I may not be using this right. The reviews I've read look really promising and I only just discovered SMPlayer's YouTube video capabilities last night when I updated it. I put SMPlayer's path on my computer in the blank field as well as "-add-to-playlist" (without quotes, of course) in the argument field. Still, when I go to YouTube, I see no option to open up my external player. YouTube continues to play its videos using flash. Perhaps you can help me resolve the issue? I am giving you four stars for the idea alone and the satisfaction thus far from other users. Maybe you can help me fix this problem?
Hi, I have the following problem - the cash fill of the smplayer doesn't get 100% when I try to watch music video lasting a couple of minites . But when I watch long movies ( that last 1,2 hours) I smplayer works perfectly. How can I solve this problem
I was looking for something like YTplaylist.com but native to the YouTube.com website. Thought this might be worth a try even though it wasn't exactly what I was looking for. Aaaand...it's excellent! I hadn't heard of SMPlayer before but it plays YouTube links flawlessly and you can choose in SMPlayer preferences what quality level you want to play the videos at. Consequently SMPlayer caches and plays YouTube videos with negligible hiccups and less system strain than playing them in your browser. Very useful if you're on an older computer or slower DSL speed like me.
I thought at first I'd be able to use this with Media Player Classic or VLC Player, but no, it doesn't parse FLV files to the external media player. The media player itself has to be able to parse the video file from the URL.
Windows users: make sure the path to the player has no quotes.
This is very exciting; may I recommend features? - Detect embedded video, perhaps convert it to a link. - Toggle for all video to not play until clicked. - Prevent youtube WebM playing, or even detection. - Toggle for embedding player. Perhaps prevent the video from playing at all, and simply add a button near the title of the video, or border of the embedded video to activate the user's player. Better: what can I do to help? Thanks!
Unpolished, but works as described, promising. Gentoo x64 Firefox 11.0 smplayer 0.7.1