In a world where you can stream nearly any type of content from the cloud, the VHS tape is a relic of the past. Once upon a time, though, it was the most popular medium for watching and recording movies.

Now, YouTube is celebrating the 57th birthday of the video tape and offering everyone the chance to revive those times with a special "VHS mode" that appears on certain videos.

The "feature" is far from useful: it adds some artifacts over the video that used to appear on older or worn out video tapes. Also, trying to pause a video in VHS mode will result in a flickery mess, typical of video tapes, especially when combined with cheap VHS players.

It might be an unfamiliar sight to youngsters, but it will likely bring a tear of nostalgia to the eyes of video connoisseurs over 30.


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