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The location for those videos on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is as below: 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 device! ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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) and ...


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At least for me, it was actually the device password - used to unlock the phone. So basically it asks for the device password when you try to add a new Google account for some reason. I formatted my phone thinking something else was the issue - but if you enter the device password, it then asks for the account name as normal.


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Here's a solution using entirely free and open source software. The basic idea is that although YouTube can't play clips in the background, VLC for Android can play clips in the background, so all we need to do is pipe the clip to VLC where we can listen to it minimised. That sounds complicated, but luckily there is software that does it for us. Install ...


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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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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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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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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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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 for a ...


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This may be a solution. You can make the video open in the YouTube app when you press the little Android icon in the right corner of the address bar while you're on the site!


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You're interested in the Youtube AdAway Xposed Module. It requires root access and the Xposed Framework. It completely removes the following: YouTube ads channel logos video suggestions information card teasers To the best of my knowledge, what you've requested (auto skipping advertisements in the stock Youtube application) cannot be done without root ...


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Actually, the latest version of YouTube app (tested on v11.27.53) has fast-forward and rewind features, but unfortunately it's not active by default. As hinted by the string resources, <string name="accessibility_rewind">Rewind</string> <string name="accessibility_fast_forward">Fast forward</string> the features only work on ...


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According to a user on The Transformers' Forum: "I had the same problem but fixed it. Go to Settings - Apps- All- Download manager and Clear data. Then go to Settings - Apps - All - Google Play Store and Clear cache. Play Store should work and if not try restarting your device." There is another answer that says that Uninstalling the updates of Google ...


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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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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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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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No, currently there is NO way to recover those previously downloaded videos. Reason? Offline feature rather counts as cache so it's not considered as "your data". And since you restored phone (assuming it to be "factory-reset"), what it basically does is to wipe the content specially from the /cache (holding the application cache) and /data (user ...


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No there is no way to open the .exo file since it is encrypted and the video file is split into chunks of .exo files. Even if you have one offline video stored in your phone you can find more than one .exo file under Internal Storage/Android/data/com.youtube.com directory. They are nothing but the encrypted exo files that can only be opened through the ...


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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 you ...


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You may want to install the Touch blocking App such as Touch Blocker. How this works? Touch Blocker prevents unintentional touch interaction with the touch screen of your device by blocking touch input. When you disable touch input while watching a movie you don't have to worry not to skip scenes by accidentally touching the screen. So, as soon as ...


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On the latest app, double tap on the left or right of the screen to perform a 10 second rewind or fast forward (I happened to find this by accident)


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