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a (hopefully temporary) pip solution for mac users

killthevideostarkillthevideostar Posts: 188Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
edited July 16 in Plex Media Player

hey, plexers—

so, as i (we) wait for the coveted pip within plex media player,
i started researching chrome extensions for picture-in-picture
goodness (to no avail, it looks like they are all safari extensions).

BUT,

in my searching i found a free app called helium (mac only).
it's a single window browser (no navigation from what i can tell)
that floats above all other windows, with optional transparency.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/helium/id1054607607?mt=12

+el cap+yosemite users rejoice: you don't need sierra to run it.

it's not perfect, but it's 85% perfect.

(apologies if this should be in another forum. it's mac-specific+
addresses the pip wants of sierra (+as a bonus, slightly
under sierra) users.)

Answers

  • OttoKernerOttoKerner Posts: 25,697Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    I fail to see what this has to do with Plex Media Player.
    Are you referring to the Plex app for iOS?

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  • killthevideostarkillthevideostar Posts: 188Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    i know it says "itunes" in the link, but if you click
    on it, it's a macos app. this is technically an
    instance of plex web, but for macos plex media
    player users that want pip, this is a potential option.

    make sense?

  • OttoKernerOttoKerner Posts: 25,697Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    Gotcha.
    Thanks for the explanation!

    Help others too - by reporting back with your results!
    Have you checked the Documentation before posting a question in the forums?
    Use the SEARCH function before starting a new thread!
    No PMs unless requested, please! Do not use 'verbose' logging
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