There are some fairly significant and exciting changes in the new build of Yahoo! Media Player.
The changes that users will notice the most have to do with visible behaviors.
The player is now minimized when first loaded rather than half-open. This prevents it from taking up space in the page when it is not needed.
Our goal is to empower the page, not overpower it. A smaller footprint helps the media and text mesh seamlessly.
The player doesn't flicker while you're scrolling anymore. Previously, if you were using any browser besides IE7, scrolling the page would cause the player to fade out and fade back in when you stopped scrolling. Now the player hovers in place while you scroll without fading in and out.
Search doesn't interrupt
The player contains a link to search on text related to the current track. This link used to open in the current window, which would interrupt playback. Interrupting playback was a bad surprise for