Michael Sheldon's Stuff

Michael Sheldon (mike at mikeasoft dot com)

November 24, 2006

Playing YouTube videos without Flash
Mike @ 10:32 pm

After a brief chat with mattl in #jokosher I decided to hack together a little Grease Monkey script to find the FLV URL for a YouTube video (like extensions such as Fast Video Download do) then strip out the flash player and replace it with an <embed> tag, so a player like mozilla-mplayer can display the video instead.

No more audio syncing problems, no more jerky playback and most importantly no more non-free flash plugin :). The only downside is that it has to buffer the entire file before it’ll play correctly.

Here’s a pretty screenshot of it playing a video about the One Laptop Per Child project.

FLV Player

And here’s the actual script if you want to give it a go:

FLV Player

When I get around to it I’ll see about adding support for more sites (google video, daily motion, etc.).

November 20, 2006

Jokosher 0.2 Released
Mike @ 6:26 pm

Version 0.2 of Jokosher has now been released, with lots of new exciting features including: Internationalisation, LADSPA effects, extensions, presets, a metronome and (hopefully) more robust recording support along with a slew of bug fixes. And in related news we’re currently the top rated application over at gnomefiles.org :).

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