ClickToPlugin
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Prevent Safari from launching plug-ins automatically.   Free
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ClickToPlugin is a highly customizable extension that prevents Safari from launching plug-ins automatically.

It replaces every plug-in object by an unobtrusive placeholder that can be clicked to load the embedded content, and it can replace many plug-in-based media players by Safari's native HTML5 media player.
What's New
Version 2.9.2:
  • Updates to the MTVNetworks, TED, and YouTube killers
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • Safari 5.0.6 or later



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ClickToPlugin User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Aadams77 commented on 19 Nov 2013
I tried both this and ClickToFlash 2.9 and NEITHER are working for me out of the box, OR with a couple seemingly logical adjustments, as follows...

Under Media player tab:
1) Initial behavior from "Autoplay" to "Do not preload"
2) …and UNchecking the "Instant autopsy" checkbox just below it.

The issue that I am experiencing is that YouTube videos are STILL preloading and autoplaying with ClickToPlugin 2.9 OR ClickToFlash 2.9 under Safari 5.1.10 running on MacOS 10.6.8 (I have also tried disabling all the other Safari plugins to no avail).

Suggestions welcomed...
[Version 2.9]

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Marc Hoyois (developer) replied on 21 Nov 2013
Empty the autoplay list at the bottom of the Media Player tab.
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Aadams77 replied on 23 Nov 2013
Thank you Marc, ClickToPlugin is working as expected now…much appreciated! ;)
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Apikoros commented on 06 Nov 2013
This version (2.9) won't install.
[Version 2.9]


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+124

Aeschylus reviewed on 15 Sep 2013
This is a great Safari extension. It works so much better than the equivalent Chrome built-in extension. It allows viewing Youtube and other videos in HTML and blocks so much annoying flash video. I have one site where I must allow flash, and this plugin keeps track of it, too. What a marvelous job by the author A true gem.
[Version 2.8.6]


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iKuwait reviewed on 15 Jul 2013
i test many video in youtube its working
[Version 2.8.3]


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Mrhooks commented on 24 Jun 2013
Mentioned this on the YouTube5 comments page as well, but it seems YouTube has found a way to force its own HTML5 player to load after ClickToPlugin (orYouTube5, or whatever) loads its player, even though I am not signed up for YouTube's HTML5 beta. It takes a fraction of a second to kick in, so if I'm fast enough I can still download, but it's annoying to have to use that player, which seems to run slow and use a fair bit of CPU on my quad core Mac Pro.
[Version 2.7.8]

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sjk replied on 27 Jun 2013
Marc,

Seems your YouTubeFlashProxy-v1 extension is interfering with the YouTube5 extension. Adding these AdBlock filters works around YouTube demanding Flash Player be installed while allowing YT5 to work:

http://s.ytimg.com/yts/jsbin/www_watch_mod-*.js
https://s.ytimg.com/yts/jsbin/www_watch_mod-*.js

This could have its own side effects, though.
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sjk replied on 27 Jun 2013
"The problem with YT5 is that it's not compatible with YouTube's new scripts and creates an error when Flash is not installed."

But if FP isn't installed 'The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback.' can also appear when YT5 is disabled and CTP is enabled. YTFP works around that issue, which also inhibits YT5 if it's enabled. Using AdBlock filtering is currently the only way I know to keep YT from griping about FP *and* use YT5, with comments not loading possibly being a desirable side effect.
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sjk replied on 27 Jun 2013
Let's try again:

YTFP works around the 'The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback.' issue regardless of YT5, while YT5 isn't working properly regardless of YTFP. So, YTFP isn't responsible for YT5 misbehaving. AdBlock filtering works around the bogus FP requirement more aggressively than YTFP, allowing YT5 to work, with potentially unwanted side effects. And CTP's handling of HTML5 YT media works (again) when YFTP or AdBlock filtering is used but hits the bogus FP requirement if not.

I've decided to disable YT5 and AdBlock filtering for YT in favor of the simpler YTFP. Thanks, Marc.
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Clauclau reviewed on 17 Jun 2013
Great, probably the greatest among the frees, it works everywhere and download works anywhere, unlike some extensions that allows download only on youtube. Sometime I can't skip from one side to the other of the timeline right away as in Flash.
It doesn't or it can't support notes and subtitles, and doesn't let me know if there are any. But i guess it's job is to switch to anything i want but flash, not to alert about all the features that flash or html5 is offering. 3rd yet, it has a problem with embedded videos: although it is set to 360 px wide, when I see videos on macrumors, the video goes out of the frame allowed by the side, so I am looking at ¼ top left portion of the video being cut by fixed macrumors layout frame.
Everything else is fine. I don't know what sometime causes Safari to force reload, i got sometime spinning beach ball with consequent force reload when I was trying to load + watch many youtube videos at once. Because I need SPEED, and yet I find OS X very slow in its philosphy.
[Version 2.7.8]

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Clauclau replied on 11 Jul 2013
That's correct! Sorry, I later found out indeed it's the pedrocc's Youtube wide extension and quite obsolete. Thanks for bringing this up.
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+1

+16

Foyan reviewed on 13 Feb 2013
Great and useful extension !
[Version 2.7.4]


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[Dodo] reviewed on 11 Feb 2013
wonderfull !
Thank you dev
[Version 2.7.3]


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Libertyforall1776 commented on 15 Jul 2012
Love it, Apple should integrate this in Safari by default! ;)
[Version 2.6.9]


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+198

Ronl reviewed on 15 Jul 2012
Excellent!!

Thanks for your work.
[Version 2.6.9]


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Wade-Smith had trouble on 10 Nov 2013
The new version will not install in 10.9 and Safari 7. It can't find Safari- claiming it's somewhere on a virtual machine.
[Version 2.9]


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raine had trouble on 31 Dec 2011
I am not a pro at this sort of thing but am trying desperately to use the clicktoplugin and media centre extensions. Obviously, I'm missing something in the settings because I can't get the source selector menu when I right click or ctrl click. I want to send the video using airplay to my apple tv. I am using Lion and just reinstalled everything. I have read the support pages several times but just don't get the context menu to "Send to Airplay". I have verified my apple TV device name and there is no password. Help me so we can watch Sunday Football ;-)
[Version 2.5.7]

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Marc Hoyois (developer) replied on 03 Jan 2012
Note: Apple TV software 4.4+ is NOT compatible with the AirPlay feature of the extension. Only 4.3 is.

Anyway, assuming you've checked the appropriate box there:

http://hoyois.github.com/safariextensions/clicktoplugin/#shortcut_menu,

if the context menu item does not show up, that means it simply doesn't apply, i.e., there's nothing underneath to send via AirPlay. You can't airplay Flash, for example, and anything "live" will not work since Safari cannot play live HTML5 (except with an Apple-designed format that nobody else uses).
To test it, try a YouTube video.
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+31
truthhurts had trouble on 14 Dec 2011
This has worked for me before, but lately (sadly, not sure when it stopped working) it's been failing more than it's been working. All manner of flash ads and videos have been showing up where none did before. Running a completely up-to-date Lion system - 10.7.2, Safari 5.1.2, ClickToPlugin 2.5.4, Flash 11,0,1,152 (whatever *that* means).
[Version 2.5.4]

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Marc Hoyois (developer) replied on 19 Dec 2011
The extension still works with all the latest software. Try uninstalling and reinstalling it.

brian1111 rated on 02 Jan 2014

[Version 2.9]



+2

RONIN427 rated on 26 Sep 2013

[Version 2.8.6]



+7

Nsrexler rated on 17 Jun 2013

[Version 2.7.8]



defektive rated on 23 Mar 2013

[Version 2.7.5]



+41

Joshmunkey rated on 31 Dec 2012

[Version 2.7.2]



ElTarlo rated on 12 Jul 2012

[Version 2.6.8]



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kjnw rated on 04 Jul 2012

[Version 2.6.8]



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SteveGosselin rated on 29 Jun 2012

[Version 2.6.8]



+4

beta.lab rated on 28 Jun 2012

[Version 2.6.7]



Sushi rated on 24 Oct 2011

[Version 2.5.3]


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License:Free
Date:27 Feb 2014
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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ClickToPlugin is a highly customizable extension that prevents Safari from launching plug-ins automatically.

It replaces every plug-in object by an unobtrusive placeholder that can be clicked to load the embedded content, and it can replace many plug-in-based media players by Safari's native HTML5 media player.


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