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resumeLater Lets You Watch YouTube Videos From Where You Left Off Last Time

Dan Price 13-04-2012

Collectively, we watch a lot of videos on YouTube. It’s understandable — if we didn’t watch a lot, how would we ever get through it all? Estimates suggest around five billion videos are viewed every single day with a further 300 hours of footage being uploaded 5 Weird Facts You Didn't Know About YouTube Some of these YouTube facts are so weird that they'll make you crinkle your brows. Read More every minute.

With so much content, tracking where you’re up to in a long video can be a thankless task. Sure, you can hit the Pause button, but what if you want to come back to it weeks later? You’ll never remember your position.

Well, if you use Firefox 7 Reasons to Switch From Google Chrome to Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome is the most popular web browser, but is it right for you? Here's why you might prefer Mozilla Firefox. Read More , there is a solution. It’s an extension called resumeLater.

Watch YouTube Videos From Where You Left Off

The app is a small extension that monitors all the videos you never get around to finishing on YouTube.

It sits quietly in the bottom of your Firefox window, and whenever it senses you’ve not watched to the end of something, it saves the video and your position.

resumeLater Lets You Watch YouTube Videos From Where You Left Off Last Time resumelater

When you want to resume a video, click the app’s icon, choose your video from the list of unfinished videos, and hit Play. If you have no intention of finishing the video, just click the Cancel sign to remove it from your list.

Sadly, resumeLater does have a couple of limitations:

  • Many users report the app is unreliable when dealing with videos that form part of a playlist.
  • The app does not sync your videos between devices.

YouTube’s own cross-platform syncing is becoming increasingly powerful, but like resumeLater, it’s sometimes prone to failure.

I want to know what apps you use to save your position in a video you’ve not finished. You can leave your suggestions in the comments below.

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