As a matter of fact, totem aka the GStreamer framework, happens to support playing videos from Youtube directly, as well as offering a slightly cranky search dialogue.
Out of no reason VLC doesnt want to work together with GTK Youtube Viewer, mplayer is a major resource hog and SMplayer doesnt let me skip / seek back and forward in videos (just stops with an error message when I try to do so) .. so I decided to give good ole totem aka “the Gnome Video Player” a try.
My setup: MX Linux 18, GTK Youtube Viewer 3.5.4, Totem 3.22.1 + plugins (
totem totem-common totem-plugins)
Following is the part pf the video player configuration including the additional part required to get totem working:
So essentially, its down to:
- “*URL*” – no additional parameters are available, or at least none that I know of
- “totem” – regular call (could also be
/usr/bin/totem, but here on MX Linux, its available within the
PATH, so no need for that
- –fullscreen – parameter is identical to allmost all listed players
- “” – left empty, because there is no such parameter (for playing subtitles).
- Left out, too.