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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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6answers
48k 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 ...
24
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5answers
63k 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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1answer
215k 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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3answers
5k views

is Android single task or multitasking and multithreading?

I am trying to understand why I cannot keep listening the audio of a YouTube video on my Galaxy S 2 while moving to another application for example reading a wikipedia article on the browser. is ...
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5answers
15k views

Is there a way to use a different account with YouTube?

I'm having problem using YouTube. I use different Gmail accounts for email and YouTube and I would like them to be separated. Is there a way to tell YouTube to use a different account from the "...
9
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2answers
9k 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 ...
9
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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?
9
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3answers
82k 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?
8
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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 ...
8
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3answers
331 views

Free movies on Youtube on Android

When I use Youtube on my computer, they have a stack of older movies available for free, in the Movie section. (Ghostbusters for example! Who ya gonna call?) To be clear, they still had the rentals,...
8
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4answers
21k 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 ...
7
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3answers
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?
7
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3answers
247 views

Skip ads from YouTube

Since ads are almost inevitable on official YouTube app on Android device, I was wondering if those can be skipped automatically? This post is only about those ads which can be skipped, lets ignore ...
7
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1answer
808 views

Youtube preloading option not available

Since I updated the Youtube app on my Nexus 5 to v5.6.31 I can no longer preload videos from my 'Watch Later' list. I have checked the settings and I can't find the option to configure this either. ...
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4answers
1k views

How do I stop the 3g/4g radio from turning off?

When I watch youtube videos on my samsung epic 4g, most of the time when I click a video to watch it does the "Loading" spin gif animation forever, and I can see the little arrows on the 3g/4g symbol ...
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2answers
14k 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 ...
6
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3answers
593 views

Adding a new account to Gmail/Youtube shows a Password Error

I recently goy myself a Moto G3, that is running Android 5.1.1. I have 3 e-mail addresses, all of those I wish to keep in my Gmail app (I did that in an older phone I had), so I go to "Add Account" ...
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2answers
503 views

Watch and download youtube video simultanously

So I can watch a youtube video, great. But once I go out of range of wifi I can't play it. So the other option, is, I use a program to download the video. But I can't play it before it's downloaded. ...
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2answers
15k views

Android 4.4.2 youtube/video stuck in pause

Got me a shiny new Hudl 2 (8.3" Wi-Fi tablet with Android 4.4.2). It's nice. It does the gmail and the facebook, etc. What it doesn't do is play video from youtube, or other sources such as the BBC. ...
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2answers
62k views

YouTube app bug “Connection to Server Lost”

YouTube app says "Connection to server Lost/ Tap to retry" When a video is played. The same bug presented itself on 3 different devices with the youtube app version(5.7.38) as the only common feature. ...
5
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1answer
20k 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. ...
5
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1answer
5k views

Embedded YouTube videos have sound but no video

Whenever I come across a page with an embedded YouTube video and press play then the sound will be heard but the video will be blank (a black screen). The controls work just fine - it's just that I ...
4
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5answers
21k views

How do I play a live YouTube stream in the YouTube app?

For example youtube.com/opener - it wont play via the browser, but I can't figure out how to access it via the app. Is it possible?
4
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2answers
393 views

Open current video in YouTube app from Firefox

From a youtube.com page open in Firefox, is there a straight-forward way to open the video using the YouTube app? Firefox version 43.0
4
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3answers
36k 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 ...
4
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2answers
195k 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 ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

How can I tell if a Watch Later video has been successfully preloaded?

Preloading of 'Watch Later' videos has been enabled, but I do not know how to tell when a video I am about to watch has been successfully pre-loaded by the YouTube app. As others have noted (Youtube ...
4
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2answers
1k views

how to force the phone not to use wi-fi to upload video to youtube?

I do not have wi-fi at home and I want to upload video I took into my youtube account. I have generouse data plan so I don't have to use wi-fi to upload larger files like the application forces me. I ...
4
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1answer
68 views

Youtube/Netflix randomlly pauses and displays pause icon after rooting/deleting apps

I fear I may have damaged my samsumg galaxy s4 android 5.0 phone by rooting and deleting some unwanted bloatware. Now when I am watching youtube/netflix at random intervals (2-10 minutes) it will ...
4
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1answer
1k views

Automatic Download of Youtube Channels [closed]

I have a couple of Youtube channels I subscribe to. I'm subscribed both on Google Reader and on Youtube itself. Is there an app that checks for new updates to my subscribed channels and downloads them ...
4
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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 ...
4
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1answer
402 views

What versions of Youtube for Android support fast-forward and rewind?

What version(s) of Youtube for Android definitively support fast-forward and rewind? I'm referring to the forwards and backwards buttons in landscape mode that permit you to jump ~10 seconds. I lost ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

Is it possible to watch Youtube videos on the Youtube App while multitasking

I currently have Kit Kat 4.4. Is is possible to play a Youtube video in the background or while multitasking like checking email, use other apps or surf the web on Android? As of right now, I have to ...
4
votes
1answer
124 views

Why do I not get the new YouTube ui on my tablet?

I've got a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 running CyanogenMod 9-20121028-NIGHTLY-p4wifi and I downloaded the latest YouTube app from the Play Store. However, the app still uses the old ui with the 3d ...
4
votes
1answer
545 views

See YouTube videos in Anaglyph mode

How to see a YouTube video in Anaglyph mode from a non-3D Android device? I am not able to enable Anaglyph mode from the YouTube application.
4
votes
1answer
152 views

Create a playlist of Offline videos in YouTube

YouTube's offline feature allows downloading selected videos so that they can be viewed later, without internet. I downloaded few of these from different publishers and now have set of such videos in ...
4
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0answers
531 views

Disable info popup on YouTube app

When viewing videos with the YouTube app, constant info message popups during playback shows. Videos that show those info popups show a white circle with the letter 'i'. Is there a way to disable ...
4
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1answer
412 views

Youtube video quality

Youtube app allows switching between normal and high quality videos. Is this normal and high quality depended on screen dpi or are they some fixed quality videos independent of mobile and tablets and ...
3
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1answer
25k views

How do I get Youtube Links to open in the YouTube app and not a browser? [duplicate]

Everytime I click a link to a Youtube clip I have to choose which browser to open it in. I'd like them to open in the YouTube android app. Is there a setting somewhere that I can change ...?
3
votes
1answer
8k views

Can the Android YouTube app display annotations?

I run the stock YouTube app on my HTC One X phone. There are a couple of channels I follow who post videos narrated in their local language, but with translations added as annotations on top of the ...
3
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2answers
1k views

How To Prevent Uploading From Interrupting When Screen Is Off?

When screen goes off, uploads get interrupted especially YouTube uploads and everytime i have to resume phone to continue uploads. The problem is that in case of YouTube, videos stutter which i assume ...
3
votes
1answer
172 views

Move saved YouTube videos between devices

Is it possible to move the saved/downloaded exo YouTube files (downloaded with the YouTube app) between devices to avoid having to download them again on other devices? If so, how?
3
votes
2answers
75k views

Lock screen while playing YouTube video

I have Samsung Galaxy S5. 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 playing while ...
3
votes
2answers
800 views

How do I send a YouTube video from my desktop to my Android tablet?

Apps such as YouTube and Netflix use the X protcol to conect to smart TVs so you can send (a link to) the video you're watching to the TV, and it starts playing on the TV right away. I'm looking for ...
3
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2answers
10k views

YouTube no longer available for old Android 2.2 devices?

I unrooted my HTC Desire today and restored the stock ROM image, recovery image, etc. It's running Android 2.2.2 now. I noticed that the YouTube app is broken. I can run it, but it complains about not ...
3
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1answer
4k views

Improving performance of YouTube app

I have a Galaxy Tab 10.1 (a.k.a. p4, P7500), running Android 4.2.2 rooted (latest CyanogenMod nightly build: 10.1-20131208-NIGHTLY-p4) and YouTube v5.3.28. Does anyone have an idea how to improve the ...
3
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3answers
3k views

How to go to a specific time of a video clip quickly in Youtube?

Since YouTube on my Android device has nowhere to input the URL, I cannot jump to a specific time to view it. How to do that easily? Dragging the player carrot is very hard to make a accurate jump ...
3
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1answer
1k views

How can I remove YouTube's uploader image overlay?

I have the latest version of the YouTube app for Android (v5.1.10). At some point, the app began overlaying the uploader's user image in the upper-right-hand corner of the video. I can't click on it (...
3
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1answer
114 views

How To Access Uploads?

When I upload a video to YouTube and exit that tab, I can no longer get back to it later. I think this also happens with other uploads. The only way is to upload something again. So far I can only see ...