A lightweight, yet highly efficient extension for Firefox that can control various YouTube playback parameters in order to enhance your experience.
YouTube Control Center is an open-source project that aims to enhance the overall YouTube experience by providing the end user with more control in what the playback process is concerned.
The add-on delivers a set of well-defined improvements and new features that benefit YouTube users and is minimally invasive. It is extremely lightweight and easy to configure, thereby it can be manipulated by anyone with minimum computer experience. The extension also insert a little icon in the toolbar, which triggers a control panel for YouTube playback. Here, a history of previously watched videos will be kept, in addition to being offered a YouTube (or history) search function, controls for playback pause / resume and an option to adjust the volume.
A higher level of control is provided inside the Options section, where you can configure the behavior of the add-on. This module allows you to set a preferred playback quality for all the videos, choose a color for player controls and for the progress bar, as well as to skip ads, enable or disable video suggestions, comments and buttons such as like, dislike or share and to auto-buffer clips even if the video is paused.
Other options include auto-hiding playback controls when a video is playing, activate the loop function, disable keyboard controls and to auto-play videos then the player is loaded. The modifications you perform in the Options section do not require a restart, therefore you will be able to experiment with them immediately.
What's new in version 0.1
ReleaseApril 20, 2014
Date AddedApril 20, 2014
Operating SystemsWindows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP