playing youtube

Rick N solarux at
Thu Apr 22 11:00:27 UTC 2010

 I don't mean to steal this thread, and I'm not a web-developer, but it appears from some buzz lately, that (opensourced)-"HTML5" may very well replace adobe "Flash", someday, ...Zzzzz zzz. -that would undoubtedly be great for a more open web-development for os's/browsers, on both client and server sides, but we'll have to dump the web-video-codec wars too. I just hope Flash dies a very long, and painful death. !

> Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2010 23:02:01 +0300
> From: avg at
> To: morganw at
> CC: freebsd-multimedia at; chuckr at
> Subject: Re: playing youtube
> on 18/04/2010 15:32 Wes Morgan said the following:
> > On Sat, 17 Apr 2010, Chuck Robey wrote:
> > 
> >> But you know what REALLY frosted me?  I went to google to see if maybe
> >> this had been chewed over and fixed (I'm running FreeBSD-current, BTW),
> >> and I saw several videos whose title seemed to be promising, but where
> >> where they?  Huh, they were on youtube.  Geeze, if you can view those
> >> videos, you don't need the help, and if you do need the help, you're
> >> basically fucked.  Anyone remember a book "Catch-22"?
> > 
> > Download the videos with www/youtube_dl to download and use mplayer or vlc
> > to view them while you get your plugin working.
> I've heard that on i{Thing} there is a quite nice YouTube application without
> any 'Flash' support.  I imagine that it works somewhat similar to youtube_dl but
> with a GUI and support for searching, etc.
> I don't know of an open-source product like that.
> Just saying that it's all possible without "real" 'Flash' support.
> -- 
> Andriy Gapon
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