Sunday, May 22, 2011

IE Extension: Bulk Player Mate for YouTube

This IE extension lets you play all or any of the YouTube video links on a page by just several clicks.

For example, if we want to watch some videos of Shania Twain, we can go to and input Shania Twain into the search box. We would get so many results. To narrow it down, we input the owner's name as well -- Shania Twain by ShaniaTwainVEVO. Now we get some videos as the search result.

Right click on the result page and the context menu pops up. The Bulk Player Mate menu item is at the bottom. Clicking on it brings up the Select Video dialog.

The detected YouTube videos are split into 3 groups:
  • text links
  • {img} -- links with thumbnails.
  • {embed} -- embedded videos on the page.
These videos may be duplicated with the other group.

We can see there are many videos listed in the scroll box. We just ignore those we don't care and select the wanted videos by clicking on the little checkbox at the beginning of the record of the video.

After selecting all the videos we want to play, we can press the OK button to play them all.

A new tab will be opened to play the selected videos one by one. The features of the player are:

1) The videos you select are inserted into the input box automatically for you.

2) There are some controlling buttons at the bottom-left corner of the player. You can use them to play from the beginning (Play All button), go to the previous video (Previous button), go to the next video (Next button), or reload the current video (Reload button).

 3) Use the buttons at the bottom-right corner of the player to choose the size of the player.

4) The "Playing:" label shows which video in the list is being played.

5) You can use the full-screen button of the YouTube video. Once you click it for one video, the rest videos will all be played in full-screen mode, seamlessly.

Download and Installation
Download the extension from

The extension is an open source project and you need to manually install it. Just follow these simple steps:

1. Create a new folder in disk C:, e.g. C:\YBPM\

2. Download the 3 files into that folder, e.g.

   ybpm.reg is the REG file that create the menu item on the default context menu. ybpm_rm.reg is the uninstaller which remove the menu item from the default context menu. ybpm.html contains the script of Bulk Player Mate extension.

3. Double click on ybpm.reg to install it.

4. Restart your Internet Explorer and you can use it now.

Bulk Player is also a standalone tool. You can manually input videos and play them without install the Bulk Player Mate extension

The videos in this example are randomly searched and chosen. We do not own them and we are not in any way related to them or the people who own them.

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