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flash player on linux has some problems, is slow and sometimes makes firefox crash. youtube has been updated and this greasemonkey script don’t work anymore. I’ve modified it a little to get it to work again.

http://pastebin.com/f22bb3951

create a new script in grasemonkey, delete the lines that are there and insert the script.

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I was searching for a good open source media converter, and found one of the best media trancoder out there, Media Coder. This nice tool integrates a lot of codecs, plugins and tools to convert media to popular formats, how many of you have ever wanted to convert those odious .3gp videos ;)

taken from it’s website here is a brief list of features:

Features In Breif

  • Convert to and from many audio and video compression formats and re-multiplex into various container formats in batches
  • Full control over transcoding parameters, you can learn about audio/video encoding and play with various codecs
  • Strong decoding capability for partial or corrupted contents
  • Simplified UI for popular mobile devices (e.g. PSP, iPod)
  • Fully standalone, no dependance on system codecs/splitters
  • Extension (scripting language) infrastructure to expand user interfaces and improve user experience

Typical Applications

  • Improving compression / reducing size for audio/video files
  • Converting for audio/video playback devices (digital audio player, MP4 player, mobile phone, PDA, PSP, VCD/DVD player etc.)
  • Extracting audio tracks from video files
  • Ripping audio/video discs
  • Reparing corrupted or partial downloaded video files

Supported Fomats

  • MP3, Vorbis, AAC, AAC+, AAC+v2, MusePack, Speex, AMR, WMA, RealAudio, mp3PRO*
  • FLAC, WavPack, Monkey’s Audio, OptimFrog, AAC Lossless, WMA Lossless, WAV/PCM
  • H.264, Xvid, MPEG 1/2/4, Theora, Flash Video, Dirac, 3ivx*, RealVideo*, Windows Media Video
  • AVI, MPEG/VOB, Matroska, MP4, RealMedia*, ASF, Quicktime*, OGM*
  • CD, VCD, DVD, CUE Sheet*

* supported as input only

I’ve used this program to convert some media including flv (the flash videos from youtube), various video formats, and music, and it is working really well, and found only a little bug that crashes the application when you play some media in the main window.

It’s definitely worth a try.

Download it from here http://mediacoder.sourceforge.net/download.htm

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