YouTube 2 Player

YouTube 2 Player

Watch YouTube videos in an external player.

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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.

Stats date:
Users: 50 ▲ 1
Rating: 2.35 (17)
Version: 4.4 (Last updated: 2018-04-04)
Creation date: 2014-10-11
Weekly download count: 4
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • <all_urls>
  • notifications
  • contextMenus
  • storage
  • nativeMessaging
  • downloads
Size: 74.76K
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

Legacy version For pre-Quantum Firefox or Pale Moon, the legacy version can be found here:

Setting up After FF57, an additional Native Client is required. Download and follow instructions here:

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.

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Risk impact

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.

Risk likelihood

YouTube 2 Player has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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