New Youtube interface... and browser sniffing...?

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New Youtube interface... and browser sniffing...?

Unread post by SLotman » 2018-01-07, 03:08

Just appeared for me on Youtube, a link to a "new interface", asking me to try it out. I click on it, and this shows up:
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I don't know if the URL will work for everyone, but the address to access it is this one: https://www.youtube.com/new

I really, really don't get why people still do this, not even giving the option to "try it out on your own risk" or something... tsc.

Edit: I tried copying latest Chrome UA string, it got past that screen, but then only the Youtube logo showed up, and nothing else :/
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Re: New Youtube interface... and browser sniffing...?

Unread post by SLotman » 2018-01-07, 03:28

Tried latest UA string from Opera, same result. But on Opera itself, it works...

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Re: New Youtube interface... and browser sniffing...?

Unread post by SLotman » 2018-01-07, 03:32

Could get it to work (more or less... its slow) with Firefox 56 User Agent String:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:56.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/56.0

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Re: New Youtube interface... and browser sniffing...?

Unread post by Pale Moon Rising » 2018-01-07, 04:17

^ That UAO should do the job on a Windows 8 (64-bit) machine.... :thumbup:

I'm currently using "general.useragent.override.youtube.com" set to "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:55.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/55.0" and everything on YouTube seems to be working fine for me on Windows 7.
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Re: New Youtube interface... and browser sniffing...?

Unread post by Night Wing » 2018-01-07, 04:49

I'm using the Firefox 55.0 version number for the user agent for both linux and windows and this works for me in Pale Moon (27.6.2).
Linux Mint 19.1 (Tessa) Xfce 64 Bit (Default Distribution OS) with 64 Bit linux Pale Moon
Windows 7 SP1, 64 Bit (Backup OS) with 32 Bit windows Pale Moon

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Re: New Youtube interface... and browser sniffing...?

Unread post by Macca » 2018-01-09, 00:49

Can confirm it works for me too due to having FF56 as an user agent. Just another case of Google using "scary" messages to try to force people to use their botnet.

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