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    Anybody else’s views down by half? Is it a glitch?

    0 Comments
    2021/10/01
    09:28 UTC

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    Screw people that put spoilers in the video titles.

    I just got a major spoiler about anime I watch, I have some creators that make anime exclusive content, but in my recommendation, I just got a video about manga which is far ahead with a massive spoiler in the title in all caps, this is the second time this happened. At this point, I have unsubscribed from all anime related channels as getting a potential spoiler dropped like that in recommended is not worth it.

    Screw this guy.

    0 Comments
    2021/10/01
    09:05 UTC

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    I'm trying to find an ad I found while watching a cat related video

    The ad is about a cartoon some guy is showing about people in a surveillance state wearing giant cat masks and being forced to smile. I am having trouble finding this, but I do remember them mentioning how one of the people wearing a mask wanted to show a train collection.

    It's so interesting but I forgot what it was called.

    0 Comments
    2021/10/01
    08:18 UTC

    3

    Is it just me, or does the sound quality of music on youtube suck?

    I've noticed that this CD player I bought seems to have far superior sound quality to my computer. I also seem to get slightly better sound quality out of itunes seems to be slightly better than what youtube offers. I've also seen some metal artists complaining about how youtube makes their music sound terrible.

    Is youtube's sound quality bad, or is it just my perception, or my computer that's at fault for this? I suspect youtube's at fault, based on what various metal artists are saying, but really I don't know where I could find a decent sound quality sample of any music in this day. Its all digital, and the only things I have to play music are my computer, an ipod that hasn't seen use in literal years, and this cd player I bought at most a year ago (and yes, I live in a highly rural community, I'm actually one of the few inhabitants here to have internet access at home).

    3 Comments
    2021/10/01
    08:13 UTC

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    Is there any way to replace audio of video?

    I want to replace the audio of a video that I uploaded with an audio file from my computer, is there any way to do that?

    1 Comment
    2021/10/01
    07:54 UTC

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    Dancing cactus

    1 Comment
    2021/10/01
    07:47 UTC

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    Does this happen to anybody else?

    Okay, let's just say you click on a community post by a YouTuber that you subscribed to. You look at the comments and then you get off and click on another video. You watch it whole, go to the comments, but it's the same comments as the community post from when you checked it before.

    Can somebody help me, please?

    1 Comment
    2021/10/01
    07:46 UTC

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    Is it just me or?

    Are the ads getting real bad. They're waaay more frequent and also longer and unskippable. I get they (and the creators) need it to maintain a business model. But damn it's getting worse by the day.

    Yea yea I know getting premium fixes that but I already have plenty of subscriptions to pay each month. I don't want to add another.

    I loved youtube because it gave me a break of all those braincell deteriorating dumb ads on TV. The ads that were once on YT where at least a bit more aimed at my interests. But now the freaking dumb ads found their way on YT as well. Sigh.

    3 Comments
    2021/10/01
    07:28 UTC

    1

    Certain not preferred ads

    Hi everyone, Quick question here: I'm a humanitarian worker at the war zone, and I see a lot of depressing and heavy things on a daily basis. And probably that's why YouTube algorithms thought it would be a great idea to show me charities ads that try to motivate people to donate by showing children with cancer crying and shouting "I don't like chemo". Literally every second ad. And I don't even watch anything of this nature, it's probably related to my real life activities that it figured out. Can I just block ads where people are suffering/crying/saying they will die if I won't send money etc.? I'm already depressed enough with dead bodies/sick children/very poor people at work, and would prefer not to see it at home as well. Cheers!

    1 Comment
    2021/10/01
    07:25 UTC

    2

    Does your IP address affect monetization when posting?

    I'm an (aspiring) youtuber in the UK. I live there, but I'm originally home from Romania and I plan on travelling there for the holidays, but I still wanna upload while there. Does it matter from where I post or does youtube just care about my legal address? (For monetization)

    0 Comments
    2021/10/01
    07:03 UTC

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    Any browser extension or anything that would allow me to sort by least to most views instead of the other way around?

    Thanks

    0 Comments
    2021/10/01
    06:54 UTC

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    Playback Troubleshooting

    Ok I have already followed all the YouTube help guides, I’ve reinstalled the app, I’ve cleared the cache. I have even tried on different devices. I suspect my Internet but other video apps work fine, even better!

    My issue is every time I play a video it just gets locked in a never ending of loading. All thumbnails, community post, and comments appear (yes and are readable) but the videos itself get stuck at 0:00. It won’t even play the ads. I don’t know what else to try, or who to contact for support at this point.

    1 Comment
    2021/10/01
    06:35 UTC

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    Can you make a video that has copywritten material and still monetize it?

    If you upload a short movie clip on youtube, is that monetizeable? What if you edit it and add background music? What about song cover channels, how are they able to monetize their videos?

    0 Comments
    2021/10/01
    06:16 UTC

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    Older Watch History Is Gone

    I know that it automatically deletes the videos older than three months, but YouTube completely got rid of anything that I watched more that a week ago. Did it change or is my phone being stupid?

    0 Comments
    2021/10/01
    05:02 UTC

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    My comments are not showing up on any live stream chats

    My chats were visible earlier today, but now it's not being shown on any channel's live stream. I went to a random chat that I've never been to before to check if I was just banned on the specific channel, but I was also hidden in that chat too. How do I get this fixed?

    0 Comments
    2021/10/01
    04:41 UTC

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    Why is it buffering so much? Happens on a lot of regular vids too. Other friends having same problem

    1 Comment
    2021/10/01
    04:36 UTC

    0 Comments
    2021/10/01
    03:40 UTC

    3

    BUG: Live chat comment (Hololive)

    Hi.

    Impossible to send comments to live chats of some channels, specifically Hololive affiliated channels.

    Comments under videos once archived work fine, but not during streams.

    Description:
    When a comment is sent in the live chat, it will appear but only to the client side. Only me will be able to see it. However, it will immediately disappear after refresh of the page or refresh of the live chat.

    This bug was repeated on computer {chrome, firefox}, tablet with IOS, phone with Android, with multiple youtube accounts and multiple VPN locations.

    I specify that this bug occurs on Hololive affiliated channels, because everything works well in any other live streams.
    Teamyoutube on twitter was contacted, the feedback feature was used to share about this bug.

    It's been weeks for some people. The situation is still the same.

    1 Comment
    2021/10/01
    03:27 UTC

    1

    When was this added, you can read the description while you watch the video?

    0 Comments
    2021/10/01
    03:12 UTC

    1

    How do you watch YouTube Shorts on YouTube App that's connected to the TV?

    I like to link my phone to the YouTube app that's on our Roku TV and help my family watch videos. I came across YouTube Shorts but I can't seem to be able to play the Shorts and display them on the TV. Any insight would be highly appreciated.

    0 Comments
    2021/10/01
    02:26 UTC

    1

    Ok so I uploaded a video for my friends. The video was a extremely blurry video that you can barely see! And youtube goes and says I broke the sex and nudity guideline!?

    1 Comment
    2021/10/01
    02:06 UTC

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    Premium incognito mode

    Incognito doesn’t recognise the premium account and that sucks because ads suck big time. I understand it’s because “you’re not logged in”, but how come years have passed and there’s still no private session function? It’d be amazing to have specially now that the algorithm assumes you want to become an expert of every petty thing you decide to search and watch.

    I know there’s the pause history option, but its really tedious to activate and deactivate every time.

    1 Comment
    2021/10/01
    00:25 UTC

    7

    Whats with the comment section? Its shaped weird

    2 Comments
    2021/10/01
    00:06 UTC

    1

    I was watching the matrix and I come back on after sleeping;

    1 Comment
    2021/09/30
    23:50 UTC

    1

    This weird bug I found by myself.

    3 Comments
    2021/09/30
    23:25 UTC

    5

    scary disturbing kid shows. any way I can get rid of them from showing up?

    4 Comments
    2021/09/30
    23:09 UTC

    22

    Anyone Know how to Fix this. It's happening on every video (Google Chrome Youtube)

    4 Comments
    2021/09/30
    23:00 UTC

    8

    Not only do YouTube shorts recommendations suck, but they're ruining my normal recommendations too.

    YouTube shorts sucks. I FULLY watch through videos I like, maybe like ten occasionally, and at some point I just stop seeing them, yet videos that I dislike and skip I still see occasionally (like that terrible cringe kids stuff in shorts)

    I've also noticed since the YouTube shorts update that my recommendations are full of short memes, often under 30 seconds, and the longer videos I often find uninteresting. Its so much harder than it used to be to find videos to watch, since I'm not on YouTube for 15 second memes most of the time.

    1 Comment
    2021/09/30
    23:00 UTC

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