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[ale] Flash Video
- Subject: [ale] Flash Video
- From: mike at trausch.us (Michael B. Trausch)
- Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 14:25:44 -0400
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
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On Sat, 2010-06-19 at 13:09 -0400, Scott Castaline wrote:
> What alternatives does one have besides Adobe or Novell/M$ Moonlight?
> am not able to view youtube videos or other flash videos. I did have
> 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.