Voting for a native i386/amd64 flash player

James Phillips anti_spam256 at
Sun Oct 4 21:54:25 UTC 2009

--- On Sun, 10/4/09, jhell <jhell at> wrote:

> From: jhell <jhell at>
> Subject: Re: Voting for a native i386/amd64 flash player
> To: "James Phillips" <anti_spam256 at>
> Cc: freebsd-questions at
> Received: Sunday, October 4, 2009, 1:07 PM
> On Sun, 4 Oct 2009 08:33 -0700, anti_spam256@ wrote:
<Vague specific stuff about an ill-defined video standard> 

> So how many different subjects are in here that don't
> thread ?
> With all due respect: wheres Waldo ?

Most on-topic is probably the licensing issue: I like the GPLv3, but many BSD users don't like it for the same reasons.

I don't want to publish comprehensive details about my (video format) idea until I have the format defined in a forward-compatible way. AS I am fantasy land, I think that people will try implementing incompatible versions as soon as it's published. The risk is that may happen anyway if my format is not "good enough." 

I haven't even done testing to find out how well compression is performed. Second-Worst case (mono white noise), I estimate that loss-less compression will only be able to compress frame changes to ~25% of the original frame size. Lossy compression will be a simple averaging of nearby pixels for (multiples of) ~4:1 compression. Mpeg is supposed to get up to 300:1.

TL;DR: If you have to ask what the point is, it is probably off-topic and I can shut-up now.


James Phillips 

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