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  • #16
    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
    And how's Theora gonna help? H.264 is more widespread and has excellent open source implementations for both decoding as well as encoding.
    It's patent-encumbered, like most other common formats.

    I think a link to the flv alongside the embedded video would be a nice gesture since Blip allows it, and ideally a second downloadable Theora if the hosting/bandwidth issues can be sorted out

    (i still maintain that a phoronix bittorrent tracker would be cool for videos, but it would still require a bit of bandwidth)

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    • #17
      Who cares if it's patent whatever. As long as you can view it, you can view it. Even this whole forum runs on VBulletin. And you're still here, no?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by RealNC View Post
        Who cares if it's patent whatever. As long as you can view it, you can view it. Even this whole forum runs on VBulletin. And you're still here, no?
        That's basically what I said - flv is practically as free as h.264 (and fine for web usage), so if I prefer not to have the burden of flash integrated into my browser, a link to the .flv would be great and apparently trivial to implement. If you want to do it Right(tm) though, you need to think about patent encumbrance.

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        • #19
          Yeah, I'm with them. Flash is a pile of crap with anything that isn't Firefox 3 (and even then it gives me fits now and then). And Firefox 3 doesn't particularly care for my "modest" hardware. So a link to the video file (ANY type of video file) so that I can play it in a dedicated player would be great.

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          • #20
            Here is a mpg file: http://a17.video2.blip.tv/1900000635...00_demo840.mpg

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
              If you don't want to use Flash I suggest nabbing the video via one of the Firefox Flash grabbers and either transcode it to a different format or a different container- or just use Mplayer like Kano suggested.
              I would use flash, if i could play this with gnash. And I can grab youtube .flv files with firefox extensions, but with this page here it does not work. And I don't want to install proprietary flash!
              Bitching about it gains nothing. If you don't have those skillsets, that's fine too- just ASK instead of bitching and I suspect someone would be more than happy to accommodate you.
              I have the skillset. I only think it's very bad that there is no link or something else in the article, that let me watch the video without installing the proprietary flash player. I have asked nicely many times in the different comments of the articles but too many people just can't see the problem. I only asked for providing another possibility than installing the closed flash player, to watch the video, but in the future articles there was still only the flash. Those bad videos are not worth it anyway. Sorry that I complained about missing alternatives in the article. Best would be to go back to another OS. Where no alternatives are, at all.

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