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[tor-talk] Is using player like VLC safe alternative to Flash?
Question of playing Flash vids comes up constantly & explanation given
of why it can compromise anonymity in Tor Browser.
Anyone done real investigation if using some media players, that handle
playing Flash content directly from a URL, are any better at protecting
anonymity than Flash Player?
VLC player & SMPlayer (front end for MPlayer) - both open source, free -
can directly load the video URL from the page you're viewing (assuming
have Flash Player disabled or not installed).
You may / may not have to click the page / video address, then it's
automatically copied into the media player & it handles the rest.
Question is, regarding TBB & anonymity, are these safe enough to protect
The only circumstance I know of where these 2 players (can't speak for
others) would be contacting their servers is to check for updates, which
can be disabled by simple settings.
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