Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th May 2010 16:45 UTC
Multimedia, AV Has it only been five years? Yes, it has only been five years. The site that has become synonymous with video on the web, the site that sparked so many delightful internet memes, turns five years old today. Whether it's the best line in video game history repeated a million times over, or the most beautiful piece of art ever created in human history (the lesser-known HD version, of course), YouTube has it all.
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RE[2]: Can not agree
by error32 on Tue 18th May 2010 10:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Can not agree"
error32
Member since:
2008-12-10

Yes I read about it, maybe I will try that out later if they have support for firefox without proprietary codecs. That was actually the whole thing that got me annoyed at flash, because it forced me to use a binary blob (which was not even 64bit) and not FOSS.

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RE[3]: Can not agree
by DeadFishMan on Tue 18th May 2010 14:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Can not agree"
DeadFishMan Member since:
2006-01-09

Yes I read about it, maybe I will try that out later if they have support for firefox without proprietary codecs. That was actually the whole thing that got me annoyed at flash, because it forced me to use a binary blob (which was not even 64bit) and not FOSS.


Also there is a nifty Qt application out there called Minitube that takes a different approach on YouTube: it offers a TV-like viewing experience by stacking videos based on your search which kind of works like YouTube's own automatic reproduction (or whatever it is called). It streams the MPEG4/AVC content directly bypassing the need for Flash which greatly enhances playback performance - to the point that my crappy laptop can play fullscreen YouTube videos using Minitube whereas it can barely play regular YouTube through the Flash player on the browser window without a lot of lag and frameskipping.

Unfortunately it is a bit immature for the time being and hangs a lot but the developer seems to be fairly responsive to inquiries and release newer versions frequently. It is definitely worth a look if you're a YouTube addict and don't want - or can't - have Flash installed on your Linux system.

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