Vinegar - Tube Cleaner 4+

Better video player

And a Dinosaur

    • £1.99


Vinegar is a Safari extension that replaces the YouTube player with a minimal HTML video tag.

It removes ads, restores picture-in-picture, and keeps videos playing in the background.

Note: The "can read information from webpages" text in the permission section is just unfortunate wording. Vinegar needs access to the web page to find the YouTube player and replace it. It's not doing anything creepy!

(By the way, check out Vinegar's companion app, Baking Soda. It's basically a less powerful version of Vinegar, but it works on all websites other than YouTube.)

What’s New

Version 2.4.1

- Show the custom video controls for 360° videos.
- The Miniplayer that pops up at the bottom-right corner of the webpage should be closable now.
- Excluded from the Vinegar script.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

hplovejet ,

Fantastic but..

It would be better if there was a way to stop getting this message:

Click Continue to quit “Safari” and finish updating “Vinegar”.

Obviously Vinegar cannot change the way Safari needs to restart after updating plugins, but this message reappears quite often which makes me think it's a bug as I doubt it gets updated that frequently!

Porrohman_ ,

Very useful & good but could be better

This solves the problem & works well, however the issue I have is that the gestures are non standard. It surely should emulate what it’s replacing.

It’s almost impossible to do the 2 finger spread to go full screen without it fast forwarding the video as well, it doesn’t support pinch to go back to the normal display, instead swipe down does this but for some bizarre reason it also pauses the video.

I’ve knocked off a star because of these puzzling deficiencies, but I’m still very grateful for what it does. I hope it can be standardized at some point though & then it would be perfect.

TheGuyWithTheAppleTattoo ,

Almost perfect

Works great with exception of a couple things… firstly on Mac it doesn’t pause and play when hitting the space bar something I do often. On iPhone I was hoping it would enable PiP but it still doesn’t work I guess this is YT overriding it


Updated to 5 stars as subsequent updates have made this perfect now 😊

Developer Response ,

Play/pause with the space bar should work, unless you entered full screen mode. The workaround is you can either use the "K" key for play/pause, or use the "F" key to enter pseudo-full screen mode. (Space bar works in pseudo-full screen mode.)

The PiP issue should be fixed in version 2.0.3, can you double check?

App Privacy

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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