Phoronix IRC Log: 2009-02-08
GNU\colossus: are there non-flash versions of the FOSDEM videos available somewhere?
Kano: to download?
Kano: using download helper plugin you can store em if you like
Kano: new players support flv directly
redeeman: GNU\colossus: yeah, i requested multiple times that phoronix just link to the flv files - but for a free software site, it really isn't very free software friendly
GNU\colossus: yup, I noticed that too
GNU\colossus: and I'm a premium subscriber, SO SO AS I SAY GODDAMMIT!!111!"12
GNU\colossus: s/SO SO/SO DO/
Kano: GNU\colossus: and download helper does not work for you?
GNU\colossus: Kano: what download helper?
Kano: works with every site
GNU\colossus: I'm browsing with konqueror
Kano: then get used to firefox ;)
GNU\colossus: I don't do GTK
GNU\colossus: at all.
Kano: not my problem, get a firefox qt then ;)
redeeman: or they could just link to the .flv
redeeman: he would probably get more hits out of it too
redeeman: because now i don't watch the videos, and if theres something in the text someone else needs see, i just paste
redeeman: whereas with a video i'd probably link them to the site
redeeman: not to mention it's also the reason im not a premium subscriber
GNU\colossus: I'd be perfectly fine with another means of streaming video
GNU\colossus: or, as you said, providing a link to the damned flv
redeeman: http streaming works fine for flv
GNU\colossus: it's just so tedious to manually extract the URL out of the bloated page source
redeeman: i don't even bother
redeeman: i just label sites like that as sites that do not want me as viewer
redeeman: and ignore it
GNU\colossus: well, I'd like to see the talks though
redeeman: fosdem always uploads them themselves in theora format
redeeman: don't remember url, i just google every time
redeeman: but i think it only happens after fosdem closes or something
redeeman: they will also add 2009 i think
GNU\colossus: yeah, hmmm
GNU\colossus: that sucks
GNU\colossus: I'm bored now
GNU\colossus: I recall watching the ogg versions yesteryear
Kano: btw. i wrote a tiny script to convert flv 2 mp3, if anybody needs it