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  • Jay Versluis 12:18 am on August 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to find the URL for your own YouTube Playlist (2018) 

    I’ve seen a lot of web interfaces in my time. YouTube’s has got to be one of the worst ever. Fact! I am frequently shocked how unintuitive the simplest of things are, and how cumbersome and ugly the whole design is.

    Take something as simple as sharing your own Playlist. There’s this unbelievably unhelpful Google article that apparently explains how it works.

    Which it doesn’t. At least not at the time of writing.

    Here’s how to find and share your own YouTube Playlist’s URL (with screenshots, as of August 2018). (More …)

  • Jay Versluis 10:43 am on March 25, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Categories: Screencast ( 87 )   

    What is my YouTube Channel URL 

    In this video I’ll show you four ways of finding your YouTube Channel’s URL. I’ll also explain why there are three types of YouTube Channel URLs, and what the query parameters are that you can append.

    Just in case watching videos isn’t your thing, or you’re in a hurry, I thought I’d include some written instructions as well 🙂

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  • Jay Versluis 3:39 pm on June 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , YouTube   

    Categories: macOS ( 37 )   

    How to fix “can’t log into YouTube from Safari” on macOS 

    Something rather strange happened to me today: Safari 10 on macOS Sierra refused to let me login to YouTube. All it did was constantly refresh the page in an endless loop, or just display the front page of YouTube. I cleared the caches, reset the history, but no trick seemed to solve the problem.

    When I dug deeper into the Preferences, I found something under Privacy that finally fixed it. Let me share with you what worked on my system.

    • head over to Safari – Preferences
    • select the Privacy tab
    • you’ll see a window like this one:

    • select Manage Website Data
    • after a few moments you’ll see a LONG list of websites that have saved cookies on your machine over time
    • in the top right corner, search for YouTube
    • you’ll see something like this:

    • select the YouTube.com entry and hit Remove, followed by Done
    • now surf back to YouTube and login – this time it’ll work

    What we’ve just removed were not just cookies, but also HTML local storage data, as well as cache data specific to the YouTube website. I guess cached stuff can get outdated, or not properly deleted when we close our browser in a hurry.

    The principle should work for other websites too, should they give you trouble. If you’re sick and tired of any website saving data to your system, consider switching to the “Always Block” option seen in the first screen shot.


    • jenmendyka 11:49 pm on September 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Still doesn’t work

    • Nathan Humiston 12:15 pm on February 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      It didn’t work when I tried it immediately afterwards, but I was able to do it after I relaunched safari

    • Natasha 3:59 am on March 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      You’re brilliant. It worked!!

  • Jay Versluis 8:35 am on June 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Flickr, , , Vimeo, YouTube   

    Categories: Screencast ( 87 ), WordPress ( 145 )   

    How to embed YouTube and Vimeo videos in WordPress 

    In this screencast I’ll show you how to embed YouTube and Vimeo videos into your WordPress posts. There’s no need to copy and paste code snippets and position them anymore, thanks to a technology called oEmbed (sometimes called auto embed). From my experience and I’ve tried loads of them, this one is the best for your make money website marketing.

    WordPress parses the URL to your videos and adds the code needed to display those automatically – it even adjusts the width (if supported by your theme).

    oEmbed works with a variety of services, and while I’m at it I’ll show you how to embed items from YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr and Twitter. For a full list of supported services take a look at this:

  • Jay Versluis 7:15 pm on April 27, 2009 Permalink
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    Categories: How To ( 36 )   

    How to embed YouTube videos in HD quality 

    Since YouTube are offerning higher quality playback, surely there should be an easy way to embed videos in this grandiose new quality too. There is indeed, even though YouTube are not very forthcoming with how this works. Fret not, the Guru can help you!

    You know how to embed a standard video into your posts/websites? Sure you do, by copying the code that’s in the EMBED box on YouTube.

    Notice that there are two URLs present in this code (one is for Internet Explorer, one is for Firefox & Co. Amend both URLs with the following code:


    Voila, your video is now embedded in HD.

    Compare these two examples if you will:

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    15 Ways to empty a Water Glass (HD)

    Have a look at the source code of this page for an exact example, if my explanation isn’t detailed enough. Enjoy!

    • UK 6:33 am on August 21, 2012 Permalink

      Both videos really look the same in my Google Chrome 21

    • Jay Versluis 9:36 am on August 21, 2012 Permalink

      This article is over three years old and I guess no longer relevant. YouTube have changed the way you can implement several times over the years. I believe now the bandwidth is checked automatically and the displayed picture quality changed accordingly.

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