[PLUG] flv player

Nishit Dave stargazer.dave at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 00:39:37 PDT 2007


On 4/12/07, Pranav Peshwe <pranavpeshwe at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Agree with Kaustubh,use mplayer.
> Get mplayer, get the essential codec pack,uncompress and put it into
> /usr/lib/win32/ or other appropriate place and play all kinds of media
> :)
> A slightly different approach would be to use something like
> zamzar.com and get the file(s) transcoded... or do it yourself using
> mencoder :)>-
>
>
I believe it is rather unethical to use Windows dlls in this manner.
Especially if you have embraced Linux as a matter of principle, not price.
Further, doing so removes the incentive for people trying to reverse
engineer proprietary codecs, and finally harms the open standards / source
philosophy.

I have used vlc quite often for playing flv files, and it works
satisfactorily.


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