Test YouTube’s Beta Features

To sum up YouTube “YouTube is a video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005 and owned by Google since late 2006, on which users can upload, view and share videos.” YouTube is on the top only because of its many features that are available to all around the world. These unique features(Player,embed,buffering) are the things that sets YouTube apart from the rest of the crowd. Read about the alternatives to YouTube

What if I told there was more to YouTube ? There is a YouTube Beta page where you can enroll yourselves to try out the new Goodies that YouTube has to give you.

First Visit the following page –

Test Tube menu

This is what it should look like !!

SO we shall see them one by one:

Note All of these are in Beta stage and are being tested by people like you before it goes into total implementation by YouTube


1. HTML 5 Video

This will get you the latest HTML5 video player instead of using the native flash player which is supposed to make your viewing experience more fluid and faster. To avail this offer just click on the “Try it out” below HTML 5 Video option and then click on join HTML 5 Join Trial button

You must have all the Ticks to avail the HTML 5 Option

You must have all the Ticks to avail the HTML 5 Option

After joining the program you can simply view your video’s in HTML 5. Ps. DO note that you wont feel any change because of the same design but the fluidity is sure to catch your attention.

Restriction For HTML 5 Video

  • Some videos with ads are not yet supported (they will play in the Flash player)
  • On Firefox and Opera, only videos with WebM transcodes will play in HTML 5
  • If you’ve opted in to other testtube experiments, you may not get the HTML 5 player (Feather is supported, though)


Feather is an opt-in beta for “Feather” support on YouTube. The “Feather” project is intended to serve YouTube video watch pages with the lowest latency possible. It achieves this by severely limiting the features available to the viewer and making use of advanced web techniques for reducing the total amount of bytes downloaded by the browser. It is a work in progress and may not work for all videos. SO after joining the feather BETA you will get your video’s like this.

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And the last Beta Feature of YouTube at the present time:

3. Music Discovery

http://www.youtube.com/disco – Just click this link and go to the YouTube page where you can find you songs Mix and play your favorite tunes.

Find Mix Watch

Hope you liked the new features of YouTube: Please do Comment and tell me about your experience.

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