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How to play a YouTube clip in background/minimised?

The stock YouTube app (here on 2.1-eclair, but applies to all android versions) stops playing when I minimised, switched to another application or even when I lock the phone. And when I resume it ...
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3answers
77k views

What is error code 495 on Google Play and the YouTube app?

"Facebook" could not be downloaded due to an error. (495) How do I solve this error?
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1answer
146k views

Where does YouTube's offline feature store video files?

I'm using YouTube offline feature on my Android device, so that I can playback the offline videos within the YouTube app even there is no internet connection. When I searched for any of the video ...
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2answers
67k views

Lock screen while playing youtube video GS5

On the galaxy s5 for Verizon wireless is there a way to lock the screen but keep youtube videos playing? For example a particular browser app or add on that would allow for the audio to continue ...
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1answer
483 views

Error 927 while updating YouTube

I am suddenly getting Error 927 while updating the YouTube App from Official Google Play Store on my Android device. Android version: 4.2 and Device name: Micromax Canvas 4 I am using 2G Internet ...
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2answers
2k views

Download YouTube Videos from Mobile?

Is it possible to download YouTube Videos on my New Samsung Galaxy Y android phone and have it stored in my SD card?
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2answers
8k views

Auto-rotate only for YouTube app, disabled otherwise [duplicate]

I find auto-rotate really annoying so I generally have it turned off. Unfortunately, when I'm playing a YouTube video, it's equally annoying when I try to tilt the screen and then remember I have ...
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1answer
15k views

YouTube Offline Videos deleted/removed

I download few YouTube videos using YouTube Offline feature introduced recently in an Official YouTube App. Those videos were accessible to me and I played them successfully, without any issue. ...
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5answers
51k views

Youtube videos open in browser by default

When I'm browsing the net using the Internet app (the default browser), youtube links open up in the browser and not in the youtube app. I don't get to choose any option like before. In Applications ...
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2answers
151k views

Open YouTube's saved offline video (.exo file)

My question is specific to YouTube app's new offline functionality. I have saved some video from YouTube app on my Android phone. I restored my phone OS due to some problem. But I have files that ...
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6answers
43k views

Is it possible to pre-download a YouTube video to view it later offline? [duplicate]

I have the Galaxy S3, and I'd like to watch YouTube videos during my commutes. I like to watch long videos (around 1 hours), so I have no more than 1 video per commute. However, youtube video takes ...
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2answers
9k views

Limit YouTube to Wi-Fi only

My daughter loves to share videos on YouTube with her friends. As a result she's blown through her monthly 2GB data allotment on multiple occasions. While I've educated her on the difference between ...
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1answer
782 views

Can I play YouTube videos at 2x Speed in DicePlayer or some other way?

Before I commit to switching from iPhone to Android, I wanna make sure there's an app that can play YouTube videos 2x speed. On the iPhone, Swift Player can do it, and I read there's a way to do it on ...
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2answers
6k views

Youtube Preload limit?

I have enabled Preloading for my Watch Later playlist. This currently contains 23 hour-long Google IO videos but YouTube seems to only ever preload up to 2 of them, never any more. I have an HTC One ...
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1answer
5k views

Why do some (many?) Youtube videos not play?

Very often when I click on an embedded Youtube video or even access a Youtube video though the Youtube app, I get an error that curtly says "This video cannot be played". What gives?
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4answers
20k views

Is there a way to cache YouTube videos after playing them?

I have an HTC Desire, and the default YouTube app does not cache the video after it plays the first time. The second time you play, it downloads the same video a second time, but I would like to cache ...
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3answers
25k views

Cannot add some YouTube videos to offline mode

I'm trying to add videos to offline mode, but it added only one video successfully. For any other videos I try, it says, Offline Unavailable. Sorry, this video can't be taken offline. What ...
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2answers
2k views

Avoid mobile version of YouTube

For some reason, either Vodafone UK or YouTube think they are smarter than my own desires and are constantly redirecting my phone to use the mobile version of YouTube. This would be fine, except ...
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1answer
513 views

See Youtube videos in Anaglyph mode

How to see an youtube video in Anaglyph mode from a non 3d Android Device? I am not able to enable Anaglyph mode from the Youtube application.
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3answers
598 views

Google Apps crashing, Play services crashing

On my Kyocera Hydra phone (model number c6725) running Android 4.4.2 on Virgin Mobile. When I start Gmail (although notifications from gmail work) I'll get the message "Unfortuantely, Gmail has ...
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1answer
116 views

Invasive advertising in Android notification center

On my Samsung Note 3 running stock Android 4.4.2 I got the following message in the pull-down notification center: You watched FooBar. Here's another video you might like. I didn't click the ...
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1answer
837 views

Offline YouTube feature suddenly gone

Till yesterday noon I was using this offline option, but from yesterday night I can't get the offline option. My YouTube app is built-in app, will that make any difference? I even tried ...
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4answers
14k views

Why does the youtube offline videos get expired

Weird behavior of offline videos. I had downloaded a lot videos from office for offline viewing at home. But when i went home they were showing expired and when i clicked on them it showed connect to ...
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2answers
20k views

How to watch videos in 144p, 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p on YouTube app?

While watching videos in browser it shows me options of 144p, 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p and so on. But on YouTube app for Android I only see option of HD/HQ (I assume its High Definition / High Quality). ...
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1answer
108 views

opening problem with youtube and hangout apps

I am using Android 4.4.2 on Kyocera Hydro Icon. Since a few weeks ago, I experienced problems with opening youtube and hangout apps (there may be other apps with the same problem, but I don't ...
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0answers
26 views

How to play youtube in the background in android? [duplicate]

I have been using PVSTAR+ app which plaeyed youtube in the background and I could listen to youtube while its closed. Youtube recently updated it's API so PVSTAR+ doesnt work anymore. it's also have ...
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1answer
3k views

“There was a problem while playing. Touch to retry” when trying to play offline video

I encounter problems when I play videos downloaded from Youtube. I've downloaded 5 videos. Those videos are added to disk. The downloads were all completed successfully, but when I try to play them, ...
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1answer
568 views

YouTube app holds a long wakelock. What app settings can I change to keep it from doing this?

I am using an HTC Evo 4g with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread. I'm trying to deal with apps which keep my phone from entering sleep mode, and the YouTube app is a major offender. With downloaded apps, ...
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1answer
4k views

YouTube videos all choppy

Has anyone seen this behavior when playing videos in the YouTube app? I've tried clearing both the cache and data for the app, but it did not help. Note in the screenshot how the video is all choppy ...
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4answers
4k views

Why is Youtube draining the battery and what could we do?

A friend of mine just asked me a nice question: His (stock) Samsung Galaxy S4's Youtube is draining his battery. He said, that he hasn't been in the app today, and this morning he had the phone ...
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1answer
5k views

Change video quality of embedded YouTube video in Chrome for Android

Is there a way to change the video quality when playing embedded YouTube videos in Chrome for Android? I can only change the video quality in the YouTube application.
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5answers
2k views

How to force YouTube videos to open in streaming media player instead of default YouTube app?

I am using HTC Explorer phone, running Android 2.3.5. I use Opera mini and Opera mobile to browse. Whenever I click any YouTube video in the browser to play, automatically the YouTube app opens and ...