Don't show an enlarged thumbnail while the video is buffering
Currently when starting a video, for a few seconds an enlarged version of the Thumbnail is shown. Our company videos usually have a carefully designed opening scene (with animated logo, sound effects etc). But now for a few seconds the enlarged thumbnail is shown, making it look clumsy and unprofessional. This behavior is also experienced on the new Stream service.
My suggestion: just show a progress indicator on a black background while buffering, and simply start streaming the video when it's ready. This will provide exactly what the user expects to happen: just play the video, nothing more, nothing less.