Flash Video clips -

Bob Goodwin bobgoodwin at wildblue.net
Sat Jul 23 14:09:29 UTC 2011

On 22/07/11 08:39, Reindl Harald wrote:
> Am 22.07.2011 14:34, schrieb Bob Goodwin:
>>              I tried sending a saved YouTube video clip as an e-mail
>>              attachment this morning. So far two Windows users were
>>              unable to run an ".flv" file. I figured most people would be
>>              able to deal with that except Apple Mac perhaps.
>>              What format do most require, Youtube offers several, or at
>>              least the Firefox add-on does? I didn't see a ".wmv" listed.
> no way to use any format all machines can play
> linux with nonfree-repos (VLC, ffmpeg) seems to be the only
> system which can play nearly all video-formats
> H264/MP4 should be a godd choice in 2011, but WinXP is too
> dumb to play it out of theb ox without quicktime installed
> apple perfers H264 but FLV only with VLC

        I sent them a URL for VLC/Windows. One guy installed it and was
        quite pleased with the result, the video played. I'm not
        familiar with Windows but these are people for whom a computer
        is just another appliance so it must have worked automatically
        once installed?

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