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This theme component allows users to “pop out” media into a floating window while they browse the site. They can even navigate to a different topic and the media will continue working.
It works with any
<video> (with some special treatment for lazyYT). It adds a button to every compatible thing, which then opens a little popup in the bottom right.
You can then “minimise” it, which keeps the audio going in the background, or completely close it.
At the moment the size of the video is decided by the original embed. I’d like to add a “resizing” feature, either a “click and drag”, or just simply 3 buttons “small”, “medium”, “large”.
Currently this obscures the composer… simple solution is to just close the popup if you want to write a post .
The theme URL is
To install, follow these instructions: