"If your inner Richard Stallman hates the binary blob,
try the free Gnash. It may be preferable politically, but people
have experienced problems with it and your mileage may vary a lot
with this one. It might be necessary to remove the non-free version
to get this one working properly. Later in this article I will tell
you how to download and save YouTube videos even if you cannot view
them in Konqueror because Flash is either not installed or is but
is not working properly.
"Assuming that Flash has been pre-installed (or downloaded,
installed) and is working, downloading and saving Youtube videos
doesn't actually require you to do anything too fancy. Any enabled
browser will do. This tip exploits the fact that as you are
watching a streaming YouTube video it is being "saved". Where? In
your /tmp directory. Regardless of what browser you are using to
view a video, it will be saved to that directory. Using your
favourite file manager, navigate to it. It will be easily
recognizable as it will have a file name like Flash312N4Er, to take
a random example. You can right click it and play it in any
flash-enabled media player (Kaffeine, Movieplayer, Kplayer etc). As
you might guess, as the file is in the /tmp directory it will be
lost once your computer reboots so if you want to save it just drag
and drop it into the directory of choice and it will be there when
you reboot. Renaming it might be a good idea too!"
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