Summary Of Video Editing Options

These past weeks, we have provided you with many different tutorials about how you can edit video files using the RESTful API of online-convert.com. This article will wrap up all you can do and list the tutorials for easier access.

There are a few preliminaries before you can start video editing though:

  • get a free API key for our API (you get that one after registering for free)
  • get Postman, either the stand-alone program or the Chrome application
  • check out how to use Postman for APIs

 

How To Edit Videos Using Our API

Online-Convert.com is no video editing service. We allow you to convert many different files into more common formats. However, when converting, you can already do some minor editing of your files that makes opening, viewing and using them easier.

Video files have gotten the “special treatment” at online-convert.com lately. Thus, here are the practical things in terms of video editing you can do while converting your video and movie files.

 

Cut Video Files

Your video is too long? Or you simply want only a part of it? Then you can cut it using our API. By setting a start and stop time, only the part of the video you specified this way will be converted into another (or the same) format.

All you need is the following piece of code:

“options”: {
“start”: “00:00:06”,
“end”: “00:00:11”
}

 

Crop Video Files

Not to mix up with cutting videos, cropping a video changes the image/view that is shown to you on a video player. This can be useful to cut out black bars on the sides or bottom and top of a video. Likewise, it allows you to crop out only one part of the video instead of the whole screen.

To do so, you just need to insert this code into your POST command:

"options": {
        "crop_top": 10,
        "crop_bottom": 50,
        "crop_left": 150,
        "crop_right": 200
      }

 

Change Video & Audio Codec

Video as well as audio data contained in a video clip or movie can be encoded in different ways. For that, different codecs or standards are used. If you want to find out more about codecs, check out this article: Video Codecs and Containers – What Are They?

Changing the codec, both for video and audio streams, can be necessary since not all players support all codec. This is true for both media players for your computer, tablet or phone, and for hardware players. Thus, maybe a file that does not play for you simply needs another codec. Likewise, when you only see the video or can only see the audio stream, maybe the respective other needs a different codec.

Changing the codecs is easy with our API:

"options": {
        "codec": "mpeg4",
        "audio_codec": "aac"
      }

 

Remove Audio Streams

In case you want to just have the visual information from a video and not the audio, you can easily remove the audio stream:

"options": {
        "remove_audio": true
      }

 

Change Aspect Ratio

Videos have a certain aspect ratio, like the commonly used 16:9. However, on some screens, a different aspect ratio would look better. Thus, we offer you the possibility to change it:

"options": {
        "aspect_ratio": "16:9"
      }

 

Change Audio Channel

There are two majorly used audio channels: stereo and mono. With our API, you can change from one to the other:

"options": {
        "channel": "mono"
      }

 

Mirror A Video

Mirroring a video can create nice effects for your videos or add a different look to them. With this piece of code, you can mirror a video either horizontally or vertically:

"options": {
        "mirror": "vertical"
      }

 

Rotate A Video

Especially when taking a video with a mobile phone, it can happen that it is upside down or tilted to the side. Using our API, you can rotate your video a certain amount of degrees, clockwise:

"options": {
        "rotate": "180"
      }

 

The last video editing operations are explained in much more detail here: More Video Editing Options


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Crop Videos Online – API Tutorial

Crop Video Files

Converting video files is one thing you can do with the powerful and RESTful API of Online-Convert.com – but there is more!

Easy video editing is something the API is capable of as well. In a past article, we have already shown how to change video and audio codecs using the API, but that’s not all. The feature or editing tool we want to introduce today is how to crop videos, not with regard to run time, but the actual screen or image dimension of the video.

 

Before we start, check out how to use our API with Postman, which is a free tool to create and send API calls. Depending on what you prefer, you can download it as a standalone program or zse the Google Chrome App. Once you got this down, lets go to the cropping!

 

How To Crop Videos

Cropping your video requires a few additions to the options part of your POST request to our API. Thee options are rather self-explanatory, making it easy to add and apply changes. Take a look at the following:

"options": {
        "crop_top": 10,
        "crop_bottom": 50,
        "crop_left": 150,
        "crop_right": 200
      }

As you can see, the options are named after what we want to do to our video screen, namely crop, and the edge or direction where you want to crop. Thus, crop_top will crop the noted value from the top of the video, crop_bottom from the bottom, and so on. The value given for the single crop options is given in pixels.

 

Of course you can choose to crop only from one or two sides. For example, in order to cut off black bars from the top and bottom of the video, you only have to use the respective crop options. The other ones, crop-left and crop_right, can be left out in the command:

"options": {
        "crop_top": 300,
        "crop_bottom": 3000
      }

 

As a whole, this would result in a POST command, including the input format as well as the format you want to convert to, that looks like this:

{
    "input": [{
      "type": "remote",
      "source": "http://cdn.online-convert.com/example-file/video/mp4/example_small.mp4"
    }],
    "conversion": [{
      "category": "video",
      "target": "mp4",
      "options": {
        "crop_top": 50,
        "crop_bottom": 50,
        "crop_left": 200,
        "crop_right": 200
      }
    }]
}

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Change Video Codec – How To Edit Videos Via API

Converting all kinds of video files to other video formats is a strong suit of Online-Convert.com and our API. Likewise, converting music and other audio files to video and vice versa is possible as well. But we can do more!

With the help of the API you are now able to edit your video files when it comes to different video and audio codecs! Using a free tool called Postman (which is available as a downloadable program or as an app for your Google Chrome browser), you can now change different codecs in your video files. To do so and use Postman, you don’t have to be a developer. We have created a tutorial for you on how to use Postman to test our API. Once you get the hang of it, you can start editing video files!

 

How To Change Codecs For Video Files

Assuming that you learned how to send basic requests to Postman, all you need to do is change the code you send. In the options of your request, you can add the codec you wish to change. Following, we will show you how to do this for both video and audio codecs.

 

Change Video Codec

When sending your POST request, the video codecs you want to change can be specified in the options. This means the following snipped should be part of the “conversion” part of your code.

"options": {
        "codec": "h.264"
      }

 

For example, the code for a whole conversion, including input file, would look like this:

{
    "input": [{
      "type": "remote",
      "source": "http://cdn.online-convert.com/example-file/video/mp4/example_small.mp4"
    }],
    "conversion": [{
      "category": "video",
      "target": "mp4",
      "options": {
        "codec": "mpeg1video"
      }
    }]
}

 

There are several video codecs supported by our API, depending on the video format you are converting to. The whole list contains the following codecs:

  • dx50
  • h.263
  • h.264
  • h.265
  • huffyuv
  • mjpeg
  • mpeg1video
  • mpeg2video
  • mpeg4
  • msmpeg
  • screen_video
  • screen_video_2
  • sorenson
  • theora
  • vp8
  • vp9
  • wmv7
  • wmv8
  • xvid

 

However, not all codecs are supported by all video formats you can convert to. But there are two ways to find out which codecs are actually supported by the file you need.

  1. Check this list here: https://api2.online-convert.com/conversions?page=2
    Simply search for the format you want to convert to and check the list of codecs.
  2. Check a format directly using this link: https://api2.online-convert.com/conversions?target=avi
    In the URL, simply replace the format extension (here “avi”) with the extension you want to check

 

Change Audio Codec

Changing the audio codec of a video is just as easy as changing the video codec. It is also done using the options of a “conversion” request, just using another command:

"options": {
        "audio_codec": "flac"
      }

 

A full command to change the audio codec of a video file would look like this:

{
    "input": [{
      "type": "remote",
      "source": "http://cdn.online-convert.com/example-file/video/mp4/example_small.mp4"
    }],
    "conversion": [{
      "category": "video",
      "target": "mp4",
      "options": {
        "audio_codec": "mp3"
      }
    }]
}

 

There are several audio codecs you can choose from when converting to video. The full list is the following:

  • acc
  • adpcm
  • adpcm_ms
  • amr-nb
  • asao
  • flac
  • mp2
  • mp3
  • opus
  • pcm_s16_be
  • pcm_s16_le
  • pcm_u8
  • speex
  • vorbis
  • wmav1
  • wmav2

 

For specific audio codecs able to choose for certain video files, check the two links from above. They are all listed there as well.

 

Change Audio & Video Codec At Once

Last but not least, lets have a look at what our code would look like to change both the video and audio codec at the same time.

{
    "input": [{
      "type": "remote",
      "source": "http://cdn.online-convert.com/example-file/video/avi/example_small.avi"
    }],
    "conversion": [{
      "category": "video",
      "target": "avi",
      "options": {
        "codec": "mpeg4",
        "audio_codec": "aac"
      }
    }]
}

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NEW Feature: Change Video Codec

Change Video Codec

In an earlier article, we have already touched on the topic of video codecs. In short, these codecs determine the compression of a video file and which players are able to play your video. This is the reason why some media players on your computer or even hardware players may not be able to play a movie or clip you downloaded. The codecs must be supported by the respective player in order to do so.

Thus, if a video works without a problem on your computer but can’t be watch on your TV, the codec may be the problem. Online-Convert.com has you covered for that. You can now change the codec of your video file!

 

Change The Video Codec Of Your File

Playing with the video codec of your file can be a delicate task. Thus, make sure to always preserve the original file until you know the converted file works as you want it to. A bit of trial and error may be needed. Alternatively, you can always read up on which codecs are supported by your hardware device or media player and choose a codec from the (hopefully) given list.

Luckily, changing the codec is rather easy. You simply have to choose it from a dropdown list given when you convert your file to MP4, MOV, 3GP or any other video format on online-convert.com.

 

Depending on the output format, you will have some of the following codecs available:

  • dx50
  • h.263
  • h.264
  • h.265
  • huffyuv
  • mjpeg
  • mpeg1video
  • mpeg2video
  • mpeg4
  • msmpeg
  • screen_video
  • screen_video_2
  • sorenson
  • theora
  • vp8
  • vp9
  • wmv7
  • wmv8
  • xvid

 

Changing The Audio Codec

Video files contain many different media streams. Next to the video data, there is also audio data stored in the file (sometimes even subtitles and different audio data for different languages as well). Especially when a video plays without the audio being audible, it may be that the issue lies within the audio codec of the audio stream.

Thus, you are also able to change the audio codec used in your video file! For a complete list of codecs available and more information about audio codecs in general, check out this article.


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NEW Feature: Change Audio Codec

Change Audio Codec

There is more to audio files than just an icon to click on and an audio stream to listen to. When going a bit more in depth when it comes to audio files and audio file conversion, you have surely heard about different audio codecs. It is, among other things, responsible for the compression of audio data and determines which players and other hardware devices can play the file. For example, many media players have a huge list of supported codecs, but offer additional codec patches to be installed if one of your files does not play.

If you have a piece of music or other audio file you can’t play, the codec might be the problem. Hence why we introduced a whole new feature to online-convert.com’s audio converters:

 

Change The Audio Codec Of Your File

If you do not know exactly which codec to use for a file to be playable on your device, a bit of trial and error is needed. You can always check the specifications for any hardware players or the list of codecs supported for media players and music player apps to be sure to find the audio codecs that work best for your purpose.

Not all audio converters provide the possibility to change the respective codec since they are widely supported or contain supported codes already. However, if you choose certain audio converters, you can still choose to change the codec. The following codecs are available for the respective conversions:

M4A Converter

  • alac (default)
  • aac

OGG Converter

  • vorbis (default)
  • speex
  • opus

WMA Converter

  • wma2 (default)
  • wma1

 

Of course there is also the possibility to change the audio codecs of video files. If you can not play a certain video on your smartphone or a movie won’t play on your computer after downloading, this may be one of the reasons. Likewise, it may happen that a video that worked on your computer has no audio when watching it on another device. Changing the audio codec of the video file may solve this issue.

for our video converters, we have the following codecs available, depending on the video file you want to convert to.

  • acc
  • adpcm
  • adpcm_ms
  • amr-nb
  • asao
  • flac
  • mp2
  • mp3
  • opus
  • pcm_s16_be
  • pcm_s16_le
  • pcm_u8
  • speex
  • vorbis
  • wmav1
  • wmav2

 

Impact on file size

As mentioned above, the audio codec is also responsible for the compression of an audio file. Thus, we have conducted an example to show you how choosing a different audio codec may impact the file size of your audio file.

For the test, we converted a FLAC file with a size of 2.54 MB. Let’s have a look what converting it to M4A, OGG and WMA did to the file size, respectively:

to M4A

  • alac = 2.55 MB
  • aac = 595 KB

to OGG

  • vorbis = 488 KB
  • speex = 141 KB
  • opus = 467 KB

to WMA

  • wma2 = 622 KB
  • wma1 = 622 KB

 

These examples show that converting using an audio codec different than alac (which roughly retained the file size of the original audio file), significantly reduces the size of the resulting audio file.


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How To Cut Video Files

Cut Videos

There are two easy and free ways to cut your videos. Shortening a video or cutting a part of a movie is easy and does not require installing any software. We will show you how.

The first way is using the one of the video converters of video.online-convert.com. The other is using our powerful and easy to use API.

 

How To Shorten A Video

Following, we will give you a step by step tutorial on how to easily shorten and cut videos using either our website or our API. All you need is your video and the Postman app for the latter.

 

Using Online-Convert.com

If you want to cut or shorten your video using the Online-Convert website, all you need is your video. Or even just a link to your video. The groundwork for cutting your video is to find out where you want to cut it though. Check your video and write down the time where you want the part you want to cut starts and ends.

 

1. Go to video.online-convert.com. There, you can choose any video converter you like. We suggest converting your videos to MP4 as it is the most supported and common video format nowadays.

2. Upload your video. You can browse your hard drive or phone, enter a link or choose a video you have stored on GDrive or Dropbox.

Cut Video

3. Go to the “Optional settings” and enter the start and end date of the portion you want to cut. The format used is a simple HH:MM:SS format. If you leave either field blank, the cut will start right at the beginning of the video or end at the very end of it.

4. Afterwards, click on “Convert file”. After a while, your now cut video is ready for download!

Cut Video

 

Using The API

Using the Online-Convert API is something not only developers can do. Check out our tutorial on how to use Postman to test our API and start cutting your videos!

What you need is an input file and the following POST command for Postman. In the example, we used a remote file link, but of course you can also upload a file with the according commands. We have added a tutorial on how to upload files in Postman as well.

Here’s the command that you can use. Simply change the remote URL and the start and end times to your liking:

{
    "input": [{
      "type": "remote",
      "source": "http://cdn.online-convert.com/example-file/video/mp4/example_small.mp4"
    }],
    "conversion": [{
      "category": "video",
      "target": "mp4",
      "options": {
        "start": "00:00:06",
        "end": "00:00:11"
      }
    }]
}

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Easy To Use Free Video File Converter

Easy To Use Free Video File ConverterWith so many people around the world who now own smartphones, tablets and computer, video files are widely used. They are also more popular than ever. Most Mobile devices contain digital cameras which allow anyone to record videos anywhere. However, sometimes the video files need to be converted to another type of format. Online Convert has an easy to use free video file converter for you to help you change the video files. This great online video conversion tool works with any type of video files you may have.

Why Convert Video Files?

People often ask why do you need to convert video files to another format anyway? Why can I just use my video files and share them that way? The problem with video files is that there are so many different types. You have FLV, 3G2, 3GP, MOV, MP4, MPEG-1, MEPG-2, WEBM, WMV and several others. Plus, you also have to worry about converting videos to Android, iPad, iPhone or ipod.

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Being able to watch video files on so many different types of devices is awesome. But this wide range of choices comes with the price of compatibility. With so many different types of devices and types of formats, it can be almost impossible to keep track. It also impedes users of one type of device, to share it with others who own a different kind of device. While the video files may play on your device without a hitch, they will not work on someone else’s devices.

Luckily, our free to use online video converter tool can allow you to change the formats easily and quickly. You can then either share the files with others, or the person you sent the files to, can convert them to whatever format he or she needs. In some cases, you may find a video you like from an website or a link. The free video converter tool we have also lets you enter the URL of any file you want to convert. Plus, users can even upload files from their cloud storage.

 

No Need To Pay For Video Conversion

When users need to convert their video files to another format, they often think that they need to purchase programs to do so. They also find free programs or software that allow them do it for freel. The problem is that many of these programs are full of bloatware and adware. In some cases, they even contain viruses and malware. The truth is that there is no need to pay for video conversion programs or software. You can convert any type of video files here on Online Convert without having to download anything. There are even some optional settings we offer to let you change several other options of your video file such as video bitrate, audio quality and screen size, among others.

 

To convert your video files, follow the steps below.

 

  1. Use our free Video File Converter Tool here.
  2. Select which type of video file you want to convert your video to.
  3. Click on the format and select the “Choose File” tab. Here you will upload the video you want converted.
  4. You can also enter the URL of the file.
  5. Tick and change any optional settings accordingly.
  6. Click on the “Convert File” tab.
  7. Wait for your file to be converted and you are done.

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Converting video files doesn’t need to be a frustrating, confusing or costly experience for you. With our amazing free video file converter, you can have all of your video files converted in a few simple steps. You can also convert image, audio, Ebook, Hash and Archives files with our other free to use conversion tools.

 


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WhatsApp vs. Viber App – Which Is Better?

WhatsApp vs. Viber App - Which Is Better?There was a time when SMS was very simple and you even had to pay to sent text messages to people. Those days are long gone since now you have apps to send messages and do much more. And all are basically for free. Two of the most popular messaging and VoIP (Voice Over IP) apps are Viber and WhatsApp. But which one is better of the two for you? This article guide will go over WhatsApp vs. Viber app comparison and let you know which is better of the two.

Since both of these messaging apps do far more than just allow you to send free SMS, there are several issues to consider. We will cover features such as video calling, voice call quality, user interface, groups, public chats and a few others.

 

The Cost To Use –

Viber is free to use when it comes to Viber to Viber VoIP calls and messaging.
WhatsApp is free for the first year. Once the first year is over, the cost of using WhatsApp is $1 per year.

You can call people who don’t have Viber using the app but it will cost you about 1.9 cents a minute. This cost applies to both landline or mobile phones. Still, for Viber to Viber calling, the calls are always free of charge.

The Winner – Viber.

 

You may also like to read – How To Prepare Your Videos For WhatsApp

 

User Interface –

WhatsApp has a very simple to use interface and so does Viber. Since Viber does offer a richer interface, it makes it a bit more cluttered. WhatsApp was actually even simpler to use a few months ago. It was then that Facebook — which owns WhatsApp – decided to change the ‘Status’ interface of the app. That change, has made WhatsApp a bit less user friendly in the view of some.
One problem Viber has is the annoying Stickers they are always trying to get users to purchase. That gives the edge to WhatsApp.

The Winner – WhatsApp

 

VoIP Features –

WhatsApp and Viber both allow users to call anyone who has the app installed. The calls to anyone via app to app are free of charge. But when it comes to calling someone who does not have the app installed, WhatsApp is left behind. Viber allows you to call people worldwide in either mobile or landline numbers for a very low rate. To access this extra feature you need to connect your account to your Paypal or to a credit card.

The Winner – Viber

 

Number Of Users –

This comparison may be one that makes the apps matter more to other users when it all comes down to it. Since most people use messaging and VoIP apps to connect with their friends and family members, this makes sense. After all, you want to be or go where you will find more people using the same app as you. When it comes to total number of users, WhatsApp is the clear winner. They have a bigger fan base and more people using it. Especially now that Facebook owns it. Still, Viber is slowly bringing more people into its fold due to the extra features it offers that WhatsApp does not.

The Winner – WhatsApp

 

Voice Call Quality

Even though both of these apps began and are featured as messaging apps, many people use them to make calls. That makes this a very important part of which is better between Viber vs. WhatsApp. Viber has been offering both video and voice calling for a far longer time than WhatsApp has. They also have HD quality options for users with high bandwidth connections. The results are clear voice call quality.

The Winner – A Tie

 

Desktop Access –

You may not know it, but both WhatsApp and Viber have desktops apps that you can use on your computers or laptops. WhatsApp has one for either Windows or Mac. The same goes for Viber except Viber also has Linux. But when it comes to features, the Viber desktop app has much more to offer. Viber desktop apps allows to not only send IM, you can also make voice and video calls.

The Winner – Viber

 

Video Calling

Viber has had video calling far longer than WhatsApp which just began offering the feature earlier last year. The quality of the calls will depend on the connection speed you have. But overall, Viber seems to be a bit better in Video calling for now.

The Winner – Viber

 

Public Chats

The winner by default here is Viber since WhatsApp does not have public chats.
Using the public chats from Viber lets you connect with public accounts from many places, companies and groups.

The Winner – Viber

 

Groups –

This feature is offered on both the apps and they are basically the same. Both Viber and WhatsApp have the same features when it comes to group chats since these are created by users. This makes the contest a tie.

The Winner – A Tie

 

Hidden Chats –

The hidden chat feature is another one that separates Viber from WhatsApp since only Viber has it. Using the hidden chats feature lets you keep the chat private and away from prying eyes. You set up a PIN number so that only the people who have it will be able to access the chat.

The Winner – Viber

 

Gaming –

Most people love gaming on their mobile phones. Viber lets you play a list of games you can play along with other Viber contacts. WhatsApp does not have this feature either. Keep in mind that the games are not on the Viber app. However, they are created by Viber and let you challenge your friends to play one another. The winner by default, again is Viber.

The Winner – Viber

 

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Conclusion –

WhatsApp may have a larger number of users than Viber does. That may explain why some feel that WhatsApp is better or more popular. However, when it comes to features, Viber is the clear winner. The app offers users a lot more than WhatsApp does. But, this doesn’t mean that you have to choose one from the other. You can simply have both apps installed on your phone and use them according to your contacts.


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How To Enable YouTube Dark Mode On Your Browser

How to make YouTube dark mode easilyMost people don’t know that YouTube has a dark mode to it. That may be due to the fact that it is hidden. Dark mode lets you see videos – or the site – with a more cinematic feel to it. Knowing how to enable YouTube dark mode requires a few simple copying and pasting steps in the developer’s tools menu though. It is not too hard to do in either case and you can always remove it should you change your mind. Although the feature was only available on Google Chrome browser until recently, you can now also do so on Opera and Firefox as well.

 

There are a few benefits to setting your browser to enable to YouTube dark mode feature. YouTube dark mode lets you give your eyes a rest from too much light. This is very useful for those that like to stay up watching videos late at night. Below are the steps you should follow to enable YouTube dark mode for whichever browser you are using.

 

Google Chrome –

 

First you need to make sure you are using the latest version of Chrome.

 

  1. Open Google Chrome and go to the YouTube page.
  2. Log into your YouTube account.
  3. On your Google Chrome browser, open the Developer Tools pane. You do this by hitting “Command-Option-I for Windows and “Ctrl-Shift-I” for Mac users.
  4. Once you open up the Developer Tool panel, click on the Console tab that opens on your right side of Google Chrome.
  5. Copy and paste the following code here: document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE”
  6. Once you have copied this code, hit paste and then Enter.
  7. To enable the feature simply close out the Developer Tools panel and hit the refresh button on YouTube page.

 

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For more extensive features and access, you can go to your YouTube profile. You will see a Dark Mode section there. Select and click on it to toggle and enable it. Hit Activate Dark Mode and you are done.

 

One setback for this is that you will need to continue to reactivate YouTube’s Dark Mode each time you restart your Google Chrome browser. Perhaps Google will soon make the Dark Mode feature on YouTube permanent and you won’t need to do it each time.

 

FireFox –

 

To access and enable YouTube Dark Mode on Firefox, you need to do the following:

 

  1. Open up your Firefox browser.
  2. Go to the YouTube page.
  3. Log in to your YouTube account.
  4. On the Firefox browser, go to Tools, then Web Developer and then Web Console. You can also use the keyboard shortcuts using “Ctrl+shift+K” for Windows and “Cmd+Option+K” for Mac users.
  5. Once you opened up the panel, copy and paste the following code:

var cookieDate = new Date();

cookieDate.setFullYear(cookieDate.getFullYear( ) + 1);

document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE; expires=” + cookieDate.toGMTString( ) + “; path=/”;

  1. Close out the panel page.
  2. Hit the Refresh button on your YouTube page or browser.

 

The next step is simply going to the top right hand corner of your profile and finding the Dark Mode tab. Click on it to turn it on and you are done.

 

In the event that you want to turn Dark Mode off again, simply open up the panel once again and copy and paste the following code:

 

var cookieDate = new Date();

cookieDate.setFullYear(cookieDate.getFullYear( ) – 1);

document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE; expires=” + cookieDate.toGMTString( ) + “; path=/”;

 

Once done, once again close out the panel and hit the refresh button on your page.

 

Opera –

 

To enable the YouTube Dark Mode feature on Opera browser do the following:

 

  1. Open up your Opera browser.
  2. Log into your YouTube account.
  3. On Opera, go to the View then Show Developer Tools panel. Once you bring up the Developer Menu, go to the Developer and then Developer Tools tab. You can access this via the keyboard shortcut by entering “Ctrl+Shift+I” for Windows and “Cmd+Optons+I” for Mac users.
  4. Once you opened up the panel, copy and paste the following code:

var cookieDate = new Date();

cookieDate.setFullYear(cookieDate.getFullYear( ) + 1);

document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE; expires=” + cookieDate.toGMTString( ) + “; path=/”;

 

  1. Close out the panel page.
  2. Hit the Refresh button on your YouTube page or browser.

 

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To disable the Dark Mode feature, simply copy and paste the following code below once you open up the Developer Tools panel again:

 

var cookieDate = new Date();

cookieDate.setFullYear(cookieDate.getFullYear( ) – 1);

document.cookie=”VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE; expires=” + cookieDate.toGMTString( ) + “; path=/”;
After you have copied and pasted the code, simply close out the panel boxes and hit the refresh button once again.


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How To Stop Videos From Autoplaying On Browsers

How to stop videos from playing automaticallyAutoplaying videos were meant to make a person’s internet browsing easier. However, most of us find the feature kind of annoying and if you have limited mobile data, costly. This tutorial on how to stop videos from autoplaying on browsers can help you. The autoplaying videos feature can be easily disabled on any browser. If you have Google Chrome, Safari or Opera, then you can end the autoplaying feature quick.

Not long ago, videos that would autoplay could be stopped without a problem since they used Flash. All you had to do was disable the Flash on your browser and the problem was fixed. But since then, the world wide web has moved forward with some new technology. So now since videos are in HTML5, that option is off the table.

While websites and advertisers may love that fact that you have to see their videos automatically, most of us hate it. It is very annoying to have a video start and you are not even aware of it. Especially if the videos starts playing loudly and unexpectedly while you’re at work or in a quiet place.

Proof of how annoying the video autoplaying feature is can be found by the many different types of searches people do on the topic. From the ‘stop videos from playing automatically’ to ‘how to do so on iPhone or Android phones,’ the searches are many. For people who have data limit on their mobile plans it can also prove costly. These autoplaying videos can eat up a lot of data quickly. Worse of all, it is for something you did not even want.

Below, we have outlined a few easy to follow steps on how to disable these annoying autoplaying videos.

Opera Browser –

To disable autoplaying videos on Opera, follow these steps.

1. Launch Opera and install the Disable HTML5 Autoplay extension. Once you add the extension, the videos will no longer autoplay.

 

You may also be interested in these Tips For Playing Videos Seamlessly On Your PC

 

Safari Browser –

For Safari users, disabling this feature requires a few more steps. That’s because in order to do so, the Terminal on macOS needs to be opened.

1. Since you need to close out Safari before anything, press ‘cmd+q‘ or simply click on the top bar, then Safari, then Quit Safari.
2. The next step is to open up Terminal. You do this by pressing “cmd+space bar.’ Then you type ‘Terminal‘ and hit enter.
3. Once you are there, you have to copy and paste the following command in Terminal: defaults write –
com.apple.Safari com.apple.Safari.ContentPageGroupIdentifier.WebKit2AllowsInlineMediaPlayback -bool false.
4. By entering this command in Terminal, you will disable any videos from ever autoplaying again on your Safari browser.
In the event that you want to enable video autoplaying feature again, simply type this command in Terminal to do so: defaults write – com.apple.Safari WebKitMediaPlaybackAllowsInline -bool false.

 

Google Chrome Browser –

Google Chrome users don’t really have to do much in order to disable videos from autoplaying.

1. Launch your Google Chrome browser and install the following extension called “Disable HTML5 Autoplay. Once you have added it to Chrome, the autoplaying feature will no longer work. Go to sites such as YouTube to try it out and check for yourself.

 

Don’t forget to check out How To Watch Videos On Your TV From Your Smartphone

 

With these cool and helpful browser extensions and tips, you no longer have to put up with videos that play automatically. You can now watch the videos when you want to and are ready to do so.


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