Min Vid is a Firefox web extension that gives you complete control over the videos in your browser. You can pop out, sticky, resize, and drag videos anywhere within the browser - it even stays visible when you switch tabs, so you can keep watching while you browse.
This is an experiment - seeing what happens when users have total control over the media they're consuming on the web. Users should be able to consume content in whatever way they feel comfortable. In the future we may be exploring these concepts with other forms of media, such as audio or pdfs.
Once the extension is installed you are able to launch Min Vid from the overlay icon over videos on YouTube and Vimeo.
You can also launch Min Vid by right clicking on a video link and sending to the player from the context menu.
npm run package(creates
addon.xpiin the min-vid directory)
- Open Firefox, go to
about:config, set some prefs:
false(allows unsigned extensions to be installed)
true(allows legacy extensions, like min-vid)
- install xpi by dragging onto the
xpinstall.signatures.required option in
about:config needs to
be set in order to install unsigned extensions.
Contributions welcome. To get started,
Clone the repo:
npm run devto watch for file changes while developing. (jpm watchpost has been disabled for this release, we are working on a way to add it back, in the meantime, you will need to manually dragndrop the xpi onto the
For further information on contributing, see contributing.md
Min Vid localization is managed via Pontoon, not direct pull requests to the repository. If you want to fix a typo, add a new language, or simply know more about localization, please get in touch with the existing localization team for your language, or Mozilla’s l10n-drivers for guidance.