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October 6, 2008

YouTube Theater View

YouTube shows a new option for long videos: a theater view that enlarges the player and fades out the rest of the page. Randall Munroe's talk at Google and Steve Jobs' speech at Stanford are two examples of feature length videos that should display the new option.


You can restrict YouTube's search results to feature length videos by appending &longform=1:
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=site:youtube.com&longform=1

It's not clear how YouTube filters feature length videos, but most of them are from the Authors@Google series, Standford University, Carnegie Mellon University and Vancouver Film Studios.

If you want a YouTube interface that looks more like Google Video, try the YouTube Googler Greasemonkey script.

{ Thanks, Daniel. }

12 comments:

  1. Very good additon......YouTube moving very fast in their addition of features

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  2. Eh. I'm still waiting for the UI to fade out in fullscreen.

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  5. The video doesn't get bigger, it only gets wider which to me is useless!

    The "lights out" thing is good though.

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  6. I agree with Quentin. Ok, it might be a nice extra but doesn't really add something.

    Lights-out modus is great though: puts more focus on the video!

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  7. Well I agree, It dosn't increase the view size at all though it focuses more on the video. Nice Addition...

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  8. Doesn't work with Mozilla Firefox 3 =[

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  9. When is YouTube going to add the lights off function for all the videos? The theater view looks cheesy.

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  10. I like this, I want it on my long videos. I can't wait for that button to appear.

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  11. i think it is very good addition.same looking theatre view.
    i am really impress it

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