updated 11:00 pm EDT, Fri September 30, 2011
Sends embedded videos to AppleTV, iPad
Marc Hoyois, who created the popular ClickToFlash and ClickToPlugin extensions for Safari to selectively block Flash and other plug-ins from appearing on webpages, using HTML5 to deliver the content if possible, has taken a user suggestion and released an update to ClickToFlash (v2.5.2) as well as an all-new extension called Media Center 1.0. The new tool allows embedded videos to be sent to an Apple TV or other device using Apple's AirPlay technology.
The Media Center extension also allows embedded videos to be downloaded or played in QuickTime, and provides a toolbar button to stop playback on the Apple TV. Users must enable AirPlay via the extension's preferences first, and must not have YouTube's HTML5 trial (which replaces YouTube's usual Flash-based video with HTML5) engaged (the extension supplies its own HTML5 wrapper for the video, which would conflict with YouTube's version) for videos from that site. The extension does support videos created by the YouTube5 extension, however.
The Media Center extension works together with ClickToFlash to create a dramatically easier way to wirelessly send embedded videos to other devices via AirPlay. It requires Safari 5.1 or later and both it and ClickToFlash are free.