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[ale] Flash Video



On Sat, 2010-06-19 at 13:09 -0400, Scott Castaline wrote:
> What alternatives does one have besides Adobe or Novell/M$ Moonlight?
> I 
> am not able to view youtube videos or other flash videos. I did have
> (I 
> am ashamed to admit it) have moonlight installed on my F12 system. I 
> thought VLC was supposed to be able to play flv files but it does not 
> and I don't see any errors. 

There is a new implementation of the Flash specification, though at the
moment its name escapes me.  It is a free software implementation.

Why are you ashamed to have installed a free software plugin for your
slightly-less-than-free-software Web browser (assuming we're talking
about Firefox here)?  It is, after all, free software.  It is no
different than Flash or Java or what-have-you in terms of it being a
free software reimplementation of something that is not (or was not
originally) free software.

	--- Mike