Videos on YouTube and Co. without Flash in Firefox Browser viewFiled under: Events;
We all know well from our own experiences as Adobe Flash is lame especially on Linux. Due to the fact that Adobe has not yet always managed to render that Flash animations and videos can use the graphics card, high-definition video playback is jerky in full screen even on fairly new computers still.If you want to browse YouTube and Co., then represent alternative programs such as Minitube a solution, but if you want to see quickly and easily direct a video on youtube.com in the browser, then one is left really nothing else than the bucking to endure. This situation can create the Firefox addon FlashVideoReplacer. Using the extension enables videos from YouTube, Vimeo and Blip.tv on alternative browser plug-ins to play.
On Linux, the supported gecko media player, gxine, kaffeine, mozplugger, xine and totem browser plugin. VLC works well too, but this leads to the author that it may come with the VLC plugin problems. Even under Windows, a number of players are supported, I tested this, however, have not. The installation is trivial. Goes on the side of the add-ons to mozilla.com and installed the add-on over the green “Add to Firefox” button.
After restarting the browser should videos on the three major video sites YouTube, Vimeo and Blip.tv now no longer be viewed with the Flash plugin, but – at least in the conventional configuration with Ubuntu, Gnome and Totem – with The browser plug-in of the totem video player. About the small flash button in the button of Firefox you can also be additionally set a few options of the add-ons.
The difference in CPU load, you can see quite well in high-resolution videos like this trailer of Avatar. Both videos are in full HD resolution. With a flash video you can see a lot of droped frames and an extremely high load. Totem generated at this point, a smooth, video, with significantly less load. Especially users with slower machines may be helped with this add-on.
Principle, therefore, a great thing, but there are two drops of vermouth. Totem can only jump points in the video, which are already in the cache. So if a longer video would skip the first few minutes, waiting to meet the needs of video data in the cache. Compared to the “normal” flash-plugin, this is perhaps a step backwards in usability. Furthermore FlashVideoReplacer passes only at youtube.com, blip.tv and vimeo.com video on the totem. For embedded videos from these sites continues to play Adobe Flash from the video.
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