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I use the ClickToFlash Safari extension, out of concern for Flash security vulnerabilities and to remove annoyances. However, I do not like its replacements for YouTube video players over YouTube's own player.

How can I configure ClickToFlash so that it does not affect YouTube players (whether on YouTube pages or embedded), but blocks/replaces all other Flash? Putting “www.youtube.com/” in the “Allow Flash on these sites:” list works for YouTube itself, but not embedding.

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Have you looked at the sites doing the embedding to check and see if Google is using a pattern of host names you can add in addition to www? Also, have you tried whitelisting *.youtube.com instead of restricting just the www host name? –  bmike Jan 3 '12 at 0:02

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bmike's comment prodded me into actually, y'know, reading the manual, which led me to find that the whitelists are in fact substring matches. Therefore these settings work:

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I had to find the /v/ URL by looking at the source of a page with a YouTube embedding.

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Well done - I'm now flash free so I couldn't test this out for you. –  bmike Jan 3 '12 at 0:33

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