[PLUG] flv player

Nishit Dave stargazer.dave at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 09:41:00 PDT 2007


On 4/12/07, Nishit Dave <stargazer.dave at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 4/12/07, Vivek Khurana <hiddenharmony at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 4/12/07, Rajiv Gore <rajiv at wsieng.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > I want to play down loaded flv files in Kaffeine.
> > > I am unable to hear the sound though video is seen.
> > > How can I fix it.
> >
> >
> >
> > Try VLC, it can play flv files properly.
> >
>
> The link: http://www.videolan.org
>
>
PS: vlc also has transcoding capabilities: through a wizard under the file
menu or directly from the open file / stream / disc dialogue.  You will need
to experiment with codecs, bit rates and wrappers before getting a
transcoded version that can play on Linux (or vlc) and Windows (on WMP)
alike.

This has more to do with Windows using proprietary codecs and not easing use
of open alternatives.

You can also see the latest release of gnash (
http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash), a GNU flash player that is trying to
catch up with the newer flash versions (now you know how proprietary
software ensures lock-in: by changing formats frequently and keeping them
secret).


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