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  • Gnash Starts To Shine With Fourth Beta Release

    Phoronix: Gnash Starts To Shine With Fourth Beta Release

    Gnash, the Free Software Foundation project to create a completely open-source SWF movie player and browser plug-in that aims to be compatible with a majority of Adobe Flash files, has reached version 0.8.5, which is its fourth beta release. There's quite a bit of new work in Gnash 0.8.5 including MIT-SHM and X-Video support, NetConnection compatibility with more video sites, support for saving all streamed/loaded video files to disk, support for new codecs to maintain compatibility with YouTube videos, support for FLV parsing and decoding of H.264 video and AAC audio, a new GUI for KDE4 / Qt4 with SWF properties and Gnash preferences dialog boxes, support for Speex using libspeex, and improved remoting support. The mentioned changes were just what we had found interesting from the official Gnash 8.5 change-log...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzExNQ

  • #2
    Looks great! This is out-featuring Adobe's version already (Xv and Qt/KDE, yay!)

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    • #3
      The sooner I can get rid of Adobe's player the better.

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      • #4
        Hopefully with XV support, I'll now have a way of watching the new widescreen-formatted youtube vids without having to use youtube-dl due to the official flash plugin choking up on any vid posted in the last few months.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by etnlWings View Post
          Hopefully with XV support, I'll now have a way of watching the new widescreen-formatted youtube vids without having to use youtube-dl due to the official flash plugin choking up on any vid posted in the last few months.
          Better yet, add vdpau support and blow by adobe.

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          • #6
            Support for saving all streamed (FLV, H264, MP3 etc) and loaded
            (JPEG, SWF, PNG, GIF) media to disk.
            That is just the coolest feature ever!!!

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            • #7
              This enables even cheaper netbooks with CPUs nobody ever heard of :-)

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              • #8
                I'm so sick of my laptop's fan having a fit every time any kind of Flash appears on a page. It's ridiculous. I'd love to ditch Adobe's plugin. I've tried Gnash a couple of times over the years but it didn't play much at the time. How well does it actually work now? Anyone tried it?

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                • #9
                  my 64bit system say thanks

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by fabioamd87 View Post
                    my 64bit system say thanks
                    There's something lacking in the recently released 64-bit flash plugin from Adobe?

                    Well, moreso than the 32-bit plugin from Adobe?

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                    • #11
                      adobe ufficially release a 64bit plugin?

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                      • #12
                        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.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by fabioamd87 View Post
                          adobe ufficially release a 64bit plugin?
                          It's been out since December. Check out the adobe labs site.

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                          • #14
                            it's just a preview, and not stable.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by fabioamd87 View Post
                              it's just a preview, and not stable.
                              It's more stable then older, non-64bit versions. Maybe not on Windows, but on Linux, it works much better (faster, less crashes and less glitches) than "stable" ones.

                              So I recommend you use it. I'm on 10.0.22.87 64-bit currently.

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