I'm doing the exact same thing, I can live really well without Flash these days. I never liked the thing anyway.
Originally Posted by Azpegath
YouTube with HTML5 has improved a lot recently. Also, you have the option to just do something like this:
but I don't use this anymore since HTML5 with YouTube works so well in Firefox.
mplayer $(youtube-dl -g url)
Not having Flash installed is a pleasure, my Firefox never segfaults anymore, with Flash installed Firefox used to segfault all the time. Flash sucks, I'm glad it's dying, I hope X11 dies next and it takes all the crappy blobs with it too.
And when it comes to the blobs like NVIDIA? what can I say? I hope they go away too. The blobs cause more problems than anything, they don't even support KMS, and I'm already using Nouveau anyway.
Nouveau is also progressing quite fast and aggressively these days, which is great for the community.