Youtube Tips and Tricks that you don’t know about

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Here are some  Youtube tips and tricks that I found, that could save you a lot of time.

Specific Start Time

If you want to share just a certain portion of a video with a user, you’ll notice that there is no official option to do this.  Skip the fluff and get to the good stuff.  Here is how it works. Consider the following Youtube Video URL:

After the URL link add #t=01m08s to set the starting point of the video at 1 minute and 8 seconds. Here is how it should look like:

Accurate Keyword Searching

There are a billion videos on Youtube so trying to find that specific Youtube video you want to watch is an adventure by itself.  The solution for this time-consuming exercise is to add allintitle: before the keywords you are search for. What it does is basically provide you with only videos that include the chosen keywords.

Omit Keywords

You can opt for specific keywords to be in the search, or out of it. Let’s say you are searching for a song and you don’t want to see anything related to Bieber.

you can always exclude the keyword from your search results i.e. ‘maybe -justin bieber .’

Play Videos in Slow Motion

Did you know you can make any YouTube video play in slow motion? All you need to do is hold down the space-bar and the video will start to play at a much slower speed.

You need to enable html5 to do this trick.

Play the Snake Game

I remember playing that game on my old Nokia for hours on end. To play it on YouTube, all you need to do is hold down the left or right arrow key for a few seconds while the video is paused, then press the up arrow to start the game.

Download Any Video

Just add “pwn” to the URL before “youtube” and you’ll be taken to an external site with multiple options for download formats. With this, the following URL:

Would now be:


Bypass Regional Restrictions

Licensing for videos is complicated enough already. If you’re looking to get to a video that has some form of restriction on it, change the format of the video link from this:


To this:


The downside is the video will play filling the entire window. The upside is it will play

Skip to the Good Parts With the Wadsworth Constant

Just how much of your time on YouTube is wasted watching the boring parts of a video while waiting for the main event to begin? If you believe Wadsworth, the answer is about 30%. While it started as a joke, Google took it seriously enough to add the feature to YouTube itself. If you want to skip the unimportant intros, just add “&wadsworth=1” to the end of the URL. This will waste your time:6

But this is where the fun begins:


Tell me which tip actually surprised you the most ?