Thursday, June 14, 2007

Youtube's new user interface

From today onwards you are going to see new features in Youtube. The site has rearranged interface to provide much cleaner and elegant look and feel.

The main page now shows a new section which displays  the videos which are watched now by other users. Videos being watched now section is small animation which keep rotating image of the video along with length of the play.

When a video is selected for viewing a small link is displayed on the right side asking users to try out the new beta version. Upon switching, the new beta web page which displays the video player is  cool

The embed video interface is moved down the video player. Now the right side of vide player displays online status of the user who uploaded along with the list of other video the same user shared or uploaded. Just below a list of users who are currently watching this video is also shown. No need to consider this as another concern of privacy from Google. There is an option which enables each user to turn or off sharing information on what they are watching now.

While embedding the videos in your blogs or web site you can choose whether to display related videos or not. Also the text links which are used for saving the video as favorite, sharing the video and reporting as abuse are given a facelift with new icons.

Here is the list of features added and removed from the new you tube interface

  • Current Video Views: A new image strip in the main page to show the list of videos being watched right now
  • Configuring the embed video code to show related videos or not
  • New sharing options to post the video to Digg, Delicious, fulr, redit and stumble upon
  • Easy post comments option available right under the video player. No need to scroll down till the end of the page as it was how in old interface
  • Honors of the video is no longer displayed. There is no way to find out how many people added this video to their favorites
  • Top five sites links to the video is removed from the interface 
  • Post to group option is missing

 Thanks to amit

1 Comment:

tvmdude said...

it looks awesome now!!..the best feature is the customise embed feature :)
loved your blog..hoping to see more :)