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  • #16
    I have video very slowed when in fullscreen.
    using ati x1900gt with fglrx on archlinux 64bit

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Ant P. View Post
      I remember Gnash sucking horribly compared to swfdec about a year ago, but if this can play youtube without sucking up all my CPU and requiring me to type in "fmt=6" on every URL like that does, I'm sold.
      I will test the new Gnash release shortly, but I wonder if swfdec is going anywhere (no dev activity for the past two months cannot be good).

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      • #18
        Originally posted by remm View Post
        I will test the new Gnash release shortly, but I wonder if swfdec is going anywhere (no dev activity for the past two months cannot be good).

        Otte, one of the devs for swfdec wants feedback and love. See http://blogs.gnome.org/otte/2008/12/18/on-loneliness/

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        • #19
          I'd have to agree with RealNC; the beta 64-bit flash player is working a heck of a lot better for me (on Fedora) than that 32-bit nspluginwrapped abortion we used to be forced to use.

          That being said, I'd be even happier to have an open source player that worked reliably.

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          • #20
            One of the reasons Adobe went with a 64bit for Linux was because of all the instability the 32bit one was giving. They explicitly say that on the downloads page, haha.

            So having a crashy crashy solution made a good non-crashy one

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            • #21
              Why would just a change to 64 bits reduce crashes?

              Sure, there is more space = less likely to have buffer overflows, but any decent code should not have those.

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              • #22
                There wasn't a problem with the 32-bit version of Flash; run natively under a 32-bit browser, it works fine.

                The problem is fundamentally one of running any 32-bit plugin under nspluginwrapper and a 64-bit browser. So, nspluginwrapper is the underlying problem, but flash is one of those few remaining plugins that required it, until they released a 64-bit native build.

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                • #23
                  does it work with vimeo and last.fm ???

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                  • #24
                    Does gnash handle z-ordering correctly yet?

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                      does it work with vimeo and last.fm ???
                      Nope. I tried it, a lot of flashcontent doesn't work with Gnash. Youtube works, but only in normal mode not HD mode, and even then it's more CPU intensive than the proprietary Adobe plugin.

                      I'm sorry to say, but it will probably take years before Gnash is on par with the proprietary Adobe plugin.

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                      • #26
                        Just tested 0.8.5, and it looks to it's now roughly equivalent to swfdec. Nice

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                        • #27
                          What happened to swfdec? There wasn't any commits to git repository at freedesktop.org since December. At least gnash improved to usable levels.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Mithrandir View Post
                            What happened to swfdec? There wasn't any commits to git repository at freedesktop.org since December. At least gnash improved to usable levels.
                            Just out of interest: why do we need two opensource Flash projects in the first place?

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by nanonyme View Post
                              Just out of interest: why do we need two opensource Flash projects in the first place?
                              "We" don't need two Flash projects.
                              It just appears there are two groups of developers who have different approaches and thus develop in different projects. It's their invested time/work, so that's fine. It's the developers decision.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Zhick View Post
                                "We" don't need two Flash projects.
                                It just appears there are two groups of developers who have different approaches and thus develop in different projects. It's their invested time/work, so that's fine. It's the developers decision.
                                I merely noted since I was puzzled by why it should matter if one open Flash project would start piling dust. The other one continues and that ought to be plenty enough.

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