I visited Youtube just a while ago to watch a demo video of Bounce Evolution for Nokia N900 and look at what greeted me:
|Youtube Has a New Player! Click on the screengrab for full view|
Yes! Just a little less than 4 months since its last on-site player revamp, Youtube decided to altogether release a new one today. Note though that most of the changes made are on the aesthetics-side with no new buttons or functions added.
Here's the old player from the January 2010 revamp for comparison:
|Youtube Player from January 2010 Update, Click screengrab to enlarge|
Here are the noticeable changes from the old player to the new:
1. The Play Bar (or whatever that's called) is now transparent ala aero.
2. When you hover your mouse over the volume button, control thrusts outwards to the side instead of upwards.
3. Video display resolution control is now transparent, again, ala aero.
That's it, I believe. Let me know if you notice other changes. Please leave your comment below.
And by the way, if you're wondering, no changes have been made on embedded Youtube players:
|Credit: The Youtube Blog|
I like the new on-site player. I think it's definitely a step forward from the old one -- looks-wise, at least.