How to add fun to watching YouTube videos — a few tips

Darun Smith

Millions of Internet users all over the world watch YouTube videos every day – and the number of the videos viewed increases by minute. If you actually think about it, YouTube only allows a limited number of actions – upload a video, watch and rate it and recommend it to friends for watching.

Even such a simple service however has its own issues – some might find it minor, some – not. YouTube has its own secrets, and if you care to know them we guarantee this will make using the popular service even more fun.

Let us have a look at some of them.

YouTube Download Software

There is no need to discuss here why it is so much better to download videos, YouTube videos in particular, on your hard drive – there are plenty of reasons for you to do it, as long as it does not violate any copyrights.

Airy by Eltima is YouTube downloader software that enables you to save a video. Apart from downloading it will also help you convert video. YouTube videos can thus be saved in various formats according to your convenience.

Download and install Airy
Airy YouTube downloader

How to save videos from YouTube with Airy:

Using this software to download YouTube videos is extremely easy: copy a video’s link, paste it to the Airy window, choose a required format, click ‘Download’ and the download will be complete in a few seconds.

Airy YouTUbe downloader
Get video with Airy
Airy app

Playback Repeat

To repeat a playback automatically, type in the word ‘repeater’ after ‘youtube’ in your browser address bar. The video will open in an external site and you can playback your favorite as much as you wish to – or perhaps as long as your neighbors can put up with it. In a similar way you can playback only a part of the video.

Get video with Airy
Airy app

Bypass Regional Restrictions

Bypass Regional Restrictions
Bypass Regional Restrictions

A favorite video is not available for viewing due to regional restrictions? Changing the format of the video’s link from this (pic 1) to this variant (pic 2) should help.

Bypass Regional Restrictions
Bypass Regional Restrictions

Specify Playback Start Time

Bypass Regional Restrictions
Bypass Regional Restrictions

Right-click on the player will bring up ‘Copy video URL at current time’ option, those will whom you share the copied link will start watching a video from the time you specified. For better accuracy you can modify the last characters in the link (pic 1) – they stand for time, t=X, a number of seconds elapsed from the beginning of the video (pic 2).

Bypass Regional Restrictions
Bypass Regional Restrictions

Disable Videos Suggestions

Bypass Regional Restrictions
Bypass Regional Restrictions

If you do not want to see related videos at the end of your playback, append ‘?rel=0’ to the URL in the embed code. Adding this command at the end of the URL in the address bar does not help.

Check out if Wadsworth Constant works for you

The Wadsworth Constant is an axiom, which states that 30% of any video can be skipped because it contains no worthwhile or interesting information. Check it for yourself!.. Google added a feature to YouTube – append ‘&wadsworth=1’ to the video’s URL.

That’s pretty much it – hope you make most of these tricks!.. Do keep in mind though that these features are not official, so they might disappear or change over time. Have fun!

Airy for Windows

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