Script Summary: Makes Youtube's "Watch" page (video page) better with a variety of features and options including a right-side description, older video players, style improvements, and much more.
Copyright: 2010+, Takato (http://userscripts.org/users/82358)
License: Summary: Free for personal non-commercial use; http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/101753
----- Updated to work on December 2012's Youtube update! -----
Some features are not working but the most important ones are. More updates/fixes will come soon.
Better Watch Page improves Youtube's "Watch" (video) pages with a variety of features and options including a right-side description, older video player, style improvements, and more.
You'll need the latest version of Firefox or Chrome. Chrome users need to install Tampermonkey before installing Better Watch Page.
Please post in the "discussions" section if you find any bugs or you would like to make suggestions or requests. If Better Watch Page doesn't work with another Youtube script you use let me know and I'll see what I can do.
Features and Settings- Description panel moved to the right of the video and styled in its previous style, with the channel avatar, subscribe button, and metadata.
- Center the page! Being stuck on the left is silly. (Plus many other style changes to improve the Youtube design)
- Choose an older video player style, choose the player colour, or stick with the defaults - screenshot
- Remove the "Guide" (optional)
- Choose where to view the "like/dislike" bar or replace it with "Star Ratings"
- Choose to auto-collapse "Suggestions" and any of the comment sections (Uploader, Top, Video Responses, All Comments)
- ... and more!
Recent Changes2013.05.16 - Fixed style/position issues due to Youtube updates.
2013.05.12 - Fixed style/position issues with playlists due to Youtube updates. Fixed sidebar padding on Vevo videos.
2013.04.19 - Fixed style/position issues due to Youtube updates, including playlist and page positions and subscription button.
2013.03.21 - Fixed crash due to Youtube update. Centred the player when expanded.
2013.02.04.2 - Fixed language strings.
2013.02.04 - Added expand player button for Player 3. Fixed language detection. Fixed incompatibility with YTshowRating addon. Fixed 'guide' not showing.
2013.01.24 - Re-styled many things to be closer to previous versions of BWP and 2009 Youtube, and to fix style bugs. Moved like/dislike bar to the like/dislike buttons. Comments sections are now collapsible again and settings have been re-added to auto-collapse those sections.
2012.12.22 - Fixed broken header when in playlist mode.
[Older changes are listed here]
Screenshots[Click for larger]
LicenceSummary: Free for personal non-commercial use. Don't take credit for my work, and don't make money out of something I've done for free. Contact me if you want to do something with this script that isn't personal or non-commercial.
This script is free for personal non-commercial use. The source code can be freely modified for your own private non-commercial use (as with any other content on your computer) but can't be re-distributed (unless it meets the requirements in the following sentences). The source code can't be included in other scripts, except for where it would fall under "fair use" such as only using a tiny bit of the code. If all of my Youtube scripts (including this script) have not been updated for 6 months (ie, if 1 has been updated then all are protected), and I don't respond to any PMs on userscripts.org, other people may re-upload the script and continue development with this same licence (or one with similar goals). If you wish to use the source code for any other reason (eg, a "script pack" extension, in your own script, or for commercial use) please contact me and I can give you permission. This is not intended to be a restrictive licence, but is simply here to stop other people from taking credit for my work, or making money out of something that I've done for free.
DisclaimerBetter Watch Page (BWP) and its author are not associated with or endorsed by Youtube and/or Google.
THIS SCRIPT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
To Google/Youtube employees and/or representatives: If you have any concerns about this script or would like to contact me for any reason, please send me a message.