Fwd: Dailymotion for XO laptop
rob at welcomehome.org
Tue Jan 8 21:34:03 EST 2008
Walter Bender wrote:
> Unfortunately, when I tried to see Dailymotion's website
> http://www.dailymotion.com, the videos didn't work.
Sigh, I am getting so tired of this issue with codecs... Gnash for
the XO is built without support for any proprietary audio or video
codecs. Because of the patent laws, the OLPC project (which is based in
the US) cannot redistribute these codecs. So, although Gnash supports
dailymotion just fine, it'll never work on the XO unless it's built with
support for these codecs, namely FLV, ON2, and MP3.
I'm on vacation this week, but I'm very strongly considering finding
a safe host far away where I can stick a Gnash build for the XO that
fully works, as that's probably the easiest fix. I sure wish Gnash could
be distributed to support these codecs, but changing US patent laws
seems a huge project.
- rob -
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