I did a post earlier this week about watching YouTube videos with Mplayer and I found that comedy site Funny or Die also also has high definition videos that can be played in mplayer.
For this video I’ll be using the Cheese & Chong read the Bible video. It’s pretty funny. We need to make sure “curl” is added from the repository.
curl http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/7e64d0be37/cheech-chong-read-the-bible | grep mp4
This will push out a lot of data but only the lines with “mp4″ in them. The line we’re looking for is:
Above it you’ll also see a list of video bitrates:
By changing the number to the proper bitrate you can get the better quality video.
All that’s left is to load it into mplayer.
No need for flash.