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    Re: How to play YouTube videos and avoid all the Flash kerfuffle....

    I installed mpv from https://github.com/mpv-player/mpv
    I installed it in $HOME/bin and then symlink it to /usr/bin. It created a .desktop file and I just moved it to .local/share/applications.
    Then I compiled smtube from the latest tarball. That was it.
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    Re: How to play YouTube videos and avoid all the Flash kerfuffle....

    Quote Originally Posted by shantiq View Post
    not too sure how to make the mpv option appear it is situated here this is not too important but i am just curious
    You need the latest smtube source that has mpv added to players.cpp
    I believe there was 2 changes, you'd want the latest that works better
    The advantage there is it allows mpv to play back Vevo yt vids which I've found impossible to do straight up.
    (tried some things lately, none worked, probably some deficiency in either quvi or mpv or both though the only player I've found that can directly play Vevo is vlc

    Though not sure what vid quality you'd get thru smtube/mpv if using the default opengl or xv, myself still prefer vlc for online though mpv using vdpau is ok here...

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    Re: How to play YouTube videos and avoid all the Flash kerfuffle....

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    You need the latest smtube source that has mpv added to players.cpp
    I believe there was 2 changes, you'd want the latest that works better
    The advantage there is it allows mpv to play back Vevo yt vids which I've found impossible to do straight up.
    (tried some things lately, none worked, probably some deficiency in either quvi or mpv or both though the only player I've found that can directly play Vevo is vlc

    Though not sure what vid quality you'd get thru smtube/mpv if using the default opengl or xv, myself still prefer vlc for online though mpv using vdpau is ok here...

    With the latest smtube everything plays vevo, even totem

    vlc and mpv both set to use vaapi, but mpv uses about half the cpu and for vlc has to switch audio to alsa or the picture may freeze leaving only audio, that goes with local files as well. mpv uses pulseaudio with no issue. Smplayer uses vaapi via vdpau with the experimental libvdpau-va-gl driver, again has to use alsa for audio, cpu usage is as good as mpv though can't play some local files smoothly while vlc and mpv both can.

    Smtube used to be able to play Vevo,--I only used it with Smplayer before so not sure about other players. It used some algorithms to keep up with google's changes until may be two months ago when Google appeared to have broken smtube's automatic algorithm.
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    Re: How to play YouTube videos and avoid all the Flash kerfuffle....

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain20122 View Post
    With the latest smtube everything plays vevo, even totem
    In that regard I meant directly from player, thru smtube they all work, ex. of directly
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    vlc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-dW7z0QBNg
    As far as cpu use all the possible variations/players ect. there isn't really much difference here if using vaapi or vdpau, typically equal to about 6% of 1 cpu

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    Re: How to play YouTube videos and avoid all the Flash kerfuffle....

    ok did all this

    svn co https://subversion.assembla.com/svn/...mplayer/trunk/ smplayer


    software-properties-gtk and remove earlier smplayer smtube packages


    cd smplayer ; ./create_deb.sh


    sudo dpkg -i smplayer_0.8.6-SVN-r6052_amd64.deb


    so got latest smplayer




    then

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    smtube-1.8.tar.bz2 from http://smplayer.sourceforge.net/en/downloads


    and made a deb but no mpv showing ... what did i miss/not see/understand here?
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    Re: How to play YouTube videos and avoid all the Flash kerfuffle....

    You got the latest Smplayer but apparently an old smtube.

    The tar.bz2 you downloaded is old. I got it from https://www.assembla.com/code/smplay...es/6052/smtube
    Compare the change logs. mpv was added Dec15 2013. The tar.bz2 was around Aug 2013, I think it is the same version in the rvm ppa which hasn't been updated for 30 weeks.
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    Re: How to play YouTube videos and avoid all the Flash kerfuffle....

    hmmm thanx MB what do i do with that zip ? tags and trunks ??? do i need to create 2 debs and in which order? and if so 1.5 in tags? sorry not all that familiar with svn ways
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    Re: How to play YouTube videos and avoid all the Flash kerfuffle....

    Hi,

    unzip it, cd into trunk
    then run
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    ./create_deb.sh
    Or, alternatively, in trunk, run
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    ./get_svn_revision.sh
    make
    sudo checkinstall
    This will create a .deb and install in /usr/local

    Edited: Never mind tags, looks like just the source codes for a bunch of old versions.
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    Re: How to play YouTube videos and avoid all the Flash kerfuffle....

    Thanx MB got there :}
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    Re: How to play YouTube videos and avoid all the Flash kerfuffle....

    I installed mpv from the Software Center but found that its .desktop file had NoDisplay=true. I wonder why. Anyway, commented it out.
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