Some of the important features of the YouTube™ Flash HTML 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 YouTube™ Flash HTML.
In short, YouTube™ Flash HTML allows you to play YouTube videos in Flash or HTML5 player. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser.
5 Reasons to Use YouTube™ Flash HTML
Allows you to play YouTube videos in Flash or HTML5 players.
Easily switch the player type from toolbar popup UI.
Flash player consumes less resources (i.e. CPU and RAM) and offers more resolution choices comparing to HTML5 Player.
HTML5 player is useful when Adobe Flash is disabled by your company or school. Note: to enable HTML5 player you need to activate HTML5 form: https://www.youtube.com/html5
Available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
The YouTube Flash HTML Player is a multi-browser (Firefox, Chrome and Opera) Addon that offers the user the unique ability to play any YouTube video in Flash and HTML5 format - That's right folks you read it right - YouTube videos in all their glory, plus, the option to view them in multiple formats. We all know how Steve Jobs hated Flash, he might have had his reason but one thing is for sure Flash videos simply out run and out match any in the market. They might take too much space on your system but will give you a viewer experience you could take to the bank with you. Now HTML5 videos are less resource intensive and tend to load faster, your laptops battery will run longer because they do not take as much power as a flash video player would and to some extent the HTML5 format is much crisper than that of a flash video. So what you really get with this addon is the best of both worlds!
With some more features which we threw in just to make it all that attractive to our users, for instance you are able to easily switch between player types simply from the pop-up menu - it's worth a try and saves you the hassle of switching windows. You have the proper stuff to play Flash videos on your system but an HTML5 format comes in handy when systems Adobe Flash has been either disabled or you simply don't have one installed - it's an added extra for a rainy day!. In order to install this addon, simply scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the desired Browser's icon to download the extension (you will be directed to the related addon store in order to download the addon). We do NOT host any extensions/addons/plugins in our website, all the download links will direct you to the related Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari Addon Stores.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is YouTube™ Flash HTML?
YouTube™ Flash HTML is a multi-browser addon that help you play YouTube videos in either Flash or HTML5 player. In other words, you can change the default player in YouTube to your desired choice from the toolbar popup UI designed for this Addon. Working with this extension is very easy and it starts to work as soon as it is added to your browser. Just open the toolbar popup UI window and click on the desired player icon. Default player is set to Flash, so if this is the right player for you, you do not need to change anything. But if HTML5 player is the right one for you, simply click on the HTML5 player icon to switch the YouTube player. Your choice will be stored and used anytime you open a YouTube page or view a YouTube embedded videos. Other than these two options in the popup UI, there are no more settings or adjustments to make. This addon is available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera and is also fully compatible with all the latest versions of these browsers.
2. What is new in this version (for Opera)?
In order to check the version logs, please visit Opera Addon page and read information about recent updates (Changelog). The same method is available for Opera and Google Chrome browsers.
3. How can I download the source code for YouTube™ Flash HTML?
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 add or remove the toolbar button?
If you do not want to see the addon icon in the toolbar popup, for Google Chrome and Opera browsers, right click on the toolbar icon and then click on Hide the icon, the Addon icon will be hide. Unfortunately in Chrome and Opera browsers there is no way to re-position the icon to a different place other than the browser toolbar. But in Firefox browser, to reposition or add/remove the toolbar icon, right-click on a free space in your Firefox toolbar and select "Customize...". Now you can drag and drop the button to a new position. There are plenty of positions to move the icon depending on your interest. In future versions of the Addon, there will be an option to move the toolbar icon inside YouTube pages (in-page popup) and close to the YouTube player itself.
5. How to access to the settings in Firefox, Chrome or Opera?
As mentioned above, this Addon has no settings or options to choose. Everything needed is available in the toolbar popup UI.
6. How to install this extension in your Firefox?
In order to install, head to Mozilla Store search for the YouTube™ Flash-HTML and once found, click on "Add to Firefox" button.
7. How to uninstall this extension from your Firefox?
In order to uninstall this Addon, please go to Firefox -> Add-ons -> (YouTube™ Flash HTML), then press on the Uninstall button.
8. How to enable Flash player for YouTube?
To enable Flash player, as described above, simply open the toolbar popup UI and click on the Flash icon. Then, reload any YouTube page(s) and you will have Flash player activated for all videos. It is very important to reload the current page, otherwise no changes will be applied to the YouTube player.
9. How to enable HTML5 player for YouTube?
To enable HTML5 player, simply open the toolbar popup and click on the HTML5 icon. Reload any YouTube page(s) and you will have HTML5 player activated for all videos. Important Note: you also need to enable HTML5 form: https://www.youtube.com/html5. By enabling this, YouTube player will have the ability to fetch and load videos in HTML5 player.
10. Is this addon available for mobile browsers?
No, currently this addon is only available for Desktop browsers, but in future versions, compatibility for major mobile browsers will be added.
Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).
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