The statistics regarding the usage of YouTube are staggering. The total number of people who use YouTube is a whopping 1,500,000,000. Almost 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, and about 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube every single day.
YouTube, which started off as a video streaming website in 2005, gets over 30 million visitors per day. People ranging from every age group watch different genres of videos every day. With such massive traffic, there should be some essential tips and tricks that everyone should know.
There are a lot of keyboard shortcuts built into the YouTube desktop version. Here are a few important ones you should remember.
- 0-9 number: It takes you to a certain percentage of a video. 1 is 10%, and 9 is 90 percent.
- K or Space key to pause the video
- L key to fast forward 10 seconds and J key to rewind 10 seconds.
- Right arrow fast 5 seconds forwards, left arrow rewinds the video 5 seconds.
- Up arrow increase volume by 5% and down arrow decreases volume by 5%.
- M key can toggle the mute option.
- F key can be used to toggle fullscreen and Esc to exit full screen.
Download Any Video
Most people are not familiar with this, but there is a way to download any video from YouTube in mp4 format. You may want them when you are away from home, and you’re without a signal. In order to download videos from YouTube, you need to circumvent a YouTube downloader free service like this one, that lets you convert any video into mp4. The process is simple, all you have to do is place the URL of the video you want to convert, and you will get an mp4 downloadable file.
Are you one of those who get obsessed with a song and listen to it on a loop for weeks? Well, there is a very cool feature on video that assists you to achieve that. It is very annoying when you’re listening to a music video, and you have to replay it again and again. Instead of hitting the replay button every time it ends, simply right click on the video and choose the loop option from the pop-up menu. The video with automatically replay until you go to the same option and click it again.
YouTube Dark Mood
The latest trends in every app and websites are the dark mood. Almost everyone is adopting it, and YouTube had also done it a while ago. Dark mood puts less strain on your eyes and even saves the battery of your mobile if you have an OLED display.
Just go on the YouTube website, click on your account icon on the top right and enable dark theme. To enable it on your iOS, launch the YouTube app, and tap your account icon in the top right corner. Tap Settings, and there you will see a dark theme option. Similarly, it can be done on Android devices too. You just have to go to general after clicking on settings, and you will find the dark theme option there.
There’s a very cool feature that allows you to see a preview of the video. If you hover over a video thumbnail, a video preview will appear, and you can get a jest of what it is about.