QuickTime + Perian = Low CPU FLV play

Discussion in 'macOS' started by applevx, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. applevx macrumors member

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    Here is some idea practically to keep CPU in a low % like 8% - 17% to play Youtube video or any other flash video online.

    1. Perian -- You can get it from here http://perian.org/
    This is a multi-video-plugins for Quicktime to allow Quicktime to play many format of videos including FLV flash format. (I think a lot of guys already know this :) )

    2. Go to YouTube and start play video

    3. Meanwhile, open Activity window by "Option+Command+A" and looking for something like MB size link with increasing number

    4. Copy & Past that link to Quicktime, then you good to go to enjoy video with Low Low CPU usage, means to keep your MBP cool.

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    Hope this will help you a little bit. :D

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    P.S. This method will do the trick, but just a little bit NOT Simple way.
    As a Apple guy, simple is beauty. So I am still looking for a far far simple way to do this job. I'll keep updating this soon, if by any lucky.

    P.P.S. Anyone has any idea, please let me know. Thank you.
    :):apple:
     
  2. applevx thread starter macrumors member

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    Update #1

    Once QuickTime download the whole flash video, You can "Save As" to mov format into your hard disk. You can watch it later.

    You do NOT need any other video convertor to do FLV - MOV or MP4 converting job. Save you a lot of CPU juice.


    :):apple:



    Keep updating...
     
  3. Cloatus macrumors member

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    If you want to download the video you're watching as an mp4, paste this into the Safari address bar and hit 'Enter'.


    javascript:if(document.location.href.match(/http:\/\/[a-zA-Z\.]*youtube\.com\/watch/)){document.location.href='http://www.youtube.com/get_video?fmt='+(isHDAvailable?'22':'18')+'&video_id='+swfArgs['video_id']+'&t='+swfArgs['t']}
     
  4. applevx thread starter macrumors member

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    Dude, I tried this, but Not working:confused:
     
  5. Cloatus macrumors member

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    I just tried it again and it worked.

    What happens when you try it?
     
  6. applevx thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry dude, I tried again, it works but only works for YouTube though. :D

    Cheers ;)
     

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