YouTube’s New Inline Ads: Screenshots


YouTube is experimenting with inline ads, showing a text ad at the bottom of its player as a video is playing. If a user clicks on the text, a video ad expands and appears layered on top of the player. The ads are also clickable from a static post-roll. Examples are shown below in screenshots from a My Chemical Romance music video.

Update: Embedding the video here to see if the ads come through when the video is on other sites. Update again: It appears they don’t (though let us know if you see them). Looks like the little yellow (rather than red) time bar indicates an ad.



I will never download a song from itunes ever again. so lame. a ad trying to sell me a song??? go away apple and all others that advertise this way.


They should all burn!!!!! seriously fire all these super
dumb assess. SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKS. Oh but their is a little yellow tab showing when the ad will pop up so i should be sprized, thanks diiiickheeads

Jake Nelson

I HATE those ads. Hate them. Hate them, hate them, hate them, hate them, HATE THEM!!!! HATE THEM SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!

steveking1214 today announces YouTube Robot 2.0, a tool that enables you to download video from onto your PC, convert it to various formats to watch it when you are on the road on mobile devices like mobile phone, iPod, iPhone, Pocket PC, PSP, or Zune.

YouTube Robot allows you to search for videos using keywords or browse video by category, author, channel, language, tags, etc. When you find something noteworthy, you can preview the video right in YouTube Robot and then download it onto the hard disk drive. The speed, at which you will be downloading, is very high: up to 5 times faster than other software when you download a single file and up to 4 times faster when you download multiple files at a time.

Manual download is not the only option with YouTube Robot. You may as well schedule the download and conversion tasks to be executed automatically, even when you are not around. Downloading is followed by conversion to the format of your choice and uploading videos to a mobile device (if needed). For example, you can plug in iPod, select the video, go to bed, and when you wake up next morning, your iPod will be ready to play new YouTube videos.

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Can someone tell me how can I create clickable link in my video?

What format do I have to use?

trademark registration

I think Youtube should be a bit more careful about these kinds of ads because although they may be making some money from these ads, how long before they start placing full-blown commercials before every video? Let’s not forget what we all love about Youtube.


What Youtube are now experimenting with was inevitible. At what expense could it have kept running without any monetization model anyway? The users of Youtube will eventually realize this and have to accept the fact that the ads are there in their best interests which that is to keep receiving video content for free. It takes an immense amount of money to keep an engine such as Youtube running. Google itself was a classic exampe of this when it first came to market. The greatest product ever to land on the Internet which eventually needed some sort of advertising model to stay alive: Google Adwords and Adsense.

It is also interesting to note that there is another Internet company offering a similar solution, but more. Hyper MP Group have been working on a complete video presentation and advertising system that uses overlay ads from all exisiting advertising servers on the Internet. I think this is a better solution since it treats all videos and all advertising as the same. More impressive than other solutions out there. See for yourself.


My Chemical Romance is over commercialized fag music anyway. When you realize you can sell this whiny crap to people and they come back for more, who wouldn’t make a little money off the idiots.


who pays attention to these little ads anymore. When’s the last time you’ve clicked on one of them… yawn.



I don’t see any ads in the embedded video. I guess they’re limiting them to


Am I the only one who notices that the positioning of the text ads could ruin the experience of watching foreign-language vids with subtitles?


everything coalescing towards ads now …
but here, u-tube does it in a way which is not so irritating ;)


There was a story that was run here about Google sending its top Product guy Shashi Seth to head Monetization efforts at YouTube. Looks like with the announcement of the revenue sharing program with users and these video ads experiment he has already started. I am impressed with what I have seen of both these things so far and am quite positive that YouTube will get it right. Way to go YouTube!

eric klotz

someone has been carefully watching videoegg…..

Marshall Kirkpatrick

I’m told that there’s always been two different players used by YouTube, one for onsite and one for embedding – so it makes sense that they’d start with the first before moving to the second, presuming they ever do. MySpace TOS and all, you know.

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