's HTML5 player looks awful

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kwjohns, May 12, 2010.

  1. kwjohns macrumors 6502a


    Jul 4, 2007
    I don't quite understand why the HTML5 player on YouTube looks so bad, yet the HTML5 player on embedded YouTube videos looks good. Seems like embedded videos use the iPad's built in video GUI or something. It would seem smart to use the same player on their own site that they use for embedded videos.

    Some examples...

    Embedded video on Gizmodo. Simple and sleek player overlay:


    Even lets you fullscreen. Just like watching a video stored locally on your iPhone/iPad:


    Nasty looking player overlay on the same video at


    Buttons overlapping and unaligned or other graphic defects. Can't fullscreen but can increase the video size similar to on a computer:

  2. vertigo78 macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2008
    New google services are always in the beta stage. They like to test new services publicly. Hence google labs. Plus it allows then to seamlessly add new features.
  3. shadowness macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2010
    Just Curious?? why do you want to use youtube in the browser rather than n the APP???

    in case you feel the app is buggy, just use your safari or atomic browser to go to the youtube mobile page, the player is as you see on embedded youtube videos.
  4. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2009
    You can't set your preferred location in the YouTube app, as far as I know. I prefer the Worldwide version to my local one so I use the web version most of the time.
  5. kwjohns thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 4, 2007
    For one, if I'm surfing the web, click a YouTube link and would rather quickly go to the site rather than get bumped into a new app, and then when I'm done watching the video, go back to my browser. Two, better search options.
  6. paulisme macrumors 6502

    Dec 15, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    It could be an issue with YouTube not detecting your user agent properly when using Atomic Browser. Have you tried this with Safari to see if you have the same problem?

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