Google Chrome Youtube Extension – YouTube Options

YouTube Options is an all in one Google Chrome Youtube extension. With 121,900 + users in the Chrome world, this is one of the most popular chrome extensions for youtube.

Google Chrome Youtube Extension – The Options

So, what do you get with this extension? The simple answer for that questions is, more control over your Youtube experience. There are many options for you to tweak and get the best settings you need.

  • Disable Ads
  • Enable/Disable annotations
  • Enable/Disable Auto-play
  • Change Video Resolution
  • Change Viewing Size
  • Optional flash pre-buffering
  • Looping/replay
  •  SSL

There is a nice settings page to help you get all these options tweaked in the way you want. Now, I must say that the developer has designed the settings menu very decently, and it looks similar to the Chrome settings page, I liked the consistency. It made me feel friendly out there.

The settings menu is also well arranged. At first, you will get only the basic menu, and you can click “Advanced Settings” to expand the rest of the settings menu.

When the advanced menu is open, all the settings are arranged in neat categories.

  • Size and Quality
  • Behavior
  • Playback
  • Miscellaneous

There are two more tabs with additional options on the left. The Video page gives you options to control appearance, mood and  browser actions menu.

Its Not Just for Youtube

Now, here is the best part. This extension works not just on Youtube, but on many other popular video streaming websites. You can enable the extension for individual sites from Sites page in settings.

  • Vimeo
  • Dailymotion
  • Metacafe
  • G4TV
  • FEARnet
  • Funny or Die
  • Hulu
  • The Escapist
  • Dump

If you select “Others” too, you get many other video sites also under your control. Neat!

If you are a heavy video user or casual Youtube surfer, this extension can be really helpful to you. It offers a long list of settings and you can get same features enabled on multiple video websites, and that gives you a similar viewing experience on all of them.

Install the Extension from here

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Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

Show 2 Comments
  • Dan 02/06/2012, 6:50 pm

    Wow I can’t believe I found this extension before you… usually with your blog posts it’s the other way around!

    • Dinu 02/06/2012, 7:07 pm

      next time when you find an awesome extension, drop me an email plz 🙂 that’ll help me bring more cool stuff, fast.