Videos tips

What’s Popular on YouTube

There is also an option to see what’s currently popular on YouTube that isn’t catered to your interest. Visit Popular on YouTube page and you will see everything popular organized by categories. Also check: 7 YouTube Keyboard Shortcuts to Control YouTube with Keyboard

Watch YouTube Live

You can also watch live shows on YouTube thanks to the newly added YouTube Live feature. Just go to YouTube Live page and you will see all the Live shows streams to easily watch them.

Use YouTube Search Filter

If you are not satisfied with the results shown by YouTube for your query, then you can also use search filters to pinpoint it. On the search page that shows all the results there is a “Filters” drop-down menu, click on it to see all the ways you can make your search better. You can define video duration, published time, video type and features like 4K/Live/Subtitles,etc.

Disable YouTube Autoplay

You might have noticed that after the current video finishes, YouTube automatically plays the next recommended video after a short delay. This is handy for continuous entertainment, but can be annoying as well if you don’t want to watch more videos. To disable Autoplay, click on the “Autoplay” slider at the top right corner of the window just above the recommended videos. This will turn this feature off, and you can click on it again to enable it.

Watch Age Restricted Videos

There is a chance you may see an error on a video saying that the video is restricted to age and can only be seen once you log in using a Google Account. Well, if you don’t want to login then you can still see the video using the below-mentioned YouTube tips and trick. In the URL of the video, remove the words “watch?v=” and add “v/” in the same area. After that press “Enter” and it will load in fullscreen mode. Below is an example. Before: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCUfkzx0H54 After: https://www.youtube.com/v/LCUfkzx0H54 Also Read: 15 Cool Notepad Tricks and Hacks to Do Cool Things with Notepad

Adjust Video Speed

This is not one of the most hidden features of YouTube, but it is a very handy one. For example, you can slow down an instruction video speed to easily understand or maybe speed up a boring section without missing any details. To do so, click on the “Gear” icon in the YouTube video player, and then click on “Speed”. You can now easily adjust speed by increasing or decreasing it using set speeds like, 0.50 or 1.50. Also Read: 7 Cool Browser Tips and Tricks to Surf Internet Like a Pro

Cool YouTube Tips and Tricks to Watch YouTube Videos Like a Pro

To help you use YouTube optimally, we are going to introduce few YouTube tips and tricks. We have tried to mention less obvious ones, so there is a good chance you will find something that you didn’t know about before. Without further ado, let’s make you a YouTube pro with these YouTube tips and tricks.

Try not to mix your video lighting

When DIYing your video lighting setup, you might have the urge to combine all the light sources laying around your house. Fight that instinct. Using competing color temperatures (think: warm light from a lamp combined with cool sunlight) can make shots look different as your camera tries to adjust to the new white balances. Daylight color bulbs (5,000-6,000K) are available at most stores but when in doubt, stick with natural lighting.

Be careful with your backlight

If you’re gearing up for your next Zoom call, remember that most webcams are equipped with autoexposure, which means that if you’ve got a bright lamp, TV, computer screen, or a window in the background of your video, your camera will focus in on that. That’ll leave you in the shadows, which isn’t ideal unless you’re in the witness protection program. Take the time to get that light in front of you, instead of behind you! (If you need to do a little furniture arranging to make this happen, we promise, it’s worth it.)

Try a pair of lamps for night-time shooting

…But what if it’s dark? The solution is actually fairly simple. All you need is two lamps, one on your left and one on your right. If you can, arrange them 45 degrees to either side of your face and raise them to just above your eye line. These two lamps should help minimize the amount of shadows on your face, and should do a good job in evenly lighting you for your next webcam address. If you make a habit of recording video on your phone, investing in a small ring light attachment makes a huge difference when it comes to looking nice on camera. (And everyone wants that, right?) Here’s a quick rundown of how to set one up:

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