Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Chrome extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Chrome browser.
YouTube is still one of the top video-sharing Web sites in the world. If you're a Google Chrome user who spends time on the popular site, Mixesoft has released Magic Actions, a free add-on for your browser that is designed to enhance the experience of watching YouTube videos.
Magic Actions provides a number of functionalities that are easy to use and help streamline and customize your video viewing. These include such features as automatic high resolution and pre-defined color themes. Adjusting the settings to your desired preference will provide a default resolution for all videos to be played. Other cool features include the ability to hide player controls as well as video annotations. We also liked the ability to adjust volume by simply scrolling the mouse. The only thing Magic Actions can't correct is bad resolution, since the screen is enlarged and the resolution will only get worse.
If you're a YouTube junkie who uses Google Chrome, Magic Actions is a free extension that can help you view videos exactly the way you want to. We found no issues with software installation and uninstallation during the review.
AutoHD feature - start play all YouTube videos in HD; Instant control over volume by scrolling mouse wheel; Cinema Mode - 1-click and the whole page is shaded; Make you feel as if you were in a movie theater; Over 20 predefined color themes; Instant Zoom in and out on videos; Auto Wide - always play in wide player mode; Enlarge thumbnails on mouse over; Hide avatars and user info in comments; Expand - expand videos to full window size; Auto Play - manage whether or not the initial video will autoplay; Auto Replay - repeat, replay a video again and again; Auto Hide Player Controls - video controls will automatically hide after a video begins playing; Hide Annotations - Don't show video annotations...
What's new in this version:
Version 5.8.2 contains a lot of improvements and optimizations to improve the performance, especially if you are using Align to Center and Day/Night features, a flickering is reduced to almost nothing. Better support for HTML5 videos, improved Auto HD functionality with HTML5 videos. The Show Avatars feature has changed to the Hide Avatars...also, we've tried to fix most of the issues, so the massive rewrite done.