Video: 5 Fun Things in Fedora 12
phrkonaleash at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 22:05:47 UTC 2009
On Mon 30 November 2009 1:12:57 pm Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> The site requires flash.
> … If anyone doing fedora marketing wants to put up videos that don't
> require proprietary software to view, please feel free to drop me an
> email. I'd be glad to help, or if I'm too busy I can connect you
> with someone else willing and able to help.
The last time I checked (read: Last night), VLC could play youtube links when
passed the http://youtube.com/watch url from the command line, and that gnash
played them in browser, both with the free-but-patent-encumbered codecs in
So, no, you don't need proprietary software to view youtube. I use VLC with
youtube links daily.
I too have had some bad experiences with blip.tv's upload service trying to
get ABLEconf videos online. Blip.tv may be more Freedom oriented, but when it
comes down to it, youtube+an ogv direct download accomplishes the same thing
with much less effort :(
Awesome videos, Máirín. Almost enough to inspire me to put my own ugly mug
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