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Watch YouTube and other Flash videos via mplayer (or whatever)

Terminal - Watch YouTube and other Flash videos via mplayer (or whatever)
mplayer $(ls -t /tmp/Flash*|head -1)
2009-02-19 04:38:40
User: mulad
Functions: ls
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Watch YouTube and other Flash videos via mplayer (or whatever)

Many sites with Flash video players will download video files to /tmp on Linux, with temporary filenames like "FlashbGTHm4". These will often play in mplayer, totem, or other movie playing software. You must first navigate to a video page, let it start loading, and then pause playback.

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sigh.. mplayer /tmp/Flash*

Comment by khabi 332 weeks and 2 days ago

There's often more than one "Flash*" file in /tmp from other open browser windows or from stale files left over from crashes

Comment by mulad 330 weeks and 4 days ago

if you are using some compositing window manager you should (probably) add -vo sdl or -vo xv to have it properly displayed on the screen:

mplayer $(ls -t /tmp/Flash*|head -1) -vo xv
Comment by nadavkav 325 weeks and 6 days ago

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