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Date : September 9, 2008


Major YouTube Upgrade

Categories: Tools, Video
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Published on: September 9, 2008

I cannot recall when YouTube was as much unavailable for as long as it is today. Something major is cooking. There cannot be any other reason for this significant outage. You can see the following message on all pages on the YouTube website at this moment. “We are currently performing site maintenance. Be cool – we’ll be back 100% in a bit.” The user profile pages are not accessible. You can log-in and log-out and see a bit about your subscriptions, but that is pretty much all that you can do at your account area. You cannot access your videos (for updates), upload new videos, access ratings, messages or account settings.You can access videos via direct URL and play them, but there is no interactivity possible, such as video ratings, adding comments or adding a video to your favorites or a play list.It also seems that videos embedded in other websites are not working. I noticed problem with that already last night, which means that this update is going on for way over 16-17 hours already. Again, the same video on the YouTube site itself still works.Image caption: screen shot of video embed in this blog when I tried to play it.Comments on YouTube SiteOkay, I admit, the user interface of YouTube sucked. They tried to improve things here and there, but it kept on sucking. A major overhaul of it would be great.Google Video seems to be up, no sign of any upgrades there, although I had some issues[…]

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