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Is there any way to disable a YouTube video from automatically starting in Firefox?

I have a couple of videos open on Firefox. As I refer to them often, I prefer to keep them as a tab rather than as a bookmark. However, every time I reboot Firefox, they start to play. Can I have them ...
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How can I extract audio from a YouTube video?

I would like to hear Linus' talk about Git from youtube on my way to work, which means I'm looking for an elegant way to extract .wav or .mp3 from a YouTube video.
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How do I force single (only) channel audio in youtube/flash videos to play in both (left/right) channels?

Occasionally, I find Youtube videos that have only one audio channel (only left or only right); example video (left channel only). This is quite annoying, especially with headphones on, as I hear ...
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How do I convert an animated GIF to a YouTube friendly video format?

My son has made some animations with Pivot Stickfigure Animator which we'd like to upload to YouTube. The problem is Pivot saves as animated GIFs which I can't upload to YouTube. The Wikipedia ...
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How to disable HTML5 video on YouTube with Firefox?

I'm running Firefox (12.0 beta), and whenever a video is available in HTML5, it will open in that. I have opted-out of the HTML5 preview (I saw a post suggesting to opt-in then opt-out again, which I ...
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Download YouTube via command line

In Firefox I use "DownloadHelper", is there a Mac OS X || Ubuntu command line tool that downloads YouTube videos for offline viewing?
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How do all of these “Save video from YouTube” services work?

I mean, how do they work, generally? How do they receive the link to a video stream itself (not just the page containing a Flash player)? I did a search on the web but couldn't find anything useful (...
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Only 360p on Youtube with HTML5

I recently read that Firefox improved it's HTML5 video support, so I thought I gave it a go again, because I am not a fan of Flash. It works fairly well, but unfortunately the videos are limited to ...
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How to get past China's Great Firewall and reach blocked sites? [closed]

I wonder if there are any other users who are annoyed like me by the Great Firewall set by the Chinese Government. If so would you please present me an effective way to get on YouTube? Since it's ...
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Black screen issue playing videos in youtube on Google Chrome

when i play a video in youtube there is a black screen, see - http://prntscr.com/2wzrmn, altough i can use the interactions and hear the audio, i can't see the video. There is enough space in my C ...
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Red and blue are swapped on Youtube

Since Sunday (April 1st), red and blue are sometimes swapped when I watch videos on YouTube. Examples are "Peeling Apple Like A Boss" (blue arms and apple) or, to my dismay, the famous Red vs. Blue ...
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Disable hardware acceleration for Flash player in Linux

The latest official version (and supposedly the last version for Linux) of Flash player has some interesting issues on Linux systems. The biggest issues which have summarily been confirmed on the ...
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How can I stop YouTube videos from auto-playing? [duplicate]

I was using "Stop YouTube Autoplay" add-on to stop autoplaying the videos thus saving bandwidth. But since 1.0.3, this Firefox plugin doesn't work anymore. Is there any other FF plugin that does ...
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Can you tell by the network traffic whether a video was watched or downloaded from YouTube?

My question is about popular YouTube downloaders like youtube-dl (a command line program) or VideoDownloadHelper (a Firefox-browser extension). Comparing two cases: Watching a video on YouTube ...
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Spotify, Youtube, Shockwave Flash, and other programs not working

When I open spotify it will continuously load or if it stops i cannot play a song, also on Youtube i can click on a video from the homepage but the video will not load and i cannot click on anything. ...
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Chrome youtube doesn't play/Twitch plays with no sound

I have OS X Yosemite, Chrome version 40.0.2214.115 (64-bit) When I open youtube video it loads but I can't play the video. I didn't download any extensions before youtube stopped working correctly (...
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Chrome/OSX: Pink blotches on YouTube image

The image below shows the problem. I see the problem only when I view YouTube videos on my Mac and the browser is Chrome. Any ideas? Thanks!
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Youtube music Videos skipping

It is so frustrating when I am playing Youtube music videos that the songs keep skipping. How can I prevent this from happening? I have tried changing the settings but it does not seem to make much ...
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Simplest way to add stills to MP3 audio soundtrack

I have some audio and want to add visuals to it and upload to YouTube. Nothing fancy, just like slides, image_A from 00:00:00 to 00:00:05 then image_B from 00:00:50 to 00:00:30 and so on. I have ...
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Why is YouTube buffering/loading behavior so horrible in Chrome?

I have been suffering from this for months, possibly even years, and I still don't have the slightest clue about the cause. Let's say I open a video on YouTube in Chrome, like Jamie Hyneman's ...
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How Use Google's YouTube Speech Recognition without uploading videos to YouTube?

I have a lot of lecture video content that I would like to have the subtitles for. YouTube automatically generates subtitles for videos under certain conditions (those conditions are still somewhat of ...
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How to watch live youtube stream using vlc?

Is it possible for now to watch live youtube video streams using vlc? I just don't want to use flash player. I know that vlc can play youtube videos using link for the page where that video is located,...
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Convert YouTube DASH audio (youtube-dl) to m4a (AAC DL)

I am unable to listen to m4a DASH audio I download from YouTube via youtube-dl on Winamp. Is there an option in youtube-dl to remove the DASH audio part of m4a file and download/save it as an m4a (AAC ...
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Is there any way to control Youtube through the media keys on the keyboard?

I have a nifty keyboard with media controls (play, stop, pause, forward and reverse). Is there any way to use them to control Youtube? That is, so that it pauses when I hit the pause key and moves ...
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How to STOP people from DOWNLOADING an online video for OFFLINE PLAYBACK [duplicate]

I have a problem, something I'm sure a lot of video sharing companies might have. I want to start a small business by offering online video-based training courses on Microsoft Office and other office ...
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Youtube video only play for 50 seconds to a minute and a half

When i go to watch a Youtube video it will play for 50 seconds to a minute and a half. Why is it doing this? I have cleared my cookies and all other browsing history and re installed chrome and it ...
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Create a image every XX seconds of the video [FFMPEG]

Screenshot: FilmStrip I tried ffmpeg -i video.mkv -vf fps=1 out%d.png But It is generating one by one images. I need all thumbnails into one image. as in screenshot above.
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YouTube video Stops

Whenever I'm watching a YouTube video the downstream just stops at a random point (normally at the middle of the video), and whatever I try to do (reload the page, clean cache) I just can't watch the ...
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Copying text from YouTube to Clipboard introduces dashes?

Here's an example of a link I found on YouTube in the comments section of a video. gnu.org/distros/free-distros.h­tml This is the way it shows up in the comment. If I highlight this link and copy ...
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How do i record my computer screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best software for desktop recording? i want to record my computer screen and talk over it. i have seen this done on youtube and i want to use this for my family....
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Youtube breaks my internet connection

This is a really annoying problem I'm having with my connection. Every so often, it'll randomly "freeze", that is, the NIC seems to stop receiving packets. This results in things like If I'm trying ...
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How do a stop a website for overriding my keyboard short cuts

How can I stop websites from overriding the keyboard shortcuts in Firefox? e.g., if you go to Youtube, Ctrl+T no longer opens a new tab, etc. It there a plug-in that will do that for me?
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Problem downloading youtube videos using Free Download Manager

Free Download Manager (FDM) claims to be able to download flash videos from various sites including Youtube. I follow the directions given here to download Youtube videos. The only thing FDM ...
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Caching YouTube videos across loads

Is there a way to force the browser to cache loaded YouTube videos across page loads? In other words, if you refresh some video page in which the video already started loading (or is fully loaded), ...
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YouTube not working on Ubuntu 10.04

Yesterday I applied the latest updates to my Ubuntu 10.04 machine, as I routinely do whenever the update manager suggests it. Now on Firefox 3.6.12 YouTube videos are not working. I just get a black ...
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YouTube web no sound but VLC has sound

On Windows 7, in YouTube web client (in latest Chrome) - videos play, but without sound. IIRC, they used to play with sound some days earlier on the same machine. Pretty sure I did not change any ...
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You Tube Videos Won't Play in Chrome at a Custom Speed, but Play in IE With Lots of Audio Problems

I recently reinstalled Windows 8.1 on my laptop and noticed that Chrome isn't playing YouTube Videos at any custom speed (a speed other than 1x). While watching the video, if I update the speed, the ...
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Preview Youtube videos in Thunderbird

Is there a way to preview Youtube videos in Mozilla Thunderbird when you receive a Youtube link via email? More specifically, this is what I'm after (ordered by decreasing preference): see the ...
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Why can I not watch YouTube videos on Google Chrome?

I used to be able to watch YouTube videos with no problems, but at some point in the last several weeks, something went wrong. Whenever I try to watch a video, it says This video is unavailable ...
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bandwidth control during youtube upload

I am having a slow internet connection and I am looking for some solution so that I can divide the 1/5th of available bandwidth to me for youtube uploads while at the same time working with other ...
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HTML video tag not showing on source of some websites

Why is it that every time I try to view the source of a website that plays HTML 5 video (like YouTube), I don't see the HTML video tag? For example, on this site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...