YouTube is a video streaming platform where users can upload, view and share videos. It was created in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, and is now owned and manage by Google. YouTube is currently available in the language of several countries: Brazil, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom.
How to subscribe to Youtube?
Most of the videos on the site can be viewed by all users, but only registered users:
- can upload videos (create channels).
- post comments and rate videos online.
- subscribe to other channels.
- Create a playlists.
- Monetize their content.
To subscribe to Youtube, you must first create a Google Account
The Google account will give you access to Google Mail, Google +, YouTube and all other applications developed by Google.
To create a Google Account, you must specify:
- Your name and surname.
- A username that will be used for your email address.
- Your date of birth.
- Mobile Number.
- Your email address.
Once your account is created, you can access your personal Youtube channel (by default your username).
YouTube uses the Adobe Flash technology to display all kinds of videos: movie clips, TV shows, and music videos, as well as amateur videos from blogs.
To be able to view the videos published on Youtube you will need to download and install Adobe Flash Player
on your browser (on the exception of Chrome based browsers which natively integrates this technology).
Downloading videos from YouTube to your hard drive
You can save YouTube videos to your PC using the following software:
Insert a Youtube video on your website
YouTube provide the necessary codes to easily insert videos on your website. Learn more: How to publish a Youtube video on your website or blog?
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