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Some of the important features of the Video Popout 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 Video Popout.

In short, Video Popout is a lite addon that let you easily detach the active video element in any page and load it to a small floating window. 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 Video Popout

  • Let you easily pop-out the active video element to a single and small floating window.

  • Works in all pages that contains HTML5 video element.

  • Clicking on the toolbar icon will activate the extension.

  • Currently available for Chrome browser only.

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 Video Popout?

    Video Popout is a very lite addon that let you easily detach the active video and load it in a small and floating popup outside of the current tab. The floating window remains active even if you change the active tab. Please note that if you close the tab that contains the video, the floating panel will be closed as well. This addon uses the new javascript API called picture-in-picture. It currently only works for Google Chrome browser version 70+. It is important to note that, the floating window will stay on top of other windows.

  • 2. How can I work with this addon?

    In order to work with this addon, simply click on the toolbar icon once. If the video is loaded and also playing, it will be detached from the active tab and placed in a small window outside of the current tab. You can move the floating window anywhere you want and it stays on top of other windows. As mentioned above, this addon only works if your browser supports picture-in-picture API. Currently only Google Chrome has this API enabled. If a page has several video players (whether embedded or not) the addon only detaches the active video element. Active video means the video which is loaded and also being played.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Video Popout?

    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. In what condition does this addon work?

    This addon works only if a video is active, meaning it is "loaded" and also being "played" (not paused). Please note that, if you close the floating window the parent video player will be paused. Parent video player is the video player inside the active tab.

  • 5. Is this add-on available for mobile browsers?

    No, currently this addon is only available for desktop Google Chrome browser. In future, when support for picture-in-picture API becomes available, it will be ported to other browsers as well.

  • 6. How can I disable this add-on?

    If you want to permanently disable the addon, please head to the extensions tab in your browser and then click on the disable button.

  • 7. What happens when I close the floating window?

    When you close the floating window, the video in the parent window will be paused and current playback time for the parent video player will be updated based on the floating window.

  • 8. Does this addon works for all video elements?

    No, this addon only works for HTML5 video element. As mentioned above, your browser must support picture-in-picture API as well.

  • 9. Can I close the parent window once the video is detached?

    No, you need to keep the parent window always open. This is currently a limitation in the picture-in-picture API.

  • 10. Does this addon works for YouTube website?

    Yes, this addon works in any website that supports HTML5 video element, including YouTube website.

  • 11. Where can I find the privacy policy for Video Popout?

    Please read the privacy policy for this extension here.


Reporting Bugs

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