5 YouTube Tricks You Probably Don’t Know

1. Force Buffering Of The Entire Video

YouTube actually buffers only 30 seconds of the total video length when the video is paused. When your Internet connection isn’t quite fast enough to load the video this causes a lag. To avoid this, you can force YouTube to buffer the entire video before you can play it through,

SmartVideo for YouTube is a tool that can help with this and is available as a Firefox Add-on and Chrome Extension. After you’ve installed it and opened a YouTube video, you will see an additional option at the bottom of the video, click Global Preferences, and tick the box for Smart Buffer, as shown in the image below.
2. Make GIFs From YouTube Videos

YouTube actually has a simple GIF maker of its own on some videos, which you can find by clicking Share and then GIF. Unfortunately, this was only rolled out in a limited form a few months ago, and it doesn’t look like too many channels have added the feature since.

There are also plenty of third-party tools. Just add “gif” right after the “www.” in your original YouTube URL to find one of the simplest, Gifs. If that option doesn’t particularly grab you, Giphy can work with YouTube clips, as can Imgur.

3. Repeat YouTube Videos as Many Times as You Want

Ever want to watch or simply listen to a YouTube video over and over again? You can repeat a video with this URL parameter:

Change the loop number to how many repeats you want for endless playback.
4. Download Youtube Videos As Mp3, Just Replace Youtube With Yout In Url

YouTube don’t allow its users to download videos however there already tons of programs and online websites that can do it for you. But why do we bother about those bulky programs when we can easily dot that with this simple URL trick, by Replacing youtube with Yout in the video URL.

This workaround is not only for videos but you can also directly download YouTube videos as mp3 and listen offline on your mobile devices.
5. Bypass Age And Regional Restriction Without Logging In

There are times when you browse YouTube without logging in, and you may find some videos that are age or region restricted. To remove such restrictions, you need to log in. Once you log in, you get the access to that age-restricted or region-restricted video.
However, there is a trick that bypasses these restrictions without even logging in, and to do that you have to do editing in the video URL.

Take an example of a video URL which looks as:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZyAB2KFDls [Though this video is not restricted; I have taken it just to elaborate. You can try this trick on age-restricted videos yourself.]

All you need to do is to, remove “watch?” and replace “=” with “/”, and hit enter. You will see that the restricted video starts playing.

So, the new URL will be:


Mind it that when you try this trick, the video will only play full screen on your browser like you can see below.

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