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I couldn't get Launch (Yahoo's Music Video site) to work. Flip4Mac didn't fix it. A little searching and I found a program which not only works but gets around those annoying commercials.

It's called LyFOX and it can be found at this site: http://fernyb.2ya.com/

You have to go to the PROJECTS page (see top of page for link). It's the third program down. It's a simple interface. Type in an artist, it will return a list of any videos on the Launch site, select the video and run it. In this case, Flip4Mac runs the video without a problem sans commercials.
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Cool nice find!

I believe Lauch is now firefox compatible, have you tried opening the videos through firefox?
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LyFOX works great. Just installed it. Thanks for the heads up!!
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interesting, any news on when or if it'll become binary?
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I can't get the videos to play.
Where is the play button on LyFOX?
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'sokay. Found it.
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i used it the same day dtravis, but for those who dont know after you search, theres a little V at the bottom left. click it and press the play looking button (side triangle).
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Very nice… Thanks for the link, Scott!
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Sweet!
Thanks for that



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Nice find, you don't even have to be on the site to watch the videos.
Launch works in FF if you have grease monkey, this is way better. Thank you
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