How To Search YouTube Videos By Length

In this tutorial, you will learn how to search YouTube videos by length. By default, YouTube lets you sort videos based on length. You can apply search filters to get videos under 4 minutes, between 4 to 20 minutes, or above 20 minutes on the YouTube search results page.

You will find this tutorial handy if you want to search YouTube videos by specific length. By using the method in this tutorial, you can filter YouTube search results based on their duration. For example, you can choose to view YouTube videos below, above, or in-between specific duration.

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How To Search YouTube Videos By Length

We will use a Chrome extension, YouTube Time Filter, to search YouTube videos by length. This Chrome browser add-on will work on YouTube and let you specify the duration in hours, minutes, and seconds to only view YouTube videos of that specific duration.

Now, let’s see the steps to search YouTube videos by length.

Get this Chrome extension from the Chrome Web Store using the link at the end of this tutorial. Click on the Add to Chrome button to install YouTube Time Filter, as shown in the screenshot below.

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install youtube time filter

If you plan to use this Chrome Extension more often, pin it to make it more accessible.

Click on the plugins and pin icons to pin this Chrome extension, as shown below.

pin youtube time filter chrome extension

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Do note that this Chrome Extension only works on the search results pages of YouTube. Therefore, open YouTube and perform a search. Load as many results first before using YouTube Time Filter for best results.

After loading many search results, open the Chrome Extension by clicking on its icon. You will see the options to specify the video length below.

search youtube videos by length

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You only want to view YouTube videos between 3 to 10 minutes. In this case, you will select 3 minutes in the From drop-down and 10 minutes in the To: drop-down. After that, click on Filter Now! Button.   

youtube videos filtered by length

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Chrome Extension will then refresh the search results page and only show videos of 3-10 minutes.

During my testing, the Chrome extension seemed to work fine. However, you might get inaccurate results or a sloppy YouTube interface if you don’t load enough search results. But, it gets the job of searching YouTube videos by length ideally. I tested a couple of similar Chrome extensions, but YouTube Time Filter worked the best.

Note: If you notice any issues, reload the page to refresh the extension, which should work fine.

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Additional features of YouTube Time Filter

  • Dynamically filters videos on scroll
  • Real-time filtering of YouTube videos based on a specified length
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Efficient performance

Wrapping Up

We shared a simple method to search YouTube videos by length in this tutorial. You can use a free Chrome extension named YouTube Time Filter. After installing this Chrome extension, you can filter YouTube videos based on their duration right on the search results page of YouTube. The best part is that you can use it to view YouTube videos above or below a specific duration.

Get YouTube Time Filter.

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