7 Youtube URL Tricks You Might Not Know

youtube url tricks

Thanks to simple commands from YouTube, you can download previews or videos, make gifs and customize the display of recommendations.

#1 Send links of any part of the video

When you copy a link to a YouTube video and send it to a friend, the video starts over. If you only need to show a specific segment, add a small tag to the URL. This can be done in three ways.

  • Write the desired time code yourself. To do this, add & t = YmXXs, where Y is minutes and XX is seconds, at the end of the video URL. Using both variables is optional.
  • At the end of the URL, enter & start = 30, where 30 is the number of seconds to skip.
  • Open the video, click on the “Share” button and tick the “Start“. A link to the video with a tag appears in the place where you finished viewing .
Normal video addressTimecode
youtube.com/watch?v=a1sWMRaEahgyoutube.com/watch?v=a1sWMRaEahg & t = 7m42s

#2 Create a looped video

There are a lot of clips and various soundtracks on YouTube. If you suddenly stumbled upon a song and want to rehear it, again and again, it is not necessary to look for a 10-hour version. To loop the video, just write youtuberepeater.com at the beginning of the URL instead of youtube.com.

Normal video addressTimecode
youtube.com/watch?v=AKEpNl9A3JAyoutube.com/watch?v=AKEpNl9A3JA & start = 320
youtube url tricks

#3 Bypass age restrictions

YouTube sometimes puts an age limit on video. Such videos are blocked for minors and those who do not have an account. To get around this ban, you need to replace youtube.com with genyoutube.com at the beginning of the URL. The video will open in a new tab with no age restrictions.

Normal video addressNo age limit
youtube.com/watch?v=wvZ6nB3cl1wgenyoutube.com / watch? v = wvZ6nB3cl1w
youtube url tricks

#4 Download youtube video

If you need to download a video, you can do this by using the URL. Type pwn or ss at the beginning of the line. A service will open allowing you to download a video in any available format.

Normal video addressDownload link
youtube.com/watch?v=ncEb_U7JNsspwn youtube.com/watch?v=ncEb_U7JNss

#5 Save pictures from any video

Quite often, Google in the search for pictures produces images from YouTube. They are usually called maxresdefault and serve as a cover.

You can view and download any preview if it’s installed for the video. To do this, you need to slightly modify the URL: img.youtube.com/vi/[VideoID[/maxresdefault .jpg. VideoID is the address of the video that can be found in the URL after? V =.

Normal video addressLink to the picture
youtube.com/watch?v=JeWOAsXHjHMimg.youtube.com/vi/ JeWOAsXHjHM / maxresdefault.jpg

#6 Create youtube videos as GIF’s

In the video on YouTube, there are often memorable moments. You can easily make a gif of them and send them to a friend in the messenger.

To do this in the URL you need to change youtube.com to gifyoutube.com. You will be taken to the Gifs website, where you can select the beginning and end of the future gif, add effects and download it. Note that a video with a duration of more than three hours may not work the trick.

Normal video addressGif editor
youtube.com/watch?v=J0dGoFsO_j4gifyoutube.com / watch? v = J0dGoFsO_j4
youtube url tricks

#7 Go to YouTube TV

YouTube TV is an interface designed for TVs and applications on consoles. Using it on a computer is not very convenient, as it is designed to be controlled via remote control or a gamepad. However, it can be useful if you are interested in seeing something new.

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