ViewTube with VLC in abrowser

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arielenter

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se unió: 08/25/2010

I was having problem using ViewTube with VLC in abrowser and I wanted to share my findings.

First of all, having VLC installed on your system is not enough to get VLC's abrowser plug in. To get it, you should install the following package:

sudo apt-get install browser-plugin-vlc

Then, you will have to disable the following plug in from abrowser:

VLC Multimedia Plugin (Totem compatible) selecting "Never activate".

Do not confuse this last plug in with "VLC Web Plugin", which is the real VLC plug in.

The other thing I found is that when installing the normal version of ViewTube, abrowser's built in player seem to wanted to take care of the video instead of leaving the job to VLC and it played the video instead of VLC, even after selecting VLC in the mimetypes menu. Looking at ViewTube's "read me" it suggest the following plug in to be use with VLC:

"ViewTube_GM by Trupf
-> This mod is made to improve performance in Firefox. It is specially aimed at use with the VLC plugin but should not break compatibiliy with other plugins and probably improve Totem performance the same way as VLC.
Link: https://openuserjs.org/scripts/trupf/httpsuserscripts.orguserstrupf/ViewTube_GM"

After installing ViewTube_GM the problem was solved :)

Lastly you may notice that ViewTube size may exceed the space youtube gives to their videos, blocking some suggested videos at the right side. I solved this by zooming. Thank fully, abrowser only remembers the zoom for youtube and doesn't apply it to all pages.

I decided to use ViewTube because abrowser starting version 30 had some problems playing videos on its built in player. The videos started breaking, choppy and playing slow, as described in my following post:

https://trisquel.info/es/forum/abrowser-30-slow-html5-video

Hopefully, firefox will fix this in the future. I will like to report the bug to them but I don't know how to explain my self or if this problem is also happening to other people on their computers or is just me. Any way if someone is having the same problem maybe we could unite and fill a report. Thank you :)

arielenter

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se unió: 08/25/2010

Oh no, I forgot to add [SOLVED] to the title :(

Also, I wanted to mention that the reason I decided to use VLC instead of totem is that VLC allows you to fast forward to a point of a video, even if that part hasn't been download it yet, and starts downloading a playing from that point on :)

Hopefully it will help someone out there too.

davidnotcoulthard
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se unió: 02/28/2014

Actually having Totem installed also isn't enough to get its Mozilla plugin, you'd need the totem-mozilla package as well.