.

Thumbnail image location for Youtube.
http://img.youtube.com/vi/bYG8sl3PZBs/0.jpg (480*360) http://img.youtube.com/vi/bYG8sl3PZBs/1.jpg (120*90)

http://img.youtube.com/vi/bYG8sl3PZBs/2.jpg (120*90)

http://img.youtube.com/vi/bYG8sl3PZBs/3.jpg (120*90)

These thumbnail image locations are very useful in creating Video sitemap.

3. Clickable link

Youtube doesn’t allow clickable link inside the video. Non-profit organizations’ channel only can add clickable link in Youtube video. But Linkedtube gives a great opportunity to add your own clickable link in Youtube video while you embed into your webpage. Know this: When you embed the video in your webpage, clickable link works. This is not for playing videos on Youtube page.



Visit the site and enter the video id which you want to embed and add your clickable link. Copy the code and paste into your webpage.

4. Youtube without Flash Plugin

HTML5 is a new browser technology that allows us to show videos without the Flash plug-in. Click here http://youtube.com/html5 and enable the HTML5 in your Google chrome browser. If you are using Internet Explorer, you have to install the chrome frame to enable HTML5. Mozilla Firefox doesn’t support HTML5.

This HTML 5 is still in Beta. So you can’t get perfection and Videos with ads are not supported . But soon this HTML 5 will rock entire video world.

5 . View high quality videos.

To view the Youtube video in high quality append the following at the end of the URL as &fmt=6 or &fmt=18 (480p) or  &fmt=22 (720p HD) or &hd=1

For Eg: See the URL below

&fmt=6 increases the resolution from 320×240 to 448×336, Flash 7 video @ 900Kbps; audio @ 44.1KHz 96Kbps Mono CBR. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExxjxLk9Nsg &fmt=6

&fmt=18 increases the resolution to 480×360, H.264 video @ 512Kbps; audio @ 44.1KHz 128Kbps Stereo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExxjxLk9Nsg&fmt=18

&fmt=22 increases the resolution to 1280×720 (720p), H.264 video @ 1024Kbps; audio @ 44.1KHz 232Kbps Stereo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExxjxLk9Nsg&fmt=22

6. Watch Youtube videos in full screen on Browser

To watch full screen of your Youtube videos in any browser, just replace the VIDEO ID with your video ID in the following example.

Default: ID

Eg:     http://www.youtube.com/v/r3xXpDZ_f4A

7. Watch Interesting part of the video

Do you find some part of the video very interesting? You can easily skip the rest

Of the part by adding specific time in the URL of the video

Add #t=xxmyys at the end of URL  (xx is minutes;  yy is seconds)


8. Download your Youtube videos

There are so more software’s, add-ons are available to download Youtube videos

Here I mention only few of them.

Add prefix kick to your Youtube videos   Eg: http://www.kickyoutube.com

Add prefix kiss to your Youtube videos    Eg: http://www.kissyoutube.com

To download HD videos                            Eg: http://Keephd.com

To download only mp3                              Eg:  http://listentoyoutube.com

You just need to provide your video id for downloading your video.

9. Upload your videos from your Phone?

Youtube has given these features to upload your videos through mobile phone.

To access this, type the below URL in address bar then upload your videos.


10.  Set up play high quality videos always

To setup high quality videos enter the below URL and set as depending upon your connection speed.


11. Entire RSS feed for Youtube

You can get the RSS feeds for search, tag, and user, videos, most discussed

Videos, most viewed videos etc. by typing the below URL


12. To check Youtube speed

Have you noticed this? Videos take more time to load. At that time, you can check the speed of your Youtube videos with bar chart in the specification of world, country, State, city, Your ISP.


13. Comment search in Youtube

Before creating and uploading any videos on Youtube, just type the keyword of your niche or video content in comment search and find out what’s being said about your keyword and your niche.

For example, I searched for SEO.


14. Type the time in comment section

Youtube doesn’t allow you to share any hyperlink in comment section but if you like any part of the video very much, then in comment section type the time of the particular video. It automatically comes as link in comment for your videos.

For example, In a 2 minutes video, if you like the part at 1:13, then type in the comment as 1:13. Once you posted your comment, the time automatically becomes as link. When a viewer clicks on the time link, he can automatically watch the video from the time 1:13.

15. Creating video parts

Are you creating video episodes or video in series? If yes, then the new Youtube design helps to you. Submit your next part video as video response.

For eg: If you are creating video series as part 2, 3, 4, etc…  Then submit the Part 3 video as video response in part 2.

The new Youtube will show your own video in video response as separately and other Youtube user submitted video responses as together.

16. Keyword search only in title

In Youtube, type any word and hit search button. It will show the results based on the keyword used in title, description, and tag. Sometimes when it shows the unrelated results, it will be annoying to user. If you want the results only from title then,

You have to type as “allintitle:keyword”

Eg: allintitle: wordpress. It will show videos only the keyword wordpress presents in title.

17. To Exclude some of the term

While searching in Youtube to exclude some of the keywords type – and followed by your unwanted keyword.

For eg: wordpress –tutorial. You will get wordpress videos but not the videos have keyword ‘tutorial’.

18. To watch videos in 3D

Youtube is always experimenting with new features. Just add this yt3d:enable=true in your video tags to make your video as 3D. It will automatically change to 3D version.

You need the special glasses to watch these 3D videos in 3D.

In 3D videos, some of the features currently not available like captions & subtitles.

19. Youtube for slow internet connection

If you are using very slow internet connection, you can enable the Feather Beta facility on Youtube. The “Feather” project is intended to serve YouTube video watch pages with the lowest latency possible. It achieves this by severely limiting the features available to the viewer and making use of advanced web techniques for reducing the total amount of bytes downloaded by the browser. It is a work in progress and may not work for all videos. If you enabled this facility, you can watch video page without unnecessary options. Just join Feather Beta here. It will avoid loading of the related videos, comment etc…


20.  Loop or Repeat play an embedded video

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