August 16, 2007

Now Play/stream youtube videos from any point

Youtube has finally done it. The beta all versions of YouTube allows you to stream/play the video from the time you choose from the timeline slider just like the on demand streaming in google videos. That means you can choose to see from the middle or just the end rather than have to wait to download sufficient buffer or the entire video.

Check out the screen shot I played this video from the middle !

If it doesn't work try refreshing the page.

This is one of the most awesome feature of the Beta Version. Youtube till now was showing video by bulk download rather than streaming it. This gives an edge over many video services such as Metacafe is which still this feature is not available.
[Via LazyGeek]