YouTube 2 Player
Watch YouTube videos in an external player.
What is YouTube 2 Player?
YouTube 2 Player is a Firefox add-on that allows you to watch YouTube videos in an external player. It provides the flexibility to choose from various players like mpv, Media Player Classic BE, DAUM Potplayer, VLC Media Player, and BS Player. You can configure the players and utilize their features for a smoother video experience.
Legacy version For pre-Quantum Firefox or Pale Moon, the legacy version can be found here: https://github.com/sumzary/yt2p/releases/tag/v2.1.1
Setting up After FF57, an additional Native Client is required. Download yt2p-nativeapp.zip and follow instructions here: https://github.com/sumzary/yt2p/releases/latest
Configuring players Open the add-on settings. Players are sorted into groups. Pick the active group on the left itembox, then the active player on the right itembox. Below the boxes are the Name, Icon, and Command input fields for the active item. Command is the most important, requiring the player executable path and URL identifier.
"C:/Program Files (x86)/mpv/mpv.exe" VIDEOURL
Opens a video in mpv player. Notice the quotes around the file path.
YouTube 2 Player 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 YouTube 2 Player if you trust the publisher.
YouTube 2 Player has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.