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12 Fun Hacks for Getting More Out of YouTube

12 Fun Hacks for Getting More Out of YouTube
There's no doubt that plain old YouTube can be tons of fun, but when you get bored of watching clips the traditional way, there are a ton of sites that can help enhance the experience. Whether you want to view a video with a far-away friend, compare two clips, or find more interesting ways of browsing and sharing, there are plenty of options out there. The web community is known for creating hacks that improve your surfing experience; now we've dug into some of those tools and hacks built around YouTube. Have a look through our 10 choices and let us know of any other YouTube mashups, hacks, or similar sites and services you've used. We'd love to hear about them in the comments below. 1. This site features a super-simple premise. 2. DragonTape allows you to remix YouTube videos into a seamless mixtape. 3. This "mashup helper" exists "because you have better things to do than work." 4. 5. Enter your choice of keywords into this site and it will create an infinite playlist based on them. 6.

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Top 5 Mozilla Firefox YouTube Add-Ons Top 5 Mozilla Firefox YouTube Add-Ons If you are both a Firefox user and a YouTube fan (or fanatic), there are number of Firefox add-ons that can integrate YouTube directly into your Firefox browser in ways that make watching videos more enjoyable. Each one of these add-ons comes with certain features: some allow you to download the video, some are able to create complex playlists, some make it easier to search for a video and so on. These are the YouTube-related Add-ons we recommend that you use, but feel free to visit the official Firefox add-on page and test a few new ones for yourself. 1. 1-Click YouTube Download Sometimes, all you want to do is download a video from YouTube. Once you installed 1-Click YouTube Download, you can go to the youtube page the video is on. 1 Click Youtube Download 2. GoogleTube is basically a YouTube player (and a slick one at that) integrated into your Firefox browser. YouTube Player 2.0.1 3. YouPlayer 4. YouTube Snob Comment 5. Related YouTube Videos

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15 Best Places for Designers to Get Free Stock Photos Online I’m not sure if you’ve ever had a look at the prices on some non-stock photography sites (pictures of Gummy bears for $769.00 anyone?), but they reach far beyond the budget of the typical designer/developer. However, many places online allow you to obtain high-quality stock photos for free, giving the average starving artist a chance to create wonderful works of art/design without having to use next month’s rent on stock photos. In this article, we review the 15 best places to free stock photos online for designers. Note: Although these sites feature free stock photos, you should read the terms, limitations, and licensing of each work that you use; read the fine print! Dedicated free stock photo sites 1. stock.xchng stock.xchng is all free, all the time. one of the most popular paid stock photo sites – iStockphoto, sponsors them. Aimed at: Web designers and web developers, illustrators, print designers 2. A small team of in-house professional photographers supplies the photos in the site.