Re: [dev] [vp] A media website video player/fetcher

From: Uriel <>
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 12:16:21 +0200

Very cool and useful! Thanks!


On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 11:18 AM, Kris Maglione <> wrote:
> This is a cleaned up version of some of the scripts I've been using for a
> long time to play videos from sites like YouTube. I use a key binding in my
> browser to copy the video URL and run this script, which automatically runs
> a media player with the given video. It can also fetch streaming videos. I
> have another script that I use along with it to fetch a series of videos
> (the dreaded multi-part uploads of YouTube fame), which I'm not uploading at
> the moment.
> For now, the only sites supported are YouTube and Revision3, but I'm
> releasing in the hope that others will find it useful and add more. I have
> some others, but they're not remotely release ready. I'm well aware that
> there are other such programs around, but they all tend to weigh in at
> several thousand lines, and the logic for the individual sites is burried
> somewhere in the middle. With vp, to add a new site, you just add a new vp-*
> file, put the URL pattern at the top, and write whatever logic you need.
> The basic requirements are 9base or plan9port, curl, and, at the moment, a
> javascript engine (spidermonkey or kjs) for the youtube script, although
> I'll probably replace it with an awk script in the near future.
>    hg clone
>    cd vp
>    mk install
> --
> Kris Maglione
> You're bound to be unhappy if you optimize everything.
>        --Donald Knuth
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