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To use Chrome's Picture-in-Picture mode to play local videos



  Google Chrome Local Picture-in-Picture

Google Chrome's Picture-in-Picture Extension (PiP) allows you to watch videos on the Internet in PiP mode. However, if you want to watch a video from your local drive, you can play it with Chrome in a PiP window.

In this guide, you can use either the built-in PiP mode or the official Chrome extension. Visit the Chrome webshop and install the PiP extension to continue.

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9659003] Note: Not all video file formats are supported for playback in Google Chrome. However, Chrome natively supports WebM and MP4 formats, although some MP4 files may not open due to different types of codecs.

This guide uses Windows as the operating system. The process should be the same on all desktop platforms, including MacOS, Linux, and Chrome OS.

In order for Google's PiP extension to work with files stored locally on your computer, you must grant the extension permission to access the URL of a file. Right-click the extension icon in the toolbar, and then select Manage Extensions.

 Right-click the extension icon, and then click

. Scroll down until "Allow access to file" URLs appears and set the switch to the "On" position.

 Scroll down until

appears. Then, navigate to the folder of the video you'd like to see in Chrome. Right-click the video, point to "Open With," and then click "Google Chrome."

 Right-click on the video and hover over the

proposal, then click "Choose Another App" in the shortcut menu that opens. Select "Google Chrome" from the list of apps and then click "OK."

 If you do not see it in the list, click

. Alternatively, you can drag the video file directly into a new tab and Chrome will automatically open the video.

 Alternatively, you can easily drag the video file into a new Chrome tab.

After the video opens, click on the PiP extension icon, and the video will appear in a mini player over all other windows.

 Click the PiP extension icon to enable PiP mode.

If you're using the Chrome extension and want to use the built-in PiP feature instead, right-click the video and then click "Picture in Picture."

 Alternatively, you can not install the extension either. Right-click the video, and then click

. As with any other video in PiP mode, you can move the player by dragging it anywhere on the screen.

After you finish the video, either click on the "X" in the mini player window to close it, or select the box and the arrow icon at the bottom left of the player to return to the tab, on which the video is stored played.

 Done with the video? Click on the & # 39; X & # 39; in the top corner of the PiP mode, to close the video and return to the tab on which it is played.


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