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Re: [vox] Streaming flash videos yourself (no YouTube or Google Videoneeded)
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Re: [vox] Streaming flash videos yourself (no YouTube or Google Videoneeded)



On Feb 13, 2007, at 2:22 PM, Gabriel G. Rosa wrote:

On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 01:01:58PM -0800, Dave Margolis wrote:
For any given type of video, a user needs a new player (or at least a
new library of codecs).  Flash video plays in the Flash player -
which almost everybody has or can easily get.  The Flash player is
And by "almost everybody" you mean "almost everybody running Windows,
OSX, or i386 Linux (and perhaps some i386 FreeBSD guys running the elf
emulation mode, and the amd64 guys running in a 32bit chroot)".

Which really translates to: "almost everybody Adobe will allow".

The free (as in speech) flash plugin doesn't seem to handle video yet.

-Gabe
I agree the lack for Flash player for PPC Linux (for example) is bothersome. And it is a problem for me personally, as my favorite Linux box is an old G3 iMac running Kubuntu. But the codec game is just painful. I have to run some videos in VLC, others in mplayer, the vlc browser plugin almost never works for embedded video...and so on.

I maintain that Flash-based video is the best free (as in beer) way to do web video right now - but I've love to hear anybody's recommendations...

Dave
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