I've been trying to watch webm videos on youtube lately with only partial success. Some of them play alright, while others request Adobe Flash. For example, this video requests flash, and this one plays without.
Dubbed "Works with HTML5," the brand-new release of FFmpeg brings lots of highly anticipated features. Announced last evening, June 15th, FFmpeg 0.6 improves the support for HTML5 video, has a better Vorbis decoder, and faster Theora and H.264 decoders. The most important feature of this release is the support for Google's VP8 codec. Moreover, the matro...
I've been contemplating for years giving up on Flash, but never managed to do it. It's the worst piece of software on my old laptop, it's slow, buggy, resource hungry etc.Anyway, a few weeks ago I finally removed it and I've been Flash-free ever since.
I downloaded a video using youtube-dl command. I started downloading in one format using -f option. Then I paused/cancelled and continued download in a different format. I ran part of the downloaded video and it ran. So, that way I had stopped a few more times and resumed with different format and it all worked.