How to take screenshots from any YouTube video

How to take screenshots from any YouTube video

Blogging Technicals, How To
Bloggers and writers often need to take screenshots. The Windows Snipping Tools is good enough for most occasions. In case of YouTube however, there are screenshots or thumbnails embedded in the video at the time of upload. The trick is to extract these from the video as jpeg or png photos. Read more about the Windows Snipping Tools at the following URL given below. http://soonev.com/capture-high-resolution-screen-shots-windows-desktop/ Taking screenshots from YouTube video Let us take an example of a video of a concert program in Delhi https://youtu.be/AKvVqSNjsrU The video has been uploaded on the channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBJ4jv2Yyk8vpvC1rxa4XcA To take screen shots or extract thumbs already embedded. Go to the following website http://www.youtubescreenshot.com/ The front page of the website is pretty simple, not too many distracting menus and options. As given right in the…
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YouTube video cards

YouTube video cards

Blogging Technicals, How To
You have got the attention of a viewer for your YouTube video. Analytics show that the 10 Minute Video, though captivating is going to distract the viewer after exactly four minutes. Analytics also show that beyond four minutes the viewer will then watch the complete video and will not know what to do next. For such distracting situations we have YouTube cards. What is a YouTube Card A YouTube card is like a link which shows on your video at the desired point of time. You can see the above video where a black exclamation mark on a white circle is visible on the top right. Clicking on this mark will open the following. Click on the link will take you to the hyperlink. Working of YouTube cards is explained…
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Changing the color of the address bar in mobile chrome browser for your WordPress Blog

Changing the color of the address bar in mobile chrome browser for your WordPress Blog

Blogging Technicals, How To, WordPress
A neat way of adding eye candy to your WordPress powered blog is by changing the color of the address bar in mobile chrome browser. The color can be made to specifically match the theme color of your blog. While viewing it on your Android smart phone, even the notification space on the top changes color. [gallery link="file" columns="2" size="medium" ids="334,335"] On the left is the blog with the effect. As one can notice, the notification bar on the top also takes the same color. On the right is the blog without the effect. How to change color of the address bar First find out the hex code of the color which you want to use. Use your theme customisation to check the exact color. Next, insert this code in…
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Carousal Feature in recent Instagram update

Carousal Feature in recent Instagram update

Blogging Technicals, How To, micro Blogging
Instagram had a limitation of one image per upload and per post. This was a severe and crippling limitation. It placed the poster in a dilemma. Which image is to be selected for posting. One could never decide. Other option was to post a video. But a video could never be as captivating as a single image. But all this has changed with the  on the poster as to which would be the best image. All that has been changed with the introduction of #carousal feature in a recent update of Instagram. What is Carousal Feature in Instagram Carousal Feature is like a picture slideshow. You can select up to 10 pictures and then set them up as a slide show. A prominent button asks if multiple images need selection.…
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Adding social links to YouTube Channel Art

Adding social links to YouTube Channel Art

Blogging Technicals, How To
YouTube Channel Art is a prominent banner which dominates your YouTube Channel page. YouTube has a nifty feature of allowing social links on your channel art. This feature is otherwise hidden. But this particular facility is very nice for bloggers. It is also a good way to show your social links to visitors. In this article we shall see the method to enable this feature and add links. For the purpose of this article we shall use the following YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBJ4jv2Yyk8vpvC1rxa4XcA This channel contains videos by amsang, author and admin of The Time Lock and Soonev Default settings for YouTube Channel Art A channel art with default settings looks something like this. To enable the links settings, click the the wheel icon next to the subscribe red button. This…
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How to connect Instagram with Facebook Page

How to connect Instagram with Facebook Page

Blogging Technicals, How To, micro Blogging
Instagram is a popular photo based smart phone app. It has spawned a new race of photo-networking. Instagram provides an easy way to post photos on your account which also gets posted on your Facebook timeline. In this article we shall see how to connect Instagram with Facebook and post photos. Plus a few other neat tricks. Steps to connect Instagram app with Facebook To begin with go to Options in your Instagram App. You can access options by clicking on the three black dots on the top right on profile page. Under Options scroll down to go to settings. Here you will find Linked Accounts under Settings. The account linking options to various social media is listed. If your social option is not in the list, then it cannot…
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Five Essential Pages for a Blogger : Contact Us

Five Essential Pages for a Blogger : Contact Us

Blogging Technicals, How To
Contact Us page for your blog allows visitors to directly contact the author or admin of the blog. Though not mandatory for Google Adsense approval, this page is highly recommended. It makes your blog look professional and complete. Contact Us page can also double up as an author page in case of a single author blog. Earlier we had seen the first essential page from a blogger point of view. https://startblogwriting.com/essential-pages-blogger-privacy-policy/ Using Jetpack Plugin for creating a Contact Us page WordPress users install Jetpack plugin for the variety of features and performance that it provides. Jetpack also provides a Contact Form that making a Contact Us page a breeze. Enable the Contact Form in Jetpack Settings under Writing Tab. A detailed explanation of Contact Form can be found at the…
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Five Essential Pages for a Blogger : Privacy Policy

Five Essential Pages for a Blogger : Privacy Policy

Blogging Technicals, How To
Privacy Policy for your blog explains the visitors on info collection and usage. A page dealing with privacy policy is mandatory for a Google Adsense approval. It puts your readers at ease and might sometimes help you out of a tight spot. Privacy Policy is also called as a site policy. Do all bloggers need a Privacy Policy Ideally yes. You might be running a blog which writes an article or posts a photograph and allows users or readers comments. Apart from this there is no other activity allowed on your blog. Even in this scenario, your comment system will collect the IP address, Email address and Website name of the commenters. This information is stored somewhere. It can be used by you or someone else or might be shared…
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The Blogger and Pinterest (dis)connect

The Blogger and Pinterest (dis)connect

Blogging Technicals, How To
Launched in 2010, Pinterest is a 'virtual' pin up board for photographs. Pinterest has a simple design. It is easy and intuitive to use. Users accepted Pinterest in hordes because the concept is refreshing.  Pinterest is specially popular among the female audience. From a Bloggers point of view, an account on Pinterest is important to reach a wide audience. Date of review : Mid 2016 What is Pinterest Pinterest is your personal collection of pinup boards. To use Pinterest, a user has to login.  If you dont want to use Email and Password for login, they provide Facebook login. Joining Pinterest is free and as on 2016, all services of Pinterest are free. Only time will tell whether the services remain free or business priorities take over.  After joining Pinterest,…
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