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It's not a limitation of Android, but a "feature" of the Youtube app to conserver resources. If you want to use Youtube as a music player, I think you should be able to find an application that allows you to do exactly that in the market. TubeMate lets you listen to only the audio of a Youtube file (you have to download it in advance, though), and that ...


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Video rendering, which would have to happen even if the application is not "active" but still playing, is going to use a lot more battery then "normal usage". So if you are not "watching" the video, it stops in order to not waste precious battery power.


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Update: YouTube has removed this feature. Source YouTube's official app allows you to preload a video. You can either preload all your subscription or the videos you have added to watch later. When your phone is connected to WiFi and charger, Youtube automatically pre-loads them. Open Youtube -> Settings -> Preloading One thing to note is that this ...


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There is a flag that people can set on their YouTube videos to allow or disallow those videos to be played on a mobile device. What you are seeing when you try to access those videos is that the person has set the flag to 'Disallow'.


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Yes, add both your account to Settings > Account, then you can choose which account to sign in to on the YouTube app. Make sure to sign out first Swipe left, and tap on Sign In You should be presented with an account chooser


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The location for those videos on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is following Internal storage/Android/data/com.google.android.youtube/files/Offline/(system generated folder name)/streams There might be a minor change to this location or path on other Android devices, but all those downloaded files are saved as .exo files, in an Internal Storage of a ...


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Don't know of any YouTube option for that end, but if you are open to use an app to limit other apps, you can give a go to Onavo Count | Monitor Data that has an option to limit the app to Wi-Fi only: Save money on your mobile bill - avoid costly overage fees! Onavo Count puts you in control of your 3G data plan. Easy setup, three brand new widgets, ...


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If you have YouTube installed, the YouTube app should be one of the options you get to open the video. When you see this prompt, checking the "Set this option as default" checkbox will make every YouTube link open with the app (you might have to check the option again when opening from multiple browsers, I've had this happen).


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Are you sure you need Tor for all youtube videos? If you only need youtube access, then you should try alternative lower latency circumvention techniques, like alternative DNS providers or a VPN. Tor should be used when you're worried about your government even knowing what you watch, meaning countries like Iran, China, Syria, etc. Case 1. You care about ...


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You can't. This feature was added in the ICS version of the YouTube app. Older versions don't support it.


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The queue limitation, AFAIK is 200 videos: You can queue up a maximum of 200 videos in a Watch Later list. The same limitation applies for any created playlist. Note: Make sure that you're preloading videos having the device charging and with an active Wi-Fi connection, in order to have them correctly preloaded to your phone. YouTube Instructions ...


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Try resetting app preferences. Go to Settings->Apps, choose from menu Reset app preferences and confirm Reset apps. This will reset all app preferences. To reset preferences for specific app (e.g. Browser), choose it in Settings->Apps and press Clear defaults button in Launch by default section. Next time you try to open YouTube video you should be asked ...


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Annotations are unfortunately not supported on Android at this time: Notes Annotations appear on standard YouTube players and embedded players. Annotations do not appear on custom YouTube chromeless players. Annotations do not appear in video playbacks taking place on mobile, tablet and TV devices. Someone from Google has evidently ...


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This new app PVStar+ (Pro Version) is amazing. It allows you to play videos in the background (even if your device screen is off). Another feature which i love is video cache. Saves data when you have to play some clips again and again. You can read more about it here: ...


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Yes. You can take either of the following two approaches: Use tubemate. With this app you can browse YouTube and download the video just like you would download from websites like keepvid.com. The latest version of YouTube allows the videos that you opened or YouTube thinks you'll watch or have added to watch later queue to be downloaded in background so ...


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I assume you're talking about the Youtube app. As far as i know videos are only preloaded when your phone is charging and connected to wifi. When a video is preloading it shows a little white arrow pointing down on the bottom right of the video (when viewing your watch it later list). When it has fully preloaded it shows a green circle with a white down ...


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Yes, preloading has been removed from version 5.6 (and above). To make way for some upcoming mobile features, we removed the preloading feature on the YouTube app for Android. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we look forward to bringing these new features to you.


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The "offline feature" rather counts as cache (note that content downloaded for offline use will be available this way for 2 days only), so it's not considered "your data". You performed a factory-reset. From our factory-reset tag-wiki: What a factory reset does is basically to "wipe" (delete all content) from the /cache (holding the application cache) ...


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True network connectivity issues are usually pretty easy to identify as they would affect data to/from every app on the device. Are you also having trouble browsing the web, running speed tests, or streaming other types of video (like Netflix or other flash players)? Do you see the same issue on a stable WiFi connection? If you're in an area where Sprint's ...


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If you see the 3G/4G symbol and the arrows are just grey, that just means that you have data connectivity but there is no send or receive activity at the moment. I guess you made an false assumption: The data radio is only off (deactivated) if you don't see the the symbol at all. Otherwise, if the symbol is there and the arrows are grey, your radio is on, ...


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Settings -> Wireless & Network -> Wi-fi settings. Press the [Menu/Options] button, and select Advanced Now choose in the Wi-fi sleep policy : Never Keep in mind that your battery is going to drain faster (because the wifi will never be turned off unless you manually do it), and is easy to forget that you changed the sleep policy.


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Alternatively, my default recommendation for cases like this: Tasker. Use a profile like this (abstract): Condition: App (select "Youtube", and optionally other apps you would like to have autorotate turned on) Task: Display->Display Rotation: Set On This way, whenever one of the selected apps runs in foreground, autorotate is turned on -- and as soon as ...


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I had the same problem, here's one way to fix it: set user agent string as desktop. To do so, type about:debug in address bar to get debug settings, then go to Settings > Debug > UA String. Set it to Desktop, restart browser and load any YT URL - it should show you the option to open YouTube app. Tested personally on Nexus S running Android 4.2.


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It's the logo of the video's uploader. Uploaders can choose to display their logo near the beginning or end of the video, to make it easier for you to subscribe to their channel.


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Download MX Player Play YouTube video using MX Player. Press Menu button (or the 3 dot icon), and then select Play Make sure "Background Play" is checked Now, you can press Home Button and listen in lock screen. There is also a shortcut for enabling Background Play, which is tapping and holding the Play button, instead of just tapping it to play a video


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There is nothing you can do, since it seems not all videos can be taken offline. From an article on Techniqued, Note: Remember not all videos can be taken offline and some videos might show this error "Sorry, this video can’t be taken offline" message. YouTube does not clearly mention what is the criteria for videos to be available offline. So in case ...


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Are you using a Battery saving app like Battery XL ? If so, try to disable it, it caused me a lot of problems. Have you tried also to switch on Airplane mode and switch it back off and retry ?


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I do see what you are talking about. In my YouTube app (ICS version) I can see several categories under "Browse", where it seems movies would fit in, but this category is non-existent. I do know that there are many videos on YouTube that are "Not available for viewing on mobile devices", and I think this is what's happening in this case. For example, ...


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Use the mobile YouTube interface instead of the YouTube app?


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There is also a new app to play YouTube in the background. It allows you to create your own playlist name or import existing youtube playlists. App streams only audio so it saves your data transfer. It is called Harex - youtube in background. Just find it in Google Play & enjoy.



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