I just noticed this posting a link to the tongue-in-cheek Apple TV commercial ad showing on YouTube for a not-quite "embedded video" reference.
Thought it was just me.
The interface looked different. Almost iTunes like.
It's got some buttons to aid in link embedding as well as a cool "Related Videos" feature that shows related videos in popup mini-windows at the bottom of the video.
Not 100% sure I like it, but it does have a certain polish to it now.
I'm sure this will give them more locations to drop some on-screen advertising placements.
The YouTube blog post New! Related Videos Appearing on Embeds clarifies that depending on the addition of a rel=0 parameter to the video url link end, can turn the "related" feature on and off on the videos. Example: http://www.youtube.com/v/&rel=0
That post has two examples to show the differences.
Nice to have that flexibility!
--via Google Blogoscoped: New YouTube Interface for Embedded Videos
--Update: YouTube seems to have "tweaked" the interface yet again. Now the list of related videos doesn't show unless you hit a mini-menu button.--via Google Blogoscoped: YouTube Partially Takes Back Interface Changes