Linked by David Adams on Tue 27th Jul 2010 07:35 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Linux Some people hate the idea of adding proprietary software to their desktop Linux. For these people, there are Linux distributions such as gNewSense that use only free software. For the rest of us, who use distributions such as Fedora, openSUSE and Ubuntu, there are times we either want to, or feel forced to, add proprietary programs such as Adobe Flash or Skype or the ability to play proprietary audio and video formats such as MP3 or commercial DVDs to your Linux desktop. Here's how to do it.
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lemur2
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Next, Harding spells out issues with video streaming — namely, the fact that HTML5 doesn’t really have anything that matches Flash when it comes to dynamically adjusting quality control and buffering.


HTML5 itself doesn't have a two-way communication for dynamically adjusting buffering, but that doesn't mean that it cannot be done:

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/beta/features/
Web Sockets
Developers will be able to build real-time online interactions like gaming and chatting.


... and interactions like communication between the server and the player for dynamically adjusting quality control and buffering for VP8 video playback.

Edited 2010-07-30 10:07 UTC

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