Posts tagged with "youtube"
Version 3.0 does a much better job of not flooding your cookiejar and destroying your PREF cookie on YouTube’s domains. It comes with an extension options page that let you do some new cool stuff including the addition of a download link beneath all WebM videos. There is also a new more aggressive mode that prevents plug-ins from playing back movies altogether.
Download the extension from the Opera extension gallery.
The extension source code is also on GitHub were I would welcome translations and other contributions.
By the by, do you see speed improvements with HTML5 on YouTube?
Think YouTube does not care about HTML5? My YouTube network performance graph might just be indicating the opposite:
I have got a 126% increase above the global average video loading performance, and 90% increase above my ISP average. The data have been collected over 30 days since August 27. The results are from my MacBook Pro and Windows 7 PC. Neither has any plug-ins installed and are running Opera 12 (WebM and Ogg Theora codecs only).
Want to help the Web reach its full potential and be more open and inclusive? Join the YouTube HTML5 beta using the Opera browser! The only thing you will miss out on is videos that have overlaid ads. Videos embedded on third-party sites are included in the beta too!
Source: Graph credit and data collection, YouTube.com.
I am also working on another update that will replace videos embedded on third-parties sites with a <video/> version. Though, this still requires some investigative work.
Since buying a MacBook Air recently, I have decided to not install Flash on that machine. (Apple has stopped shipping it by default on all new hardware configurations.) I built this extension in an effort to make my new browser plug-in free life a little easier.
The extension work by adding a hidden input value to the search field on YouTube.
It is a quite simple extension licensed under the Apache 2.0 license. You may study it and modify it at will. I would welcome a better icon, or a Google Chrome and Safari extensions port. If you’re into those alternate browsers.
Note: You will be enrolled in the YouTube HTML5 Video Beta using a cookie set by the extension. To out-out, you must first disable the extension and then opt-out from the Beta page.
It is not … quite the same as the Chrome ads, but close! (Picked up by Engadget.)