audioff - audio device selector

audioff - audio device selector

Select audio output device for each tab.

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What is audioff - audio device selector?
Audioff - audio device selector is a Firefox extension that provides advanced control over the output of audio for individual tabs. With this add-on, you can designate specific audio output devices for each tab, ensuring optimal listening experiences. Users can utilize it for HTML5 audio and video elements. It's important to enable media.setsinkid in Firefox for effective use. The extension needs to inject scripts into pages to alter the output device, with safety and privacy upheld. For Firefox ESR or previous version users, previous versions of the add-on are available, the latest version requires Firefox 92.0 and later.
Merlin
Stats
By: 希実香
Users: 1,601 ▼ -8
Rating: 4.10 (41)
Version: 2.1.1 (Last updated: 2023-09-23)
Creation date: 2020-01-24
Weekly download count: 27
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • activeTab
  • menus
  • scripting
Size: 40.69K
URLs: Website
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Merlin
Summary

2.1.0 update Because of the feedback about the add-on requesting permission to access data for all websites. Instead of setting up scripts for all pages, in this update the add-on inject the script into pages when needed. Anyway, the add-on still have to inject scripts into pages in order to change the output device.

If you still have any concern, I suggest using this add-on as a bookmarklet. This way you don't need to install any add-on to do the output changing.

Find more information here: Github

For Firefox ESR or previous version user The new version of this add-on (2.0.0) only works on Firefox 92.0 and after. You can install the old version in the version history.


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Pros
  • Works perfectly for directing audio to specific devices, such as a TV or soundbar, while isolating audio on desktop speakers.
  • Offers a basic function in a clean and simple way, allowing users to easily select audio output devices.
  • Helpful for streamers who need to transmit sound to a specific channel, improving their streaming setup.
Cons
  • Does not save settings between Firefox restarts or between individual YouTube videos, requiring users to reselect the audio device often.
  • Has compatibility issues after Mozilla updates, sometimes only recognizing plugged-in audio channels, not Bluetooth or wireless.
  • Requires full access to data for all websites, causing concern for some users over trustworthiness.
Most mentioned
  • Requires toggle of 'media.setsinkid.enabled' in about:config to function properly, which may not be intuitive for all users.
  • Useful for multi-tasking, such as playing audio through HDMI-connected TVs while using laptop audio for other tasks.
  • Issues with losing settings or not working properly on YouTube playlists or when switching tracks.
Recent reviews
Funktioniert prima. Danke
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Safety
Risk impact

audioff - audio device selector is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

audioff - audio device selector is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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