Skips/mutes/blanks selected parts of streaming videos
VideoSkip allows you to filter out several types of objectionable content from video streams. It uses the same categories as the "Parents Guide" section of IMDB.com. It can skip sections entirely, or simply mute the sound or blank the video, at your discretion. Because it does not modify the videos in any way, but rather plays them selectively, it does not infringe media copyrights.
Step by step:
1. Load the video from a streaming service normally. Make sure the video you want to edit is playing or ready to play (not full-screen), then click the VideoSkip icon on the upper-right of the browser. A new window will pop up. You can move it, or resize it like a regular page with Ctrl + or Ctrl -.
2. Set the category filters using the sliders according to the audience. The higher, the more stringent the filter (for instance, High = for children, Medium = for teens, Low = for adults). If a filter is Off, the flagged content will be shown.
3. If you have a .skp file containing the skips, you can load it now with the "Load skip file" button. Once loaded, its contents will appear in the box, plus a screenshot on its right. Each skip consists of beginning and end times relative to the start of the video, with an arrow between them, and on the line below a category plus maybe a handling label (such as "video" or "audio").
4. If you don't have a skip file for the film you're watching, chances are another user has made one, and has posted it in the VideoSkip Exchange. There's a button to load the Exchange on a separate tab. You don't have to register in order to browse and download skip files.
5. VideoSkip includes an automatic profanity filter, which is engaged by clicking the "Auto prof." button after loading the skip file. You will be asked to load a subtitle file for the video, which will be scanned for words on the editable blocklist. The list is displayed at the bottom of the window when you click the Help button. This action will not display subtitles for the video, which must be loaded from the streaming service. The overall timing of these skips can be adjusted with the arrow buttons, after checking "Alt."
6. Click the "Go to time" button; if the video shows the same image as the screenshot, everything is in sync and you can go ahead and watch it, otherwise you need to sync the skips as explained in the help.
7. If you want to change something in the list of skips, click "Edit." There's a button to insert the current time on the video (the video itself has a scrub bar to get there), and a correctly formatted "arrow" if you feel lazy, plus another button to insert a silence over the word just pronounced. There is also a button for saving your edited skip list in the default folder for downloads.
8. Click the button with the double arrows to begin play, and maybe the fullscreen button, sit back, and enjoy. Skips will take place when their time arrives. A message will appear on the fullscreen video when you move the mouse, telling you which filters are engaged.
You can make your own skip files and share them with your friends freely. They will work even if the videos being played are from a different source. If the timing is off, re-syncing with the screenshot is very easy. The skip file exchange is located at https://videoskip.org/exchange
There's also a standalone web app, which works with videos that you have saved to your computer. Get it at https://videoskip.org/app for computers, or https://videoskip.org/mobile for mobile devices.
Legal Notice: Content copyright owners and distributors are hereby informed that users and developers of this software are exercising their right of free speech, guaranteed by law in many nations, by voluntarily refraining from seeing or hearing content without modifying said content in any way. Legal action that ignores this notice will be considered harassment and infringement of basic rights, and prosecuted according to the law.