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How to play flash videos with the media player of your choice

Notice: This method will probably not work on all YouTube videos.

Remember the good old days when you could pause a flash video, let it buffer and play the video with the media player of your choice by opening the corresponding file from the /tmp directory?

Well that’s still possible. However the video-files are deleted from the /tmp directory. So you need to find the PID of the flash plugin-container to open the video from /proc/PID/fd/.
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