Questions tagged [youtube]

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How to play YouTube audio in background/minimised?

The official YouTube app stops playing when I minimized, switched to another application, or even when I lock the phone. And when I resume, it restarts downloading the clip from the beginning. Is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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YouTube update enforcement bypass? +Reasons why the old YouTube app is superior

The time bomb of YouTube's legacy versions has exploded:The “later” button to postpone the update has disappeared. YouTube is copying WhatsApp's update mesh. I really wish to keep using a legacy ...
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How can I mute the YouTube app while playing music on another player?

I do love to listen to music while watching text YouTube videos, but I can't because YouTube can't be muted. I use the respect audio focus in Musicolet Music Player. I have tried App Volume Control ...
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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?
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Cannot install YouTube app on Tecno devices (Android Go)

I am using a Tecno Pop 2 Power device. It runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo, Go Version). It's a new device. When I launched it, it came pre-installed with the "YouTube Go" app, which is in no way a ...
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Disable title translation of YouTube videos

Is there any way to prevent the YouTube app from translating (some) video titles from the original title (e.g. English) to the phone's configured language? (e.g. Spanish) It's really annoying as ...
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Disable notifications while watching videos or listening to music

Is it possible to disable WhatsApp Status bar notifications while watching YouTube videos on a Android device or while playing music on Android device? I don't want to disable WhatsApp notifications ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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What is this strange symbol when I try to play YouTube videos on Kindle's Silk Browser?

I have always used the included Silk Browser on a Kindle Fire 5th Generation to play YouTube videos. Inexplicably sometime in the last week, it stopped working. The video playback window plays the ad ...
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Open YouTube links from Facebook Messenger app in the Youtube app

I am unable to play YouTube videos from the links I get on my Facebook Messenger app. Here's what happens: A friend of mine posts a video link to me (YouTube link) as a message on Facebook. I receive ...
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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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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 should ...
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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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Play a live YouTube stream in the YouTube app

For example youtube.com/opener - it won't play via the browser, but I can't figure out how to access it via the app. Is it possible?
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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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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.
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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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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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How to download video from Youtube, FramaTube, Media CCC or mp3 from SoundCloud?

I'm using Mi 5, I want to download hot trend videos from Youtube, FramaTube or video conferences from Mediaccc and then make the tiktok video for fun. How to reach this? Also, sometimes I want to ...
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How can Android run a disabled application?

I have just run into a situation described in this blog: Can any one explain this to me? How can Android run a disabled application? What good do we have from marking applications as disabled, if ...
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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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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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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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Getting Black screen when i play youtube videos in youtube app

I've BSNL Penta Tablet with 2.3.7 installed in it. Whenever I tries to watch Video in YouTube Application. It does play the video with audio only. Only Black screen appear in the video tab but never ...
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Is this Kindle Store App Legit or Bootleg?

This question is inspired by the answer I received to this question: What is This Strange Symbol When I Try to Play Youtube on Kindle? User @Banal Vulgarian reports that he has the same problem as I ...
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"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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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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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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How to loop a song in youtube?

I used to listen to some favourite song in youtube (Android). I would like to loop so it plays all time till I stop. Previously I have tried using Chrome web browser. It work to loop, but no sound. So,...
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Youtube Offline Data

I like to use Youtube Offline videos because my location often has no connection. But lately I've added too much and it says not enough space. I don't want to delete them. Is there a way I can ...
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Google Play , YouTube and Gmail show error message “No Connection – Retry”

Some Android apps (like Google Play, Google Chrome, Gmail, and YouTube) show an error message “No Connection – Retry”. On the other hand, apps like Facebook, Messenger, and WhatsApp perform Okay and ...