a youtube primer for an occasional visitor

Posted in social network by paulie on October 25, 2009

When you visit youtube you land in one of several types of video window. Here is how to take charge of the settings.

Start the playback and toggle the ‘HD’ button in the lower right of the video window to make sure you are watching in the best definition. All my videos are shot in 720p wide screen format because I don’t have a program to edit anything higher. The button resembling a flag next to ‘HD’ makes the video window full screen. You should try it. My video approximates TV quality. You have to press the ‘esc’ key on the keyboard to leave full screen mode when you are finished with it. Also next to ‘HD’ is a handy mute button though I am sure you will always find my musical choice tasteful.

If the video pauses and resumes by itself it means the data is loading over your internet connection too slowly to sustain playback. Pause the video and let the data stream arrive as observed on the progress bar along the bottom of the video window. If the data’s progress is ahead of the palyback the video plays smoothly. In any case on the second run through the video will always play smoothly.

You have the option of visiting youtube to see my page and a selection of other films by me. You will be presented with ‘related’ videos. These are not my videos and may be commercials or stupid things that just happen to share tags with my film. If you go there you are leaving the safety of my world to surf the deep blue youtube, which can be fun but takes some getting used to. A good way explore youtube is with my “favorites”, a collection of things I think are emblematic of a good youtube.


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  1. Angel & Mariel said, on October 25, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Awesome video Paulie, we really enjoyed it; wish we could have been there!

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