Notice: TubeStop was discontinued on December 25, 2012 and is no longer supported.
When Google released a document today showing the design process for Google Chrome extensions, I thought it would be fitting to have one of the first third-party extensions for Chrome address a major shortcoming of one of Google’s other products. With that thought, I give you:
Install TubeStop for Google Chrome
What is TubeStop? It’s an add-on that stops YouTube videos from autoplaying, whether you’re on YouTube.com or anywhere else on the Web. It was originally written as a Firefox add-on.
(In order to try it out, you need to be running the developer version of Chrome, and you may need to invoke it with the “–enable-extensions” flag.)
To install TubeStop, just download the tubestop.crx file linked above and drag it into Chrome. After Chrome finishes animating a download icon, TubeStop is installed. You don’t even need to restart the browser; you are now free to browse the Web without the imminent threat of YouTube autoplay.
2 comments on “TubeStop for Google Chrome”
hi – Have you moved the program somewhere? Great idea good thinking re ‘twits like me” except it does not resolve any more. I have been trying to see who else writes my kind of similar stuff.Your help appreciated.
Hi, when I try to install the extension in google chrome it gives me “bad version number”.