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Author Topic: DetachVideo - Give embedded videos their own window!  (Read 13801 times)

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DetachVideo - Give embedded videos their own window!
« on: March 09, 2008, 07:24:00 AM »
 :) Try this one!

DetachVideo - Detach embedded videos from your tabbed browser and show them in a window of their own.

Usage: Hold your mouse over a video and press F12.



This is a lifesaver when browsing YouTube or any other video site. Just place your mouse over a video and press F12, and the video is moved to a floating, always on top window that you can move anywhere you like, and keep on browsing. Just make shure you don't close the brower tab or scroll too far, or the video will dissapear. And it can of course show multiple detached videos!

You'll find the downloads and more info at 1 Hour Software by Skrommel.

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« Last Edit: August 03, 2008, 06:19:37 PM by skrommel »

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Re: DetachVideo - Give embedded videos their own window!
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2008, 06:01:55 PM »
I like it. The only thing that needs changing is that when you resize the detached video window, the video, etc. that's being displayed should be resized to fit the window.

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Re: DetachVideo - Give embedded videos their own window!
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2008, 11:49:55 AM »
 :( Sorry, DetachVideo only steals the control from a window, it can't resize the video. But it may be possible to change the <embed> tag of the browser to resize the video before stealing it...

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Re: DetachVideo - Give embedded videos their own window!
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2008, 02:09:14 PM »
I had another idea regarding it. Maybe it could open the control that the mouse is under in an IE window (thereby allowing the user to change pages without losing the video).

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Re: DetachVideo - Give embedded videos their own window!
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2008, 02:05:52 AM »
Can it also save the video stream locally (or at least put the filename of the stream below it)?  I currently use a plugin called unpluged to capture the files I want, but your method would be MUCH easier, as it doesn't force you to figure out which file is the one you want.  Just a thought.
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Re: DetachVideo - Give embedded videos their own window!
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2008, 12:30:24 AM »
Does this require a tabbed browser? I know some people stuck with IE6 (the poor suckers) that would enjoy this...

Also, I am not sure if this is a side-effect of FF 3 RC 1, but I get this oddball setup when I try to pull a youtube video (see image)...
« Last Edit: May 25, 2008, 12:33:08 AM by wreckedcarzz »

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Re: DetachVideo - Give embedded videos their own window!
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2008, 12:41:06 PM »


Hello, this is my first time posting on Donation Coder. I noticed that the topic of this thread is very similar to the project I've been working on for the past couple of months. It's called Video in Picture for Vista and has the ability to essentially replicate the function of the program from the OP.

However, I go by it a different way. I use the live previews features of Vista to allow you to crop, resize, and reposition the live previews of windows. You can dynamically resize the live previews by using the scroll wheel of your mouse, the keyboard arrows, or just by dragging the borders. You can also crop the picture to the way you want it by just holding down CTRL and dragging the borders.

The program allows you to create the previews from a scrolling menu or even better, by just minimizing the window you are looking at. If you close the preview and create it a preview from the same window again, it remembers the size and position of your previous menu so you don't have to resize it.

There are some videos and pictures on my website: http://videoinpicture.wikidot.com/ that will show you what I mean. You can also get a copy of the problem off there. It current is in development to get rid of some bugs and streamline it, but it is functional and stable.

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Re: DetachVideo - Give embedded videos their own window!
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2008, 12:44:06 PM »
For my post above. I meant to say you can get a copy of the program off my website.
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Re: DetachVideo - Give embedded videos their own window!
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2008, 01:08:02 PM »
Nice work Eric! Looks very cool.
And welcome to the site  :up:

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Re: DetachVideo - Give embedded videos their own window!
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2008, 02:14:57 PM »
Hi VideoInPicture!

I really like your program, i think it has lost of potential. Unfortunately, i think the best use for it is for having thumbnails of open live messenger windows (with or without video), but it doesn't behave very well with those :(
I know it's MS's fault for making non-standard windows, but it'd be really sweet if it worked..

PS: you probably should reverse the order of the tray icon's options, "quit" should be the option on the bottom and not on the top ;)

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Re: DetachVideo - Give embedded videos their own window!
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2008, 04:41:02 AM »
I really like your program, i think it has lost of potential. Unfortunately, i think the best use for it is for having thumbnails of open live messenger windows (with or without video), but it doesn't behave very well with those :(
I know it's MS's fault for making non-standard windows, but it'd be really sweet if it worked..

PS: you probably should reverse the order of the tray icon's options, "quit" should be the option on the bottom and not on the top ;)

I'm putting the development of Video in Picture on hold for a few weeks to take care of some other stuff, computer and life related.
However, I will look into the issue of making Video in Picture work with Live Messenger. I'm pretty sure there is a way to make it work.
As for the tray icon right-click menu, I placed the options in that order because I keep Video in Picture running and like to have the options that I use more closer to the mouse when the menu opens up (my taskbar is on the bottom of the screen). However, I can see where it can be beneficial to invert the menu (ie: taskbar on the top of the screen). I will add an option to the settings panel to invert the menu.
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Re: DetachVideo - Give embedded videos their own window!
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2008, 04:47:58 AM »
Does this require a tabbed browser? I know some people stuck with IE6 (the poor suckers) that would enjoy this...

Also, I am not sure if this is a side-effect of FF 3 RC 1, but I get this oddball setup when I try to pull a youtube video (see image)...

I tried DetachVideo using IE 7 and Youtube. There is a problem when I close the detached video Window: the Youtube video doesn't go back to its original position on the browser. Can some explain how DetachVideo goes about finding the Youtube video? I understand the gist of the source code but I don't see how it actually finds the handle to the Youtube video?
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