How to change the default video player on your browser?

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  • Streaming media files online is clearly a favorite activity and it would be even more enjoyable if users could have more options regarding the browser video player.
  • In this article we're going to see what extensions can be integrated into your browser in order to add more quality to your online entertainment experience.
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There are certain situations when you want to stream a video in your browser just to find out that the default player doesn’t offer all the options and the control you want, or worse doesn’t even support the specific format.

A great solution that is sure to get you out of this predicament is changing the video player of your browser by installing an extension that is compatible with your operating system.

Such extensions allow you to play audio and video files directly from the browser without using third-party software. So let’s see what are the main extension that can dramatically improve your streaming experience.

How do I change the video player on my browser?


1. Send to MPV player

This extension detects any type of stream-able media be it video or audio and offers a “send to MVP” option. Thanks to this add-on you are able to watch or listen to media streams much easier with just a few clicks.

An optimized extension was created to be as lightweight as possible. One perk you’ll like is that the background page of the extension is in non-persistent mode, so the extension doesn’t need any resources when it is inactive.

What sets it apart from other similar extensions is the fact that it’s much lighter because the media detection algorithm does not demand usual observation.

Download Send to MPV player

2. Flash Player for YouTube 

Another great option for Opera is an add-on that changes the default YouTube player to Flash and offers better resolution choices than an HTML5 Player.

It is very lightweight, doesn’t take up memory space, and also doesn’t require a lot of CPU usage. This extension is perfect if you have a slow device because it consumes fewer resources, CPU, and RAM.

Download Flash Player for YouTube


1. Play in VLC

Play in VLC is an extension designed to bring you a multimedia experience directly from your browser by offering the perks of great third-party software without taking-up memory space.

You can watch your favorite movie streams or listen to music in the VLC player with just one move. The extension detects all the audio and video from the web page and displays the media sources in the badge area. All you need to do is left-click on the button in the toolbar in order to send these media sources to the VLC player.

Download Play in VLC

2. Media Player

This browser extension is created to play music and video files from any type of online source. At the basis of this tool is the popular video.js project. Media Player is designed to enhance the user experience by applying custom plug-ins.

All you have to do is drag and drop the video files into the player or press the big play button, this way you’ll be able to watch any offline or online video in no time.

If you want to load subtitles for your videos, you need to make sure you also drop the subtitle files as well. In order to detect, their search for an SRT or VTT format.

Download Media Player

3. Media Player Video/Audio

A great extension that brings the awesome benefits of a media player and at the same time saves you the time you’d waste downloading video software.

You can play any type of online audio or video file at a much higher quality than are accustomed to. Change your internet viewing habits to a home cinema experience by adding this user-friendly extension to your browser.

Download Media Player Video/Audio

Mozilla Firefox

1. HTML5 Video Everywhere

Developed by the founder of the popular social platform, Tik-Tok, this add-on was created with the users’ preferences in mind.

With this smart extension, you can take advantage of an improved media experience when you access your favorite streaming sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Break, Metacafe, or Lego.

Don’t miss out on this browser’s built-in video player that provides higher performance and a more stable experience.

Download HTML5 Video Everywhere

2. Video Player

You can make the best of your streaming time with this high-quality extension that supports audio boosting to 300% and provides a playback rate speed of up to 8 times.

Easy to use and with a minimal interface this extension can play media files from a local disk or a remote source.

This extension offers to play video or audio from a local disk or a remote resource. It uses the standard catching method to play remote sources with minimal interruption. You can even groove to your favorite musician by repeating one song or an entire album, thanks to this smart player.

Download Video Player

Playing videos or listening to audio using specially created extensions that can be incorporated into your browser is a great way to add some quality to your interactive online activities.

The extensions that we presented you with in this article are compatible with most operating systems, are easy to set up and very user-friendly.

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