YouTube embed now has fullscreen button! December 18, 2009 4:34 PM   Subscribe

MeFi YouTube Embed: Now with fullscreen!

After MeMailing Metafilter's Own pb, he tweaked the params and gave me a beautiful Christmas Pony: the fullscreen button now lives on the embed. (And in under 10 minutes, to boot!)

I realize you can click the video and have it load in the same place in YouTube but I can't be the only one annoyed by the new page load, the move away from the thread, and having to click fullscreen there as well.

Thanks, pb! (There's a chance the HQ button came about as part of this too, but I'm not sure.)
posted by disillusioned to MetaFilter-Related at 4:34 PM (13 comments total)

posted by Damn That Television at 4:42 PM on December 18, 2009 [4 favorites]

That's darn nifty.
posted by rtha at 4:50 PM on December 18, 2009

Haha, Damn That Television, you won the prize.
posted by disillusioned at 4:52 PM on December 18, 2009

Damn, if I don't have a reason to open the YouTube page, how will I gaze at the youtube comments that brighten my day?
posted by qvantamon at 7:34 PM on December 18, 2009

Tag this needs: pbisabigdamnhero.
posted by ocherdraco at 11:19 PM on December 18, 2009

I just wish they weren't modal.

Can we get a 'popout' option, ala Google reader?

I mean, modal dialogs are one of the most annoying things about desktop software, I don't know why anyone thought they would be a good thing to bring over to the web.
posted by delmoi at 12:00 AM on December 19, 2009 [1 favorite]

delmoi, I agree, but I think the modal dialog is more about aesthetics than utility. It's supposed to be similar to the way we all sit down in a theater, the lights dim, and all of our attention is focused on the screen. A popout window might be more useful, but it would miss that attention-focusing drama of the site dimming, and a single new window being the sole focus of attention. This isn't for everyone, but you can turn off the inline player and open the YouTube link in your own new browser window.
posted by pb (staff) at 9:21 AM on December 19, 2009

delmoi: "Can we get a 'popout' option, ala Google reader? "

Right click the link before the arrow, and select "open in new window". Wow, that pb guy is fast!
posted by Plutor at 9:22 AM on December 19, 2009

pb is made of pure joy.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:32 AM on December 19, 2009

It's more of an 80/20 joy/cranky mix.
posted by pb (staff) at 11:49 AM on December 19, 2009

has fullscreen
posted by davejay at 9:10 PM on December 19, 2009

Hey pb, how do you feel about an 80/20 joy/crunky mix instead?
posted by davejay at 9:11 PM on December 19, 2009

I just want to say that I had no idea what this post was even about until last night's meetup, at which several people spelled it out for me. I was like, youtube embed what? And they were like, youtube embed this, youtube embed that. And then I was like, oh.
posted by bingo at 8:14 AM on December 20, 2009

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