I've been encountering a problem with YouTube lately in Mozilla Firefox that makes the site inaccessible and displays white space instead of embedded YouTube videos. When I visited the home page, Firefox reported the following "Bad Request" error: "Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. Size of a request header field exceeds server limit." The error was triggered by the cookie header VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE. I thought this was YouTube's problem, but when I investigated, I found out that the ... read more

I recently found out that you can link directly to a specific time in a YouTube video. All you have to do is add a #t= anchor to the end of the URL that indicates the time position in minutes and seconds. Here's an example that links to the video for Cage the Elephant's "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked:" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t99bpilCKw#t=00m08s The #t=00m08s anchor causes the video to begin playing zero minutes and eight seconds after the beginning. There's also a way to accomplish the same thing when ... read more