screenshotFlash Player for YouTube™  |  Download Watch YouTube videos only in Flash Player.

Some of the important features of the Flash Player 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 Flash Player for YouTube™.

In short, Flash Player for YouTube™ changes the default YouTube player to Flash. 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.

5 Reasons to Use Flash Player for YouTube™

  • Extremely light weight with no significant memory and CPU usage.

  • Allows you to make Flash player the default player for YouTube.

  • According to some studies, Flash player consumes less resources comparing to HTML5 (i.e. CPU and RAM).

  • Flash player may offer more resolution choices comparing to HTML5 Player.

  • Available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera.

YouTube Tutorial

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

Matched Content


  • One of the video sharing platforms, which has actually proved its metal and revolutionized over the years, to give a shoulder to similar platforms is YouTube. This portal has become famous throughout the world and has been successful to help people interact and connect. YouTube squeezed into the society almost a decade ago, and has been an innovative step from the start. It has been considered as one of the most important social media platforms, not only for individuals looking to prove their online presence but for forward-moving firms looking to create engaging marketing strategies. YouTube has become one of the most used social media websites in the last few years, and has given people the opportunity to learn about different niches around the globe. Moreover, it has been introducing new and interactive tools, which has made the video sharing and video viewing experience even better. For people who are looking to show-off their skills to the world, and for people who want to present their point-of-view to this fast paced technology controlled society, YouTube is one of the best options to do so. However, most PC's might have difficulty smoothly playing videos, therefore preventing you from watching your favorite videos. This is where Flash Player for YouTube™ addon comes to play.

    Flash Player for YouTube™ is an interactive addon, which helps people in watching their favorite videos without any disturbance with your browser's Flash® Player plugin. This extension is extremely lightweight, which means it does not take much CPU usage or RAM and it also allows you to make the Flash® Player, your default player for YouTube. Above all, the Flash Player for YouTube™ provides excellent resolution choices, unlike HTML5 player and is available on three different web browsers. We would recommend this convenient add-on to everyone, especially people who are looking for a lightweight player for their YouTube™ videos.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Flash Player for YouTube™?

    Flash Player for YouTube™ is a multi-browser (Firefox, Chrome and Opera) addon that lets you play all YouTube videos in Adobe Flash Player. It is extremely light-weight and very easy to use. Once installed, it works seamlessly on all YouTube videos either on YouTube website or embedded in other pages.

  • 2. How to access to settings for this extension?

    This extension is very simple and does not have any settings. If you want to disable the extension, simply remove it from the browser or disable it from the browser extension page.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Flash Player 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. How to install this extension in your Firefox?

    To install this extension for Firefox, head to Firefox addon store and search for (Flash Player for YouTube), once you find the addon, click on add to Firefox button. Or alternatively, scroll to the bottom of this page and find the Firefox download link, once you click on the Firefox icon you will be directed to the Mozilla Addon Store where this extension is hosted. Then click on the add-to-Firefox and the extension will be added to Your Firefox.

  • 5. How to install this extension in your Opera and Chrome?

    Similar to Firefox, to install this extension for Opera and Google Chrome, head to Opera/Chrome addon stores and search for (Flash Player for YouTube), once you find the addon, click on add to Opera button.

  • 6. How to enable Flash player for YouTube?

    The functionality is enabled by Default. If you open any YouTube videos, it will be played in Adobe Flash player automatically, with no need to change any settings. As mentioned above, to disable the extension simply uninstall it from the browser.

  • 7. Is flash player better than HTML5?

    Yes, to some extend the Flash player consumes less resources comparing to HTML5. It is also more responsive and may offers more resolution choices comparing to HTML5 player. This Wikipedia page has some useful information regarding Flash vs HTML5.


Reporting Bugs

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