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Re: youtube error msg & html5




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On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 08:18:02AM -0400, Whit Hansell wrote:

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> Installed cclive.   youtube-viewer not available.(Unable to find
> youtube-viewer)  restarted Firefox and tried to load a video.  No
> change.

No, no -- those are not supposed to work from the browser, but to
download the video, like so:

  youtube-dl "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_NPEFH-VSQ";

Same syntax for cclive, just substituting cclive for youtube-dl.

(I just made up that URL, so download with care or better: don't).

A file appears in your current directory, and you can look at it
at your leisure, with your favourite viewer (ffmpeg, mplayer, vlc,
you name it) instead of being forced to do whatever a badly cobbled-
together javascript "application" running in your browser has
decided to limit you to.

A bit jarring at first, but liberating (as red pills tend to be).

Cheers
- -- tomás
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