Script Summary: Watch videos from video sharing web sites without Flash Player. You can view the videos with a classic video plugin or with HTML5's video player. A download option is also available.
Thank you to all who have donated.
About:This script replaces Adobe's Flash Player with a classic HTML Object element or with the new HTML5 Video element and the video as the source. The video is played by a browser video plugin of your choice or HTML5's video player.
-> This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
Limits & Issues:
-> If the script doesn't work as supposed to, reinstall it or/and clear browser cache/cookies.
-> If the script doesn't load, refresh the video page.
-> If a related video is open in the same page by replacing the current video, the script doesn't work. Try to refresh the page or open related videos in new tabs/windows.
-> On some sites there are videos embedded from an external source/site. The script doesn't work for these videos, but for some sites the script shows a link to the original video page.
-> The script doesn't support playlists but you can watch each video from the playlist if you open it in a new tab/window.
-> Embedded video from theses sites are not supported but I've made the LinkTube script that replaces the embedded videos with a link to the video page.
Very Low Definition: 1XX, 2XX
Low Definition: 2XX, 3XX
Standard Definition: 4XX, 5XX
High Definition: 720
Full High Definition: 1080
Ultra High Definition: 2XXX (4K)
Containers, Codecs & Mimetypes:
FLV: H263 Video + MP3 Audio, video/x-flv
FLV: H264 Video + AAC Audio, video/x-flv
MP4: H264 Video + AAC Audio, video/mp4
MOV: H264 Video + AAC Audio, video/quicktime
M4V: H264 Video + AAC Audio, video/x-m4v
WebM: VP8 Video + Vorbis Audio, video/webm
AVI: MPEG4/ASP Video + MP3 Video, video/x-msvideo
3GP: MPEG4/ASP Video + AAC Audio, video/3gpp
Limits & Issues:
-> For some sites the video definition is not always correct.
-> For some sites the video container is not always correct.
(Firefox, Seamonkey, IceWeasel, IceCat, TenFourFox etc)
-> with Greasemonkey add-on: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/748/
-> or with Scriptish add-on: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/script...
(or based on: Chrome, Iron etc)
-> no add-on needed, just click the install button above
-> or with Tempermonkey add-on: http://code.google.com/p/tampermonkey/
-> for versions < 5.1 with GreaseKit add-on: http://safariaddons.com/en-US/safari/addon/43
-> for all versions (?) with NinjaKit add-on: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/os0x/20100612/1276330696
-> as bookmarklet with Geekmonkey add-on: http://surber.us/2006/04/14/geekmonkey/
-> with KHTML-Userscript extension: http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=14...
-> using the Greasemonkey extension from Epiphany extensions
-> using “User Addons” extension
-> using the Greasemonkey plug-in
-> using IE7Pro extension: http://ie7pro.com for IE 9,10
Dragon Player: http://kde.org/applications/multimedia/dragonpl...
Windows Media Player: http://www.interoperabilitybridges.com/windows-...
Limits & Issues:
-> Not all plugins are able to play all videos from all sites
-> When using VLC, disable cookies for Dailymotion and use the 'Alt' or 'VLC' option to fix the playback delay and restarts
-> For KDE video plugins to work in other browsers use KPartsPlugin: http://www.unix-ag.uni-kl.de/~fischer/kpartsplu...
-> You can choose from: Auto, Alt, HTML5, MPEG, MP4, FLV, VLC, WMP, WMP2, QT, Totem, Xine
-> Auto: videos are embedded with the OBJECT element and played by the plugin associated with the video's mimetype
-> Alt: videos are embedded with the EMBED element and played by the plugin associated with the video's mimetype
-> HTML5: videos are embedded with the VIDEO element and played by the HTML5 video plugin
-> MPEG|MP4|FLV: videos are played by the video plugin associated with these file types
-> VLC: videos are played by the VLC video plugin
-> WMP|WMP2: videos are played by the Windows Media Player video plugin (Windows only)
-> QT: videos are played by the QuickTime video plugin (Windows and Mac)
-> Totem: videos are played by the Totem video plugin (Linux)
-> Xine: videos are played by the Xine video plugin (Linux)
-> Click 'Autoplay' button to turn autoplay on/off. If it's on, the video starts to play when the video page is loaded or when a new video format is selected. If it's off, a video thumbnail and a 'Play' button are shown.
-> Click this button to change the default video definition.
-> Click this button to change the default video container.
-> Click the right arrow button to enter widesize. Click the left arrow button to go back to normal size.
-> Click the plus button to enter fullsize. Click the minus button to go back to normal size.
Mods, Addons & Patches:Detach/pop-up player feature by Ram-Z
This feature offers the option to detach the script's player into a standalone pop-up window in Firefox based browsers.
ViewTube_VLC by Trupf
This patch is made to improve performance in Firefox. It is specially aimed at use with the VLC plugin but should not break compatibiliy with other plugins and probably improve totem performance the same way as VLCs (not tested by me).
ViewTubePlus by hamsterbacke
Addon for ViewTube.
- fixes MetaCafe when Flash is disabled but only if the video is MP4/H264
- fixes YouTube embedded links on Break
- fixes FunnyOrDie, web site has changed
- videos are embedded with the "aspect" scale to preserve the video aspect ratio
- fixes YouTube because now all videos have a hidden "This video is unavailable." message that caused the script not to run
- parse the document html for video data not just the document body
- re-implements the 'VLC' plug-in option to fix the video playback delay and restarts
- adds the 'Totem' and 'Xine' video plug-ins options
- fixes Dailymotion sidebar when using the widesize feature
- partially rewritten code for MetaCafe to match website changes
- fixes the player size for Break for screen sizes between 1280 and 1400