I was tweaking around with a script for playing Youtube playlists in mplayer.
My question is: How does linux play flash videos?
My current research yields (By reading scripts written by others):
When a video starts buffering, a new folder is created in
A file is present in that folder with
ls -la yielding:
lrwx------ 1 username username 64 2012-02-23 21:52 17 -> /tmp/FlashXX6MuuBn (deleted)
vlc 17 starts playing the video in VLC.
I can't understand what is happening. Any suggestions?
EDIT: After installing and experimenting, I found the following:
- For my Chromium, the MY_ID is one of the PID of
chromium-browse(there are many)
- For my Opera the MY_ID is the PID of
- For my Firefox the MY_ID is of
plugin-containebut this works intermittently.
If someone is using Chromium,