We may encounter problems with flash, such as steaming flash full screen, or with slow internet connection.
They are many ways to play Youtube videos directly from the desktop.
1 - Youtube-dl and Mplayer :
You must have these two apps(youtube-dl,mplayer) to execute this following command :
mplayer -geometry 100%:100% -xy 500 -ontop -cache-min 2 -cookies -cookies-file /tmp/cookie.txt $(youtube-dl -gf 18/34 --cookies /tmp/cookie.txt "URL")
Remember to change URL by the link of the YouTube video.
This command will show a mplayer top window in the right bottom corner playing the video.
2 - Youtube-viewer :
It makes searching YouTube video easy, It lets you watch them directly from the desktop(no browser required), and even Download them.
It will search for the channels containing the name "Linux" and videos containing that word as well.
We can also filter videos we search, see the results of this command to know more :
I saw gtk-youtube-viewer which helps beginners more (with Gui), but It's available only to Puppy Linux users.
3 - Minitube :
It's a Gui app, most powerful one, which can easily search and navigate Youtube videos.
It can :
- Let you subscribe without using a YouTube account.
- Let you sort videos by relevance, date, view count and rating
- Let you filter videos by publication date, video duration and video quality.
- Let you choose the maximum video resolution up to 1080p.