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Udacity's New Look and UI

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    Chris Udacity Community Team
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    Thanks for the feedback Pedro Martinez! I will pass this along to our team as I know they are constantly looking to make improvements for students. 

    Have a great day

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    D-mo

    Also, the new UI uses its own video player, as opposed to the YouTube player in the old UI. The new video player is considerably worse than the YouTube player.

    Is there any way to switch to the old UI or use the YouTube player with the new UI?

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    D-mo

    Chris could you find out from the dev team if it's possible to switch to the old UI or use the YouTube based player with the new UI?

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    Shivani Udacity Community Team
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    Hi @D-mo, you are currently seeing the HTML5 video player, and depending upon your geolocation or whether YouTube is having issues on your end, you may experience the default video playback inside the classroom, i.e. HTML5 video player.
     
    We appreciate your feedback. I have documented this and will pass it along to our team. They are constantly working to improve the student learning experience, so input like this is super helpful!

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    D-mo

    Thanks Shivani. I live in the US (Florida) and YouTube is definitely NOT having any issues in my geolocation.

    The old UI would also sometimes switch to the HTML5 player, but I was able to easily switch back to the YouTube player by clearing my cookies.

    I've tried this with the new UI and it didn't work. The new UI doesn't seem to support the YouTube player at all. This is why I am trying to see how to switch back to the old UI.

    Maybe you could add a setting to the user profile and let them pick between the old and the new UI.

    Or better yet, add an option to switch between the YouTube or HTML5 player.

    Thanks,
    D-mo

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    Shivani Udacity Community Team
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    Hi @D-mo, I see that you have shared your concern with our Support Specialist via email. Let's wait for their response. I'm sorry for the inconvenience caused by the media player issue.

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    D-mo

    Thanks Shivani, unfortunately they are not as fast as you. :)

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    Shivani Udacity Community Team
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    @D-mo, thank you! We appreciate your patience 🙏

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    Joseph Celi

    I'm not able to see all of the videos in a course.  Am I missing something.  As an example, I have the course "

    Introduction to Computer Vision" https://learn.udacity.com/courses/ud810

    and trying to find the video on "Point Clouds" but unable to do so.  I found the video on youtube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03JCxvQsiBY

    The UI seems very limiting in that I cannot expand all of the sections or have any search capabilities.

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    Chris Udacity Community Team
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    Hello, Joseph Celi

    Thanks for pointing this out and apologies for the inconvenience. I have forwarded this issue to our engineering team to look into. 

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