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Now what's going on with YouTube?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by D'Snowth, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Well-Known Member

    Please tell me I'm not the only one who just spent 5 minutes trying to find the volume control on the videos just now. :o
  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    YYes, I see that to continue to add confusion to the whole effect, YouTube has decided to give us yet another new video player, which just makes these worse problems even worser.
  3. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    i gotta say i dont mind the new video page, but with out the stuff on the side and everything under the video i find it kinda blah and boring
  4. dmoss

    dmoss Well-Known Member

    I don't like the giant ball they're using to track how far along you are in the video...it's big, clunky, and kind of unnecessary. :p
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Really. That looks like something from 10+ years ago. It looks like a 1990's Table of Contents/Index website. You can't just right click and go to the poster of a video on the sides anymore. It's an unneeded extra step that I REALLY don't like. And it is incredibly ugly and plain looking.
  6. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Are any other youtubers having this problem: Lately whenever I get an inbox message, the text appears for a second and then disapears. I can see the messages when I check my e-mail, but it is strange.

    Also at one point a few months ago it seems all of my then-previous comments had vanished. Don't know what happened there... Seems like nobody else's had, the people in charge of youtube didn't send me anything about it, and even comments I made to my own videos had disapeared!
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    And yes.
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    It would seem that not ALL videos have been effected by the new video players, which is okay I guess...

    One thing I don't understand is the new button on both the old and the new players that seems to resemble a fast-foward symbol - anytime you click it, it doesn't do anything, so I don't see what it's supposed to do, or what purpose it serves.
  9. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Well-Known Member

    Who's Next?

    Facebook, Myspace, and Youtube are all changing, and now this happens...

    "Wikipedia's getting a new look"
  10. beakerboy12

    beakerboy12 Well-Known Member

    I see that a little too! I mean, c'mon!

    Everyone wants to be like everyone else! :smirk:
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member


    Actually, Facebook has never changed its look, but yes, MySpace has been Facebookifying themselves for the past several months, as has YouTube. And let us not forget Yahoo! changed their homepage last year as well.

    Still, enough is enough!
  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Aw gee, have you guys seen how YT has rearranged video comments now? You can't even read them, they're cluttered into no kind of organization whatsoever. :smirk:

    EDIT: Okay, apparently Wikipedia's already went ahead with their new look... the layout isn't much different, but now the text is so ridiculously tiny you can't read it without a magnifying glass (or adjusting the page text setting to like medium or something). That, and you can't really search for anything, because it automatically begins search before you finish typing in your query.
  13. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    The culprit: Young adults who want to watch YouTube clips, post Facebook and Twitter updates on their internet phones.

    Everything seems to be getting reconfigured for the cell phone. Much of YouTube's initial restructuring a couple years back was due to the iphone's campaign against Flash support so much of the embedding had to be changed throughout the site. Facebook figured out this format preference early on and that's why users have jumped ship from MySpace. Facebook is simply leaner and quicker for that format, but it does shave off A LOT of bells and whistles that MySpace users really appreciate.

    Expect this trend to continue. I'm just as upset by standards changing as anyone. My Muppet Central interactive menu designs have lasted beautifully for nearly 8 years, but tech leader Steve Jobs has a hate on for Flash and wants to kill its future for various reasons that benefit his pocketbook. It's all arbitrary, but in the end the internet standards are enforced by mob rule. If the majority of users don't like something those in charge will want to fix that.

    One thing for certain is that we're going to have a lot of tweaky technology attempting to eclipse standards that we're already comfortable with and that's all in the name of progress...and profits.
  14. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    Facebook is constantly changing i find it worst than youtube changes
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, that's why it would behoove these sites to create cellphone/palm device ONLY versions of their sites.

    Not ALL site do this, but they should, I've seen some with this feature, and it's rather useful.
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I love how Apple has the "we're the cool, outsider individuals" attitude and it's JUST as bad as everyone else. :confused:

    Really... and for like 20 minutes Youtube videos didn't play for me at all. I was trying to watch that Lost thing with the Muppets.... took me 20 minutes and like 10 tries.
  17. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    WHAT has happened to Google? It appears to have turned into Bing and the clear, clean layout that I always loved so much is a mess, mess, mess. And like my reflection after all that plastic sugary I had done, I don't even recognise it! (Note: I have NOT had plastic sugary...that was obviously a joke...)
  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Google looks... exactly the same as it always has on my end... :confused:
  19. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Not here. For me it has two sidebars with the options such as "news" and "videos", related searches and really ugly icons. Its so obviously trying to be Bing.
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I laos forgot to mention that the new Wikipedia is also, and not surprisingly, significantly slower now.

    I think the worst of it all is still MySpace Facebookifying themselves, ever since then, there was no more speed - it sometimes takes up to two minutes for your homepage on MySpace to finish loading since they went Facebook, and speed used to be one of the reasons I prefered MySpace.

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