News of breaks
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.
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.
Current release: 1.8.218 (13 November 2016 PST)
Add initial support for YouTube material design layout (yyVoPd7M-Rs), add support for native HTML5 controls in embedded videos.
Fix for YouTube media changes for Chrome, Opera, Firefox.
Fix for YouTube changes, fix for Safari 10, fix for Firefox, added native HTML5 control setting.
Fix for YouTube media links, fix for bandwidth saving layout in YouTube.
Fixes for YouTube layout changes.
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.
Fix for YouTube media links.
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.
Fix for YouTube media links.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More fixes for ongoing YouTube, Escapist, Funny or Die, Metacafe layout changes.
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.
More fixes for ongoing YouTube, Vimeo, Funny or Die, Yahoo, and Escapist layout changes, fix for keyboard controls needing page focus, remove Dailymotion support.
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.
Firefox and Safari only release.
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.
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.
More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes, added support for YouTube multi-cam.
More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes, spacing fixes for playing thumbnails, timing fix for some Safari users.
Firefox only release. Firefox is now as capable at blocking ads as Chrome and Opera.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes, added “Always hide player controls” option, work harder on embedded videos, fix for Safari 5 versions.
Opera only release.
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.
Firefox only release.
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.
Safari only release.
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.
Safari only release.
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.
Safari only fix for thumbnails not updating when using the “Preview thumbnail” option.
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.
More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes.
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.
More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes, add Thumbnail Play option.
More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes, add Kiosk mode, improvements to settings importing.
More fixes for ongoing YouTube layout changes, and help pre-load thumbnails.
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.
More fixes for YouTube layout changes which caused problems for adding user names to downloads.
More fixes for YouTube layout changes which caused problems for adding user name and date to downloads.
More fixes for YouTubes one-page-to-rule-them-all changes.
More fixes for YouTube layout changes.
Fixes for YouTube layout changes.
Try harder to get around browser “double audio” bug. Try harder to set HTML5 resolution. Fixes for YouTube layout changes.
Rebrand to SPOI Options, “Display subscriptions as a grid” adjustments, add Safari 5.0 support.
Added “Display subscriptions as a grid” option, adjust checkins with license server.
Registration flow change. Now you can use https://spoi.com/options/subscribe.
Added tips to License tab.
Bug fixes and licensing changes.
Chrome “Full”/Safari/Opera only release to fix downloads.
Downloads fixes, notification of subscriptions.
Update EULA, fix HTML5 resolution, remove auto-play embed option.
Remove logic for old YouTube layouts.
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.
Set resolution for embedded videos, remove Wadsworth option.
Fix for YouTube Flash embedded videos.
Bug fixes for YouTube.
Initial release: 31 May 2010.