Fetch video source of flash based media and play the video directly with Firefox, without the use of the flash plug-in.
A note to YouTube users
The video area is not reloading when clicking on a suggested video link because of AJAX. After clicking on such a link, please use the ALT-w shortcut to refresh the player area Supported sites/embed video player
Due to some minor variations of providing the video by a same media provider (different version of there player, use of the embed tag) a few videos may not be detected. Usage
By default the video are detected when a page load, you can disable this behavior in the preference pane and manually try to detect video by pressing
ALT-W or Right Click and "Watch video without flash". Why you may want to use this extension
- You experienced some lag or bad CPU performance using flash
- You only use flash to watch videos, and do not want to install a non-free packages on your linux station (this extension is released under the GPL)
*To read MP4 videos you must install a media plugin like vlc-web-plugin or gecko-mplayer. Under Windows the vlc web plugin can be install when running the vlc install exe.
* The video can be save with a "right click / save as" on the "open in a new tab" link.
* Numerous options in the preference pane : select preferred format / quality when available, disable modules. Known bugs
(unfortunately these are upstream bugs, nothing I can do about it)
* YouTube : The video area is not reloading when clicking video link. After clicking on such a link, please use the ALT-w command to refresh the player area
* VLC plugin : The video crashes when a video is paused when played with the vlc web plugin. How does it works
This extension is glue between Firefox and the video links, not an actual video engine. This extension fetch the direct link to videos using regular expression, XPath, and DOM. When available, a picture and a select control are displayed to read the video with firefox, using the firefox internal HTML5 compliant media player or a plugin like vlc or mplayer if the user had installed it.
For licensing reasons firefox do not support at the moment the H264 codec, (mp4 files) although it may change in the future. If a site uses HTML5 to display a video, but the video itself is encoded *edit : since FF 26 mp4 videos plays with the firefox internal video player) with H264 or a variant you normally wont be able to play it. By using the HTML5 parser, you can read the video if a media player plugin is installed as stated previously.