[OT] Best Flash/QT streaming provider
london.pm at metamathics.org
Wed Sep 27 17:01:59 BST 2006
On Wed, 2006-09-27 at 16:40 +0100, Paul Orrock wrote:
> Monday9am use flash for several reasons, one of which is that it's
> harder to copy a flash embedded movie that it is to right-click -> save
> as a wmv or mpg movie. Flash also plays while downloading the rest of
> the video.
Note that this means the (admittedly very small) market section of
people who don't have Flash then have no way to view your file unless
you also offer it as a download - which is why I prefer google video to
youtube. Linux on AMD64 has no Flash, unless you want to install a
32-bit version of various libs and browsers.
At least YouTube and Google Video both seem to work okay in the older
versions of Flash that are available to Linux (7) and Mac (8, I think)
rather than requiring the Windows version (9) like some websites do.
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