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THE YT2009 FRONTEND IS INCREDIBLE

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Hi! Recently I was given permission to show off some of the cool features of the YT2009 beta!

First, they have

YOUTUBE XL

Can you tell me, in confidence, that you have seen ANYTHING with a functioning XL?? fulptube maybe, but NOTHING ELSE! that's not even the start of the impossible things this frontend does, because second there's

ACCURATE ANNOTATIONS

with the gradients and everything! technically you can get these back on proper youtube, but DEFINITELY not like this!

also, if you're wondering why the video page looks a bit strange, that's because

IT'S GOT THEMES

(most of these themes have been updated since this screenshot was taken)

(all styles work automatically with the Aesthetiful instance and will need to me edited for use with other instances)

if you can't tell, the themes are

what I didn't show is all the watch pages changes that come with some of these themes, but I hope you can imagine them

ALSO! you can get userstyles from 2009 to work with the frontend! I haven't bothered showing them off since they're barely relevant, but I felt like adding!

but what is a good 2007 or 2010 theme without an

ERA ACCURATE PLAYER

(requires flash)

The players they have currently are

  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2007 ad player
  • 2010
  • 2009 dark mode
  • 2012 (not on the list)
  • 2009 (default)

you can also patch your own flash players to work here too!

this is all well and good, but you probably want to hear about the functionality, right? no? well you should still read, this stuff is wicked

FLAGS

you want to watch only old youtube videos?? yes? then turn on only_old. no? then don't!


you want the upload date to show up as 2009 for newer videos?? how about every video? well you can do both!

you want wayback features, what ever that is? it exist! and it rocks!

you want to turn annotations off for some reason? you want to enable the shows tab?? you want to simulate logging in??

ALL OF THOSE ARE OPTIONS!

(not all flags were shown, obviously)

IT'S OUT RIGHT NOW

here is the source code. yt2009 is built for selfhosting like Rehike, however public instances are possible, if one's available it will be linked at the top of the page.

thank you very much for reading!


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Reply by INACTIVE

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Holy shit dude


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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it is awesome, i know. i am very happy i was allowed to show it off


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Reply by virtueisdead

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TELL WHOEVER MADE TGIS I FUXKJNG LOVE THEM THIS IS THE GREATEST THING I HAVE EVER FUXKJNG SEEN I WOULD HONEST TO GOD DO ANYTHING TO GET INVOLVED WITH THIS


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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Reply by flycel ☣

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griffen this is amazing, can't wait for the release :D


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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i KNOW it's amazing, glad you're excited!


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Reply by Joao Gabri

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This is great, I can’t wait for this.


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Reply by XyDark

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This looks so cool! Can't wait for this to come out


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Reply by Michael Oilar

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I can't wait for it!


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Reply by Rod

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This is so cool!!!

Can I get the links of these themes because I want to try them out.

Thanks!!!


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Reply by nineret

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my dream finally become true!!! :D

after many day and my tab are filled old youtube from wayback machine...

I can't wait for it release !!!! :3
i am not sure its it still able to customize channel like early day on youtube? (till 2012)
with grey.. filled channel making it looking.... so depress :c


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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TO ROD: this is not out yet, so all the themes are also private, sorry

TO NINERET: while you won't be able to customize your channel (at least as of right now) there will be channel colors, there's a few flags involving those even


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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TO TUFFGHOUL: yeah this thing is secure from what i can tell, if there were some security issues the huge nerds in the OIC would get that called out in hours so I'm pretty sure it's safe


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Reply by NathanDarkson984

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You have no idea how much I needed this as a frontend for YouTube in lieu of BitView, not saying that Bitview's bad, but I'd love to use YouTube in a 2009 frontend to fit with my Windows XP (10) desktop. I wish I was there to test out as well but I guess I can wait until then. :>


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Reply by LibreCB

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Man i can't wait too see it!

I love Your Themes!


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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hi! glad you guys like it!

these are not my themes though, me and BoredWithADHD helped with the 2008 one, and VKNIGHT did the 2006/2007 one, but tai7k did the rest of them


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Reply by Ginger1234

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where can I get access for beta or something


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Reply by m1llion204

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2 questions
1. is the beta public?
2. can you log into your account w/ it?


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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hi!

1. the beta isnt public and i dont think the guy making it is letting anyone else in

2. yeah it's being worked on, for now you can simulate logging in though


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Reply by Max

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fucking awesome dude, Ill be checking out for more updates. do you guys have any discord server or something besides the subreddit?


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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there are tons of subreddits for different parts of this community, yt2009 is not an exception but it is also private


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Reply by ArrogantHypocrite

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holy SHIT, hope this one lasts

P.S: is that an old version of firefox in the first screenshot or is it a theme?


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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pale moon and resource hacker, but it does work on older browsers


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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hi! beta will be public eventually, and all those years are themes as i showed off in the screenshot


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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no, the themes are sold seperately

(Not actually sold!)


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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i mean that people have to make the themes and then you have to install them like you would youtube 3.0 to 2.0 or Cosmic Cat, it comes as late 2009 and then everyone else has to make themes for it


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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STYLUS!!!

did i not say this before????


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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i am NOT mean i am never mean


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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of course! always happy to answer questions


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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same here!


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Reply by delicious2003

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As a web developer, ¿can I contribute? I'm waiting to see an accessible retro youtube frontend which would work well with screen readers, and I wish to contribute as a web developer.


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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if you want to contribute go find the guy making it, he's on r/oldyoutubelayouts "top" page, can't miss him


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Reply by EpicPerson202

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will you be able to use it on old browsers like the opera browser for the wii?


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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we tried wii and it worked (XL didn't), many other older browsers work too


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Reply by Yacine Ghuloum

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This frontend is really cool! I cannot wait for it to release!


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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it is very cool! there is no link though, not yet


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Reply by Krispz

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Oh my goodness, this frontend brings me way back, Good thing that Aromatic_Audience (the creator of the frontend) will give me access to it.


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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if he does? awesome!


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Reply by Krispz

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Yes! I finally got beta access to the frontend!



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Reply by yurmom2

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i wish 2 of these didnt require flash.


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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the beta isn't public, i was given permission to talk about it though (i am in the private beta, if that isn't obvious)


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Reply by chintrola2098

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What version or theme of Firefox are you using? It looks very cool and I would like to install it


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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it's just pale moon and resource hacker with the title bar extension


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Reply by chintrola2098

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You could make a tutorial to know how to change the icon and seem like you are using Firefox


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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resource hacker

title bar customizer

cloudconvert (convert a png of the old firefox logo you want into an ico)

and here's the setting for the title bar customizer:


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Reply by db2k

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You can also get the icon directly from an old version of FF and then use reshack to swap the icons into the new FF.

(FIRST POST WOOOO!)


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Reply by chintrola2098

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I have a Question, how can I have access to the private beta?


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Reply by GRIFFEN

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hi! if you want into the frontend please ask the guy making it.

also thank you genaker, you are 100% right


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