Ever since the video sharing websites started to gain the unconditioned attention of users worldwide, the majority of their visitors sought for a simple method of viewing the clips, mainly due to inherent browser problems.
An alternative is to load the URL addresses of the videos directly in the media player software installed onto a system. However, not all such software is able to handle online streams or support all the popular websites that host the clips.
To solve this issue, at least partially, there is a piece of kit that you can use. Called
3DYD Youtube Source
, this software solution consists of a DirectShow filter that will make it possible for compatible video players to load and stream online clips directly.
This type of system components seldom come with their own interface and this is no exception. However, there is a dedicated area where you can customize the running settings of 3DYD Youtube Source.
In the ‘Properties’ window you will be able to specify the preferred quality of the videos that will be loaded by your player software. The options are varied and you can choose to view the best image at all times, or go for the smallest size if you favor speed over superior quality.
With 3DYD Youtube Source you can view even the highest quality supported nowadays, namely 4K resolution movies. To do so, simply select 3072p from the drop down menu that corresponds to the default quality if this resolution is available. If the clip has an inferior resolution as the maximum available, FullHD (1080p), for instance, that one will be used and not the superior one you selected.
Also, if you own a 3D capable device, you can give priority to this type of videos. There are two extra fields for stipulating the formats that should be ignored and the priority of formats as well. Another option is the clip limit, expressed in kilobytes (KB), which adjusts the amount of data related to the file information that is fetched.
To conclude, 3DYD Youtube Source can be considered a viable alternative to the old-fashioned method of viewing online videos, but you should note that it works only with players which support DirectShow source filters.