Warp from Video to Video

YouTube has created a Flash based application called Warp to browse through videos in a more visual way. Similar to DiggSwarm, videos are visualized as a network of strings and related videos appear when the user moves the mouse over the circular thumbnail.

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Browsing through related videos is a very playful and entertaining experience. I can confirm that the interaction invites the user to dig deeper and get a bit lost in the material (being a web-user with a short attention span). Videos can be viewed directly in the Flash application without leaving the unfolded / developed network.

To start with a video simply go to http://www.youtube.com/warp.swf?v= and add the video ID. I haven’t come across a better way to start browsing for related content. If you have – please let me know!

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  • http://www.weaintplastic.com/ weaintplastic

    Me and a view other students worked on a concept for browsing videos a while ago. It’s just a draft done with some prototypes to show possibilities to browse many videos or within a single video.
    For more information check http://www.hs-augsburg.de/surfincinema

    I think you have to read a view lines to understand the concept and what you will see.

    • http://www.artillery.ch/ Wiederkehr

      Thanks for the direction — I’ll surely have a look at your prototype.

  • http://www.weaintplastic.com weaintplastic

    Me and a view other students worked on a concept for browsing videos a while ago. It’s just a draft done with some prototypes to show possibilities to browse many videos or within a single video.
    For more information check http://www.hs-augsburg.de/surfincinema

    I think you have to read a view lines to understand the concept and what you will see.

    • http://artillery.ch Benjamin Wiederkehr

      Thanks for the direction — I’ll surely have a look at your prototype.

  • http://www.colorful-data.net/ Paul

    I remember this being a feature of the normal youtube player some time ago…

  • http://www.colorful-data.net Paul

    I remember this being a feature of the normal youtube player some time ago…

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