Video buttons. Are. Awesome. Are they new? December 2, 2007 8:33 PM   Subscribe

Video buttons. Are. Awesome. Are they new?

OMG NO ACCDENTL VID PLYNG!!11!

OK, am I seeing things, or are these video buttons new? Have they always been there and I somehow missed them, or this is just the awesomeness I think it is?!

(as noticed in the Gar-discussion link.)
posted by NikitaNikita to Feature Requests at 8:33 PM (40 comments total)

Video buttons? You mean the onsite youtube player? Cuz that's been around for a while.
posted by puke & cry at 8:40 PM on December 2, 2007


And can be enabled/disabled on your profile customization page.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:43 PM on December 2, 2007


yeah we've had them since... and you can turn them on/off by...

oh I guess you know all that. Yeah no, they're not new.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:45 PM on December 2, 2007


....since.... March.
posted by carsonb at 8:50 PM on December 2, 2007


Since March.
posted by tellurian at 8:51 PM on December 2, 2007


jinx
posted by tellurian at 8:51 PM on December 2, 2007


They are nice because when someone posts youboob you can see at a glance without having to hover over the link first.
posted by caddis at 8:56 PM on December 2, 2007


It's very nice they're working correctly now.
posted by dhammond at 9:12 PM on December 2, 2007


Huh. Well HAYELL I never knew about that. Never even noticed it in prefs, either. Of course, I stay away from my prefs page, because my mouse is drawn magnetically to the Close Your Account link.
posted by The Deej at 9:19 PM on December 2, 2007


I see the icons, and when I click on them, the site goes gray and a window pops up. I can hear the sound of the video playing, but no video. ???
posted by pravit at 9:22 PM on December 2, 2007


Huh. I just noticed that mine got turned off. Did they get reset during the big profile page overhaul?
posted by roll truck roll at 9:45 PM on December 2, 2007


don't think so, roll truck roll. Mine worked throughout.
posted by puke & cry at 10:12 PM on December 2, 2007


I'd just like to note my favorite feature, being able to right-click on the video-icon, select open link in new tab and have it open in an adfree space but being still able to read the comments while it loads. I know it's not groundbreaking, but I like it anyway.
posted by Kattullus at 10:25 PM on December 2, 2007


As long as we're on the topic, huge thanks and much appreciation for recently making this doohickie work in the [more inside] portion of posts (on behalf of those of us who, ahem, occasionally post youboob links). Woo!
posted by carsonb at 12:34 AM on December 3, 2007


tellurian has to buy carsonb a soda. I'm enforcing this.
posted by stavrogin at 12:41 AM on December 3, 2007


Fine by me!
posted by carsonb at 1:00 AM on December 3, 2007


Roll Truck Roll, I think you might be right. I noticed they had disappeared for me a while ago but thought nothing of it and assumed they'd been disabled for some reason. When I logged out and back in after the overhaul there they were again. I don't recall turning them off, wouldn't have had any reason to, but it's nice to see them back even if they never went away.
posted by Elmore at 3:12 AM on December 3, 2007


I'm not saying there's a conspiracy but here's a guy on YouTube explaining why Matt possibly added the youtube player, what else he promised as part of YouGoog Bundling and the financial incentives he gets for doing it.
posted by seanyboy at 4:00 AM on December 3, 2007 [4 favorites]


I'd like to hear someone explain what's happening to pravit, because it happens to me too. And seanyboy, I really, really hope that's a link to Morrissey or something and not what I think it is.

Damn, I'm going to have to check now.
posted by GeckoDundee at 4:20 AM on December 3, 2007


here's a guy on YouTube explaining why Matt possibly added the youtube player

In light of that, it's unlikely that this is a feature Matt is ever going to give up, even if some of those accounts with low numbers do sometimes feel that he's feel that he's let them down and deserted them.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:06 AM on December 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


Thirding Pravit and GeckoDundee, the same thing happens to me.
posted by headspace at 5:54 AM on December 3, 2007


Ignore PeterMcDermott, once you've followed that youtube link (think animated goatse with audio), you will find that there isn't enough bleach in the world to fix it.

But I might add that I can see some inline you tube videos. Maybe it's an adblock thing, which would be ironic, given the nature of the feature.
posted by GeckoDundee at 6:12 AM on December 3, 2007


I wouldn't mind if linking to Morrissey becomes the new rickrolling.
posted by Free word order! at 6:39 AM on December 3, 2007


I haven't used them for a while, because it seems to be a crapshoot whether or not the video actually loads. Seems like half the time the box pops up, and I get audio but no video.
posted by middleclasstool at 6:49 AM on December 3, 2007


MCT makes four.
posted by GeckoDundee at 6:53 AM on December 3, 2007


Seems like half the time the box pops up, and I get audio but no video.
posted by middleclasstool at 9:49 AM on December 3


This is all I ever get (Using Firefox, through the last several versions.)
posted by pjern at 6:57 AM on December 3, 2007


Meet the new rickroll. Same as the old rickroll.
posted by Kwine at 7:15 AM on December 3, 2007


Since the thread below is closed, I just want to note my disappointment in the shut-down of what likely would have been a flameout of epic proportions. For shame, cortex!
posted by brain_drain at 7:25 AM on December 3, 2007


I've seen that "audio, no picture" problem sometimes too. A hard refresh has generally fixed it. Not sure why it happens, exactly.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:54 AM on December 3, 2007


The fact that it's blue now is cute.
posted by WCityMike at 8:35 AM on December 3, 2007


brain_drain is soo right. No one even got to make any jokes about being SILENCED.
posted by Pants! at 9:14 AM on December 3, 2007


brain_drain is soo right.

Absolutely. THE MAN IS KEEPING US FROM OUR FLAMEOUTS!
posted by languagehat at 10:55 AM on December 3, 2007


OK, they must have somehow been turned off for me from the get go, but recently been reset to "on". But, yes, all this time I was just hovering over links, and looking in the info bar below to see if it was a video for me to skip over/save for later, etc. So, I'm quite pleased!
posted by NikitaNikita at 12:32 PM on December 3, 2007


No one even got to make any jokes about being SILENCED.

Well, no. We were SILENCED. BY THE MAN. I bet he'll close this thread too! Run! Run, or be silently deleted! aahhh--
posted by Tehanu at 12:47 PM on December 3, 2007


No, no no - The Man is merely protecting us from ourselves. You know how you people get when you smell the blood of an aggrieved newby - we don't want to have to tie languagehat down again like last time, do we now? Really, it's for the best.

*suppresses blood-lust by sacrificing chickens*
posted by dg at 1:00 PM on December 3, 2007


Nikita, you may be interested to learn that, in other recent news, some scientistic dude has discovered incontrovertible evidence of something that looks like a faked-up Yeti footprint.

Also, Kennedy is dead. Plus, Kennedy is dead. And Kennedy is dead. And Kennedy is drunk.
posted by Mister_A at 1:15 PM on December 3, 2007


I have the screwed-up inline viewing, too.

And the unsatiated bloodlust from the thread below.
posted by Rock Steady at 2:00 PM on December 3, 2007


*suppresses blood-lust by sacrificing chickens*

Hey!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:10 PM on December 4, 2007


Settle down, dude, I wouldn't sacrifice the chicken. Although, one of them did look a little familar ...
posted by dg at 12:16 AM on December 5, 2007


Gah, buttons work, overlay comes on, I get audio... but no video!
(ssumtb)
I have new version of everything, and have done the shift-refresh.
somebody hope me
posted by Zangal at 3:55 PM on December 14, 2007


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