FreeBSD vs YouTube

Brian Callahan korszca at
Wed Jul 14 17:01:32 UTC 2010

Depends on how you want to do it. You can use www/youtube_dl to get the
movies, then watch on your player of choice. Or if you really want to watch
in a browser can go to and sign up for the HTML5 beta.
Then on a (very) modern browser, any videos with HTML5 will work.
Unfortunately, videos done in just HTML5 will have no sound but ones with
HTML5 + WebM will have sound. I believe that the HTML5 + WebM for the moment
is only available on HD movies.
A word of caution though: the HTML5 youtube will only work well on
high-powered computers, so don't expect it to work well/at all on older

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