Save time, avoid bad videos, make YouTube more awesome.
I make YouTube videos, and so relatedly, I am on YouTube a lot. Here are the top 3 Chrome extensions I can’t live without.
- VideoSpeed Controller — Works on any HTML5 video. You can increase or decrease the speed of the video. I use this constantly.
- VidIQ Vision — Give you the tags for any video along with a host of other usable stats. To get the truly useful stats you have to upgrade to a paid plan, but just getting the tags for various videos is great for me.
- Ratings Preview — Nothing worse than trying to find highlights for a sports game, clicking on a promising looking video and finding it is just a guy droning on with a misleading thumbnail and 1300 thumbs down. Ratings Preview displays a thin bar along the bottom of all YouTube thumbnails so you avoid that waste of time.
All of these extensions are free. Get em, try them out, if they don’t work for you, delete them. One note is to sometimes view your YouTube videos in a anonymous Chrome user. It is good to see them exactly how your viewers will see them sometimes. Sometimes I will cut parts out of my videos because I feel like they are dragging or going too long. If I only watched my own videos at double speed (like I do almost every other video) I would miss that.
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