concerning flash under freebsd
Programmer in Training
pit at joseph-a-nagy-jr.us
Thu Jun 17 13:42:27 UTC 2010
Quoting Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh at onetel.com>:
> Programmer in Training wrote:
>> Quoting Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de>:
>>> On Tue, 15 Jun 2010 15:49:56 -0600, Programmer in Training
>>> <pit at joseph-a-nagy-jr.us> wrote:
>> That's a no-go, I have it on good authority that h.264 was chosen
>> over Theora. That along with mpeg-la having put out a press release
>> saying it won't charge royalties for "free" uses of some of it's
>> patents several months ago, while I would love for Theora to
>> have won out as the standard, once again corporate interest (this
>> time a big push from Apple, from what I understand) has won out.
> And Mozilla won't use H264. Also add into the mix that Google has just
> bought VP8 and open sourced it. Mozilla supports VP8 but Apple is
> already dissing it:
> So I think we have a very long way to go before we can stop using flash
> for web based video.
Entirely my point.
> (According to wikipedia Theora is a fork of VP3 which the developer On2
> released some time ago. VP6 made into macromedia flash codec. So On2's
> codecs have a long history of video on the web.)
That would seem to be supported by the Theora website.
>> won't support it. But that's all irregardless to the OPs question
>> of bugginess on FreeBSD. If the Linux emulation isn't enough and
>> there is no option but to switch to an entirely different platform,
>> why even provide such an option? Linux emulation takes up a lot of
>> resources (space wise on the drive).
> Flash video works absolutely fine here and there is a lot of great
> content and interesting and entertaining material out there. I'm really
> grateful to the FreeBSD developers for getting it working so well :)
> FreeBSD muji2.config 8.0-RELEASE-p2 FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-p2 #0: Wed Mar
> 24 11:51:43 GMT 2010 root at muji2.config:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
> flashblock 1.5.13 # This may be a critical feature of a successful
> flash intallation.
Aside from npviewer not killing itself on exit and some sync issues,
I've not had any problems, either. The need for Linux emulation,
though, still stinks (mostly from a disk space pov).
Yours in Christ,
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