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Improve YouTube! (Open-Source for YouTube)

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Make YouTube tidy & powerful! YouTube Player Size YouTube Quality Auto HD Colors Playback Speed Style Adblock Playlist Channel H.264

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Description from store Setup YouTube playback, layout and new features for Youtube once today and enjoy that for years! With our browser extension you have 42+ useful unique features to use with Youtube. To make your watching experience on Youtube a whole lot better and save you a lot of clicks and time. ImprovedTube is open-source and free! • Many functions can only be found here. To list a few: ✓ Video Description: Expand always ✓ customize youtube's player Size (Resize Youtube Video) ✓ Adblocker: you can block ads but white-list ads from your Youtubers / channel subscriptions ✓ Expand Youtube videos to full window width / height ✓ Default fixed Video Quality to always match your Screen and bandwidth: always 720p, 1080p, 4k, 8k ? Or simply 480p, 240p? avoid 60 frames (vs. 30 fps)? • Hide Elements (distraction free, or for teacher presentation): ✓ Remove Related Youtube Videos ✓ Remove Header ✓ Hide Annotations ✓ Hide Youtube Comments ✓ Hide live chat ✓ Reverse YouTube Playlist ✓ Shuffle Playlist ✓ H264 codec (h264ify to speed up Player / save CPU electricity. H.264 encoding is fast, efficient in GPUs built before 2016 without VP8 VP9 ) ✓ Customize Player Shortcuts / hotkeys • Extra Player Buttons (optional): ✓ Loop (Repeat) ✓ "Screenshot" (Save current Video Frame) ✓ Rotate Video ✓ ... *Buttons work in embedded player now,* ✓ Default audio volume Level *(in YT videos on Facebook & everywhere)* ✓ Default Playback Speed *also in embedded player now* ✓ channel page: Enable / disable "featured content" and youtuber's intro trailer ✓ Mini Player (when scrolling down) ✓ Pop-out Player ("always-on-top" is only possible through an app or your OS) • Auto-Play always off / on by default: ✓ Player Auto-Play ✓ Youtube's "Up Next" ✓ Playlist Auto-Play • Night mode: ✓ Schedule better viewing at night time ✓ Dark theme and Black theme ✓ Blue-light filter (Preserve sleep. Relax eyes) ✓ Display dim ✓ Auto-pause ✓ Loudness normalization ✓ Subtitles / captions always on/off ✓ Thumbnail: HD or .gif on/off ✓ "keep classic Youtube" (Restore old Youtube Layout) • Applies most settings live (without reloading) • New Menu suits touchscreen without much more pixel space. (✓ Legacy menu style remains) (Survey: Does anyone use 'Force Flash player' still? [email protected]) And many more features ✓ ... ✓ ... ImprovedTube is lightweight. You can expect all normal YouTube functions to work as expected. We also care about your privacy. (Unlike many other extensions out there it only needs permission to access youtube.com visuals and runs offline) We can't care about what videos you watch, we just care that you are enjoying them with our extension and that you save time. ✓ Other Youtube extensions: We tested many unique, friendly extensions and their compatibility • Some notably cool, smart features recommended to use with ImprovedTube: https://improvedtube.com tell us what else we should feature! • With ImprovedTube you don't need extensions offering the following common features: dark skin, adblock, automatic 4K YouTube auto hd, popout, lights off, floating, cinema mode magic actions, adblocker, youtube bandwidth enhancer, window expander, YouTube theater mode, looper, auto replay repeater, playback speed control; h264, video speed controller, ..., ... Of course not all extensions are always compatible with each other but you can try all you need. ⇒ Just note that no Youtube app yet actually needs a permission other than "access youtube.com"... - at most! (Only accept permissions like "alerts", "change privacy settings", "access all websites" and "browser history", if you don't care about privacy or spam sometimes. They could easily make permissions optional opt-in.) Official Accounts and Links: • Website: https://improvedtube.com • Twitter: @ImprovedTube • Github: https://github.com/ImprovedTube/ImprovedTube ⇒ Status: We just Fixed: [✓] YouTube Codec [✓] YouTube Autoplay & Autopause [✓] Forced YouTube Theater Mode [✓] Player Size Skeleton [✓] Many small fixes and improvements [✓] Popup font size (chrome -> settings -> font size -> large) [✓] YouTube-Player Size & Transparent Background; [✓] How long ago YouTube Video was uploaded [✓] Dim & Bluelight [✓] YouTube-Screenshot [✓] YouTube Video Quality [✓] Moving Thumbnails [✓] Collapsed YouTube comments [✓] (YouTube Channel) Video counter [✓] And when sidebar is empty, then content (video info, description, comments...) is centered ⇒ New Features: Custom Shortcuts & Hotkeys for Youtube Hide Youtube details Youtube Themes YouTube language New feature for YouTube's "Scroll for details" YouTube Volume Mixer ImprovedTube icon on YouTube: Draggable ImprovedTube Search and language translation to all languages Known Issues / To-Do List: [x] ... Notice An Issue? If you notice any issue, require support, or want a new feature please go to our Support Page. Please do not voice your issues in the Review section until after you try contacting us about the issue. We will work on resolving the issue to make your experience with ImprovedTube a 5/5 star experience. You can get to the support page either through our extensions options page or you can visit our website directly at www.ImprovedTube.com to contact us. (Please contact specifically: [email protected] or [email protected] ) We are not affiliated with YouTube or an official extension. This extension is independently developed for use with Youtube since 2012.

Latest reviews

  • (2020-08-03) jhony caiza: excelente te felicito
  • (2020-08-03) Noah Butcher: The Improve YouTube! (Open-Source for YouTube) extension is great and was a lot of help in using youtube. Thanks
  • (2020-08-03) Xian Wang: reverses playlist, good.
  • (2020-08-02) Marta Cavar: This extension is very useful and very customisable.
  • (2020-08-02) Rudi Gonzalez: Most complete, all in one extension for Youtube!!! Works perfect and they still want more ideas to do more? I love it
  • (2020-08-02) Thomas Frömer: Great extension to customize YouTube in the Browser
  • (2020-08-02) жека фролов: Very useful app. Thanks a lot!!!
  • (2020-08-02) Mocha: Installed after the last extension I used stopped being developed. Does what Youtube SHOULD do, but doesn't. No complaints whatsoever.
  • (2020-08-01) JulioMogulrs Ramirez: At last, a youtube enhancing extension with the functions that i need.
  • (2020-08-01) Mike Bilel: good stuff
  • (2020-08-01) Jacob T: Improved tube makes youtube usable. It adds all the features that google has promised over the years and failed to deliver on.
  • (2020-08-01) Imba Amp: I like that it's open-source.
  • (2020-08-01) 外心人D: Plz add a function :Pin the video player when scrolling down the page🙏
  • (2020-07-31) Marco Ranaldo: Congratulations for this fantastic extension It works perfectly I hope you can finally put it on firefox too
  • (2020-07-31) Nikola Planic: Interesting extension and does what it promises. I like video repeat feature the most, so far.
  • (2020-07-31) Eyal Herlin: Simply excellent. So well done. Clean and easy to use. Thanks! Suggestions/Requests: In the Appearance section of the extension settings let us move the items in the layout to change their layout in Youtube. If that's not possible or too much, have an option to show the comments on the right side of the video when it's in regular mode and when it's in Theater mode or full-screen mode either don't show the or make them transparent over the video (this would be cool for the Chat section too, like in Periscope).
  • (2020-07-31) Andrii Kornovan: An awesome app! It would be even better if there was a separate default playback speed setting for music videos (mus.category).
  • (2020-07-31) Nightelvee: The only Youtube-Extension you'll ever need. Hidden Top-Bar, forced and maxed out theatre-mode and volume normalization? Nice! The only problem I, as the one idiot reading YT comments on the regular, have is that the video description is ALWAYS extended, no matter if I choose "normal" or "collapsed". Hidden is not a viable option, obviously.
  • (2020-07-31) Erita Fitri: i luv this oops i make a misrake why i make 4 star not 5 star
  • (2020-07-31) Alfredo gamer: Me parece genial, claro que lo usaría
  • (2020-07-31) Akshay Johnson: Very good tool with great features.
  • (2020-07-31) Harsh Sharma: Using it for a year now! It's just amazing! kudos to the developers
  • (2020-07-30) adriana nava: I give it 5 stars because I like people who like to grow, apart I work very well, good job
  • (2020-07-30) Mulyadi: So far, the best extension for YouTube. :)
  • (2020-07-30) 刘宇霖: 非常好用,一直在用

Latest issues

  • (2020-08-03, v:3.11.1) Robert Casil: https://www.youtube.com
    Privacy error
  • (2020-08-03, v:3.11.1) Robert Casil: Privacy
  • (2020-08-03, v:3.11.1) Robert Casil: YouTube
  • (2020-08-03, v:3.11.1) Phexism: Feature
    Could you add a mono audio switcher or something of the sort, very useful for videos that only have one audio channel, small feature but is incredibly useful. I've been watching a lot of crime interrogation videos on youtube and a few of them only have one audio channel, and I've had to install a separate extension just to solve the issue. Many thanks!
  • (2020-07-31, v:3.11.1) Eyal Herlin: Youtube player layout changes
    In the Appearance section of the extension settings let us move the items in the layout to change their layout in Youtube. If that's not possible or too much, have an option to show the comments on the right side of the video when it's in regular mode and when it's in Theater mode or full-screen mode either don't show the or make them transparent over the video (this would be cool for the Chat section too, like in Periscope).
  • (2020-07-30, v:3.11) ImprovedTube for YouTube: We are so sorry for the errors/outage on JULY 23-27!
    So sorry for the errors/outage on JULY 23-27! (/ repeated permission-dialog) ImprovedTube is made out of love for people 🤍 We were shocked, that our testing version was sent to everybody. Chrome Web Store actually got a Feature to test a new Version with, for example 3% of users only, however this does not seem to work and update everybody untested 😞 So all it takes to confuse is one wrong click in webstore. We learned in the last 8 years and the next 8 will be better/more perfectionist. (this will not happen again) ( if you like to help testing though (rarely) please join our BETA
  • (2020-07-30, v:3.11) Luka Perić: Description issue
    I believe this is caused by this addon, the description is ALWAYS expanded even if its set to "normal" and not "expanded" and its very annoying. Is there a solution? Thanks..
  • (2020-07-29, v:3.11) kodo126p: Repeat button size issue
    Repeat button is smaller than the rest of the buttons on 2560x1440 resolution.
  • (2020-07-28, v:3.11) ImprovedTube for YouTube: S-O-R-R-Y for recent errors
    So sorry for the outages! JULY 22-27 (+ confusions from permission dialog reset). On our site all it takes is one wrong button in webstore. We learned in the last 8 years and the next 8 will be better/more perfectionist. We look forward to serve all of you! 🤍 More precisely, we were shocked to see the feedback. Chrome Web Store actually got a Feature to test a new Version with a 5% of users only, however this does not seem to work and update everybody untested 😞 (this will not happen again) if you like to help testing (rarely) please join our BETA: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/improvedtube/lodjfjlkodalimdjgncejhkadjhacgki
  • (2020-07-28, v:3.11) Гриша Факторович: skip ads option
    if there is an ad setting only on the channels to which you are subscribed, the option to skip ads in the player disappears
  • (2020-07-28, v:3.9) Sweet Chaos: Flickering on forums
    Noticed youtube that's embedded on forums keeps flickering. Saw another post about potential fix being to disable "forced theater mode", this solution worked and it fixed the issue temporary. Please fix permanently!
  • (2020-07-27, v:3.9) Clayton Bichsel: Changes menu gone
    I can no longer change any of the settings after I close the options menu for the extension the first time, it's just blank
  • (2020-07-27, v:3.9) Matthew Bloom: Stop from going to next video in playlist
    Is there an option to stop YT from loading the next video in the Watch Later playlist? Sometimes I'll be reading or writing a comment and it goes to the next video automatically and I'll have to go back and retype it. If not, can you add this feature in the future. Thank you.
  • (2020-07-27, v:3.9) FRESH MiX STUDiO: bug
    Hello. Comments page, video in the creative studio does not work correctly. https://studio.youtube.com/channel/videos/upload/home The built-in player on external sites constantly reloads
  • (2020-07-27, v:3.6) NUC 272: Suggestion: Create an Button to Disable Auto-Hide Over Feature
    Hello. I am creating an essay on a video for school. I have to write many timestamps to reference certain subject matter, and the progress bar keeps hiding from me, even when the mouse cursor remains over the pause button. I think it would help students and teachers alike if there was an option to disable the Youtube overlay from automatically hiding within the Extensions menu. Sorry if there is one, and I simply couldn't find it. I think I checked every submenu looking for it. Thank you for your time.
  • (2020-07-26, v:3.6) PIETRO: Video speed function
    Not sure if it's intended, but before "playback speed" (under "player" menu) was working per window, now it's working per video. If it's intended I will have to live with that, but it's a bit annoying. By default I have all my videos set to 1.75 speed and this is fine for most content I watch, however if I want to watch some music vids, every time new one starts I have to manually set speed to 1.0, as 1.75 is "unusable" for obvious reasons. Before speed was linked to previous vid, unless I opened new tab.
  • (2020-07-26, v:3.6) Kevin Nguyen: Forced Theater mode is causing flicker
    Forced Theater mode is causing embedded youtube videos on website to flicker and reload constantly.
  • (2020-07-25, v:3.3) Eternal Control: Mini Player
    Fantastic expansion but the mini player is strange. On activated Mini Player in the Options and when you go back on the current site, the sound is there automatically played, but there is no picture, just a black window in the lower corner. Is there any way to disable this build in mini player too, when going back?
  • (2020-07-25, v:3.3) Omar Alan Khairul Aziz Wong: Text box beside "Playback speed" slider.
    Hi! Can you put back the text box beside the "playback speed". It's it easier to type "1" or "4" than to drag to slider to desired speed. Thank you.
  • (2020-07-25, v:3.3) Cyberpunk89: Auto expanding description
    Since today descriptions are now automatically expanding and I can't find a setting for this in the options, any way to disable this?
  • (2020-07-25, v:3.3) Joyfulbeekeeper Hiver: Flickering
    When youtube video is linked to forum, the players endlessly flickers, you can't even click play. And on the Tab pageis loading endlessly. I think there is a bug after update to new vesion.
  • (2020-07-24, v:3.3) Sprache Chroe: Extension missing.
    The extension isn't visible anymore. Pressing the button results in a completely blank drop down menu.
  • (2020-07-24, v:3.2) Camdogg07: Legacy YouTube
    Can you please re-add Legacy YouTube back to the extension if you can find a script or some sort of coding in YT's system? The current layout is messy/unorganised and looks horrible, especially those huge thumbnails on the home screen. Also, I would like an option to use hex colours when I am changing colours under the "Themes" setting.
  • (2020-07-24, v:2.2) Jan Riber Christensen: Playback error
    Since July 2020 update of Improve YouTube videos can not play directly when the extension is on. You have to refresh the page and the it will play the video. The error only exist when Improve YouTube is activated. No other of my extensions produce this error. Chrome browser on Windows 10 Home (both fully updated) User of Improved YouTube for several years with out problems.
  • (2020-07-24, v:2.2) XenBad: Error when watching videos
    When I first click on a video I get the error "An error occurred. Please try again later. (Playback ID: QSoJ6_rXWDzAz4lg)". This only happens with the extension installed and if I have it set for videos to autoplay. I have to refresh the video to make it work again.


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4.4932 (4,568 votes)
Last update / version
2020-07-30 / 3.11.1
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