What is the "Video Player" extension and how does it work?
This extension enhances the default video player element and adds additional controls to it to improve its usability. The extension offers a VLC-liked interface, and all additional controls are added to a new vertical toolbar. The idea is to use the default controls as much as possible and only add extra needed items. Currently "playlist", "repeat", "playback speed control", "playback boost control", "previous", and "next" buttons are added to the additional list. All these buttons support keyboard shortcuts too.
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What's new in this version?
Please check the Logs section.
What is the "boost" control (1B, 2B, 4B)?
This button adds a new audio filter to the audio context object that is attached to the video element. This audio context controls how the audio is manipulated before it is sent to the speaker. This new filter can provide additional volume for the player. The "1B" button means the player does not have any additional volume gain (uses the original level). The "2B" button means that volume gains twice its original value before being sent to the speaker (the final destination). Note that by using the boosting feature you can increase the volume to the values that are beyond the power of the video element. For instance, if the volume is at 100% level and the boost label is "4B", it means that the actual volume is four times higher than the original possible one. Increase volume to the higher levels that 100% is one of the missing features in the most video players. Note that if it is possible to use the normal volume control to increase the volume, do not use the boosting feature. This feature can affect the audio quality, so only use it if you need to increase the volume to the higher values. For instance, do not set the boot level to "2B" and the volume level to 50% level to get 100% volume. Instead, use boost level "1B" and volume level 100%.
What is the "1X" button in the extra control list?
This button is the playback speed rate. The "1X" label means that the playback is played at its normal rate. This player supports "2X", "4X", and "8X" playback rates. By settings "8X", the playback plays the video eight-times faster.
To open the interface, you can set a keyboard shortcut from the "Extensions Manager" window of your browser. The interface itself has the following keyboard shortcuts (to see a shortcut put your mouse over its button):
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|storage||to persist volume, speed, and boost preference|
|contextMenus||to add context menu items over media elements|