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August 26, 2008

YouTube Toolbar for Playlists

YouTube shows a small toolbar at the bottom of the page that lets you manage the videos from a playlist, more like the controls from a media player. The toolbar has options for pausing and muting the active video, buttons for playing the next video from the playlist and for automatically playing videos. All of these options were already available in the sidebar, but the new toolbar makes them more visible and it follows you in any YouTube page.



The excellent music sites The Hype Machine and thesixtyone have similar toolbars, but I'm not sure if the concept works well for videos. I can only see the new feature in Firefox, so I assume this is yet another experimental feature.

9 comments:

  1. How do i get this feature? I'm using FF and i don't see it. Thanks for the post

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  2. I would also like to know the answer. I've searched all over the place unsuccessfully.

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  3. Wait patiently until the feature is released.

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  4. Yeah, I don't have it either. Another site with similar functionality (bottom bar) is FaceBook.

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  5. Playlists has a annoying bug. If you are playing a playlist in Fullscreen mode, every time you move to next video, fullscreen is gone. So if you have 50 videos you want to watch in full screen mode, you have to click on the icon 50 times.

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  6. So, two week later... Where's the playlist toolbar?? Maybe you should just release information when it has become reality...

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  7. Pankaj said on August 28, 2008 11:10 AM PDT:
    Playlists has a annoying bug. If you are playing a playlist in Fullscreen mode, every time you move to next video, fullscreen is gone. So if you have 50 videos you want to watch in full screen mode, you have to click on the icon 50 times.

    I have the same problem. Does anyone know how to solve this? Are there other websites besides youtube that have solved this problem for playlists? --- Thanks Rong

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  8. You can use the PicLens (now Cooliris) add-on both for Firefox and Internet Explorer (download it from: http://www.cooliris.com/). This program allows you to see your entire youtube playlist in fullscreen - it also has a 3D wall for photos.

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  9. I used only one time ,
    then it didn`t show anymore

    I think it was a test version

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