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YouTube5 Version 2.4.0 – Now with Pop-Out

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Although the availability of my time to work on this project is sporadic at best, I do occasionally find time to make major upgrades. On that note, I have just release YouTube5 version 2.4.0, which includes several fixes and one major improvement. It fixes Vimeo support (although I am still encountering issues with some videos that I cannot figure out), and all the artwork in the player is now vector based (SVG), so it will look better when scaled up.

The major new feature is Pop-Out. Just click this icon:

And the player will pop out of the page and expand to fill most (or all) of the page.

Best of all, this will work on any website, not just YouTube.com. Tired of small embedded videos on your Facebook feed? Just pop them out to view them at a larger size, but without needing to go fullscreen.

19 Responses »

  1. Nice feature! I enjoy being able to watch long videos while still noticing if someone contacts me in [IM-Client].

    One thing though: Could you program it in such a way that a click anywhere else on the web page fits the video back into its original place? I hate having to hunt for that tiny button

  2. I second Jost’s suggestion, and thanks for the update!

  3. Having trouble getting videos on YouTube itself to play. The extension works elsewhere, but videos on YouTube just don’t play. I’m not sure what it is – I’ve tried toggling a few settings (including HTML 5 trial or not).

    Safari 6 on OS X 10.8/10.8.1.

  4. I second Erik. Extension stopped loading videos on youtube a couple of days ago.

  5. I’m having the same problem as Erik, also on Safari 6, OSX 10.8.1:

    Youtube videos embedded in other sites will work, but opening the exact same video on youtube.com will fallback to the flash player.

    If you find the time to fix this, it would be gladly appreciated – thanks for an amazing extension!

  6. Same problem here, the player spinning forever on youtube.com on Safari 6 (8536.25) and OS X 10.8.1 (12B19). I’ve tried to logout from youtube, delete cookies, reset safari, reinstall the extension. nothing worked. Outside youtube.com, everything is working fine.

    thank you for the help.

  7. I usually had Youtube5 disabled until I had to save something just because it wasn’t possible to pop-out to a new window. This is a huge improvement but I would still like to have the option to pop-out in a real browser window of correct size for the video.

    Five  out of five!

  8. I’m having the same trouble as Erik B above. I think this just started the other day, though. I’ve gotten some videos to play, such as the ones embedded in the user’s YT page, but not on the regular YT page.

  9. Fixed it.

    I recently had problems where Safari seemed to munch my cookies, logging me out of many sites. I went into Safari – Preferences – Privacy, clicked on Details under the cookies section, searched for youtube, and deleted the two cookies that showed up in the results without affecting the rest of my cookies.

  10. Appears to be broken. Videos do not load up as of today.

  11. I’m experiencing a strange problem. For some reason, the videos won’t load unless Safari is in Private Browsing mode. When Private Browsing Mode is not set, the Error Console shows the following:

    2) ReferenceError: Can't find variable: safari inject.js:60
    3) ReferenceError: Can't find variable: safari inject.js:15

    Any thoughts? (Safari 6.0, OS X 10.8.1)

  12. I have the same problem as Erik J. Barzeski , and i also have Safari 6.0 on OS X 10.8.1

    Could you please enable the space button on keyboard to play/pause videos? Thanks, and great job anyway!

  13. عثمانول Sep 14th, 2012 at 3:01 am

    videos don’t work on youtube…. I’m 100% sure they do not work… there must be a problem…

  14. Sometimes the extension stops working for no apparent reason. It’s brilliant when it does works, and I really love not needing Flash installed on my Mac. I’ve tried reinstalling Youtube5, I’ve reset Safari and the only other extension I use is Shortly (shortens URLs).

  15. Version 2.4.0 doesn’t seem to be working on youtube anymore. It tried reinstalling , but it gets stuck loading a video.

  16. Me, too. I’m inquiring similar problems on Youtube. Cookies and html5-trial switching won’t work. Crying shame as the new Pop-Out feature kicks ass!

  17. Youtube is taking forever to load, was working great couple days ago; I don’t know what happened :/

  18. By now, all embeds are broken for me too.
    Where is the donate button gone to? I wanna support development (again)…

  19. Yeah, this is broken. YouTube videos won’t play at all. Please, please, please…. fix this!

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