Say, you like the fact that Google has started to thumbnail YouTube results in search, but you just want a ‘bit more. GoogleTube, an add-on for Firefox, will allow you to play the YouTube videos inside of the Google search results window.
Once installed, all you have to do is hit the YouTube icon next to the search result link. Instantly the video starts playing, without the need to open up a new tab or window. Also, you can also download the video and view more information regarding the video (date added, views, rating, comments) directly from the search results.
The player can be configured to suit your needs too. You can select player colors, player size and these additional options:
- Allow auto play
- Show player border
- Show tiny icon on the status bar
- Show download button
- Show more information button
- Choose where to show the video (next to link, under link, ect)
It is a simple extension that does a simple task very well. You can pick up GoogleTube on the Firefox Add-ons web site.