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We got a sneak peak of some new technology being developed at the labs over at You Tube. Apparently people who watch a lot of shows and movies online have been complaining that the quality of DVDs and HD TV shows is too fine and detailed for their internet eyes. In response You Tube developed these glasses which adds compression artifacts, noise and out of sync audio so as to make “non-web video” more palatable.  We managed to obtain a comparison image bellow which shows the difference the You Tube Glasses makes to standard DVD content.  
 
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Our sources also tell us that the production version of the glasses will feature the classic You Tube watermark on the lower right hand side for added web video realism. 

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Posted on January 9, 2008

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COMMENTS

  1. jamie dubs says:

    i would offer $1.2M linden dollars for this fine invention

  2. tobi-x says:

    nice glasses! who cares about high definition DVDs and blue ray discs, our medium is high speed internet

  3. theo says:

    Ha ha yeah – High Speed > HD

    It is a little funny though over the last years the more our technology has advanced the lower the quality the things we watch and listen to have become.

    Vinyl -> Tape -> CD -> Mp3
    Film -> DVD -> You Tube

    Anyway I have come to love the youtube ascetic – my favorite part is when you get blocky tetris shapes from previous frames that are all greeny-purple.

  4. Tracky says:

    the new “UNIVERSAL” logo earth:

  5. Did you know that you can emulate the behaviour of this You Tube glasses? Just take real glasses that you can get in any store. And just wear them. Don’t polish them. If the glasses are getting dirty enought(not polished for ages) you will get close to the YouTube glasses. This emulation not only affects media-footage, but applies to reality as an extra feature. And will be maybe much cheaper.

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  9. Megatron says:

    Complain…complain. I remember when all you could get get was Rm. files. talk about blocky with audio that sounded like it came from outerspace.

  10. cronos says:

    This is quite possibly the stupidest and worst board of all time. Digital Tools – you are a big douche.

  11. me says:

    Cronos, you’re face is a big douche

  12. alexandra says:

    oh, many net freeks must be happy about this product…

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  20. drx says:

    Doods, you will even need these for watching youtube soon. If you add &fmt=6 to youtube urls, they appear in almost HIDEF HTTV BLUERAY quality!

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  23. Mikey Likesit says:

    You got a sneak peek or a sneak peak? One’s much bigger – or dirtier – than the other.

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    i love the Bazooka of Megatron, i don’t understand why they did not include it on the movie `-:

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