Sound in Firefox

Goh Lip g.lip at
Sun Jul 26 19:16:34 UTC 2009

Paul Rumelhart wrote:
> Goh Lip wrote:
>> Billie Erin Walsh wrote:
>>> Donn wrote:
>>>> On Sunday, 26 July 2009 10:22:39 Goh Lip wrote:
>>>>> I am not getting any sound in Firefox, say youtube after reinstalling
>>>>> karmic alpha3. Video ok. (External) kaffeine sound/video ok. Any ideas?
>>>> As crummy as this sounds, it's what I have been reduced-to:
>>>> 0. Start a video streaming in Firefox. Ignore all the facts that you can't see 
>>>> or hear it playing...
>>>> 1. Open konsole, go to /tmp
>>>> 2. ls -cr
>>>> 3. Look at last few files. They will have names like "Flash28caAD"
>>>> 4. Try mplayer (or vlc, etc.) on them. The one that plays what you are 
>>>> streaming is the file for you.
>>>> 5. When then streaming is done, copy that file to some other place as 
>>>> mycoolfile.flv and you can then watch it.
>>>> Both Jaunty and my Hardy laptop (on a recent Firefox update) has stopped 
>>>> playing Flash. I wish mplayer or vlc could be made to stand-in for flash 
>>>> plugins. I would ditch it like a ... Flash!
>>>> \d
>>> Try the Firefox plugin Download Helper. It will capture most any 
>>> video/audio stream from Firefox and save it to the directory of your 
>>> choice. Much easier than digging through the temp folder.
>>> It puts a small icon next to the address bar that will "rotate" whenever 
>>> there's a stream for it to download. Click and your given your 
>>> choice(s). Click the choice and tell it where to put it. Sometimes you 
>>> have to rename to something that has a meaning. I believe there are even 
>>> some choices of format but I generally leave them as the default "flv".
>> Yes, Billie, it is a nice way to get download flash files.
>> There is another way through cli,
>> youtube-dl {youtube url}
>> However only works for actual youtube sites.
>> regards
>> goh lip
> For YouTube, you don't even need a downloader.  Just make a bookmark for 
> the following javascript:
> javascript:if(document.location.href.match(/http:\/\/[a-zA-Z\.]*youtube\.com\/watch/)){document.location.href=''+(isHDAvailable?'22':'18')+'&video_id='+swfArgs['video_id']+'&t='+swfArgs['t']}
> (I found this on Slashdot one day).  It seems to work for me.  It 
> downloads the high quality version if it finds one.  Just navigate to 
> the YouTube page you want to download the video for and click on the 
> bookmark.
> Paul

Works like magic, thanks! What I like it dl high res, whereas cli dl low 
Thanks again.
Goh Lip

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