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July 19, 2007

Custom YouTube Players: Here Comes YouTube TV

You can now create customized YouTube players, choose a color theme, a video playlist and share your favorite videos. My green player shows three collections of incredible places from Google Earth, but you can use it as your own TV channel: it's easy to control the look and the content. When you add new videos to the playlist, your custom player will automatically include them. I wonder if businesses will be able to completely customize the player when YouTube launches the corporate version, as part of Google Apps.

8 comments:

  1. This addition is great. It can and hopefully will be a way of watching related videos with ease. Searching is also quite tiresome so i think this "TV" idea will help.

    I like the interface however, i hope there is more to be added.

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  2. Yes, there's a more advanced interface that shows information about the videos in a sidebar, but it was too big for this blog (780X445).

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  3. The terrain shapes in the first video seem to be fake, especially the Firefox sign!

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  4. They aren't fake.

    (From Google Earth Blog) << A bunch of Firefox devotees set out to generate more PR for Firefox. They decided to make a huge accurate Firefox logo in a crop field (designs like these are called "crop circles"). This was a big project involving a lot of planning, building the crop stompers (to lay down the vegetation), GPSes, walkie-talkies, a plane and a helicopter (for the aerial photos). >>

    Here's the huge Firefox logo in Google Maps. You can also find information about other places in this archive or from the comments to the original YouTube videos.

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  5. These custom players are not functioning now.. Everybody is facing problem and Getting a 'We're sorry this video is no longer available.' message in the players, although the videos are still available on YouTube and
    still play if go to YouTube account:

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  6. This addition is great. It can and hopefully will be a way of watching related videos with ease.I like the interface however, i hope there is more to be added.

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  7. Is there a way to sort these videos in the playlist that shows next to the custom player

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  8. how many videos can it hold, because it can only hold 49 videos of my playlist

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