Maximize Flash

Maximize Flash

Make a flash video use as much screen size as the tab it's in and the aspect ratio allows, without causing the video to reload.

What is Maximize Flash?
'Maximize Flash' is a Chrome extension purposed for enhancing user's video streaming experience. It allows users to stretch the size of the flash video to fulfill the tab size, all while keeping the video's aspect ratio intact. It resolves the reloading issue, thus enabling a smooth and break-free video playback. It works efficiently for all flash videos including those within IFrames. Constant upgrades ensure bug-free performance, with the added support for HTML5 <video> tags.
Users: 4,000+
Rating: 4.12 (112)
Version: 1.3 (Last updated: 2014-04-24)
Creation date: 2014-04-24
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
Size: 73.38K
URLs: Website
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Version 1.3

  • Make a special case for youtube HTML5 videos to expand the player controls as well. Youtube uses a separate div for HTML5 player controls and the actual video.

Version 1.2

  • Fix a bug where the maximize/restore icon sometimes goes away after changing pages.
  • Maximized videos after that stick around after page navigation (youtube) can now be restored by clicking on the maximize/restore icon.

Version 1.1.1

  • Reduce footprint by using minified jquery.
  • Update to the latest jquery.important plugin.

Version 1.1

  • Add support for HTML5
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User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Increases video size while maintaining proportions
  • Useful for watching videos while multitasking
  • Useful for online games
  • Some video players lose their controls
  • Doesn't work for some users
  • Doesn't work as intended for all sites
Most mentioned
  • Useful for online games
  • Increases video size while maintaining proportions
  • Doesn't work as intended for all sites
Recent reviews
in general it works, but in my case I tried to maximize the html5-video player, and when I clicked the extension button, after the opening in full-window the video covered the controls of the player, instead of appearing just in the bottom of the screen as usual and as others similar extensions does. So that mean I cant control the video but I can see the control panel, maybe you need to or remove it completely or save the option to control it ?
by Denis Tyscenko Denis Tyscenko, 2022-07-10

Doesn't do anything.

I am happy!
by Valeriy Lerner Valeriy Lerner, 2020-12-05
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Risk impact

Maximize Flash may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Maximize Flash has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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