[plug] .flv codec

Richard Meyer meyerri at westnet.com.au
Sun May 11 21:08:37 WST 2008

On Sun, 2008-05-11 at 18:21 +0800, Gavin Chester wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-05-11 at 18:08 +0800, Kev wrote:
> > What I'm after specifically is just a codec so that I can still use my 
> > favoured video player (Kaffeine) to play .flv files which I'm already 
> > able to capture from Youtube etc.
> > 
> simple, just get win32codec-all (called something like that) from
> mplayer site or use your package manager of choice for getting it. I am
> watching .flv on opensuse right now. 
> BTW: I've been looking at this issue somewhat recently for making use of
> the useful teaching demo movies available online, so I found a cli tool
> to download/save the streams to disc for later viewing. One I find very
> simple is "yougrabber". You just get the url of the youtube video and
> enter "yg http://somefile/ in a terminal. I was also struggling with
> streams that don't give a url but I wanted to keep them for later use
> nevertheless. For this I finally found that a firefox browser plugin
> called "downloadhelper" is the best of the several I tried. HTH.
> Gavin    

"Fast Video Download" is the extension I use to get stuff off Youtube -
also Kaffeine works with *.flv files now as well, since I installed

Richard Meyer
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