Presenting our first minimal player skin.
We have removed all buttons and left only the progress bar allowing users to seek through the video. The video can still be paused by clicking on it, and can also go into fullscreen by double-clicking.
Lots of users have asked for auto-hiding the control bar. Unfortunately, this cannot be released at the moment. The reason is that an auto-hiding control bar has to float over the video in order to work well. Unfortunately, floating controls over the video violates YouTube’s Terms of Service since it will block their watermark and banner ads.
As a result, we released a minimal skin that autohides, and does not float over the video. We feel that this is the “next best thing” in terms of minimal video players.