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aston4 aston4 is offline
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Default miracle to play youtube and other flash videos - 12-29-2009, 02:45 PM

Works in ubuntu:

1. Install VLC media player

2. start the flash video in the browser, hit pause, let it load for a while.

3. open a terminal window, type: vlc /tmp/Flash*

Fricking miracle. Just goes to show you what a POS flash is, and what terrible programmers Adobe has working for them. Let's hope Adobe goes down the drain soon!
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Default 12-31-2009, 02:15 AM

what os.... you say terminal i think osx. what about a solution for win 7?
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Default 12-31-2009, 04:20 AM

OP said in ubuntu but he might of added that after you read it.

I have been doing that for a long time aswell. Videos do play better
then in the flash player.

The recent flash update made flash player
a little better to watch.

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Default 12-31-2009, 04:45 AM

I use "mplayer /tmp/Fl*"

Originally Posted by nd4spdbh View Post
what os.... you say terminal i think osx. what about a solution for win 7?
The trick may work in Windows. Try watching the temp folder(s) for new files when you load up a YouTube vid. ("C:\Users\User\Local Settings\Temp" maybe ?)

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Default 01-01-2010, 06:20 PM

You should be able do this with any OS and any player (vlc among if not the best) that plays downloaded flash files (such as .flv). In the past I've gotten some HQ and HD youtube vids to play smoothly with vlc that didn't in browser on OS X and Ubuntu (mini9).

This works with static flash videos (youtube) because all it does is download a flash file to a temporary directory to play. Find the directory, find the file, load it in your player, and play -- terminal is fine but not necessary.
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