Starting today, in our Ask the Readers series we will be discussing the hottest/controversial tech story from the following week. We will focus on stories that matter to our readers and would be related to stuff we cover on TechNorms regularly. This week we are talking about Google's decision to replace the default YouTube commenting system with Google+ powered comments. Google had announced this decision last September, and after testing it out on a few select YouTube channels started rolling it out across the website. Considering the size of YouTube this change will take some time to implement.
Sharing your photos with family, and friends can be a lot more exciting than just creating another Facebook photo album. That’s right, you have more, dare we say “creative” options, and one of the best that’s right under your nose is YouTube’s Photo slideshow feature. Before this feature, uploading a photo straight to YouTube was impossible. Users first had to use a separate program like Windows Movie Maker to create their photo slideshow, then upload it as a video to YouTube. But now, you not only can upload pics directly, you can create a full-on slideshow with a whole host
Remember back in the day when YouTube used to run a lot faster? That was before YouTube implemented DASH – a protocol known as the Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP, which makes it impossible to completely preload and buffer a video on YouTube. While this may be good for people with slower connections or for people who don’t need to load an entire video, for anyone with a faster connection DASH can be incredibly limiting. The good news is that you can disable this in a few easy steps. A browser extension is required, and it is available for all
Sometimes, even with the world at our fingertips via the vast Internet, and a TV in our living rooms, we all get a little bit bored of watching similar videos and programmes. CrowdTube.tv however,enables you to experience a completely different viewing experience. The website threads together all of the latest and greatest viral videos circling the web, into one, continuous stream of viewing material. Essentially, the idea is that you sit in front of your desktop, laptop or mobile device, and enjoy a never-ending TV show of YouTube videos which have been viewed and enjoyed by millions worldwide. See Also: Follow
Don’t you just hate having to quickly respond to your Facebook chat notifications whilst watching a YouTube video? Leaving the YouTube tab means having to miss parts of your video, which is never a fun thing to do. Of course, you could always pause the video, but YouTube Smart Pause offers to do that for you and more. Just as distraction free reading extensions have been released, YouTube Smart Pause takes focused browser a step further, with distraction free video viewing. Every time you leave your active YouTube tab, the extension will automatically pause your video for you, and will
YouTube is a fickle video service, especially when it comes to finding what you’re looking for. We’ve covered how to search YouTube better. There’s no reason why YouTube should be so difficult to use for the average video watcher. We’ll show you how to use these nifty YouTube URL tricks to get even more from the site. For the point of this guide, we’ll use VIDEO_ID to refer to this within a YouTube URL: 1. Link to a specific point in a YouTube video Most users have no clue they can link to specific points in YouTube videos. This can
We’ve all spent hours of our days at some point watching random YouTube videos. While we don’t always spend our times looking for something to watch, sometimes we just can’t find what we’re looking for on YouTube. You can use services like Video Deck to help manage YouTube, but when it comes to finding videos, it can be harder thank you think. You can use YouTube’s search to find what you’re looking for but with these tips and tricks, you can search YouTube better and find what you want more efficiently. How to search YouTube better Searching YouTube doesn’t have
Many of us use our YouTube subscriptions to stay up to date on news, watch comical videos and even re-live moments from history. It’s safe to say that subscribing to the right YouTube Channels can provide hours of entertainment. However, some of us are guilty of perhaps subscribing to too many channels, making it harder to keep tabs on our favorite subscriptions. Even if you’ve tweaked YouTube with something like Magic Actions, you can still get more with YouTube Video Deck. Luckily, YouTube Video Deck offers a solution. The Google Chrome extension creates a separate page accessible from your browser, displaying
YouTube finally revealed its new paid subscription channels after a long line of rumours. Currently, there is a select amount of content with paid subscription options, but YouTube hopes to get more channels running soon. Each paid YouTube channel comes with a 14 day free trial and they start at $0.99, although they can go up to $7.99, as much as a Netflix subscription. The paid YouTube channels will offer ad free content to subscribers and they have shut the doors on regular viewers, meaning this will not a joint part revenue/part subscription content offering. YouTube paid channels For many
With more services and networks being released, there has to be a way to combine all your different services. Unfortunately, many companies decide not to integrate with one another, either for competitive reasons or they just never find the right way. Jolidrive is the solution to all these management problems. Instead of linking with other networks, Jolidrive allows you to add all your networks and connect all your services to one simple, clean and elegant interface.
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