Now you can easily take control over all things YouTube! Tube Enhancer Plus is a great add-on for Firefox that gives you a lot of more tools to use while surfing YouTube. It adds a button under almost all the YouTube videos, the channels, and the playlists. It also adds a button to your browser, on the right side of the search-field, that allows you to open the sidebar without the need to go on YouTube to do it. If the location does not suit you, you can move this button anywhere you want.
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All in all, 2009 was a great year for Firefox. It grew by leaps and bounds, and continues to be the best alternative browser out there. Firefox Facts did pretty well in it’s own right too – surpassing the 7,000+ RSS subscriber mark. So with today being the last day of 2009, let us all sit back and revisit some of the best posts of the year.
Here are 10 of the most read stories, tips, tutorials and reviews I have posted here in 2009. Hope you check out some classics you might have missed, or revisit a favorite post or two.
Love it, or hate it – Firefox got one more addition to it’s browser that seems to have gotten a mixed reaction from the fans. The open new tab button rests at the end of your tab bar in Firefox 3.5 giving you an easier user interface to open a new tab.
- More Tab Fun – Move the Close Tab in Firefox
Thanks to a popular Greasemonkey script turned Firefox add-on you can now rip videos from Facebook to watch whenever and where ever you want to. The simply named Facebook Video add-on for Firefox will help you get the job done.
How Does It Work?
This extension adds the functionality to download, convert or embed videos posted on Facebook. When you click the download video link, the video will open as a .mp4 file. You can then select, “Save Page As” from the File option in your menu bar to choose where to save the file on your PC.
The convert video link will take the video to the Zamzar free file conversion web site, where you can convert the file to .flv, .wmv, .avi, or the audio formats .mp3, .flac, or .wav.
Start Downloading Facebook Videos! – You can pick up the Facebook Video add-on from the Firefox Add-ons web site. So there you have it, now you can grab those Facebook videos you have been wanting to save to watch later. (Kudos goes to ZeroPaid.com for finding this tip!)
Tired of finding mp3 files on the Web, that have no inline player so you can simply check them out as you find them? Well, thanks to the Lifehacker team you can now use Google’s inline mp3 player to stream any mp3 on any web site.
For those you have Greasemonkey installed, the Google Inline MP3 Player script inserts the Google flash mp3 player next to any linked MP3 file. Want to give it a shot? Go check out the Lifehacker page on the topic, and click there to get it installed.
As a bonus, for those of you who might want the opposite of this, we have the Give me the MP3 user script. Once you install this into Greasemonkey, you can pull the mp3 link out instead of using a flash player that is embedded on the web site you are browsing.
So to play, or not to play – you now have the option to do both!
The experimental add-on YouTube 2 MP3 will convert and download YouTube videos in the .mp3 audio format. There is no doubt that YouTube has a large collection of music videos, so this type of service was bound to happen eventually.
Once installed, the add-on will add a link to each YouTube video page that says, “Convert & Download as MP3”. Once clicked, the extension takes you to another web site where the mp3 will be available for you to download. The only downside I could find, is that it takes some time to convert the videos to the .mp3 format.
As a bonus, if you want to use the YouTube video to mp3 converting service without the add-on you can do that too. Just bookmark this link: http://youtube2mp3.wmn.eu/
You can download YouTube 2 MP3 extension on the Firefox Add-ons web site.
I figured this hack was in the works for some time now, just happened to run across it this morning. Thanks to Firefox, Greasemonkey and a little creativity from a scripter out there you can download music from the MuxTape web site. Here are the words of wisdom from the script creator…
This downloads muxtape songs. Just click the “Download me!” link, change the file-name to your liking and append .mp3 to it.
There you go! Pick up the Greasemonkey script in question here:
Now of course I am not encouraging you to go out there and be a pirate, but for those tunes up there that you can not find anywhere else or may be original works from an independent artist you would like to enjoy – the option to download is now there. I have a feeling though they will more than likely get this fixed soon on the MuxTape side of things.
Now those of you who follow my other projects know that I do a weekly podcast on and about the Web hosting industry called the Web Hosting Show. Now I have been doing that for about three years, I think I am getting pretty good at this whole “audio recording” too.
So I am curious if anybody out there would be interested in seeing a Firefox Facts podcast? This is just an idea right now, and I would figure that I would cover a lot of what I cover here – but in audio form. I could also take your audio questions and comments or do interview with Firefox “movers and shakers”.
Now I am not going to promise anything just yet, just interested in hearing if there would be any interest from the public in me following up with the project.
Here is an interesting story that I found from Mozilla Links. Mozilla + Podcast = Good Stuff.
The Mozilla Digital Memory Bank has announced the launch of a new weekly podcast featuring snippets from the memory bank’s audio content.
Organized a few years ago by the Center for History and New Media, the MDMB “is a permanent, open, peer-produced digital archive of Mozilla history” that “collects and permanently preserves digital texts, images, audio, video, personal narratives, and oral histories related to Mozilla, its products, and its community of developers, testers, and users”.
The first one launched, an interview with Ben Goodger, I have not had the pleasure of listening to yet, but I have a feeling it should be interesting.
I really hate when music or movies start up on a Web site when I did not ask them to. It is rude for my browser to think I want to listen to or watch this stuff without asking first. Well, I have a Firefox extension that will teach your browser some manners.
The Stop Autoplay extension for Firefox disable the autoplay of the embedded music and movie (mp3, wma, wmv, avi, mpg, and more). Are you locked out of hearing or seeing it then? No! The users can press the play button of the controller to play it. Now this is the way the Web was suppose to be.
FoxyTunes is one of those old reliable extensions that just keeps getting better with age. Version 2.0 is now out, and I have to say it is better than ever. If you have used FoxyTunes in the past and passed, I encourage you to give it a second look. Listen to your favorite tunes without leaving your browser!