How to play embedded flash videos in external players?

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http://askubuntu.com – As discussed in a separate question, embedded flash videos are abnormally heavy on GPU resources. The answer given by izx here (and namely in one comment) shows that ”Flash 11+ "attempts" (poorly, it looks like) to use the GPU (hardware) to "decode" the video instead of the CPU (software). Decoding is a fairly computationally intensive task, but most modern CPUs (except Atoms) will deal with 1080P HD without breaking a sweat.”. So, it seems that a solution would be opening those videos in external players, even without downloading them, so as to put to work the CPU instead (HowTos)