Is it possible for now to watch live youtube video streams using vlc? I just don't want to use flash player. I know that vlc can play youtube videos using link for the page where that video is located, but how about live youtube videos?
Yes, it works the exact same way as non-live streams. Just Ctrl+N (or
Media > Open Network Stream) and enter the youtube URL through the first parameter.
An example of the first thing I saw on youtube live (pretty darn terribad):
If you are just looking to avoid using
flashplayer, you could opt into YouTube's HTML5 Player.
I would like to add to the answer already given by nerdwaller.
VLC requires a CA-Certificate file to be able to validate an *http***s** connection.
I was signed into youtoube, copied the address and tried
Media --> open Network Stream --> Play
main error: TLS client plugin not available main error: open of `https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=.....' failed
Once signed in, you are surfing using the HTTPS protocol. (So copy-paste will get ya)
Take away the s and open through a not encrypted connection and it worked fine.