screenshotAudio Only for YouTube™  |  Download Listen to audio (no video) in YouTube and all embedded videos.

Some of the important features of the Audio Only for YouTube™ addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Audio Only for YouTube™.

In short, Audio Only for YouTube™ is a lite addon that let you load youtube videos with audio content only (works for embedded videos as well). Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

4 Reasons to Use Audio Only for YouTube™

  • Switch to audio only YouTube with just one click.

  • Works for HTML5 video elements only (flash is not supported).

  • Adds a background image (placeholder) for the video elements.

  • Available for chrome, opera and firefox browsers on all operating systems.

YouTube Tutorial

This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Audio Only for YouTube™?

    Audio Only for YouTube™ let you easily load YouTube videos with audio only content. Toolbar button serves as ON|OFF switch. When the buttons color is red, the addon is active and when the color is lite grey, it is inactive. Please note that, default state is active. When you open a YouTube page and play a video, the addon automatically loads audio source only and prevents the video content from loading. This way, you will save your internet bandwidth because the video content is much larger in size comparing to the audio content. Moreover, when you just want to listen to a video, there is no need to load the video content at all.

  • 2. How can I work with this addon?

    As mentioned above, working with this addon is very easy. When you first add the addon to your browser, it is active by default. Simply, open a YouTube page and then click on your desired YouTube video. The video will be loaded with only the audio content. A placeholder image will be display in the video screen as well. Now, when you click on the toolbar button, the addon will be switched OFF and the active tab will be reloaded. This time, the YouTube video will be played as normal (with both video & audio content). It is important to note that, there is no options or settings to adjust for this addon.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Audio Only for YouTube™?

    To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.

  • 4. Does this addon work for Flash video elements?

    No, this addon only works for HTML5 video elements.

  • 5. Does this addon have any options or settings to adjust?

    No. there is not a separate options or settings page for this addon. It only has a toggle button in toolbar popup.

  • 6. Does this addon works for YouTube embedded videos?

    Yes, this addon works for both YouTube website and all YouTube embedded videos. But please note that, for embedded videos, the placeholder image wont be displayed (the video screen remains dark while the audio is being played).

  • 7. Can I change the audio quality?

    No, unfortunately currently there is no way to change the audio quality for this addon. The audio quality is chosen automatically based on the current YouTube video setting.

  • 8. How about video elements in iframes?

    As mentioned above, this addon works for YouTube website and all embedded YouTube videos in iframes.

  • 9. Does this addon works in YouTube playlist?

    Yes, no matter how you play YouTube videos (individually or in a playlist), as long as the addon is active, all YouTube videos will have audio content only.

  • 10. Where can I find the privacy policy for Audio Only for YouTube™?

    Please read the privacy policy for this extension here.


Reporting Bugs

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