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gentoo + youtube – flash + mplayer

So, if you’re getting a little tired of Flash and it’s silly security hiccups, but still can’t live without the YouTubey goodness that is the awesome sauce of life, here’s a simple solution I stumbled onto: use mplayer to watch the videos!

I haven’t found a way to embed this in my browser yet, but I haven’t really looked either, so this is for all the CLI geeks.

$ mplayer $(youtube-dl -b -g http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IfEInQ7aic)

And thar ya go. 🙂

Oh, and did you know that Flash Gordon is on Blu-Ray now?  Flash!  Aaaaaa-ah!

5 Comments

  1. Anton Anton June 24, 2010

    Just wait for the HTML5.

  2. marens marens June 24, 2010

    If you use firefox you could add https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/161869/

    The extension automatically replaces embedded flash videos with mplayer compatible videos, allowing to watch flash streaming content with a less CPU intensive plugin. The process is almost instantaneous on most web sites, while others take a second or two.

    There is no need to install a standalone player or download the videos, since the replacement is done on the web page, after it loads. You will watch the videos embedded as they should be. Nevertheless, you will need an mplayer compatible plugin.

    Compatible Linux Plugins

    * totem
    * gecko mediaplayer [recommended]
    * vlc plugin

  3. K.E.Brunk K.E.Brunk June 24, 2010

    Hi Steve,

    if i understand the dependencies right minitube is the one you should not miss if you want youtube without adobe. With that there is no need to know the “watch?v=xyz..123..”-stuff. Nice search engine and history.

    cheers
    Karl

  4. Argus Augus Argus Augus June 30, 2010

    media-video/clive

    – supports the (my) important video websites (*)
    – allows login via password
    – can do streaming and/or download

    (*) $ clive –hosts
    youtube.com flv|3gp|mp4|hq|hd
    video.google. flv|mp4
    sevenload.com flv
    break.com flv
    liveleak.com flv
    evisor.tv flv
    dailymotion.com flv|hq|hd
    tv.cctv.com flv
    vimeo.com flv|hd
    spiegel.de flv|vp6_928|vp6_576|vp6_64|h264_1400
    golem.de flv|ipod|high
    ehrensenf.de flv
    clipfish.de flv
    funnyhub.com flv
    myubo.com flv
    buzzhumor.com flv
    (*) $

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