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December 22, 2011

YouTube's Snow Effects

If you liked Google's "let it snow" Easter egg, YouTube has some special effects for you. YouTube's player has a new button for snow, the progress bar includes a snowflake, while the search results page for queries like [snow] or [Christmas] use a simplified snow animation.



{ Thanks, Sterling, Venkat and Cookie Lee. }

9 comments:

  1. This is only for HD videos.

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  2. No, this can be seen in EVERY video.

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  3. I don't see this, but I'm running the HTML5 version. Maybe it doesn't work for that?

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  4. i think it's flash only

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  5. what is the command switch for turning snowflakes on? attaching "&snowflake=1" does not work..

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  6. When I saw this first I thought that it is a problem with YouTube or my computer has major issues. Afterwords I realized that actually it was all in the spirit of Christmas. :D Nice initiative!

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  7. awesome effect Google.. people at Google is creative :-) would love to work there!

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  8. Well, that's weird. I haven't noticed it recently. I might have to check it again. :)

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