Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Jul 2006 17:17 UTC, submitted by Manuel FLURY
Multimedia, AV "What follows is a list of the APIs that the current Linux Flash Player 9 development version is using. I debated whether it was appropriate to publish this information. Then I remembered that anyone who knows what they're doing should be able to figure this stuff out by themselves anyway once the final Player is released."
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RE[2]: Mmm
by sbenitezb on Tue 25th Jul 2006 14:27 UTC
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I prefer "normal" video formats, like MPG/Theora. And no, I have never seen videos on those new sites, or played flash games. Usually I download videos with bittorrent. Am I missing something important/revolutionary? ;)

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v RE[3]: Mmm
by Timmmm on Tue 25th Jul 2006 14:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Mmm"
RE[4]: Mmm
by jebb on Tue 25th Jul 2006 15:04 in reply to "RE[3]: Mmm"
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"You're just being and ideological idiot. I expect you're deluded that linux is easy to use too."
Nice troll. Short, insulting, to the point.

This is OSnews, by the way. If you're really serious about this linux-is-easy-to-use-delusion thing, I suggest you update your bookmarks to

And on a side note, yes, youtube is the coolest thing that happened on my computer since napster. And it works flawlessly with flash 7 in any distro I've cared to try.

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RE[3]: Mmm
by Wrawrat on Tue 25th Jul 2006 17:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Mmm"
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It can be an useful alternative to video streaming...

Given the impressive installation base of the Flash player (according to a NPD report: 98%, in reality: probably around 90%), you can set up preview movies without having to bother with different formats (mainly WMV, RM and QT). The video codec coming with Flash 8 (On VP6) is quite good, even at limited bitrates.

My department is going to promote the accomplishments of our students by making some of the best filmed demonstrations available on the Internet. While a link to an high-quality XviD movie will only be a click away, we know that most people will be able to enjoy the demonstrations without hunting for codecs, including many Linux users (like myself). Furthermore, it will save us some bandwidth since most people are going to be satisfied with the lower-resolution previews.

While an open-source solution would have been favoured, you just cannot ignore your audience... In our case, they are mostly Windows users. Our goal is promotion: asking people to download codecs for viewing the contents would go against it. Note that I am a huge fan of Xiph (my whole music library is in OGG), but the Theora format is still alpha.

It might not be a revolution, but it can be quite handy. Perhaps not for you, but for us.

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RE[3]: Mmm
by senornoodle on Wed 26th Jul 2006 08:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Mmm"
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You may consider Theora "normal" but it's by no means widely used in anyone's book.

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