Flash Player for YouTube™

Flash Player for YouTube™

Watch YouTube™ Videos Only in Flash Player

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What is Flash Player for YouTube™?

Flash Player for YouTube™ is a Firefox add-on designed to enhance your YouTube viewing experience. It replaces the default YouTube player with Adobe Flash, known for consuming fewer resources such as CPU and RAM. This benefit makes it especially ideal for slower machines. This add-on also provides additional resolution choices that might not be available with the HTML5 Player. The extension is open for developers to adapt, improve or port to other browsers.

Stats date:
By: Emmy
Users: 1,058 ▲ 7
Rating: 4.12 (49)
Version: 0.1.5 (Last updated: 2018-08-31)
Creation date: 2015-06-22
Weekly download count: 18
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • <all_urls>
Size: 39.96K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

Flash Player for YouTube™ changes the default YouTube player to Adobe Flash.

Key Features: a. Extremely light-weight with no significant memory and cpu usage. b. Allows you to make Flash player the default player for YouTube. c. According to various studies, Flash player consumes less resources (i.e. CPU and RAM) and is very suitable if you have a slow machine. d. Flash player may offer more resolution choices comparing to HTML5 Player.

Note: please feel free to use this project (the source code) in order to make other Addons or port this Addon to other browsers (i.e. maxthon). I will make a github repo for this Addon to make it easier for other developers to contribute on developing similar projects. In the meanwhile, you can access the source code from Mozilla ( https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/files/browse/371995/ ). If you need help about the source code please email me at emmy.aldor -at- yandex -dot- com

Note: in order to report Bugs, please visit Addon Homepage and fill the Bug Report form.

User reviews
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  • merci
  • I love it!
  • this app simply does not work; end of.
  • youtube still plays in html.
  • can someone please show me an app that actually allows me to play youtube vids in flash? thanks...
  • allow me to use the flash and also with flash setting to 'ask' /prompt dont have youtube auto playing due to html5.
Most mentioned
  • this app simply does not work; end of.
  • youtube still plays in html.
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Risk impact

Flash Player for YouTube™ is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Flash Player for YouTube™ if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Flash Player for YouTube™ has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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