Websites like YouTube provide minimum options for managing the size of the streaming videos. This creates the void for customizing and managing size options. A while back, we reviewed Windows Expander For YouTube
, which is a Google Chrome extension that enlarges YouTube videos to the size of the browser. Hence, making it easier to resize the video by changing the browser height and width. FlashResizer
is an even better extension for Firefox that not only allows size and quality management options for flash videos on YouTube and Hulu, but websites from all over the internet.
It can be quite a nuisance to find multiple parts of videos that are often divided in separate chunks due to YouTube upload restrictions. Wasting time on finding the next part of a video can very much ruin the fun of watching programs, movies, documentaries, etc.. MultiPart Tube
is a Google Chrome extension that resolves this problem, as it automatically plays the next part of the video after it concludes.
is an Adobe Air based cross-platform application designed to create a personal TV for directly accessing YouTube channels. It can be used to subscribe to video channels and playlists by simply copying and pasting links from your browser. You can also organize favorite videos by category, channel type and links. Since myTv is an Adobe Air application, therefore it can be installed on Windows, Mac and Linux based OS.
When watching YouTube videos, it can be quite frustrating to manage the video size of the streaming content. The full screen option merely expands the video to your entire screen which can be quite undesirable. Windows Expander For YouTube
is a Google Chrome extension that allows users to auto start a YouTube video, set a custom size and mange its quality levels.
is an excellent online video-based online tool, co-developed by AddictiveTips reader Shola Tay Omojokun, that brings advanced playback controls to embedded YouTube videos, which are not found in many popular video players. We know that YouTube offers basic playback controls which are not enough for many users, Embedplus allows one to enhance embedded videos with real time reactions whilst offering advanced DVD-like controls to handle video playback.
It offers movable zoom to let user dynamically magnifies the embedded video. Slow motion option is available for videos with faster playback or with elusive videos like tricks, illusions, etc. Scene skipping is another useful control, just as you can move through different DVD video chapters, YouTube embedded videos can now be tracked forward and backward chapter-wise. Sounds awesome, right? Wait, there is more.
is a search engine which aims to bring ease in searching the widely-common content (videos, images, articles, etc) from your desktop. Every so often, we need to search for a particular video or image, look up meaning of complex words/phrases, and translate a document into our native language. This application caters to most celebrated searching platforms to show results for specified search keywords under one window. It fetches content from multiple websites, for images it uses Google Images and Flickr, for videos it uses YouTube and Veoh, and results from Wikipedia and Wiktionary are shown against word/phrase or article search. Since it features Google Translate service, you can translate on the fly.
If you’re having a hard time looking for concert locations of your favorite artists, then you should give Music Enthusiast
a shot. Using this web application, you can view concert locations of your top artists on Google Maps. You also get free information about these events.
Music is said to be the only remedy to sooth your nerves, especially when you are stuck in maze of complex & hard-hitting project. Music enthusiast do have an enormous library but always miss out on something. YouTube is one of the most prominent video sharing site which almost caters all sort of genres & artists, bands, and what not. Whilst stuck with work or project, no one wants to open the browser to start searching for specific artist, song, or for specific genre. Considering this, Quisple
is a freeware music player built to search music instantly on YouTube and play it for you without much hassle.
With the advents in all kinds of social media, video sharing has become more and more popular. Take Facebook’s video sharing for example, it has become so easy to find and share videos of your liking with your friends and family. Even the most popular video hosting services like YouTube, Metacafe, Blip.tv, etc seem focused on bringing any user ‘recommended’ content based on the user’s viewing preferences.
YouTube is arguably the most popular website today. All it requires is a Flash Player and that's about it! Now, imagine you want to see a clip on YouTube that everyone's is talking about but are unable to watch because Flash Player installed on your system has refused to play the media!
is a free Mac utility that allows you to watch, comment and download YouTube videos right from your Mac desktop, with streaming speeds faster up to 2x as compared to the Flash-based browser version of the website. YouView also supports high-quality videos and comes with HD support for 720p YouTube content.
YouTube announced the rollout of video captions but I rarely encountered them while watching videos. Today it was surprising to find this feature in more videos than ever. The features include Transcribe Audio and Translate Captions, both of which are in beta.
The long endeavor ends here for those who have been looking for the software which encapsulates Google famous services on desktop. Google.mE
is an opensource app developed on Java that includes a bunch of Google apps in a simple tabbed interface. You can now edit documents in Google Docs, watch videos on YouTube, upload and browse photos on Picasa, and manage RSS feeds under one window.
We see lots of YouTube Downloaders for desktop, but what if you want to upload a video to YouTube without having to visit the website? If you are using Windows with Live Essentials pack installed, you will find the Upload To YouTube option in both Windows Live Movie Maker and Windows Live Photo Gallery. Read More
On YouTube you can find almost every song, so what better way than making a complete media player out of it? Today we will cover two different apps - Muziic and TubeRadio.fm. Muziic is a desktop app that allows users to play YouTube music while TubeRadio is a web app. Both have the capability to create custom playlists. Read More
There are some situations where we need to insert YouTube videos in PowerPoint presentations. If you are giving a presentation in a good environment with excellent WiFi connection, then embedding YouTube videos in your presentation makes sense. There are two ways to embed YouTube videos - Using Video From Online Video Site option and Using 3rd party add-in called authorStream. Read More
Remember, last year we discussed about making a free DVD slideshow(with music) in Windows Vista. Well it got a lot more easier and professional with PhotoStage. It is a free tool for Windows that lets you create a professional slideshow with any media file. You can add photos, videos, music, and also add your own recorded voice to the slideshow all from within a simple-to-use interface.
The slideshow feature in Windows DVD Maker contains basic features only, while in PhotoStage you can edit every aspect of the slideshow to give it a professional look. Read More
Recently a lot of services are popping up that lets user create an avatar from their own photos. But have you ever thought about making an avatar from a YouTube video?
While playing with Alpoy, I discovered that it can create an avatar(both static and animated) from YouTube videos. There are 3 simple steps, Collect, Design, and Manage. To begin, first click Collect tab, then select the source(YouTube), finally enter the URL of your favorite video and hit Load. You can also select the avatar from the list of pre-defined sizes or add a custom size. Read More
Ashampoo ClipFinder HD is a free software for Windows that lets you, find, browse, view, download videos in HD format easily. You can also convert the videos to HD or SD format. It was a paid software but now it’s free forever. All you need to do is register with them and they will send you the key via email. Enter this key during startup and click Check Code, as shown in the screenshot below. This software requires latest version of Adobe Flash Player, so make sure it’s installed. Read More
YouTube supports deep linking, which means you can link to any specific part of the video. This feature is quite old, but comes handy in certain times. To specify a point manually, add the following syntax at the end of the video link ‘#t=1m20s’(you can change the values of m and s to change the number of minutes and seconds, respectively).
YouTubeTime is a free online service that adds the syntax for you automatically. It can come handy if you want to deep link multiple videos and are too lazy to add the syntax manually. It consists of 3 simple steps, copy/paste the YouTube video URL, choose the start time, and finally click Get Link. Read More