Picture-in-picture video player for PC
uView is a free video streaming program developed by iDruf for PC. It’s a media player specifically designed to allow users to stream videos in picture-in-picture mode. With it, they will be able to watch any online video alongside other applications simultaneously and without occupying their entire screen.
While users may opt to use VLC and configure it to achieve the same effect as picture-in-picture, uView provides a much simpler, out of the box solution that has no complicated setup needed from users. They can simply paste the URL of the online video and start streaming right away.
How do I use uView?
Watching videos in picture-in-picture (PIP) mode is a great way to consume media while you're doing something else. There are plenty of media players available that do just this, but they often consume a lot of resources and slow down your system. This is where uView comes in. It features a minimal UI, with only a URL box available for you to interact with as you use the program.
uView supports a variety of popular streaming services, including YouTube, Netflix, and even Twitch. Choose one by clicking the up and down arrows of the icon on the left side of the textbox. To add a new video, simply copy the URL address from your browser to the URL box of the player. A floating window will appear with all of the playback controls easily accessible to you.
Lastly, a few neat features that uView has is that it also supports offline media playback and can even play in the background from your system tray. Overall, uView works well and as intended, with the only thing that could be improved upon in the future would be the addition of customization options for the player itself as it currently does not offer any.
Fast and lightweight PIP player
Overall, if you're the type of user who takes advantage of the picture-in-picture mode in your media player, but you want something faster and lighter on your system resources, give uView a try. It's simple and straightforward to use, supports plenty of streaming platforms, and just works well. Recommended.