What to do when YouTube is down?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few days, you will know YouTube has had some problems lately. They’ve also had some more recent problems as well.
The best way to describe YouTube down would be that it is not working.
This happened to me last night – I waited 10 minutes to see if it was still “ YouTube down ” but it was not. I then tried to login again but it was still “Down”. I tried one more time and it still was not working.
At this point, I thought maybe it was just “paused” or “in need of an update” or “doesn’t work in this region”. I waited around for another hour or so to see if it would come back on. It didn’t and now it’s working but not sure why.
Optimize the quality of your video
How long your video is likely to play for before it begins to bog down
Take frequent breaks while filming so that your battery doesn’t run out
Double check all the video titles and descriptions so that you can be sure they remain relevant to your product, company or theme
Make sure the autoplay option is set to only allow those parts of your videos that are relevant to your video content
11. Find & Create Your Fan Base
Discover your audience before you launch. You can do so with existing data or with audience intelligence from third-party tools, including Adobe Analytics. By using Google Analytics (Adobe Analytics) to understand your users and how they behave, you’ll be able to refine your marketing plans to better reach your ideal customers.
Adjust the size of your video
YouTube videos have a fixed size. To get it to appear bigger, we have to edit the size and then save our edit. Click on video. Then click on Edit Video, then click on size and click on choose from the chart to set the width and height of the video.
We have to set the video to the maximum size. You might have to have the player on full screen before you can see that the YouTube video is not bigger.
Settings to adjust the size of your video.
Toggle the options to enable the width of the video to be set to 100%
Set the size to -100%
Set the width to 100%
Set the width to 100%
Adjust the size of your video
By selecting a YouTube setting, we can also adjust the size of our video. From the main page of the settings, scroll down to the shape, center, stretch and filter options.
Convert your video to another format
Google had reported a temporary outage on its YouTube, Google Drive, Google Play and other websites, prompting panic among users worldwide.
To fix this issue go to YouTube and select your video. Then click ‘Save As’ or click on the three dots on the top-right corner of the video. After saving the video click ‘Save.’
However, check the content box near the bottom of the YouTube tab as it needs to be edited. Only videos uploaded in HD should be uploaded to YouTube.
Another way of downloading the video is to connect your desktop browser to your mobile device and navigate to https://www.youtube.com/convert, which is now back up and running.
This can also be done by visiting the page from your smartphone and selecting the option to download.
Find an alternative for YouTube
YouTube for desktop — no sign of YouTube
Plenty of other options in no particular order.
Manually update to YouTube 2.13 or higher
It’s best to manually update to the latest version of YouTube. This ensures that you’re not seeing any random issues with video playback. This can be done in one of three ways:
YouTube App : Click the three dots to the right of the status bar and select the Update option from the menu.
: Click the three dots to the right of the status bar and select the Update option from the menu. Google Play : Tap on the three dots to the right of the Search bar and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the Settings screen and select Check for update.
Save videos with Chrome extension
Chrome has got some new extensions, allowing you to save videos and playlists with your Chrome browser. The extension is called Block Video and it will not allow you to load a video while the extension is active. However, this extension will work with Youtube videos too.
It has a few settings on it, for example, you can have it on or off automatically depending on the size of your home network. It also lets you choose to save videos only once. Lastly, you can set it to run in the background or when you are using other apps. You will have to install it from chrome://extensions and then click on the save icon to get started.
While it is good to have such an extension, it will not work with every YouTube video as you are not going to be able to save videos for later consumption.
Watch videos on TV or PC
You may be wondering why YouTube is so damn popular. The truth is, it’s actually very user friendly. You don’t need any technical background or knowledge in order to run a YouTube site.
This is the top reason why so many people still prefer YouTube over other similar sites. There are many YouTube subgroups where you can share your content and interact with other people.
It takes just a few minutes to find a channel that’s similar to your taste and begin posting. YouTube has become the dominant player in online video, but some people don’t know how to use it or how to interact with other people.
If you are one of those people and are wondering how to deal with YouTube being down, read on to find out how.
Successful businesses always maintain regular cash flow, and that includes going online. In fact, with the vast array of video services available on YouTube such as Google Video, YouTube Movies, YouTube Music, and YouTube Red, having your business website in front of the YouTube viewers’ eyes would definitely boost your business revenues exponentially. But even the most exciting stuff out there comes with its own set of problems. If it was easy to be online all the time, we would have been online 24/7.
Nevertheless, that’s not the case. Even if the YouTube down, there are other video sites that allow you to do business with people. And just to know how to deal with YouTube being down, here are 10 ways to do it.