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Slomo Your YouTube Videos; “I’m Feeling Lucky” Serendipitous Playlist

An age-old proverb “Slomo makes everything better”, Google following the proverb now letting all YouTube users make their own slomo video on YouTube.

“Turn your next video into an epic slomo moment, and check out the rest of the free Enhancement tools available to help you build a whole channel filled with awesome videos of any speed,” informs YouTube.

To create a slomo video, “visit the Enhancements tool or the YouTube Editor and apply it to one of your existing videos. You’ll get a smooth, slomo video that makes it look like it was filmed with a high-speed camera,” explains YouTube.

Here’s a video reduced to 1/8th speed to give you an idea how it looks:



Also, when you are logged in, YouTube now generates a “I’m Feeling Lucky” playlist of 10 recommended videos.

And, when you visit this page, a “play” button is placed next to the YouTube logo, so you can quickly generate the “I’m Feeling Lucky” serendipitous playlist. If you don’t like the playlist, click “play” again.

YouTube Feeling Lucky Playlist

YouTube Feeling Luck Play button

To enable this experimental button, just follow the steps below on your Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer 8+:

  1. open youtube.com in a new tab and log in
  2. load your browser’s developer console:
    Chrome – press Ctrl+Shift+J for Windows/Linux/ChromeOS or Command-Option-J for Mac
    Firefox – press Ctrl+Shift+K for Windows/Linux or Command-Option-K for Mac
    Opera – press Ctrl+Shift+I for Windows/Linux or Command-Option-I for Mac, then click “Console”
    Safari – check this article
    Internet Explorer – press F12 and select the “Console” tab.
  3. paste the following code which changes a YouTube cookie:
    document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=LVXsOMb_c_g; path=/; domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload();
  4. press Enter and close the console.
  5. To go back to the standard UI, follow the same steps, but use the following code:
    document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=; path=/; domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload();

Update 05/30: YouTube Creator Academy, is piloting a free online course to help maximize your channel!, and will dive into the different parts of the new YouTube One Channel, explain how each can help you attract more subscribers and viewers, and give you the opportunity to freshen up your own channel while you learn.

You can register here for the course commencing on starting June 3 PDT – June 16, 2013 PDT.

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