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 comments do not load when the video is detected on page load. The pluging rename the player so it is not overright. Somehow this affect the comment section. 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 play mp4 under linux you must install the package gst-libav (under arch linux) or gstreamer1.0-libav (under ubuntu)
*To read FLV and other nativly unsupported fomat you can use a media plugin like vlc-web-plugin or gecko-mediaplayer.
Under Windows the vlc web plugin can be install when (re)running the vlc install exe.
* When you have the message "No video with supported format and MIME type found" you can Right click on the player and click "View Video" to watch the video with a media plugin or "Save Video As" to download the video.
* 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.
* If a video is not detected when the page load, try to manually detect the video again with the Alt-w shortcut 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 (the "video selector") to read the video with firefox, using the firefox internal HTML5 compliant media player or a plugin like vlc or mplayer if installed.
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.