There’s a new MSN Video sidebar gadget now available for download from the Windows Live Gallery. This gadget displays video from the both the MSN Video and Soapbox catalogs across 30+ countries and languages. After installing it, I was surprised by the number of options available. For example, in the settings you can configure to show videos by country, for a specific Soapbox user, or by a search term. You can change the look and feel, adjusting items like number of thumbnails, pages, scroll speed, and more. On the main interface for the gadget itself, you can sort and filter videos by category, “what’s hot,” highest rated, and a lot more. There’s even a search box within the gadget itself so you can look for a specific video.
This particular gadget is designed for Windows Vista computers, but it works on Windows 7, too. However, I wasn’t able to get the inline video player working when on 7, it instead played videos in my web browser.