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Old 10-08-2015, 12:43 PM   #16
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here's what i did some time ago:

-install mplayer, and get it working with the framebuffer (-fbdev or -fbdev2)
-install youtube-dl, which essentially downloads youtube clips
-create a script that will open mplayer for the youtube clip being downloaded on completion
-bind the script to a key in elinks

the last two steps are detailed here: https://www.reddit.com/r/unixporn/co...s_and_mplayer/

getting mplayer working the way you want it to with the framebuffer can be a little tricky, but there are plenty of tutorials out there.

using this method you wouldn't have to worry about using a WM/firefox, and you're still using a browser (just text-based).
 
Old 10-08-2015, 12:53 PM   #17
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forget about using Firefox AND!!! playing a video on youtube

firefox will use up 300 meg of your 256 -- see the problem

remove using firefox from your mind


there is a text based browser called "w3m"

use that to read the web site
and DOWNLOAD and watch the video using mplayer
but if your bandwidth is good ( your ram is well - crap ) you really DO need at least 1 gig ram these days so i am betting your up/down speed is also in the same range -- 56k dial up

download and save the vid -- this will take 1 to 3 days depending on speed and the video size
 
Old 10-08-2015, 12:55 PM   #18
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I'm pretty sure it's impossible with 128 Mb of RAM.
Even with 512 Mb (in lightweight CrunchBang Linux) it was real ass pain. Video interrupts (in Firefox) every couple of seconds due to total swapping, so you can imagine how it will work on 128 Mb.

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Old 10-08-2015, 03:16 PM   #19
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What? Please don't post if you're just being a dick.
Kindly desist from this kind of behavior. Being rude or demanding like that doesn't help anyone. Also, bear in mind that folks of all age ranges use this forum. Please see the LQ rules here.

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Just as an idea, you can see if MiniTube might work. It should be in Debian's repositories but if not, you can download it at the website. There may be some additional packages you'll need in case it doesn't run correctly. Let us know if it doesn't.

Regards...

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Old 10-12-2015, 11:18 AM   #20
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What? Please don't post if you're just being a dick.
Good luck with that.

See https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post5431816

Not only no, but Hell No.
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Old 10-15-2015, 03:56 PM   #21
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