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Windows 7: Portable Youtube Player

19 Aug 2018   #1
PaulE

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Portable Youtube Player

Hi,

I'm looking for a good portable youtube player.
That I can run on Windows 7 (and 10) and don't have to be installed.

Important is that:
- I can add new items to a playlist via drag and drop form browser
- it can save playlists
- is portable
- it can play the videos without the bling bling around the video content
- it is possible to minimize to tray
- could be controlled via hotkeys

KR,
P.


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19 Aug 2018   #2
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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19 Aug 2018   #3
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

That's a nice bit of software MourningStar .
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19 Aug 2018   #4
PaulE

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Nice - but found some problems with it:

Some of the Videos are not played "not available" - but opening the URL directly plays the video.
And if I full-screen the player on my second screen the rendered Youtube Video is displayed on the main screen without the players chrome.
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19 Aug 2018   #5
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi PaulE,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PaulE View Post
Some of the Videos are not played "not available" - but opening the URL directly plays the video.
That could possibly be a codec issue!
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01 Jan 2019   #6
YmodemYNot

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Not a codec issue but a browser issue. I was delighted when I stumbled upon this thread as I too have been looking for a Standalone Youtube app. It turns out that TOMYO actually uses your web browser to play videos (it defaults to IE) as I discovered when I tried running it on Windows XP (I realize this is a forum for Windows 7 which I also have but wanted to clarify that this isn't an actual app but a GUI that is dependant on your web browser).



The closest I was able to find was Youtube Media Player Pro (freeware)



This one doesn't care what browser you are running but it does use Windows Media Player to play videos so you may run into codec issues.

About the closest thing I have found for a Windows Youtube app is SMPlayer with the SMTube plugin. SMPlayer has most codecs built-in similar to VLC so it can play practically any videos. The only problem is the SMTube browser can't access all Youtube videos for some reason.

All the other hits on Google for standalone Youtube app were out-dated/dead links or required Adobe Flash.

Looks like we're stuck with our browsers for Youtube for the most reliable way to view.

Oh and Happy New Year!
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