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Re: [Gnash-dev] flvideoreplacer & Gnash

From: Ivaylo Valkov
Subject: Re: [Gnash-dev] flvideoreplacer & Gnash
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:56:26 +0300

В 20:43 +0200 на 15.07.2013 (пн), HacKurx написа:
> Hello developer of freedom,
> Currently gnash can not read all the flash contained. But for the
> video, I think we should redirect it on different plugin or standalone
> player.
> For example with this extension:
> What do you think?
Just for your information, the author of the FVL abandoned the project
and deleted the extension from because of some issues
with the Google/YouTube API. I don't know if anyone is maintaining the

Similar approach is used by Linterna Mágica [1] (I'm the developer) and
bunch of other userscripts. [2] One of the most popular is probably
ViewTube. [3] In my case with Linterna Mágica, detection is done with a
lot of scraping in the DOM and the JavaScript. I'm currently in the
process of investigating how to migrate to extensions for several
browsers, because the userscript approach had reached its technical

You don't really need a third-party helper application for playback. All
you need is an object tag with the video URL and a proper mime-type:

<object data="<VIDEO_URL" type="video/flv" >

The browser video plugin will do the rest in most cases.

Ivaylo Valkov


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