mps-youtube is a terminal-based YouTube player and downloader. If you use YouTube a lot for listening music, then you must give it a try.
Did you know that VLC media player can play Youtube videos? Neither did I. Try this:
Does Flash break all the time? Use VLC :)
Tip from here.
At http://www.labnol.org/internet/youtube-audio-player/26740/ I found a nice trick to embed just a part of the Youtube Flash player, thus the player looks like an audio player. All you need is a little CSS trick:
Say you know the artist and the title of a song and you want to get it played with youtube. How to do that?
First, let’s review what we should know about the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button (long description here). On Google Search, when you type in a search term and you hit the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button, you’ll be redirected to the first search hit. Simply it skips showing the full search result.
If instant results are activated, you can’t click on the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button. In this case visit the Preferences page and switch off the instant results.
Now, back to the original problem. Say you want to play the song “The Prodigy: Out of Space”. Use the following search term:
site:youtube.com inurl:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= The Prodigy Out of Space
And hit the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button. You are redirected to the video clip.
Now, let’s say you want to open this video clip from a script. You’ll have to visit the following link:
https://www.google.com/search?btnI=I'm+Feeling+Lucky&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=site:youtube.com%20inurl:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=%20The Prodigy Out of Space
You can try it here. Click on this link.
This trick is from here.
You collect your favourite songs in a plain text file. Each line in the file contains the artist’s name and the title of the song. Write a script that picks a random line and opens the song on youtube.
“Minitube is a YouTube desktop application. With it you can watch YouTube videos in a new way: you type a keyword, Minitube gives you an endless video stream. Minitube is not about cloning the original YouTube web interface, it aims to create a new TV-like experience.”
sudo apt-get install minitube
A typical youtube URL looks like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zatmdqTYivI.
There are two methods to watch it in full screen:
- Click on the “full screen” button (with the four arrows) in the bottom right corner of the video. It will be real full screen.
- Transform the address to this form: http://www.youtube.com/embed/zatmdqTYivI. It will fill just your browser.
For method #2, I made a simple bookmarklet:
Open this page in a new tab. There, you will find a link “YouTube FS”. Drag and drop that link to the bookmark bar.
When you watch a youtube video, just click on the bookmarklet to switch to “full screen” mode. If you are in full screen, the bookmarklet will restore the normal mode, i.e. it works in both directions.