Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I think YouTube has changed again (the like bar is now blue and dislike is gray). So it is no longer working on latest version of Firefox. A fix would be nice!

janus Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It doesn't work anymore after youtube changed its frontpage are you going to update it?

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Thanks for pointing out that it stopped working. I noticed, too, shortly before you posted.

YouTube changed the name of a CSS class Janus utilizes.

I've fixed this in v1.3.4, which is in the queue for review by AMO, and will probably be available within a day or two or even sooner.

Thanks again!

---- UPDATE ----

Janus 1.3.4 was approved by AMO on 8/16.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Hi - very useful plugin!!

I noticed some videos don't show the thumbnail after installing Janus 1.3.1, Firefox 15.

Example if you watch- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM7oHciZGV0

The thumbnail on the right for "Charles Manson Attacks Judge" is missing..

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that's the 'hide' feature

Hello! Thanks for checking out Janus.

The missing thumbnail is one of the features of Janus. The thumbnails for poorly rated videos are hidden, to take up less screen space.

For really bad videos, the thumbnail and other info is removed altogether.

You can turn these 'hide' and 'remove' features off and select the percentage of dislikes that triggers each in the preferences for Janus. That way, you have more control over how Janus behaves.

Hope that helps you get the most out of Janus!

- Andrew

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I just installed it but I can't see the like/dislike bars on youtube. I even tried to change the language, and nothing changed. It doesn't work. I'm using firefox 14

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I'm still on FF 13

Thanks for checking out Janus. I'm not surprised it didn't work for you, because it's not been tested for compatibility with FF 14. Your FF almost certainly disabled it, because the meta-data for Janus only advertises compatibility up to v13.

When FF 14 is out of beta, I'll test for compatibility and update it if necessary. Please try it with v13, or try again when it's compatible with v14. I think you'll like it!

---- UPDATE ----

Janus 1.3.1, out since 7/13 is compatible with FF 14.

So, So. Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Something about the new YouTube design causes the ratings to not appear on some videos in the list.

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sometimes the rating info is not available

Thanks for checking out Janus!

I've noticed the same thing you reported, and found two causes: (a) if a video has no votes yet, Janus won't show a like/dislike bar, and (b) sometimes even if a video has votes, the API call to YouTube returns no data. Janus cannot show a like/dislike bar it that case, either.

Having said that, I have addressed some issues with the different ways YouTube structures the video thumbnails on different pages. I've just uploaded v1.3.0; after it goes through Mozilla's review process, it will be available, and does a much cleaner, more consistent job of dealing with the YouTube layouts. It also has new options for removing unwanted thumbnails from the page.

Please give v1.3.0 a try when it's been approved.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great addon and it works together with the addon GridTube! The rating placement is just the right one for it!

The best two addons for youtube users!
One feature request: Is it possible to add option that if video has less than "x" ratings then it would not be excluded? (e.g. if new video has two ratings it's 50-50)

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good suggestion

Thanks for your feedback!

Your feature request to skip the exclude/hide logic for videos that have fewer than a certain number of ratings is a good one. I'll add that feature and upload an update, probably before this weekend.

Thanks again!

edit July 11, 2012 :

cambrig - After a couple of false starts, I finished the work for the feature you requested. I also added an option for a second threshold for completely removing thumbnails from the page. The new version deals better with YouTube's various page layouts, too. I've submitted v1.3.0 and it should be approved by Mozilla within a few days.

Thanks again!

Much Needed one! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great! It's a much needed one for Youtube users.

For GreaseMonkey users, there is a script called http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/122876 which does the same. Although graphically it's not as neat as Janus.

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Nice Addon Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I Like the Add on! a problem is that it really does not give me an accurate like and dislike other than that i recommend it !

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Re: Nice Addon

Thanks! I've not noticed any inaccurate info in all my tests, but I can try to fix what you are reporting. Can you reply with the URL of the video where you saw the issue and point out which thumbnail(s) showed inaccurate like/dislike info? Thanks again!