I am trying to replicate a youtube page to work offline. I copied the webpage files to my local and made everything look like the online page. I downloaded the video already and I tweaked the html page to fix the path of FLV file and the problem is it still would not play the video. The setup is, the player which holds the buttons like play, pause controls is in SWF format and then it accepts the path to the FLV video as argument and plays it.
If there is anybody who has tried doing this in the past successfully, please help. Or any analysis is welcome.
I've tried to run flash off-line many times and have failed every time. There apparently is a ton of run-time code that can only be downloaded from the Adobe site but cannot - or will not - be cached. I gave up. If you find a way to do it, let me know, please.
I have already downloaded the player.swf that youtube uses and the video.flv file as well. I tried replacing the path filename with the one on my local (video.flv) but it still wouldn't play. I'm thinking of not using youtube script on the part of the page and replace it with something simple. Hopefully it will look the same. I'll let you guys know.
I gave up on youtube's flv player. I downloaded the SWF player ( watch-vfl148687.swf ) from youtube's page but I don't know how to make it play the video.flv. The player shows on the webpage but the video won't play. I am pretty sure that the variable that I'm using on flashvars is not the right one. Anyway, what I did was to use an open source FLV player from [flv-player.net...] ( I downloaded the maxi type of player) and then used the ff code: