Hackers are naturally people that like to see more than face value when they look at something. They like exploring all the possibilities and making use of what they have to the fullest, in order to get the best results. Just the basic features of any service are not good enough for them. If you’d like to get ore (a lot more) out of your time spent on YouTube, use these cool tips and tricks. You will enjoy your YouTube time considerably more, and you will get a new perspective on how the platform can be used and exploited.
Downloading videos offline
You know how on services like Netflix or Spotify you can download content offline for later? You can do the same thing with YouTube videos. Many are still unaware of this relatively common trick, but you can download YouTube videos directly to your computer by using a youtube to mp3 converter. There are many such services online and you can get all your favorite songs offline for free.
Have you ever found yourself scouring the comments section for any bit of information about what song was playing in a video you just watched? If that’s the kind of thing you find yourself doing often, you will enjoy this one. Using the MooMaa.sh service, you can copy and paste video links and it will tell you what songs are playing in that specific video. Think of it as a YouTube version of Shazam or Soundhound. It’s really helpful when you’re trying to get information about a particular song that you like.
Instantly find an artist’s content
There is currently more video content on YouTube than it is physically possible for a human being to watch in a lifetime. With that in mind, you can imagine that sometimes it’s hard to get the exact content you’re looking for. However, if you’re looking for your favorite artist, you can bypass all other less important videos by adding a hashtag to your search. Search for # and the name of the artist, and you will be taken to a page where you can view the newest, most popular and overall relevant content from that artist’s official channels on YouTube. More than that, you can even get access to entire albums in the form of playlists.
Turning YouTube into a karaoke machine
YouTube has tried to implement a feature that lets you put subtitles on top of a video, but it’s rarely accurate, or relevant. If you want to turn YouTube into a karaoke machine, you just need to get the Musixmatch extension for Google Chrome. Next, you will see the lyrics from the songs you play on YouTube appear on-screen. Your move, rockstar.
Sharing precise moments
When the cool thing you want your friends to see is in a challenging point of a video, for example past the half point mark, it can be difficult to actually get them to see it because people are really impatient these days. However, you can use a feature incorporated into YouTube directly in order to share videos from a specific point in the video. Instead of just copying the link from the browser address bar, scroll down and hit the Send tab from the command panel under the video screen. From there, you will be given the video link with a little checkbox underneath it. Checking that box will alter the link, adding a custom start point based on where the video is currently paused. Copy over the custom link and give it to your friends so their video skips directly to the good part.