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Play Google Driver media attachments in Gmail

2020-09-16 -

Ready for testing: Play Google Driver media attachments in Gmail!
This new Gmail Mod feature will let you play video- and audio- attachments from Google Drive.

In previous versions you where only able to play regular audio- and video attachments, attachments from Google Drive where ignored.
With this new Gmail Mod feature, now also video- and audio- files on Google Drive are detected and just like with a regular attachment will get a play button when you hover over them.

You can find the links to the Gmail Mod Beta for your favorite browser below.
Chrome
Firefox
Edge

Make sure to send your feedback to [email protected]

Gmail Mod 2020.1.0 released

2020-09-01 -

Today Gmail Mod 2020.1.0 has been released.
This new version contains the following changes:

This version is now available in the Chrome Web Store, Firefox Browser Add-ons and the Microsoft Edge Add-ons Store.

I hope you enjoy this new release!
Make sure to follow CodeMeteor on Twitter if you want to be informed on the latest CodeMeteor news and upcoming Gmail Mod versions.
And if you want to support this project, you can make a donation on PayPal.

Gmail Mod Beta 2019.1.0.1

2020-06-05 -

Starting from today, you are able to test Gmail Mod before it is officially released! It is available for Chrome, Firefox and now also for the Edge browsers.

The Beta version is different from the stable release in that it has the newest features and bug fixes. It has however not yet been thoroughly tested. So that is where I come to ask your help!

I want to ask as many people as possible, to try and test this new version on the three browsers. And of course report any issues back to [email protected].
I would really appreciate your help!

So, this is what you can expect from the beta version:

You can still play video attachments files straight from the Gmail interface, but aside from .mp4, .ogv and .webm, you will also be able to play video files ending with the .mov extension.

The main new feature is that you are now also able to playback audio attachments.
This works the same way as for video attachments. You open the email, you hover over the attachment and click on the play button.
The audio player supports .wav, .mp3 and .ogg audio files.

And last, but not least there is now also an options menu to enable and disable these two features.
This might be silly for now, but as more features will be added in the future it might be useful to disable feature you don't like or don't care about.

The last thing left for me to tell you is where you can download the extension.
Chrome
Firefox
Edge

Thank you again for testing, your feedback and your support!

Gmail Mod has over 10000 users!

2020-04-29 -

Today we reached over 10000 users on the Chrome Web Store for the Gmail Mod extension!

I like to thank everyone who has downloaded and installed this extensions that lets you play your video attachments inside the Gmail web interface! Not just our Chrome users but also our Firefox users!
And soon, also the Microsoft Edge users can join us!

Within a few days I will also announce what you can expect from the next release.

Gmail Mod source code available on GitLab

2020-04-08 -

Gmail Mod the browser extension for Chrome and Firefox that lets you play video attachments straight from the Gmail interface has seen quite a growth in the number of users in the last month, for which I am really gratefully!

However, some user expressed their concerns in respect to their privacy when using this extension.
I understand their concern, because of a lot of extension out there are real security and privacy treads and even some well known and widely used extension have had security breaches.

In order to prevent these kind of problems from happening to Gmail Mod, I have made the source code publicly available on GitLab.
This way, everyone can check the code for security and privacy holes.

Back! More or less...

2020-01-10 -

As I have mentioned previously I had abandoned all CodeMeteor projects to focus fully on my family and projects I am doing around the house.

However, some may have already noticed that I am already spending some time on a new project.
Something that started as a quick fix for a problem that a family member had, turned out to be something useful for many people.
I am of course talking about the Gmail Mod extension available for Chrome and Firefox.
This handy extension will let you watch video attachments straight from within the Gmail interface and more features are coming soon.

However, this does not mean that I am picking up where I left of. I am still giving priority to my family, my job and work that needs to happen around the house.
After that, I am prioritizing support for the Gmail Mod users, and thereafter further development on the Gmail Mod. And when there is any time left... we’ll see.

I hope you guys understand and I thank you for your support!

Goodbye for now.

2018-03-27 -

I have been thinking about this for a long time, and I finally decided.
I am going to put all the development on the CodeMeteor website and other projects on hold. I currently just do not have the time to work on any of it and I want to give my family full priority.

Because it will be a few years before I will be able to do some development in my spare time, I decide to stop my web-hosting contract, and only keep the domain name alive. This of course means that all the old information from the website has been removed, but most of it was outdated anyway.

So, goodbye for now.