YouTube Tips and Tricks

by on November 15th, 2008

People addictive to YouTube may already know this stuff but I am sharing some hacks to everybody else anyway. There was a time when stage6.divx.com was available with extra HQ videos in DIVX format. Those days gone… That site was lost. Now where to find the high quality videos. One answer is at YouTube also. Let’s explore some YouTube related tips to brighten your day and feed your video needs.

  • How To Get Customized Full Screen High Quality YouTube Player Link
  • Play High Quality Videos
  • Always Play High Quality Videos When Available
  • Creating Custom YouTube Video Player For Your Web Site
How To Get Customized Full Screen High Quality Player Link

Consider following two links

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEZjPsmV-Gw
http://www.youtube.com/v/cEZjPsmV-Gw&fmt=18

First one is origional and the second one is modified as following.

1- Delete “watch?
2- Delete the “=” after v, then add a “/
3- Now add “&fmt=18” to the end of the link, so it will shows higher quality.

This customization will give you full screen YoyTube player with High Quality Video.

Play High Quality Videos At YouTube

Consider following two links.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEZjPsmV-Gw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEZjPsmV-Gw&fmt=18

We just added &fmt=18 at the end of actual URL. This will bring mp4 version of video which will be in high quality.

Always Play High Quality Videos When Available

For that you need to create an account at YouTube and after login do some setting from account panel and then watch videos. After you create account at YouTube, click at MyAccount link at the top and find Account menu and then click at Video Playback Quality. After you click that, you will be asked about playing always high quality videos when available. Select that option and you are done. Now whenever you will be logged in and will be watching videos, these will be high quality if available.

Creating Custom YouTube Video Player For Your Web Site

You can customize your YouTube Player before embeding it into your website. For that obviously again you need a YouTube free account. Find following settings there and customize your YouTube player and watch video link for full tutorial.


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