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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 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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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 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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Creating video with audio and still image for YouTube

I'm running the following command: ffmpeg -i audio.mp3 -ar 44100 -f image2 -i logo.jpg -r 15 -b 1800 -s 640x480 foo.mov Which successfully outputs a video with my recorded audio and an image on it. ...
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Help me 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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How do I make YouTube videos fill up an entire screen when using dual monitors?

I am using a dual monitor setup on Ubuntu 9.10 using the TwinView configuration in NIVIDA X Server Settings. My total resolution is 2960x1050 pixels, and my individual monitors are 1680x1050 (primary) ...
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Fullscreen video in Chrome shows URL in corner

When playing a fullscreen video in Chrome, the URL shows in the lower left corner. This happens for YouTube as well as other video players, where sometimes it covers the progress bar. The ...
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Chrome add-on to download YouTube videos

Any add-on for Chrome browser to download YouTube videos?
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Blocking pop-up adverts in YouTube videos

I don't have a problem with unobtrusive adverts and why shouldn't websites try to make money from it's users? (someone's gotta pay for the servers!) But what I really find annoying are the adverts ...
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Subscribe to YouTube channel in iTunes

What is the best way to subscribe to a YouTube channel and have it show up in iTunes as a podcast? I want iTunes to automatically download the videos in MP4 format or download them in FLV and convert ...
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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 streaming videos download works?

I use Firefox and the Video DownloadHelper plugin to download videos from YouTube, etc. How do these plugins and sites automatically obtain download links for these videos?
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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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How can I download a whole playlist from YouTube to MP3? [closed]

I would be happy if I had a cross-platform (Linux and Windows) tool for automatically downloading and converting a whole playlist from YouTube to MP3. An add-on for Firefox would be very desirable, ...
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How do I block Youtube's suggested videos?

I find myself wasting far too much time watching Youtube videos. I start by watching a legitimate video, and then click on one of the suggested videos, and keep on going for hours. Is there a way to ...
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Can VLC stream a YouTube video?

Is it possible to stream a particular YouTube video's content with VLC? The scenario is that you could paste a YouTube URL into a VLC dialog, and then have VLC stream the video as if it were a local ...
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Video uploads to Youtube with no sound

I have a video camera which, when I try to upload the videos to Youtube taken with it, the sound is removed. I used to be able o upload sound but then something happened and ...now I can't. If ...
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How to download videos from YouTube with subtitles?

How do I download videos from YouTube with subtitles / captions? I'd tried by using youtube-dl, with --write-srt --str-lang flags but I always get: WARNING: video has no closed captions.
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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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Live streaming with html5 - plus how does Youtube do it?

So I have a Wii U now and tested Youtube Live streaming... and it worked flawlessly. Wow, I thought, I have to find out what kind of codec, container format, protocol, etc is used, but I kinda failed ...
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How block Youtube ads on Google Chrome?

Any adblocker for Chrome blocks the annoying Youtube popup ads?
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Saving previously viewed Youtube videos

Is there any tool/firefox addon which could save already viewed video from YouTube. I'm aware of services like KeepVid which downloads a video link. But I don't want to download again the video I have ...
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YouTube videos get stopped after playing 58 seconds

I don't know why, but from few days I have been facing this problem. After playing for a certain length of time, mostly 58 seconds, videos are getting paused and they won't move further. I am using ...
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YouTube is slow. Should I block XOXO-BLK-1?

I have a residential ISP, and streaming from YouTube is barely usable. I have seen reports online that blocking 173.194.55.0/24 (part of 173.194.0.0/16, AS15169, NetName: GOOGLE) and ...
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Pausing Spotify while YouTube is playing and starting it when YouTube stops

Kind of a random request, but something that would be cool nonetheless; would there be anyway I could make Spotify (and possibly iTunes etc.) pause when I start playing a YouTube video, and then start ...
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How to watch Youtube downloading only the audio stream? [closed]

I would like to save bandwidth when watching youtube, can I get only the audio?
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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 can I convert a series of PNG images to a video for YouTube?

I have a sequence of PNGs (here is one specimen) which I turn into a video with ffmpeg: ffmpeg -r 10 -i image%03d.png -s 1380x720 -c:v libx264 -qscale 10 -r 30 basf_merck_libx264.mp4 With ...
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How can I access a music video (youtube) that Chrome has already downloaded?

I have a youtube video I am listening to, having waited for it to download from youtube. Now, if I close the Chrome browser tab it is in, I will have to wait for the download again. The file must ...
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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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Unable to find videos cache for youtube videos in chrome

I have watched a video on youtube, I didn't close the browser window and it is buffered. I can watch that video anytime, without connecting to internet, as it is completely buffered. But I am not able ...
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Is Flash typically slow on Linux?

Specifically, I'm running Mint 8 (Helena). I'm extremely new to Linux, and was searching for a solution that was user-friendly and GUI oriented. The box won't be used for much other than web browsing ...
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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 ...
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How can I embed a YouTube video in OneNote?

How can I embed a YouTube video in OneNote?
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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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Download videos from youtube as I see it

This may seem a somewhat strange requirement : I want to download youtube videos as I see it. I know that I would have to capture the packets using a program like wireshark , and I do know that this ...
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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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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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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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How can I take screenshots of YouTube videos in full screen?

I am trying to take a screenshot of a YouTube video in fullscreen. When I pause the video and wait a moment, only the bottom UI bar (play/pause/seek) disappears. The top UI bar (Like/Share/More Info) ...
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Is there a way to watch videos (for example on YouTube) faster?

Is there a way to watch videos (for example on YouTube) faster? I mean faster rate. I don't have problems with buffering etc., but I need to speed up videos :)
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What's the best way to encode video for upload to YouTube?

Video is less than 5 minutes long, standard 4:3 aspect ratio (@ 640x480), imported from a digital camera, edited in Mac OS X with iMovie '09 and has a stereo, musical soundtrack. What encoding method ...
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Video progress bar will not go away in full screen

At the beginning of the summer I started to have a problem with YouTube where the progress bar would not disappear in full screen. I just refreshed the page and it would go away. Now, if I change any ...
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Processing YouTube video in ffmpeg

I'm using ffmpeg for taking screenshots from video. Is it possible to take screenshots from YouTube video without downloading video to hard drive?
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noscript, how to allow script on one domain only?

Some forums allow direct embedding of YouTube videos, and it's slowing down my browsing a lot when a user posts several videos in a single post. I want to allow YouTube's script only on youtube.com, ...
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Is there an authorative answer to what movie (formats?) are playable on the iPhone? [closed]

There are a few videos on youtube that I cannot play on my iPhone. Googling around, it seems there is an issue with some video formats, but I didn't find anything that seemed authorative. Some links ...
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How do I stop Youtube autoplay in Google Chrome?

I want to disable Youtube autoplay in Google Chrome. I followed the instructions in How to Disable YouTube Video Autoplay I went to chrome://chrome/settings/content and changed the settings to ...
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What are the best encoding options in Adobe Premiere for uploading a video to YouTube?

Adobe Premiere suggests a list of presets when encoding a video. For me, the good candidates to encode for YouTube are: HDTV 1080p 24 High Quality HDTV 1080p 25 High Quality HDTV 1080p 29.97 High ...
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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 ...