Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Aug 2007 06:08 UTC, submitted by Kaj de Vos
Syllable, AtheOS Kelly Wilson ported the Gnash Flash player clone to Syllable [screenshot], enabling the playing of Adobe Flash content. It uses the Boost C++ libraries, the SDL and Anti-Grain Geometry libraries for graphics rendering and FFMPEG for multimedia decoding. Work on the player is continuing to add the FreeType library and make the player native to Syllable, so it can be integrated in the web browser. Also, on some Adobe Flash news, an upcoming update will be supporting native h.264 videos, HE-AAC audio support, as well as hardware accelerated, multi-core enhanced full screen video playback.
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Slightly off-topic
by Simon Gray on Tue 21st Aug 2007 15:47 UTC
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I can't wait till either Gnash or swfdec becomes mature enough to be included by default on all of the free OSes. If it works for 90-95% of uses (basic YouTube playback represents a large part of that) it's probably ready. Then users of free operating systems don't have to depend on a proprietary plugin anymore which so many of us do right now.

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