UI consistency fail.

Have you heard about Hulu? It is a great service for watching movies and TV shows online for free (with a few ads though). The video player they use, however, has a rather nasty UI fail.

The player’s interface has two modes: when you don’t touch it, it displays a very thin progress indicator at the bottom:

Note where the current point is.

Note where the current point is.

And when you mouse over the player, it displays the extended UI:

The current point jumped to the left!

The current point jumped to the left!

Unfortunately, the progress indicator in the extended and in the default UI modes have different scale, so if you try to jump to a time point using the default UI but let your mouse loose just a little bit to trigger the extended UI, you end up jumping to a very different time point than you intended to.

Very annoying!

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