Essential YouTube Hacks for Every Video Watcher

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If you’re anything like us, you can hardly go a day without opening up YouTube to watch a video online. Plus, with the cold winter season settled in and making us want to stay warm and cozy, it’s inevitable that YouTube is in for a boost in viewership. While the popular video streaming site makes it possible to watch videos on any topic, served up by folks from all walks of life, there are still more cool things to be discovered.

Ready for the most entertaining YouTube experience of your life? Check out our top tips, tricks and hacks to help kick your viewing up a notch.

1. Create an auto-lineup of your favorites

Have a few favorite YouTubers that you binge-watch again and again? You can create a meta playlist that holds ALL of the video uploads from a single uploader (in order of upload date, chronologically). To do this, just add “&list=UL” to any video URL on YouTube.

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2. Conquer country-specific videos

Sometimes, YouTube videos can have restrictions based on geographic regions. That’s why you’ll get that “The uploader has not made this video available in your country” pop-up message when you stumble on a cool video from far away. Luckily, this trick lets you watch any video from any country.

Here’s how regular YouTube links appears: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxxx

Copy the string of characters defined by our “xxxx” example above, and paste it so that the URL is: http://www.youtube.com/v/xxxx

3. Watch in HD mode all the time

High definition is ALWAYS better, but sometimes your Internet connection can get in the way. Unlock HD mode by adding a couple of secret codes to the end of your video URL. Get stereo sound and 480×270 resolution with “&fmt=18”, or “&fmt=22” for 1280×720 resolution.

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4. Jump through age restrictions

We’re all for keeping PG-13 videos for more mature eyes only, but sometimes the age restrictions on YouTube videos can be bothersome for legal adults. Instead of signing in or clicking through to verify your age, just add “nsfw.” to the beginning of your entire video’s URL, so that it appears like this: nsfw.youtube.com

5. Hunt for all the hidden Easter eggs

Cleverly hidden in YouTube’s source code are secrets just waiting to be discovered and unlocked. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Search “Beam me up Scotty” and your results will show up like they were transported through space.
  • Repeat any video (forever!) by right-clicking on the video and selecting “Loop.”
  • Like old games? Type the numbers “1980” while your video is playing and the Missile Control game will appear.
  • An homage to the Wadsworth Constant, a meme that stated the first 30% of any video isn’t worth your time, you can enter “&wadsworth=1” at the end of a YouTube video URL and it’ll auto-skip the first 30% for you.

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6. Access unique 360-degree videos

YouTube launched their support for 360-degree videos earlier in 2016, letting users have a complete view of key videos and live events. With Chrome installed on your computer, you can rotate around and see every angle just by using your mouse. On mobile through the YouTube app, a simple screen swivel can lead you into new 360-degree journeys.

7. Download videos & turn audio files into MP3s

Take your favorite videos with you, in any file type you need! With Replay Media Catcher, you can download YouTube videos with just one quick drag-and-drop movement and automatically convert YouTube to MP3, WMV, AVI and more popular file formats.

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Video of the Month: It’s a Brand New Year

We spend a lot of time analyzing debug logs and frequently give customers a quick video to test, which means we’re often in search of short clips that end play a vital role in the data logging process. Needless to say, we watch a lot of videos (and other types of media) and want to share them with you!


We’ve all heard the saying: “new year, new you!” Whether you’re into the idea of fresh starts or not, resolutions are a pretty universal thing we all tend to think about when a new year begins. Trying to save more money but ALSO want to join a gym? This classic Jimmy Fallon clip shares the pros and cons of whipping up that list of resolutions for 2017.

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New Year’s Eve 2017: Where to Live Stream the NYC Ball Drop

Every year on December 31st, the eyes of the whole world turn their gaze to Times Square in New York City for the iconic Ball Drop. More than a celebration of the coming of a brand new year, it’s a 100+ year global tradition that marks the coming together of people from all walks of life.

Join the official host, actor and model Jonathan Bennett, along with two live correspondents as they offer up a totally commercial-free webcast of the activities and events surrounding the midnight Ball Drop, including behind-the-scenes access and interviews.

Be sure to use Replay Media Catcher to save every minute of the New Year’s Eve magic, recording the live streaming music performances, interviews, and of course the Ball Drop, in super high quality video!

Watch the NYE 2017 ball drop live stream right here:

Don’t want to wait? Catch highlights from last year’s New Year’s Eve ball drop here:

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Top 5 Playlists to Record for Any Holiday Get-Together

The winter season has set in, along with much of the cheer and excitement for the holidays that comes with it. Whether you’re gearing up for a holiday or New Years’ party, or just want some great tunes to dance like no one’s watching to, we’ve braved the warm Spotify waters to dig up the best holiday playlists for any and every kind of atmosphere.

Your can record and save the music from these perfect holiday playlists, growing your personal music collection song-by-song with the help of Replay Music for PC.

Holiday Pop Hits

Classical Christmas

Around the World

Calm & Cozy

Winter Road Trip


 

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Live Streaming on Twitch: How to Record Any Awesome Game Online

Twitch.tv (Twitch) is one of the most widely popular, most-accessed video streaming platforms around the world today. With 2.1 million users broadcasting and 241 billion minutes of live streamed events, most users are focused on video game videos, live gaming competition broadcasts and other video shows.

Want to watch your favorite gamers show off their skills on Twitch, but either don’t have a lot of time to catch them live or want to enjoy them internet-free? Replay Video Capture is the only way to create high quality recordings from live streaming Twitch videos, making it easy to watch expert gamers anywhere, anytime and on any device — totally ad-free.

How to Record From Twitch

Recording your favorite Twitch live streams is easy! Once you have the media recording software installed, there’s no set up to get started – all it takes is three super simple steps:

1. Launch Replay Video Capture 

Open Replay Video Capture for Mac or Replay Video Capture for PC on your desktop or laptop computer.

2. Open Twitch Live Stream

Head for the live streaming Twitch broadcast you want to record via your browser.

3. Start Recording

Replay Video Capture will automatically locate the Twitch window in your browser – just hit Record to start capturing.

Just like that, your Twitch live streams will be captured and saved! Unlike any other screen recording program, Replay Video Capture is designed for the highest quality video output possible, and has recording capabilities up to 100 frames per second. It’s the most powerful way to legally record ANY live streaming gameplay from Twitch.

Watch the video below to see how simple it is to record from Twitch:

Using a PC? You can also try Replay Media Catcher to track Twitch streams, so you can automatically monitor your favorite gamers and never miss another important broadcast again.


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‘Tis the Season! Sign Up to Save Big This Holiday

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On the twelfth day of Christmas, Applian gave to me
Twelve podcasts casting, eleven shows streaming,
Ten Facebook videos, nine new live events,
Eight Hulu Plus films, seven Netflix series,
Six playlists playing, five screen recordings,
Four Skype calls, three french films,
Two webcam sites,
and Riki in a lime tree.

We’re decking the halls with some extra special holiday cheer, coming soon to your email inbox.

There’s no better time of year to capture and save all the movies, music, podcasts, videos and more that you can get your hands on — or, to give the (digital) gift that keeps on giving to someone you love!

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FIFA Club World Cup: Where to Watch & Record

Soccer fans, rejoice! The FIFA Club World Cup championship is taking place this December 8-18, hosted in Osaka and Yokohama, Japan. Pitting six continental club football champions against each other in a 10-day international event, it’s a true representation of the far-reaching effect of the game.

Here are the teams that have qualified for the FIFA Club World Cup 2016 tournament:

  • Auckland City of New Zealand (OFC Champions League)
  • Club América of Mexico (CONCACAF Champions League)
  • Real Madrid of Spain (UEFA Champions League)
  • Atlético Nacional of Colombia (Copa Libertadores)
  • Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa (AFC Champions League)
  • Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors of South Korea (CAF Champions League)
  • Kashima Antlers of Japan (AFC Hosts)

Where to Watch FIFA Club World Cup Online

As of now, Fox Sports GO is the only option for live streaming the FIFA magic without a TV. Before checking in, make sure you’re armed with the latest Replay Video Capture for Mac or PC to record every match.

No matter your hectic schedule this year, Replay Video Capture is there to capture any FIFA Club World Cup streaming online and turn it into a high quality video movie file for you to relive at any time! Make personal copies of your favorite FIFA games live streaming on Fox Sports Go and keep them forever, in whatever format you want, to watch again and again.

FIFA Club World Cup Schedule

Check out the complete FIFA Club World Cup match schedule for both hosting cities below.

Image via: FIFA.com


Replay Video Capture is the ONLY software out there that can legally record high quality videos of every live streaming FIFA Club World Cup match — be sure to snag it before the games begin!

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The Best YouTube Channels for News Buffs

You could turn on the TV and find any number of news stations available, but what about those living without cable? For news buffs lacking the standard television access, YouTube is an incredible source of global, regional and local news to keep you up-to-date and in-the-know, all completely accessible without a cable subscription.

Never miss an important moment again and save any clip from your favorite, most memorable newscasts or events — with Replay Media Catcher, you can watch and download as many of these news channels on YouTube as your knowledge-seeking self can handle!

Well-known around the world for its broad-scale coverage of global news, science, culture, style and other key areas of society, The New York Times YouTube channel is a one-stop-shop for awareness and education on any topic. Less-focused on breaking stories, the channel is perfect for the more casual news enthusiast. Watch + record The New York Times on YouTube.

With live streaming coverage offered, Al Jazeera English is one of the few constantly broadcasting news channels available online. Exploring stories all around the world, the international news network offers high quality journalistic reporting with a larger focus on “world news than a domestic news network might have.” Watch + record Al Jazeera English on YouTube.

If you like independent news that’s (often) far from family-friendly, VICE News is the perfect source for what’s new. Covering culture, global news and otherwise underreported events, and boasting a collection of documentaries and short series, it’s an international source “created by and for a connected generation.” Watch + record VICE News on YouTube.

Run by the non-profit agency famous for delivering lightning fast, unbiased news from all around the world, the Associated Press YouTube channel is everything you’d expect from the media platform. Providing in-depth stores on sports, politics, entertainment, foreign affairs and other events, its a comprehensive source for any cable-cutter. Watch + record Associated Press on YouTube.

America’s most trusted source for all things news, CNN, also has a dominating news channel on YouTube. Because it has such wide-reaching journalism and syndication resources, CNN is able to provide a constant stream of information and up-to-the-minute news regarding everything from world events to health and fashion updates. Watch + record CNN on YouTube.


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Video of the Month: The Story of Thanksgiving

We spend a lot of time analyzing debug logs and frequently give customers a quick video to test, which means we’re often in search of short clips that end play a vital role in the data logging process. Needless to say, we watch a lot of videos (and other types of media) and want to share them with you!


It’s always a good thing to have a basic understanding of the holiday you’re celebrating, but why do the heads-down research when someone like Ellen DeGeneres can come up with a brilliant skit to sum it all up?

An oldie-but-goodie, this hilarious video from a few years back will give you the gist of what happened on the very first Thanksgiving… with a few nutty jokes along the way.

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