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[2]: gnash & flash video...
by vege on Tue 21st Aug 2007 15:03 UTC in reply to "RE: gnash & flash video..."
vege
Member since:
2006-04-07

There is absolutely *no* reason to use flash to play a video. Except braindeadness.


OR if you want your visitors to have the same control interface for viewing/listening the media.

Braindeadness is a *bit* strong.

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RE[3]: gnash & flash video...
by mmu_man on Tue 21st Aug 2007 15:55 in reply to "RE[2]: gnash & flash video..."
mmu_man Member since:
2006-09-30

Before the flash era sites were using object with the video in and custom controls with bitmaps, absolutely no difference. Except they were hardcoding the player with those crappy WiMP GUIDs but at least you could work around it in the browser. But now it just ships the player with the video, so you must have flash to play it. Some sites have an url to the flv in the code so you can grab it, but others have it hidden in the .swf. I repeat, braindeadness.

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RE[3]: gnash & flash video...
by Redeeman on Tue 21st Aug 2007 21:28 in reply to "RE[2]: gnash & flash video..."
Redeeman Member since:
2006-03-23

or what if the user wants to actually have some say in what goes on, on his computer??

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

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snozzberry Member since:
2005-11-14

Until there's an international law that dictates "any media permitted to play on a user's computer implies the user's permission to permanently record/replay said media," you're discussing what you want versus what content producers want.

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RE[4]: gnash & flash video...
by Doc Pain on Tue 21st Aug 2007 23:09 in reply to "RE[3]: gnash & flash video..."
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

"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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