How to use YouTube Center with Internet Explorer

AwesomeDonkey edited this page Jul 9, 2014 · 36 revisions

IMPORTANT NOTE: YouTube Center 2.0 and above requires Internet Explorer 11 to function correctly. The reason for this is YouTube Center uses the defineGetter and defineSetter functions which are only available in Internet Explorer 11. Only the older YouTube Center 1.32.4 will function correctly in Internet Explorer 10 and below.

If you're using Windows 7 and you want YouTube Center working now, you can try installing the release preview of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 but it's recommended to wait until the final release of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7. If you're on Windows 8, you'll have to wait until October 18th for Microsoft to push out the Windows 8.1 update.

There are currently two methods to get YouTube Center working with Internet Explorer...

IEPro

It's possible to get YouTube Center working with the Internet Explorer addon, IEPro.The major benefits of using this method are the following;

  • YouTube Center (and possibly other userscripts) working in Internet Explorer

Okay, one benefit but it's the only benefit that matters. That's not too bad. Here's the downsides to using this method;

  • Won't work with Internet Explorer with Enhanced Protected Mode enabled
  • Won't work with 64-bit Interner Explorer with or without Enhanced Protected Mode enabled
  • Won't work with the Modern UI (aka Metro) version of Internet Explorer on Windows 8 and above
  • Newer versions of YouTube Center will only work if you're using Internet Explorer 11 or above - If you're using Internet Explorer 10 or below, you'll need to use an older version of the YouTube Center script

Still want to use YouTube Center with IEPro? It's simple...

  • Step 1: As mentioned above, IEPro will NOT work with 64-bit Internet Explorer AND Enhanced Protected Mode so you'll need to make sure you have both DISABLED. You can accomplish this by making sure Enable Enhanced Protect Mode is unchecked in Internet Options > Advanced in the Security section.

NOTE: Internet Explorer 11 enables Enhanced Protected Mode by default, so it's imperative that you disable it if using this method.

  • Step 2: Download IEPro. While installing it, uncheck Enable Spell Checker but leave Enable Userscripts Plugins checked. Of course, when asked you don't want to install ProgSense. Then, let it install. In case you're having issues finding the correct download, I've mirrored the installer I use here: mega.co.nz

  • Step 3: This is very important. If IE opens after installing IEPro close it. Then go to where IEPro is installed (C:\Program Files\IEPro on 32-bit Windows or C:\Program Files (x86)\IEPro on 64-bit Windows) and open the userscripts folder. Once inside that folder, delete all userscripts inside.

  • Step 4a: If you're using Internet Explorer 10 and below, you need to download the YouTube Center 1.32.4 script by right clicking on the link, then saving it to your desktop. Then take the 622431.user.js file and rename it to YouTubeCenter.ieuser.js and drop it inside IEPro's userscripts folder. If UAC prompts you, allow it.

  • Step 4b: If you're using Internet Explorer 11 or above, you need to download the latest YouTube Center script by right clicking on the link, then saving it to your desktop. Then take the 114002.user.js file and rename it to YouTubeCenter.ieuser.js and drop it inside IEPro's userscripts folder. If UAC prompts you, allow it.

  • Step 5: Open Internet Explorer. Before we mess with IEPro, we need to disable the crappy Grab Pro addon. So, go to Internet Options > Programs and click the Manage add-ons button. Once there enable IE7Pro BHO, IE7Pro Preferences but disable Grab Pro and IE7Pro Grab and Drag. Yes, every time you disable/enable a plugin, it'll prompt you to enable/disable the rest. Look carefully when you do this so you'll end up with Grab Pro and IE7Pro Grab and Drag disabled but with IE7Pro BHO and IE7Pro Preferences enabled. Close IE then reopen it for safe measure.

  • Step 6: Time to enter IEPro's preferences. If you don't see the IEPro icon, you can access it from the menu (Tools > IE7Pro Preferences) or you can add a icon to the Command bar by right clicking near the top of IE and enabling the Command bar by clicking on the option. Then right click on the icons on the Command bar, go to Customize then go to Add or remove commands. Then just find IEPro's icon and add it and move it around if you wish to do so. Once you load up IEPro's prefences you're met with options under the modules section. UNCHECK everything except Scripts & Plugins, then hit Ok then close and reopen IE again.

  • Step 7: Open IEPro's prefences again and click on the User Scripts section. If you've done everything correctly up until now, you should see YouTube Center listed. Check YouTube Center, then close IE again and reopen it.

That's it, IE should have access to the YouTube Center userscript now through IEPro.

Adguard (Paid Solution)

It's possible to use YouTube Center by injecting the script using the paid adblocking solution, Adguard. Keep in mind you need to use Adguard 5.9 and above as it has a userscripts manager built-in. The major benefits of using this method are the following;

  • A great single solution for all browsers including Internet Explorer (all versions), Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, etc. without the need of Greasemonkey, Tampermonkey, Violentmonkey, IEPro, etc.
  • Will work with Internet Explorer with Enhanced Protected Mode enabled if using Adguard with the WFP network driver
  • Will work with 64-bit Interner Explorer with or without Enhanced Protected Mode enabled if using Adguard with the WFP network driver
  • Will work with the Modern UI (aka Metro) version of Internet Explorer on Windows 8 and above if using Adguard with the WFP network driver
  • Newer versions of YouTube Center will only work if you're using Internet Explorer 11 or above - If you're using Internet Explorer 10 or below, you'll need to use an older version of the YouTube Center script
  • You get an adblocker. That's always a good thing, right?

However, there's a few downsides to using this method;

  • Adguard requires a paid subscription after the 30 day trial. You can always go to their forums and sign up to become a beta tester to get a 1 year key for free
  • There may be some userscripts that won't work - these should be reported to the Adguard developers

Still want to use YouTube Center through Adguard? It's simple...

  • Step 1: Close any open browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.)
  • Step 2: Open Adguard
  • Step 3: On the bottom left click Extended interface
  • Step 4: Click Settings, then click Extensions
  • Step 5: Click the Add extension... button
  • Step 6: Paste in the YouTube Center Developer Version URL: https://github.com/YePpHa/YouTubeCenter/raw/master/dist/YouTubeCenter.user.js
  • Step 7: Press Install
  • Step 8: Open your browser(s) and test YouTube + YTC

That's it! YouTube Center should be working more-or-less perfectly!

This tutorial was written by Awesome Donkey on userscripts.org.