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alred 11-02-2006 07:40 AM

any way to stream youtube videos directly with mplayer ??
out of curiosity quite sometime ago , i tried streaming youtube videos directly with mplayer pass to it with a flc url without the help of a web browser ...

but after a few attempts , still cant do it and i just give up ...

i'm not really interested in internet videos/animations/flash and such , just want to see how this is going to work ... nothing much ...

any clues ?? or any other linux video application can do that ??

//thanks in advance ...


alred 11-02-2006 02:51 PM

or is it either my pc is too slow in spec for streaming or i need to give some correct paremeters to mplayer ??

but i believe i could play them locally without much problems ...

any ideas ??


Cogar 11-02-2006 05:01 PM

YouTube uses Flash Video. I do not believe mplayer supports that format.

alred 11-03-2006 02:44 AM

should be flv instead of flc(mistake) and i remember mplayer could play this type of video file ...

the only problem i got was that i cant play it without download them onto disk first , no point keeping or having those youtube files on disk ...


postcd 03-23-2016 06:44 PM

There is one way
It requires youtube-dl bash script probably:
But in my case i not made it working.
But this worked instead:

sudo apt-get install mpv
mpv youtubehttpurlhere

John VV 03-23-2016 09:04 PM

ten your old post ??

the qt gui Smplayer has the youtube browse built in

patrick295767 03-26-2016 05:00 AM

you can stream youtube with quvi and ffserver.

You can use mplayer if you wanna as well.

Always avoid slow python codes ; prefer C/C++ or Asm!!!

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