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Old 12-11-2012, 07:56 PM   #31
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Thanks for the list.


I found a trick with KDE's Konqueror. You can go to youtube and right click on the image of the file you are playing or right click on one of the thumbnails on the page, then pick "open with" and work your way to VLC and VLC will play the file.
Clever.
Too bad Konqueror is so SLOW that it is nearly worthless.
 
Old 12-13-2012, 06:49 AM   #32
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We should all pray to "Bob" that Gnash and/or Lightspark are soon equal to Flash. On your knees, everybody...NOW!!!
 
Old 12-13-2012, 01:20 PM   #33
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VLC will only work if YouTube isn't using encrypted RTMP for streaming the selected video. And I don't think, that Gnash or Lightspark will ever support this due to legal reasons.
 
Old 12-13-2012, 01:43 PM   #34
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VLC will only work if YouTube isn't using encrypted RTMP for streaming the selected video. And I don't think, that Gnash or Lightspark will ever support this due to legal reasons.
This being the reason Flash is needed at all. It's either Flash or Silverlight, with the latter being most popular. Once we lose Flash on Linux we lose everything encrypted.
 
Old 12-13-2012, 01:54 PM   #35
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Thanks for the list.


I found a trick with KDE's Konqueror. You can go to youtube and right click on the image of the file you are playing or right click on one of the thumbnails on the page, then pick "open with" and work your way to VLC and VLC will play the file.
Clever.
Too bad Konqueror is so SLOW that it is nearly worthless.
You can also just copy the Youtube URL and then paste it into the "open network stream" menu of VLC.

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Old 12-13-2012, 04:05 PM   #36
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You can also just copy the Youtube URL and then paste it into the "open network stream" menu of VLC.
Or even quicker, copy URL, Ctrl-V it in VLC and press Enter when Open URL dialog shows up.
 
Old 12-13-2012, 09:56 PM   #37
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You can also just copy the Youtube URL and then paste it into the "open network stream" menu of VLC...
Yes, that is how I usually use VLC with youTube, but Konqueror skips having to copy and paste.

BTW, as you are a major fan of KDE, have you discovered a way to improve Konqueror's performance? I spent an hour yesterday searching the 'Net and found it is a common problem with many different distributions, but didn't find a solution.

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Old 12-14-2012, 05:59 AM   #38
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Yes, that is how I usually use VLC with youTube, but Konqueror skips having to copy and paste.

BTW, as you are a major fan of KDE, have you discovered a way to improve Konqueror's performance? I spent an hour yesterday searching the 'Net and found it is a common problem with many different distributions, but didn't find a solution.
I don't really use konqueror that much as an internet browser, I prefer Firefox. But you can try if switching to WebKit as the rendering engine for konqueror will speed it up. My konqueror uses WebKit (instead of the default KHTML) and I have no complaints.

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Old 12-14-2012, 10:39 AM   #39
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I don't really use konqueror that much as an internet browser, I prefer Firefox. But you can try if switching to WebKit as the rendering engine for konqueror will speed it up. My konqueror uses WebKit (instead of the default KHTML) and I have no complaints...
Thanks for the suggestion, but I've already tried that and it didn't make a difference. Konqueror will work now and then, but for the most part it is worthless as a browser. The same pages that pop right up with Opera or Firefox will not load at all with Konqueror.
OTOH, believe or not, inside of windows Xp and KDE for windows, Konqueror works just fine.
 
Old 12-17-2012, 07:53 PM   #40
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Doesn't the creator of the webpage somehow effect which browsers play well with that page? I've used Konqueror off and on and really rather like it, but certain pages will say that the browser isn't "supported," and those pages will occasionally give me problems. Now I'll have to try using Konqueror a bit more often and see what happens. I prefer it to Firefox's look.
 
Old 12-19-2012, 12:52 PM   #41
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Doesn't the creator of the webpage somehow effect which browsers play well with that page? I've used Konqueror off and on and really rather like it, but certain pages will say that the browser isn't "supported," and those pages will occasionally give me problems. Now I'll have to try using Konqueror a bit more often and see what happens. I prefer it to Firefox's look.
I like the look of Konqueror, but not the way it performs. Even when I've been able to make it work, it is SLOW, especially if there are any graphics (photographs) on a page.
With any browser there will be pages that don't quite look right, or, perhaps, won't load at all, but if you change the browser identification, e.g., from Konqueror to Firefox, then the page displays while you are still in Konqueror.
I have, recently, been able to get Konqueror to work when using Tor, but, as I said, it is slow and hardly worth the effort. Too bad, as I like the interface.

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