Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2013/09/13
I wish I had kept an eye on it after it was announced (which was 3.5 years ago, but not very stable): The Youtube HTML5 viewer trial.
It has come a long way since then. Full screen it is still not as good as the official one, but the main attraction introduced since is: configurable playback speed!
Yes, you can choose playback at 25%, 50%, 100%, 150% or 200% of the original speed. Ideal for lectures or watching replays of conference sessions.
Quote from the life hacker post LifeHacker on this:
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Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2013/08/04
Trick via: ▶ How to pair a desktop or laptop to youtube.com/pair – YouTube.
This trick uses the Opera Mobile Emulator.
Note that not all settings work. The Asus Nexus 7 emulator worked, but custom didn’t always work (that would open m.youtube.com as www.youtube.com/?nomobile=1 hence switching off the mobile client).
When following the steps at Pair your mobile device to your TV – YouTube Help, you are directed to m.youtube.com/select_site to select your TV and enter a pairing code.
Usually you need to retry playing a video a few times: my Philips 42PFI7676H-12 didn’t always work at first (maybe playing back streamed video inside the emulator is not supported, but telling Youtube to pass the play request to your TV is), whereas with my Google Nexus 4 it always works.
You can even pair one computer to another: on the computer that emulates the TV, browse to www.youtube.com/leanback.
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Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2013/05/03
This year, the Dutch Queens day this year had a special nature. On the nation level: the abdication by former Queen, now Princess Beatrix, and the succession and inauguration of King Willem-Alexander. On the marching band level: Adest Musica had their Dutch premiere of the new show Mother Earth which will be their entry during the quadrennial Word Music Concours this summer. On the personal level, my best friend visiting The Netherlands for just a few days, so finally a chance to catch up in person.
So I totally missed another important historic event: the 20th birthday of the releasing the WWW source code in the public domain.
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