YouTube Go - Google's App to download YouTube Videos!







Sometimes you may get tired of searching a better way to download Youtube videos. There are different third party apps and websites that let you download YouTube videos at no cost. But these methods don't last long. After a certain time they stop serving you. 

But what if you get Google's own application to download YouTube videos!? Yes! Google has recently launched an application named YouTube Go. With this app you can view and download YouTube videos from your Android phone. 


About the App | A redesigned version of YouTube App
  • Name: YouTube Go 
  • Category: Video Players & Editors
  • Size: Less than 10 MB (Varies device to device)
  • Offered by: Google
  • 100 Free - Contains Ads
  • Works with all running versions of Android



Features & Advantages
  • Watch YouTube videos - video quality can be controlled
  • Download Videos - You can choose download location i.e. SD Card
  • Discover & popular videos

* Copyrighted videos can only be played but will not be available for download. 

NB: This app requires to verify your phone number. 



Look at the above image. You will have three quality options - Basic, Standard & High. Choose a quality that meets your data plan. 




This is an example of copyrighted video. These videos can only be played but not available for download. 


You can't play the downloaded videos using Media Players. These videos can only be played by YouTube Go app!




I really like this new app from Google. But I hope Google will introduce the features of YouTube app to this Go version. 

 




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Lock your Flash Drive by BitLocker . . .



Password Protect your Pen Drive using BitLocker



Sometimes you may need to protect your USB Flash Drive/ Pen Drive or Drives of your PC. And for this purpose you may use or think of using third party security tools. But do you know that Windows OS offers a better way to secure your drives? Yes! BitLocker Drive Encryption could be a great tool for you . . . 


Applies to - Windows 7 or above


You can use this security feature both for your internal hard disk drives and also for external flash drives or hard disk drives. Here I will mainly focus on USB Flash Drive. Before we start I believe you have a - 
  • A Personal Computer with OS Windows 7 or above
  • A USB Flash Drive 
  • Minimum skills to work with Windows OS

And remember, I'm working on Windows 10. So few terms may not match with yours if you're on Windows 7 or 8. Don't get nervous in that case. Simply try to find the similar terms.  


How to use BitLocker?

  1. Insert your Flash Drive on USB Port.
  2. Now go to This PC/ My Computer to see your drives.
  3. Right Click over your Flash Drive and Choose Turn on BitLocker.
  4. Now you will see a window asking for password. Choose use a password to unlock the drive.
  5. Now enter your password 2 times. Remember, password should contain Uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers. > Press Next.
  6. Save recovery file to your desktop and Press Next.
  7. Choose Encrypt used disk space only > Compatible Mode > Start Encrypting.
  8. Wait sometimes and you will see Encryption is complete! 

BitLocker Screen on Windows 10



Now remove your Flash Drive and insert it again. Check your drives and you will get your Flash Drive locked. 


Windows 10 Hard Drives List

If you try to open it then it will ask your password. 


Unlock BitLocker Protected Drive by Password


Keep your recovery key in a handy place. If you forget your password then recovery key will help you unlock it. 



How to Turn off BitLocker?

Well it's quite simple. If you need to turn off this feature then unlock your drive first. Then follow the steps below - 
  1. Right click on your flash drive.
  2. Choose Manager BitLocker.
  3. Click on Turn off BitLocker.
  4. Now you will get a window decrypting your drive.
  5. Wait few moments and this feature will be turned off for your drive. 

BitLocker Turn off Option


Caution!

  • If you forget the password and lose your recovery key, then the only way to access your drive is to format it. And it that case you've to lose all of your data contained inside. So be sure about the safety of your data. 
  • Don't eject your device while encrypting or decrypting. It may cause damage to your data or device. 


Fact!

Encryption and decryption speed depend on the amount of data you stored in your device. 



Disclaimer!

By no means Marks PC Solution will be responsible if your drive gets damaged or if you lose important data. 


Thanks for your time. See you in the next post . . .




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