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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RE[4]: gnash & flash video...
by Doc Pain on Tue 21st Aug 2007 23:09 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: gnash & flash video..."
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"or what if the user wants to actually have some say in what goes on, on his computer??"

The user (especially the average one, but the low-skilled one, too) is not interesten in what's going on on his computer. He hust wants to see the dancing elephants, rip DVDs or download music for free. If some software product makes such a promise ("With our great nerw product X, you can simply do Y without being a professional."), the user will be pleased to get it installed, and he will do anything to get it onto his computer.

"flash is simply an abomination that should be put to death, right alongside anyone that would contaminate the web with it..."

To force strict HTML validity would eliminate 99% of such web pages. Having alternatives built into web browsers (in form of plugins that are distributed along with the browser or the OS distribution) would do the rest.

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