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YouTube has broken their Flash player. If you need to change the video quality of Flash videos on-the-fly, you will need to un-check the “Hide closed-captions”, pause the video, change the quality, then play the video to see the quality change.  February 2, 2016.

 

Breaking news

Material design YouTube

YouTube has been playing with a new page layout that uses the terribly trendy material design methodology.  If you know of a current VISITOR cookie that works, please let us know.  September 14, 2016.

 

 

Changelog

Current release:  1.8.218  (13 November 2016 PST)

1.8.218

Add initial support for YouTube material design layout (yyVoPd7M-Rs), add support for native HTML5 controls in embedded videos.

1.8.217

Fix for YouTube media changes for Chrome, Opera, Firefox.

1.8.216

Fix for YouTube changes, fix for Safari 10, fix for Firefox, added native HTML5 control setting.

1.8.215

Fix for YouTube media links, fix for bandwidth saving layout in YouTube.

1.8.214

Fixes for YouTube layout changes.

1.8.213

Fixes for YouTube, Funny Or Die, The Escapist, Instagram, Metacafe, Vimeo layout changes, fix for no buffering of YouTube videos, try and change YouTube quality quicker, fix for waywire.net/magnify.net framed videos, added smaller and bigger increments for changing the volume using the mouse, added “Bandwidth saver” options, remove Yahoo support.

1.8.212

Fix for YouTube media links.

1.8.211

More fixes for ongoing YouTube, Dailymotion, Twitter layout changes, added media links and sort to YouTube User and Channel pages, fix missing title for some YouTube popout windows, Firefox minimum version set to 38, Safari version should use new Apple intermediate signing cert.

1.8.210

Fix for YouTube media links.

1.8.209

More fixes for ongoing YouTube and new Vimeo layout changes, fix for YouTube and Vimeo media links, added “Go to videos on user and channel pages” option, removed “Display subscriptions as a grid” option, added options for customizing the “Page action menu” for all browsers except Safari, added option to popout videos from the page action menu.

1.8.208

Fix for Safari 9 excessive blocking, more fixes for Dailymotion, Escapist, Twitter layout changes, fixes for Viewing size: Window, fix missing YouTube playlist controls, fix for Instagram RSS links, fix for YouTube full-screen mode, spend more time trying to pause embedded videos.

1.8.207

Add additional sizes to the Viewing size and page-action menu, fix for YouTube HTML5 progress bars, added “Re-size the window to the viewing size” option, setting quality greater than 720 now disables DASH option, fix for Dailymotion, fix for Vimeo, added favicon updates for Dailymotion and Escapist, embedded video fixes, Windows10 keys fix, add media links to Twitter, fix sizes of Play video in place, updates for future Chrome and Firefox API changes.

1.8.206

More fixes for ongoing YouTube, Escapist, Funny or Die, Metacafe layout changes, add support for Dailymotion, fix for totaling YouTube likes/dislikes, fix for keyboard load more videos in YouTube, fix for waywire.net/magnify.net framed videos, fix for Instagram/Iconsosquare, fixes for keyboard and mouse resizing/scrubbing/volume videos other than YouTube, update for YouTube RSS feeds, updates for retina displays, add support for larger displays, add San Francisco page font option, updates for El Capitan browsers, default to HTML5 codec for YouTube, add "Window" size support for videos other than YouTube, fix for creating Instagram RSS links, fixes for Chrome, Opera, and Safari browser changes.

1.8.205

More fixes for ongoing YouTube, Escapist, Funny or Die, Metacafe layout changes.

1.8.204

More fixes for ongoing YouTube, Twitter, and Escapist layout changes, better downloads for Vimeo, Escapist, and Metacafe, DASH download pieces are now individually selectable and sortable, make soapbox only check once a day, add download links for YouTube and Vimeo videos in twitter.

1.8.203

More fixes for ongoing YouTube, Vimeo, Funny or Die, Yahoo, and Escapist layout changes, fix for keyboard controls needing page focus, remove Dailymotion support.

1.8.202

More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes, add support for new test YouTube HTML5 overlay controls, tweaks to settings synchronization, initial support for higher resolution displays, workarounds for Mozilla SDK bugs/features/changes, Safari code consolidation, reduce extension size.

1.8.201.1

Firefox and Safari only release.

1.8.201

More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes, added encrypted “Settings synchronization” option, added “L” key to load more YouTube videos (repeat as necessary), added initial/trial support for CNN and ESPN, fix for panoramic YouTube videos, fix for settings keys display in small windows (Firefox), fix for “Disable Google video codecs” option and YouTube HTML5 videos, removed Twitter macro URL functionality, removed sync settings with Google account, added emergency soapbox functionality.

1.8.200

Block more embedded YouTube ads, add “Disable Google video codecs” option to disable Chrome video codecs, improve options layout and searching, add support for panoramic YouTube videos.

1.8.199

More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes, added support for YouTube multi-cam.

1.8.198

More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes, spacing fixes for playing thumbnails, timing fix for some Safari users.

1.8.197

Firefox only release. Firefox is now as capable at blocking ads as Chrome and Opera.

1.8.196

More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes, handle YouTube videos in Facebook better, fix for window width issue on non-watch pages, fixes for some preview and playing thumbnails, fix for sorted playlists.

1.8.195

More fixes for ongoing YouTube and Escapist layout changes, added ability to search for options in Options, display changes for 3D video download links due to browser bugs, fix for non-sorting playlist and suggested videos.

1.8.194

More fixes for ongoing YouTube and Vimeo layout changes, added “Page font” option, fix for YouTube HTML5 video layout, compatibility fix for Netflix HTML5 videos, W3C fixes.

1.8.193

More fixes for ongoing YouTube and Vimeo layout changes, added “Audio only mode” option for YouTube, block more ads, fixes for Firefox and Safari 5.1 YouTube.

1.8.192

More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes, potential fix for Browser/Flash bug that causes the dual audio problem, add option to sort media download links, support for YouTube 60fps.

1.8.191

More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes, fix for page layout when not disabling auto-play, fix for refreshing Firefox settings, wordy mode outputs length, start, and finish.

1.8.190

More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes, added more sort options for playlists and suggested videos, work harder on HTML5 embedded videos, potential fix for Browser/Flash bug that causes the dual audio problem, added views, likes, and dislikes to suggested videos.

1.8.189

More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes, added “Always hide player controls” option, work harder on embedded videos, fix for Safari 5 versions.

1.8.188.1

Opera only release.

1.8.188

Tweaks and excessive changes for Firefox version, thumbnails options are now independent of links options, remove more ads from embedded YouTube (Chrome/Opera), YouTube and Vimeo layout changes, enhance for visually impaired wherever possible, fix “Open in place of the existing video” option, alt-arrows now scrub YouTube video when changing start and end times, added “Auto-play in popout window”option for the visually impaired browsers, remove YouTube Feather beta support, hide ads for magnify Vimeo videos.

1.8.187.3

Firefox only release.

1.8.187

More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes, tweaks for mysterious unreleased browser version, looping now obeys “Enable end time support” option, the “Include playlist and any video suggestions” option now creates download links for YouTube search results.

1.8.186.1

Safari only release.

1.8.186

More fixes for ongoing YouTube (watch8), Vimeo, MetaCafe, Funny or Die, Escapist layout changes, added initial Yahoo video support, added “Enable end time support” option, add download links to YouTube playlist pages, fix Vimeo download links, remove YouTube HTML5 video scrubber work-around, fix for 2x YouTube logos, block in-video ads for Dailymotion, MetaCafe, Escapist, and Yahoo, “Hide guide” / “Hide video action buttons” / “Show more description” / “Expand video carousels” options now work on pages other than YouTube, Chrome browser fixes, retire Dump, FearNet, G4TV, and Hulu.

1.8.185.1

Safari only release.

1.8.185

More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes, add “Upload date” format option, added 1440 support, fixes for download links, add video resizing to user and channel pages using the page-action menu, expand Downloads “Include playlist and any video suggestions” to user/channel/home pages, revise “Preview thumbnail” functionality.

1.8.184.1

Safari only fix for thumbnails not updating when using the “Preview thumbnail” option.

1.8.184

More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes, tweaks for Safari 8 and Chrome 38, added ability to sort downloads filenames, added “Include playlist and video suggestions” options for YouTube downloads, fix Escapist downloads, reduced mouseover area and added sticky buttons for “Preview thumbnail” and “Play video in place” options.

1.8.183

More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes.

1.8.182

More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes, add suggested videos “Preview thumbnail” option, add hide Search box option, modify “Play video in place” option option, fixes for downloads, update images, work-arounds for Chrome bugs.

1.8.181

More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes, add Thumbnail Play option.

1.8.180

More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes, add Kiosk mode, improvements to settings importing.

1.8.179

More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes, and help pre-load thumbnails.

1.8.178

More fixes for YouTube layout changes which caused problems for playlists, added downloads to /channel pages, added option to sort playlists by author and title, show option for sticky reverse, restore “Keep the viewing size the same as the viewing quality” functionality, prep for watch8 changes.

1.8.177

More fixes for YouTube layout changes which caused problems for adding user names to downloads.

1.8.176

More fixes for YouTube layout changes which caused problems for adding user name and date to downloads.

1.8.175

More fixes for YouTubes one-page-to-rule-them-all changes.

1.8.174

More fixes for YouTube layout changes.

1.8.173

Fixes for YouTube layout changes.

1.8.172

Try harder to get around browser “double audio” bug. Try harder to set HTML5 resolution. Fixes for YouTube layout changes.

1.8.171

Rebrand to SPOI Options, “Display subscriptions as a grid” adjustments, add Safari 5.0 support.

1.8.170

Added “Display subscriptions as a grid” option, adjust checkins with license server.

1.8.169

Registration flow change. Now you can use https://spoi.com/options/subscribe.

1.8.168

Added tips to License tab.

1.8.167

Bug fixes and licensing changes.

1.8.166

Chrome “Full”/Safari/Opera only release to fix downloads.

1.8.165

Bug fixes.

1.8.164

Downloads fixes, notification of subscriptions.

1.8.163

Update EULA, fix HTML5 resolution, remove auto-play embed option.

1.8.162

Remove logic for old YouTube layouts.

1.8.161

Update Funny or Die layout, hide YouTube header when scrolling, workaround for Flash resolution bug, workaround for HTML5 control scrubbing bug, fix for non-YouTube Flash objects with flashvars.

1.8.160

Set resolution for embedded videos, remove Wadsworth option.

1.8.159

Fix for YouTube Flash embedded videos.

1.8.158

Bug fixes for YouTube.

Initial release:  31 May 2010.