Native HLS

Native HLS

A new options button Can now play embedded video if they are in the page hls.js version can be selected in the options

Native HLS
What is Native HLS?
Native HLS is a powerful Firefox add-on designed to enhance video streaming. It employs the hls.js library to enable the playing of m3u8 links directly in the browser. This add-on provides a seamless video streaming experience by allowing users to click and play any m3u8 link. Switch functionality on or off with just a click on the icon. Further, the add-on introduces a zoom in/out feature for better user experience.
Merlin
Stats
Rating: 3.99 (71)
Version: 0.8.3resigned1 (Last updated: 2024-04-25)
Creation date: 2016-10-09
Weekly download count: 155
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • tabs
  • *://*/*.m3u8*
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • storage
Size: 693.23K
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Merlin
Summary

This extension is a wrapper around the awesome hlsjs library: https://github.com/dailymotion/hls.js Note that this is not playing video m3u8 yet. It only plays m3u8 links that you click and any m3u8 link you paste in the address bar.

Enable/Disable the extension by clicking on the icon.

New: add zoom in/out button.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Useful for use with youtube-dl, can generate command with arguments
  • Works well with hls.js version 7.10
  • Some users find it very good
Cons
  • Not maintained, outdated version of hls.js
  • Does not work in Firefox but works in Chrome
  • Does not work with latest versions of Firefox
  • Certain versions do not seem to work properly
Most mentioned
  • Issue with hls.js version
  • Breakage in Firefox
  • Compatibility with Chrome
Recent reviews
Sadly this doesn't appear to be maintained any longer. hls.js is only version 0.8.2 instead of the current 1.4.12 None of Apples example streams worked, so I guess this add-on is broken (I only tested Nightly 120) https://developer.apple.com/streaming/examples/
by Djfe, 2023-10-09
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Safety
Risk impact

Native HLS 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 Native HLS if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Native HLS is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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