FlashVideoReplacer Continues To Improve

“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

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

“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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