Youtube™ Preview helps you decide whether it is worth watching a video before clicking it by previewing video frames & ratings.
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Wait your mouse over any video thumbnail and there comes a little pop-up which shows the frames of the video one after another quickly. If you want to change the size of the pop-up simply use mouse wheels and just leaving the pop-up will close it immediately.
Also you can see video ratings previews below the video thumbs without necessarily hovering your mouse over them. I want to say that I have taken this idea from the extension YouTube™ Ratings Preview ( https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cgbhdenfmgbagncdmgbholejjpmmiank ) which I have been using for a long time happily. Thank you Cristian Perez.
In addition to these major features, there is a minor feature which is called "More Top Comments" which is quite useful when a video has hundreds of comments
and you want to see more top comments other than youtube's default 2 Top Comments.
This extension definitely doesn't add any annoying icon to your adress bar or next to it and there will be no annoying right-click menu options.
I am also currently developing an equivalent Firefox add-on of this extension.
Negative comments were made for the previous versions ( i.e. comment of Paulo Rodrigues. Just look at the comment date: February! ) and opening pop-ups were really slower than now BUT so much changed for this extension and because of the technical problems I've solved, it is so much faster now. Try it once and uninstall it after 10 seconds if you don't like...
* If you saw an attractive snapshot of the video but after opening it, frustrated.
* If you want to skim the frames of the video quickly on a pop-up before actually opening a page for that video.
* If you want to see the ratings of the video(like/dislike percentage) before opening the video.
Then give "Youtube™ Preview" a chance...
I want to work more on this extension. I have much features to add in my mind if feedback is fine. ( i.e. adding video frames&ratings preview feature to sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Reddit, Pinterest, Google Search and any other web site with a youtube video link. )
Note: I have used an image for the logo from http://whytehouse.com/. Thank you...
Note2: This extension takes some statistical data which shows people's usage of the features of this extension and usage frequency and current extension version and from which countries people use this extension and statistical things like that. This data is only for statistical purposes, I am not specifically interested in your data, cause I don't know you personally and you are only a number from thousands of users. I mean, no need to worry about your private data.