Alternative YouTube Video Lens Updated With Previews, More [Ubuntu 12.10]

A while back, Lorenzo has created an alternative video lens and YouTube scope for Unity, which can be used to easily search and play YouTube videos using an external player of your choice.Unity in Ubuntu 12.10 does have its own video lens, but it only supports YouTube Shows, Movies and Educations, so most YouTube results won’t show up in the default Ubuntu video lens.Lorenzo’s YouTube lens/scope has been updated for Ubuntu 12.10 recently, getting proper video previews (I say “proper” because the default Ubuntu 12.10 video lens previews are kind of broken) which display the license, view count, likes and dislikes, the video description along with a video image and options to play the video using the player selected from the YouTube scope settings or open it in a web browser – check it out:For those not familiar with this YouTube scope, besides being able to easily search for YouTube videos, it comes with a tool that lets you select an external player for viewing YouTube videos, so you don’t have to open your browser (and without Flash). In the latest version, more players are supported and you can download videos as well, feature for which youtube-dl, a command line

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