Min Vid

 Available on addon

Experiment Start Date: 9 / 22 / 2016

Brought to you by

  • Dave Justice


  • Jared Hirsch

    Staff Engineer

  • Jen Kagan

    Engineering Intern

  • Noitidart

    Engineering Contributor

Your privacy

In addition to the collected by all Test Pilot experiments, here are the key things you should know about what is happening when you use Min Vid:

You can learn more about the data collection for Min Vid here.

Min Vid is ending on 3 / 27 / 2018

Min Vid is leaving Test Pilot soon, and unfortunately we will be disabling it for all users.
Learn more

Love multitasking? Try Min Vid. It’s like picture-in-picture where one picture is a media player and the other is the entire Web.

  • Click and go: Pop up the Min Vid frame to keep videos playing in the foreground while you browse.
  • Put it where you want it: Min Vid lets you drag the video frame anywhere on your desktop.
  • Controls where you need them: Min Vid includes controls to let you pause/play, scrub, drag, minimize, and adjust volume right in the frame.
  • Now supporting audio playback: Min Vid now supports playback from SoundCloud and direct mp3 links.
  • Create a queue: Min Vid now supports queues, just start up a video and add tracks from any supported domains (YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, and direct links).
  • View your history: Min Vid keeps track of your history, just pop open the queue panel from the top right of the player and you can access all the media you've been playing.

Access Min Vid from YouTube, Vimeo, and SoundCloud players.

Watch video in the foreground while you do other things on the Web.

Right click on links to media to find Min Vid in the in-context controls.

Launch an entire YouTube playlist into your queue. Create your own by clicking the '+' icon or choosing the 'add to queue' option from the context menu.