Always Video ᴴᴷ - Beta ( PiP Automation )
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(Watch video across Tabs & Windows & Applications)

In Chrome 70, Google enabled support for Picture-in-Picture mode (PiP), allowing users to pop videos out of their tab and float on top of everything. That was awesome and good for multi-tasking. However, for native PiP: - Websites that block right-click context menu not supported (Facebook, Netflix, almost any) - Need to manually enter/exit PiP mode for every single video But with this extension, you can fully experience how PiP makes your life easier. 1. Automatically enter PiP mode when switching to other tabs/windows 2. Automatically leave PiP mode when back to the video tab 3. Prioritize multiple videos and show the one that you need 4. Support any Window applications and any modern websites (Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, etc) 5. Support media keys (play/pause & prev/next track & etc) on your keyboard 6. Since v.0.2.0, added popup config for blacklisting web pages & domains (More and more) Work on both Windows & macOS now! Highly-recommended for desktop, laptop, and tablet users, especially those who have a single monitor The idea is to avoid tedious config or user actions needed as much as possible to trigger these kinds of operations. Report bugs and feel free to give me feedback :) change log - v.0.2.83 Bug fix: - memory leak issue change log - v.0.2.79 Enhancement: 1. improved responsiveness of the popup change log - v.0.2.77 Bug fix: - sometime PiP not working change log - v.0.2.72 Enhancement: 1. more stable and more efficient 2. added a donation button 3. added play video shortcut Bug fix: - chrome might create 2 floating players at the same time which caused the browser to crash - sometime video player might disconnect from the extension change log - v.0.2.55 Enhancement: 1. refactored the task scheduling subsystem, more reliable and more faster response 2. hide all error messages in the tab console 3. improved config UI, added donation button Bug fix: - sometime video player would disconnect from the extension - discarding floating player is not working change log - v.0.2.25 Enhancement: 1. refactored the entire system, more reliable and efficient 2. support media keys on the keyboard now change log - v.0.2.10 Bug fix: - fixed urgent problem for stuck operation caused by minor mistake change log - v.0.2.08 Enhancement: 1. use custom quick sort algorithm to enhance performance 2. simplified code to enhance stability change log - v.0.2.0 Enhancement: 1. added popup with blacklist function 2. more intelligent mechanism for Mac OS users Bug fix: - PiP is now blocked when the window is maximized since chrome in MacOS does not allow PiP in maximized windows change log - v.0.1.81 Enhancement: 1. improved stack algorithm to enhance stability 2. simplified system structure, faster & less memory used Bug fix: - incorrect sorting algorithm change log - v.0.1.76 Enhancement: 1. improved algorithm to auto enter PiP mode in a more friendly way 2. when at the video tab, it triggers PiP only if the window is maximized, minimized or not maximized but the video is scrolled to an invisible position 3. stack algorithm improved 4. auto disconnects videos in discarded tab 5. enhanced window & tab switching detection algorithm, more different circumstances covered 6. added Bluebird to enhance the async performance at runtime, faster with less memory used -- Milestone - the extension is more complete and stable now -- change log - v.0.1.54 Enhancement: 1. improved stack algorithm to enhance stabity 2. added update notification when extension updated 3. auto update & reload extension if update available Bug fix: - no reaction when opening new window in chrome change log - v.0.1.40 Bug fix: - sometimes it failed to enter PiP change log - v.0.1.35 Enhancement: 1. added stack to enhance the stability change log - v.0.1.29 Changes: 1. removed PiP when you switch to other window in the video tab since it's not desired in most cases change log - v.0.1.28 Enhancement: 1. more reliable detection when switching to other applications in the video tab change log - v.0.1.27 Enhancement: 1. no need to reload pages when updating / restarting extension 2. video keep playing if it was discarded from PiP mode Bug fix: - when switching tab between main player and other tab too qucikly, it blink and keep enabled - sometime two video may wrongly received message from each others - not detecting the status when a video is aborted change log - v.0.1.26 Enhancement: 1. a bit more accurate video detection change log - v.0.1.25 Enhancement: 1. more reliable and efficient core system Bug fix: - sometime enabling PiP when switch to window application will be fail - prioritization may have issues in some edge cases change log - v.0.1.18 Bug fix: - sometime after closing video, the extension wrongly detect its existence change log - v.0.1.17 Bug fix: - sometime video cannot enter PiP automatically change log - v.0.1.14 Enhancement: - performance boost Bug fix: - new version cannot detect the status of video when first loaded the page change log - v.0.1.08 Enhancement: 1. auto start PiP mode in other tabs when a new video started playing 2. performance boost and more new technique applied 3. PiP request mechanism more reliable, reduce the chance of request failure Bug fix: - fail to enable the PiP mode of a video for the first time when switched to other tab already Others: - no webpack using temporarily because of obfuscated code change log - v.0.1.02 Enhancement: - support Window applications trigger PiP now - webpack & vuejs used for production now, thanks to ALiang Liang Bug fix: - video prioritization issues change log - v.0.1 --extension beta version released--

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Brian BuckleyApr 21, 2024

1 out of 5 stars for the 1 out of 5 the times this thing actually works

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Jakub ŘíhaMar 30, 2024

It works, unlike other extensions, but there are at least 2 bugs right now. 1) When i click anywhere on the bookmarks and above and then switch active tabs, the PIP wont open. 2) Hardware video controls (keys) and touchpad start stop doesnt work once the PIP was opened. I really like this project and would like to see these QOL improvements added.

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Amazing AmeyaMar 30, 2024

It ISN'T Reliable!, works sometimes sometimes doesn't? like works 2/5 times. Better Improve it devs, then release the stable version. Also Beeware! it requires some nasty Permissions.

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