Mythbuntu Box Upgrade?

Michael Torrie torriem at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 16:23:56 MDT 2008


Corey Edwards wrote:
>> Correct.  I first tried it out with Hulu (low res) and the sound is
>> fine, but the video stutters.  I then tried it with YouTube (since you
>> can push pause to buffer it) and the same problem occurred.
> 
> Try one of the YouTube downloading applications and see if the same
> thing occurs when you've eliminated the streaming aspect of YouTube.
> I've had good success with clive and youtube-dl.
> 
>         http://home.gna.org/clive/
>         http://www.arrakis.es/~rggi3/youtube-dl/

I don't know if these scripts do this, but youtube has a url switch that
 can make it pretty easy to download an mp4 file of many videos.  I
typically download youtube videos this way.

Off-topic, but normally I just download the ones I want manually, with
mplayer plugin, using this cool bookmark (stick on your bookmark bar or
something):

---begin-all-one-line
javascript:(function%20()%20{var%20video_id%20=%20null;var%20video_hash%20=%20null;var%20video_player%20=%20document.getElementById(%27movie_player%27);if%20(video_player)%20{var%20flash_variables=video_player.attributes.getNamedItem(%27flashvars%27);if%20(flash_variables)%20{var%20flash_values=flash_variables.value;if%20(flash_values)%20{var%20video_id_match=flash_values.match(/video_id=([^(\&|$)]*)/);if%20(video_id_match!=null)%20video_id=video_id_match[1];var%20video_hash_match=flash_values.match(/t=([^(\&|$)]*)/);if%20(video_hash_match!=null)%20video_hash=video_hash_match[1];}}}if%20(video_id==null%20||%20video_hash==null)%20{var%20args=unsafeWindow.swfArgs;if%20(args)%20{video_id=args[%27video_id%27];video_hash=args[%27t%27];}}if%20(video_id==null%20||%20video_hash==null)%20return;var%20yt_mp4_path%20=%27http://www.youtube.com/get_video?fmt=18&video_id=%27+video_id+%27&t=%27+video_hash;var%20div_embed=document.getElementById(%27watch-player-div%27);if%20(div_embed)%20{di
v_embed.innerHTML=%27<embed%20src=\%27%27+yt_mp4_path+%27\%27%20type=%22video/mp4%22%20width=480%20height=400%20scale=\%27aspect\%27></embed>%27;}})();
---end-end-all-one-line

Just load up the youtube video page and click this link.  it will
replace the flash window with the mp4 video, embedding mplayer if you
have mplayer plugin installed.




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