What is YouTube?
YouTube Videos- YouTube is one of the best free video-sharing websites that makes it easy to watch online videos. You can even upload and create your own videos to share with others on your YouTube Channel. Basically created in 2005, YouTube is now one of the most popular websites on the Web, with visitors watching around 7 billion hours of video every month.
If you have ever seen a video online, there is the best chance it was a YouTube video. For example, virtually all of the video tutorials on our site are really YouTube videos! The video later is also a YouTube video, just click it to start watching.
Why Use YouTube? YouTube Videos
One of the reasons YouTube is so popular is the number of videos you can get. An average of 100 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute, so there’s always something new to watch! And you’ll find all kinds of videos on YouTube – adorable cats, bizarre cooking demos, fun science lessons, quick fashion tips and much more.
Check out some YouTube video below. They should provide you with a great idea of the full range of content possible on YouTube.
About This Tutorial
If you ever use any other free, self-paced tutorial on our website, you may notice that this tutorial is structured a little differently. Instead of combining related tasks into long lessons, we decided to divide the important skills into short, task-based lessons. We hope this makes it easier for you to navigate from lesson to lesson and find the answers you need.
If you like step by step, that’s fine too! You will see that we have recorded our own YouTube video (like the videos above) to give you some context and information on some topics. In addition to our own content, you’ll find a number of videos from the official YouTube help channel to show you specific information about using the YouTube interface.
Watching YouTube Video
Now that you understand the basics, you are available to dive in & start watching YouTube videos. For example, you can click on the YouTube video below to play it. As you have (hopefully) just seen, watching YouTube videos is pretty easy. When-ever you watch a video, you will see some buttons at the bottom of the video player and if you do not see them, just hover your mouse over the video. These allow you to adjust the volume, create a full-screen video, turn on captions, and more.
Understanding Embedded Videos
There are two basic ways to watch a YouTube video: live on a YouTube website, or as an embedded video on another site. The video above is hosted (or saved) on YouTube, but it is embedded on our website. This means you can watch here without having to navigate YouTube. If you prefer, you can click the small YouTube button near. The bottom-right corner of the video player to watch the video directly on the YouTube website.