Maybe the world doesn’t really need yet another YouTube video player but here’s one that makes the viewing process a bit more palatable and useful. It’s called TubeG for YouTube and it does for video watching what you’d like– moves the video from the browser window to a separate window on the Mac.
Most Mac users watch YouTube videos from within a browser Window. Watch more than one video at a time and you’ve got multiple browser windows or multiple tabs, cumbersome at best, and still a single video at a time. TubeG moves the YouTube video from the browser to a floating window, each with player controls, each resizable.
If that’s all TubeG did it would be worth the few dollars in the price tag, but the list of options is rather extensive.
For example, you can display or hide the title bar, show related videos at the end of a YouTube video, run live streaming video, just enter an MP4 video URL to view a video in a window, open a window in fullscreen mode, keep a video window on top of other windows, set specific video dimensions, disable multiple windows (it gets a bit crowded), choose from multiple player control styles, all while using less Mac CPU and battery than in Safari.
For a utility which functions with such grace and elegance, TubeG is loaded with Preference settings.
Use Preferences to set screen quality and opacity, change the screen position, alter player controls, and much more. All from a click to the icon in the Mac’s Menubar (where you can also enter a video URL and create a new window from the video).
TubeG for YouTube has been around awhile and just gets better.