[PLUG] flv player

Ritesh Khadgaray khadgaray at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 13:50:37 IST 2007

On Fri, 2007-04-13 at 13:09 +0530, Nishit Dave wrote:
> 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.

mplayer does not need win32 codecs to play flv file.
user  is probably talking about obscure formats such as vmware video .

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