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FlashVideoReplacer Continues To Improve

Feb 04, 2011, 09:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Reed)

"We covered FlashVideoReplacer, a video add-on for Firefox, last year, but the new 2.x series offers several improvements. We look at what the new version offers and ask the developer a few questions.

"As for how the add-on works, I got the information straight from the developer Caio Gonçalves aka Lovinlinux, the developer:

"When you visit a video page of a supported web site, the extension catches the direct link to the video embedded in the page, then removes the flash player object and inject a new object using the direct video link. As a result, the video is played with a different plugin on the original page, without the need to download it first. In order to work, the user needs a compatible plugin or standalone player, capable of playing at least mp4, which is the most common format. However, support for other formats like flv, mov, wmv and m4v is required for some videos."

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