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Old 07-27-2007, 08:33 PM   #1
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How to play youtube videos under slackware

hello I'm looking how to play youtube videos under slackware without having to use the propietary adobe flash player software.
Old 07-27-2007, 09:49 PM   #2
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The Flash players are listed near the bottom of the page.

I can't tell you if or how well they work. Adobe Flash works fine for me; I have no philosophical objection to using it.
Old 07-27-2007, 10:14 PM   #3
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You could try the following.

wget -O - $baseurl`wget -qO - $pageurl | grep player2.swf | cut -d? -f2 | cut -d\" -f1`
the code above will download the youtube video to the standard output.
Just save it as then chmod +x

You would run it like this:
Change URL and FILE to meet your needs.
Then you could use xine to play FILE while its downloading.


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