Introduction: A Cool Interface for Youtube

In this Instructable I will show you how to create a cool GUI (Graphical User Interface) for Youtube. This might make youtube videos load faster.

I have attached WMV videos to show you how to do this.

  • The HTML Code talked about in the video is:

<BODY
BACKGROUND="specify image location, include file extention"
BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF"
TEXT="#000000"
LINK="#0000FF"
VLINK="#FF66FF"
ALINK="#FF0000"
>

Step 1: Find a Youtube Video

Go to www.youtube.com Find a video. This video will be the video you see whenever you startup the "Youtube GUI Interface"

Step 2: Specify the Skin

Click the blue gear beside the "Embed" URL. This will open up a drop-down menu. Click the skin that you like the most and add a border if you like.

Step 3: Getting the Code

Highlight the "Embed" URL, right click it and select copy. Close your web browser.

Step 4: Setting It Up

Open Notepad. Turn off word wrap. To do that go to Format and uncheck Word wrap. Paste the "Embed" Code from youtube into the document. Also paste this code for the background:

<BODY
BACKGROUND="specify image location, include file extention"
BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF"
TEXT="#000000"
LINK="#0000FF"
VLINK="#FF66FF"
ALINK="#FF0000"
>

Do not change anything except "specify image location,include file extention" to the URL of the image that you want for the background.

Step 5: Saving the File

Click file then save. Give it a name like "Youtube Interface" or "Youtube Search". Then change .txt to.html.

Step 6: Using It

Double click the HTML file. If you are asked to run any Active X Controls say "Yes". This is a great Youtube Player it even works full screen and has a somewhat media center like GUI. I'm using it on a PC connected to my TV.I hope you will enjoy this Instructable.

Comments

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instructors (author)2008-11-30

IT WORKED! my video had loaded around 3-5 times faster then befaore, and the instructions were great, Thank you