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March 12, 2007

Make YouTube Look Like Google Video

I've always liked Google Video's interface, even though is not as community-focused as YouTube's interface. Now that most video content will go to YouTube and Google Video will become a search engine, those who prefer its layout have a way to make YouTube more like Google Video.

This Greasemonkey script expands the video to occupy more space and puts the comments next to the related videos and the video description in a small sidebar. To install the script, you need to have Firefox and the Greasemonkey extension.


For a YouTube look in Google Video, you don't need a script.

P.S.: Did you know that Aaron Boodman, who created the user script manager Greasemonkey, works at Google on client-side scripting? "I would often encounter a Web page that didn't work the way I wanted. And I'd think to myself, I could easily fix it if I could just run my own JavaScript in the page," explains Aaron why he built Greasemonkey. To learn how to write your own scripts, there's a free book called Dive into Greasemonkey.

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