Monday, June 20, 2011

You got rick roll'd by YouTube. Wait, what!?

You may be aware of YouTube's HTML5 initiative. No? Sign up now and come back again afterwards.

... Done? Great! Welcome to the future. I now have a little easter egg to share with you.

After listening to "I'm gonna be (500 miles)" by The Proclaimers I noticed something exciting:
"Save video as" in the context menu of a video on YouTube
Download YouTube videos easily?

Save. Video. As? Trash your crappy ad-filled third-party YouTube downloaders! Looks like we'll finally be able to download videos from YouTube directly!

Oh, wait. There's a catch. Watch the video...

Well played, YouTube. Well played. ;)

Oh, and by the way: I would walk 500 miles and I would walk 500 more. It's the beat of man who walks a 1000 miles...