YouTube is one of the most popular websites on the Internet. Consequently, there are numerous tools around with the aim of helping us get the best use out of it. I have selected three of them, which are extremely popular with YouTube lovers, and which, I feel, haven’t been mentioned enough.
Listnplay is an easy to use free online service for discovering and playing music and videos. Just type in the search box name of your favorite artists, song or music genre you want to listen. Then drag the videos you want to listen to the middle screen and create a playlist. You can change, share, and make a new playlist anytime. Also you can search for another user’s playlists. Recommendation from other users in the bottom left corner can help you discover new and interesting music videos.
Jdownloader is a free OpenSource download tool. There are many different YouTube downloaders around, but this one stands out for a couple of reasons. It allows users to choose between different download formats (.mp3, .mp4, .flv and .webm) and it also supports downloading of multiple URLs at the same time. You don’t have wait and download videos one by one like you do with other services. Copy URLs, past them into Jdownloader, click Parse, and it will download them all together. Also, it is possible to pause downloads and continue with them later.
Captiontube allows you to create subtitles for YouTube videos in the appropriate format. Sign into the service with your gmail account, add a video URL, and you can start creating subtitles. After you finish, you can download them or you can import them into your YouTube videos. Unfortunately, you can only add subtitles to videos you have uploaded yourself. So if the video you want to add subtitles to isn’t yours, contact the owner and ask for permission to add them in before you do so.