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Mozilla Popcorn: Enabling interactive video elements

Mozilla Popcorn: Enabling interactive video elements

Posted Nov 29, 2011 16:57 UTC (Tue) by njwhite (guest, #51848)
Parent article: Mozilla Popcorn: Enabling interactive video elements

*sigh* One of the things I liked about the <video> tag being added to HTML5 was that it would make it easy to play and download a video easily, without difficulty of working out an flv location buried in javascript, or web-based players which are full of useless, buggy features and adverts.

It seems though like website owners demand the opaqueness, slowness, non-uniformity of interface, and ability to shove adverts into everything, and mozilla is very happy to help provide ways to do this.

So it looks like the video tag will prove little more useful to me than flash stuff - and no, I don't have a flash plugin. I'll just have to keep relying on cclive and reading through javascript & HTML to actually access videos on the web in a manner that doesn't drive me insane. I suppose it's for the best really; it just ensures I don't spend much time watching videos from the web.


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Mozilla Popcorn: Enabling interactive video elements

Posted Dec 22, 2011 22:32 UTC (Thu) by kreutzm (guest, #4700) [Link]

Very much seconded :-(

Mozilla Popcorn: Enabling interactive video elements

Posted Dec 23, 2011 5:31 UTC (Fri) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389) [Link]

You might like this tool[1] instead of manually scrounging through HTML.

[1]https://github.com/monsieurvideo/get-flash-videos

Mozilla Popcorn: Enabling interactive video elements

Posted Dec 24, 2011 23:50 UTC (Sat) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

What does this offer over cclive / clivescan?

Mozilla Popcorn: Enabling interactive video elements

Posted Jan 6, 2012 3:15 UTC (Fri) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389) [Link]

I have used neither cclive nor clivescan myself. One nice thing about gfv is that it will also support embedded video elements (unlike youtube-dl) and automatically continue downloads if something interrupts it.


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