So nearly any video I'd see on YouTube is something like .mpeg or .avi or whatever?
But how risky on a scale of 1 to 10 - 10 being extremely risky - would you consider watching videos on YouTube, Vimeo, etc?
If I didn't say, I am on a MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion. (Most of what I've seen says do NOT install anti-virus software as it can do more harm than good at this point.)
Not sure what other "anti-malware measures" I could take on my Mac.
BTW, what happens to the "risk factor" when you...
1.) Watch Streaming Videos
2.) Download Video Files
3.) Capture Playing Videos using something like SnagIt or Camtasia?
FWIW, my interest in video is to watch, take notes, and maybe capture them as part of research for the business I am building. For example, maybe there is some documentary or news clip about a start-up company that captures my fancy...
Or, I must confess, maybe I want to capture a music video I like.
Other than those two examples, I am NOT interested in stupid Cat Videos, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus Twerking or Porn!!!!
Anything I'd watch would likely come from a website like SitePoint, CNET, Ars Technica, the NY TImes, PBS, or maybe YouTube or Vimeo.