Submitted by: Michelle Crossley
Sharing videos and movies over the internet has always been the time treasured way of sharing life’s best moments with others. YouTube has been particularly instrumental in enabling people to share life’s cherished moments without spending much time or effort in the process. Not only could you share cherished moments with others but could also get their comments etc, which makes the entire moment more special. However, even with YouTube, many people felt that there was room for more. It is with this particular thought in mind that YouTube has added new features, which will definitely make video viewing a much better and an efficient experience. Here are the three most important features that YouTube has added in order to make your entire experience better.
Sneak Peak: If you are someone who is pretty impatient and cannot wait till the last moment to know what s going to happen in a video, this is the perfect feature for you. For those who are either scared of waiting to know the future happenings in a video or those who are mighty excited, sneak peak lets them move forward and watch the video from a specific point. Hovering the mouse on the seek bar will create a thumbnail of that particular point in the video, which you can access with a click. This basically offers you a preview of the image at that point in the video, which makes it a really useful tool for those who want to reach particular points in the video, without having to go through it in its entirety.
Scanning through thumbnails: Very often, people do not find the time to finish viewing an entire video clip, particularly if it is really long. Under these circumstances, you usually tend to leave it half way and then come back, only to resume at the beginning. This often causes people to forego watching longer videos. With this feature, you can simply go through the entire video in a series of thumbnails by dragging your mouse over the seek bar. From this series of thumbnails, you can easily identify the clip that you were watching when you were interrupted and start from that point again. Not only does this feature allow you to save time and effort but also ensures that you do not have to go through the entire process of watching the whole video all over again. Another factor that makes this feature really useful is the fact that you can go backward as well as forward, depending on your need. For instance, if you have already seen a video and want to watch a particular scene once again, you can drag the mouse over the seek bar and from the thumbnails, you can seek the exact point, either in the beginning, middle or end.
Zooming in on long videos: This again helps you to find the exact moment that you want to watch in a particular video. This zoom in factor works for one and half minutes at a time, which makes it really exact.
YouTube has already started implementing all these features but as millions of videos are uploaded on this site within a fraction of a second, the availability of all these features on every video might take some time.
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