[clug] Installing Linux

David Murn davey at incanberra.com.au
Tue Aug 21 12:38:09 GMT 2007

On Tue, 2007-08-21 at 20:32 +1000, mc wrote:
> [snip]
> Installation is pretty much 'click and drool.' One caveat though is that 
> proper support for flash is very hard to find. So far I can't get flash to 
> work well enough to display YouTube or Google video.

To play youtube videos in Linux, you can use the youtube-dl script to
download the flash video file, then simply play the file with mplayer.

To play google videos in Linux, you can download the video file from the
navbar on the right of the screen, which will save to an AVI file, which
is also playable in mplayer.

Personally, I have flash disabled in my browser, since some people think
its cool to put a flash applet on their webpage with a cute animation
and loud music, which blares out as soon as I visit their webpage, with
no warning.  Because of this, I make good use of the above-mentioned
methods for flash videos online.

Just my 2c


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