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psihodelia
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:27 am    Post subject: youtube.com, video.google.com, video.yahoo.com HOWTO Reply with quote

Dear Linux Users,

A lot of people from Linux-on-PowerPC community suffer from the lack of macromedia flash support.
Early days it was ok, but todays extreamely fast growth of online video services based on flash
challenges us to eliminate this problem.

I'd like to share with you some thoughts, and maybe you can show smth. usefull too.

My proposal is, lets start writing:
HOW TO WATCH FLASH VIDEO ON PPC-LINUX

Please share with us, how YOU watch online flash videos on ppc linux ???

thanks in advance,
Linux Apple User
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corsair
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just don't watch flash videos :wink:

I think it is not possible with the current state of gnash...

-corsair
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lordcris
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-523884.html
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Toch
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use this extension for firefox : http://videodownloader.net/
You don't need anymore a flash plugin, juste download the flv movie and play it with mplayer for example.
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el_Salmon
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:14 pm    Post subject: Mini-howto: Watching Youtube/Google videos on Linux PPC Reply with quote

Note: this is a quick & dirty translation from my original Spanish version. I have updated this howto by replacing "The All-In-One Video Bookmarklet" script to VideoDownloader extension for Firefox case and by removing ~ppc issue.
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This little HOWTO explain how to watch videos from Youtube and Google Video on Linux for PowerPC. Every linux ppc user must be know that it doesn't exist an Adobe Flash plugin for Linux PPC but there's a tweak: download the video as FLV file and play it with mplayer.

First we need to install Mplayer-1.0rc1 or VLC-0.8.6 with lastest ffmpeg libraries support. Then to emerge, we'll have support for FLV format videos.

If you use Mozilla Firefox, I recommend download and install VideoDownloader extension (thanks Toch!). If you use another browser, you can install install the script The All-In-One Video Bookmarklet now in the browser (in theory it works fine in Mozilla Suite, Firefox and Opera) but it doesn't allow watch embedded videos in web pages.

Now we can download the videos in FLV format when we click in the bookmark.

Any way, this method does not allow watch videos without download them completely (streaming). We hope one day the project Gnash guys integrate playing FLV videos in their plugin.

If you use All-In-One Video bookmarklet, a little tweak to watch embedded videos is like as follows:

- Click with mouse right button on the current page and click on "View source code from the page"
- Find with Ctrl+F the links with "youtube" or "video.google" strings. We need to change link format to one similar to "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STRING" For example, for an embedded link:
"http://www.youtube.com/v/GhEygoFz83g"
we will change to
"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhEygoFz83g"

This link targets to Youtube or Google Video web page suitable for the bookmarklet.


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fb
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi el_Salmon,

please note that mplayer 1.0rc1 and the last ffmpeg snapshot are now in ppc they
were moved from ~ppc sometime last week so you don't need to keyword them
anymore.

In addition, just a small trick, if you are on arch and want a package marked ~arch
you don't need to put ~arch in package.keywords, t is assumed it is unless you add
something. In short if you are on ppc
Code:
media-video/ffmpeg ~ppc

and
Code:
media-video/ffmpeg
do the same thing in package.keywords.
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el_Salmon
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much, fb! I have update my post with your information
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