Sams Teach Yourself YouTube in 10 Minutes [NOOK Book]

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Sams Teach Yourself YouTube in 10 Minutes

Sams Teach Yourself YouTube in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through 10-minute lessons, you’ll ...

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Overview

Sams Teach Yourself YouTube in 10 Minutes

Sams Teach Yourself YouTube in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to know to view videos and post your own videos on the YouTube site.

Tips point out shortcuts and solutions

Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls

Notes provide additional information

Plain English explains new terms and

Definitions

10 minutes is all you need to learn how to…


  • View YouTube videos

  • Share videos with your friends

  • Create video playlists

  • View HQ and HD videos–as well as XL videos for large displays

  • Post videos to your blog

  • Link to and embed videos on your own web page

  • Shoot and edit your own video

  • Upload videos to YouTube

  • Annotate videos with note boxes and links

  • Replace a video’s soundtrack

  • View YouTube videos on your iPhone

  • Participate in the YouTube community
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780768695748
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 8/31/2009
  • Series: Sams Teach Yourself Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,333,461
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Miller has written more than 90 non-fiction books over the past two decades. His best-selling titles include YouTube 4 You, YouTube for Business, Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics, Googlepedia: The Ultimate Google Resource, and Speed It Up! A Non-Technical Guide for Speeding Up Slow Computers. He has established a reputation for practical advice, technical accuracy, and an unerring empathy for the needs of his readers.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

What You Need to Know Before You Use This Book. . . . . 1

About the Sams Teach Yourself in 10 Minutes Series . . . . . 1

Special Sidebars . . . . . . . . . . 2

1 Getting to Know YouTube 3

Welcome to YouTube . . . . 3

What’s Playing On YouTube . . . . . . . . . 4

How YouTube Works . . . . 5

Navigating YouTube’s Home Page. 5

Customizing the Home Page. . . . . . . . . 8

Getting Help . 9

Creating a YouTube Account. . . . . . . . . 9

Summary . . . 11

2 Browsing and Searching for Videos 13

Browsing for Videos . . 13

Searching YouTube . . . . 18

Advanced Searching . . 21

Summary . . . 22

3 Watching a YouTube Video 23

Navigating the Video Page . . . . . . . . . 23

Using the Video Player24

Viewing Video Information . . . . . . . . . 26

Exploring Related Videos . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Rating the Videos You Watch . . . . . 28

Reporting Offensive Videos . . . . . . . 28

Summary . . . 29

4 Watching High-Quality and High-Definition Videos 31

Understanding Resolution. . . . . . . . . . . 31

Watching High-Quality (HQ) Videos . . . . . . . . . . 33

Watching High-Definition (HD) Videos . . . . . . 33

Summary . . . 34

5 Saving Your Favorite Videos 35

Creating a QuickList for Future Viewing . . . . 35

Saving a Favorite Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Viewing Your Favorite Videos . . . . . 37

Adding Favorite Videos to a Playlist or QuickList . . . . . . . 38

Summary . . . 39

6 Creating a Video Playlist 41

Understanding Playlists . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Creating a Playlist from a Video Page . . . . . . . . 41

Adding a Video to a Playlist . . . . . . . 43

Adding a Favorite Video to a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . 44

Viewing Video Playlists . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Editing Your Playlists . . 45

Sharing a Playlist with Others . . . . . 46

Summary . . . 46

7 Subscribing to Videos 47

Understanding Channels and Subscriptions. . 47

Subscribing to a User’s Videos . . . 47

Managing Your Subscriptions . . . . . 48

Summary . . . 49

8 Sharing a YouTube Video via Email 51

Sharing an Individual Video . . . . . . . 51

Sharing a Playlist. . . . . . . . 53

Summary . . . 54

9 Linking to and Embedding YouTube Videos 55

Linking to a YouTube Video . . . . . . . 55

Embedding a YouTube Video in Your Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Customizing an Embedded Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Summary . . . 60

10 Posting a YouTube Video to Your Blog 61

Configuring YouTube for Blog Posting. . . . . . . . 61

Posting a Video . . . . . . . . . . 63

Summary . . . 64

11 Downloading YouTube Videos 65

Why Downloading Isn’t an Official Option–Yet . . . . . . . 65

Downloading to Your Computer with RealPlayer. . . . . . . . . 66

Downloading to Your iPod . . . . . . . . . 69

Downloading Your Own Videos. . . 70

Summary . . . 71

12 Watching YouTube Videos on Your iPhone 73

Searching for Videos on Your iPhone . . . . . . . . . . 73

Displaying Your Favorite Videos on Your iPhone . . . . . . . . . 75

Other Ways to Find Videos on Your iPhone. . 77

Viewing Videos on Your iPhone. . . 77

Summary . . . 78

13 Shooting Videos for YouTube 79

Shooting with a Webcam . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Shooting with a Camcorder. . . . . . . . . 81

Tips for Shooting Better YouTube Videos . . . . 86

Summary . . . 93

14 Preparing a Video to Upload 95

Editing Your Videos . . . . 95

Choosing a Computer for Video Editing . . . . . . 99

Understanding Video File Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Configuring Your Videos to Upload . . . . . . . . . . 103

Summary . 105

15 Uploading a Video to YouTube 107

Uploading a Video from Your PC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Uploading a Video from Your Webcam Using Quick Capture . . . . 109

Uploading Videos from Your Mobile Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Summary . 111

16 Editing Video Information 113

Editing Information . . 113

Changing the Video Thumbnail . 116

Removing a Video from YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Summary . 117

17 Swapping Audio on a Video 119

Why Swap Audio? . . . . 119

Using AudioSwap . . . . 120

Summary . 121

18 Adding Closed Captioning to Your Video 123

Why Add Closed Captioning or Subtitles? 123

Adding Closed Captions . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Playing a Video with Closed Captions . . . . . . 126

Summary . 126

19 Adding Annotations to Your Video 127

Understanding Annotations . . . . . . . 127

Annotating a Video . . 129

Watching an Annotated Video . . . 131

Summary . 132

20 Managing Viewer Comments 133

Enabling or Disabling Comments and Video Responses . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

Approving Comments and Video Responses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

Removing Viewer Comments and Responses . . . . . . . . . . . 136

Blocking Members from Leaving Comments . . . . . . . . . . . 137

Summary . 138

21 Customizing Your YouTube Channel 139

Understanding Channels . . . . . . . . . . . 139

Personalizing Your Channel Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140

Summary . 143

22 Tracking Viewership 145

Tracking Basic Viewership . . . . . . . 145

Tracking Advanced Statistics. . . . . 146

Tracking Performance of All Your Videos . . 149

Summary . 150

23 Managing Your YouTube Account 151

Editing Your Profile . . 151

Changing Your Email Address . . . 152

Changing Your Password . . . . . . . . . 152

Managing Privacy and Email Settings . . . . . . 153

Customizing Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

Summary . 155

24 Communicating with Other YouTube Users 157

Sending and Receiving YouTube Email . . . . 157

Working with Friends 160

Summary . 162

25 Watching YouTube XL on Large Displays 163

Introducing YouTube XL . . . . . . . . . 163

Viewing YouTube XL164

Connecting Your Computer to Your TV Display . . . . . . . 168

Summary . 170

26 Promoting Your YouTube Videos 171

Getting the Content Right . . . . . . . . . 171

Optimize Your Video for Search. 173

Sharing with Friends and Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

Advertising Your Videos . . . . . . . . . . . 175

Promoting Outside of YouTube . 180

Summary . 180

Index 181

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