How to Watch YouTube Videos Frame by Frame?

If you are a graphics designer, an animator or a videographer, then you must have come across the situations in which you need to carefully examine a video in order to add appropriate captions or subtitles to specific video frames. Moreover, at times, you also want to take screenshots of some particular scenes in order to observe them more keenly. You can do all this if you know how to watch a video frame by frame. So let us learn how to do it.

How to Watch a YouTube Video Frame by Frame?

In order to watch a YouTube Video frame by frame, you will need to perform the following steps:

  1. Go to and search for the video that you want to watch frame by frame. Once you manage to find that video and it starts playing, just pause that video by left-clicking anywhere on your video or on to the Pause button. Alternatively, you can also press the “K” key or the “Spacebar” key in order to pause your video.
    A Paused YouTube Video
  2. Now you can easily watch the video frame by frame by making use of the Period (.) and the Comma (,) keys. Press the Period (.) key in order to go one frame forward as shown in the following image:
    Press the Period (.) key to go to one frame forward
  3. If you want to go back to the previous frame, then simply click on the Comma (,) key as shown in the image below:
    Press the Comma (,) key to go to one frame backward

    In the same way, you can move the frames forward and backward right according to your own needs.

Ayesha Sajid
Ayesha is a software developer by profession and is currently working as a lead developer with Code5.Programming Skills:, C#, C/C++, Java, Golang, Android, UML, SQL and Html.