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YouTube celebrates VHS turning 57 by adding 'Tape Mode' to select videos

YouTube adds Tape Mode to select videos to celebrate the 57th birthday of the VHS
| Internet & Websites News | Posted: Apr 15, 2013 8:01 pm

YouTube is celebrating VHS' birthday right. The social video sharing website has added a "Tape Mode" to select videos that causes the video to look like it is being played from a VHS. While watching a 1080p video as if it were from a VHS might not be the most pleasant thing to do, it certainly is a great way to celebrate the VHS turning 57.




Tape Mode is only available on select videos and is somewhat hard to find. You can experience Kmart's "Ship My Pants" video in full VHS quality here.


Not too long ago, the video tape was the media of choice for living rooms around the world. In celebration of the 57th birthday of the first commercial video cassette recorder, check out a fun VHS mode for the YouTube player to relive the magic feel of vintage video tapes.


Check out tape mode and let us know what you think. Should this be a permanent YouTube feature?


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