Youtube Auto HD

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by Sameer Nyaupane

Why I built this extension

Hi, I am Sameer, a web developer from Nepal.

Recently the famous "Stylish" extension was banned from all the popular browsers.
"Stylish" extension with 2M downloads banned for tracking every site visit .

This caused me to take all my current extension usage seriously.
I went and looked for the source code of all my installed extensions.

Surprisingly, I found out that most of the extensions do not give a link to a github or a source code file.
I still could go over and check the plugin's code itself since the extensions are all required to be open source, but this won't be possible for everyone. Moreover, it is a hassle to have to do it for every extension you would want to install.

So I decided I would only use the extensions that have their code available and rest of them I'd write them myself and make them open source on github for all to see.

This way extensions are safe, available for thorough dive into the code if one so desires.

How to use Youtube Auto HD

I built this extension with simplicity and efficiency in mind.
So it's simple and very lightweight extension.

All you have to do is click on the icon on the chrome's extension toolbar on the top right corner to use it.

Clicking the icon reveals the settings you can set. The settings take effect immediately.

Best available quality

This option will automatically select the best available quality for the video.

Auto mode

This option is there if you want to fall back to the youtube's default quality selection algorithm.

Auto Fallback Feature

If the quality you selected is not available for a certain video,
the next best quality is automatically selected for you.

Set and forget! Nice and simple :)

Privacy Policy

This extension does not collect any data from the user.

Source code

Youtube Auto HD is fully open source and is available on the github page linked below.


Your feedback is highly appreciated. It will help me improve the extension.

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