I like to watch conference talks and engineering lectures while I'm working, in a small unobtrusive window. This is great on a retina display. Here's how.
Youtube in VLC
- VLC can open Youtube URLs (drag from URL bar to App icon or paste into open dialog)
- By default VLC uses the highest quality stream available, which is bad for cafes etc. You can adjust the quality in Prefs > Show All > "Input / Codecs"
Floating VLC video
To have a floating video window:
- Prefs > Show Basic > Interface > Uncheck "Show video within the main window"
- Video > Uncheck "Window decorations"