YouTube video playback pages get a new look

Mar 31, 2010 By RACHEL METZ , AP Technology Writer
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(AP) -- One of the most popular sites on the Web - YouTube - is getting a new look.

The video-sharing site owned by Inc. is revamping the pages on which visitors watch clips. It's an effort to de-clutter YouTube and drive people to watch more videos.

Starting late Wednesday, plans to roll out a reorganized version of its page that is more streamlined and focuses more on watching clips.

Changes include reducing the number of links that pepper playback pages, and moving the name of the video's submitter to just below the title.

The site is also doing away with its five-star video rating system, replacing it with a simpler option to "like" or "dislike" a video.

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Janetadams
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I think youtube is a great tool for anyone interested in watching or uploading videos. I have been using the site for years now, and still think it is doing a good job. Ok, so sometimes it gets criticized for being too easy to break copyright laws, but youtube's online security is getting better. The best thing about the site is its great video search engine and database. No wonder it made it as the top sharing site on http://www.dozenvideo.com this month. But there's some tough competition out there and as online video gets bigger and bigger, there's sure to be a backlash. Keep online videos free and easy to share!