Gnash/Flash video support -> Philippine CyberEd program

Sebastien Adgnot sadgnot at
Sat Oct 11 07:19:50 EDT 2008

Hi Carlos,

"For delivering video on the web", you can also create an account on, a video sharing web site available in many
languages, upload your videos, add them to the group "OLPC" and they will
become available in .ogg, Theora + Vorbis, for the XO. You can already watch
videos on, using the default embedded video
player Totem in the browser. If you're using the release 8.2-767, you will
even be able to watch them in full screen, which is great!

We are looking for educational videos for the kids, so if you need more
information, please don't hesitate to ask.



On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 1:05 PM, Carlos Nazareno <object404 at>wrote:

> Hi guys. Can we try to get a little more support for Gnash + sound on
> the OLPC for the purpose of Flash Video? Flash video is now the
> de-facto platform for delivering video on the web, and the following
> piece of news from the Philippines might be of interest. It's about
> the Philippine Cyber Education program, and it also aims to deliver a
> lot of video lecture content to public schools via web.
> ********************
> (UPDATE) Arroyo: CyberEd project to push through
> By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez
> First Posted 11:28am (Mla time) 10/09/2007
> MANILA, Philippines -- Despite heavy criticism, President Gloria
> Macapagal-Arroyo said Tuesday that the government would push through
> with the $460-million Cyber Education project and was planning to tap
> the academe to ensure the project would suit the needs of the
> students.
> In her opening statement at the Cabinet meeting of the National
> Security Council and the National Economic Development Authority,
> Arroyo stressed that investments and infrastructure projects should
> not be hindered by controversies.
> "Hindi dapat mahinto ang imprastraktura at investment dahil sa mga
> batikos [Infrastructure and investment should not stop because of
> criticisms]," she said.
> On September 22, Arroyo suspended the implementation of the Cyber
> Education and the $329-million National Broadband Network projects,
> blaming the "political noise" for her decision.
> Last week, Trade Secretary Peter Favila said the broadband project
> with China's ZTE Corporation would no longer be implemented, but that
> the rest of the projects signed in China in April, including the Cyber
> Education project, were merely suspended.
> Asked to clarify if the President's statement's meant that she has
> lifted the suspension on the project, Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye
> said Arroyo has given the go-signal for the review of the project.
> The review of the project could eventually lead to the project's
> implementation, Bunye added.
> Arroyo said she has ordered the China Projects Oversight Panel under
> Favila to ensure that the "very important project of Cyber Education"
> would push through for the benefit of the millions of students.
> "Kokonsultahin nila rito ang Education Task Force sa ilalim ni Father
> Ben Nebres ng Ateneo, upang matiyak na sa alinsunod sa pangangailangan
> ng edukasyon ang proyekto [They will consult the Education Task Force
> under Father Ben Nebres of the Ateneo to ensure that the project will
> meet the students' needs]," she said.
> Arroyo also tapped the Procurement Transparency Group together with
> the Civil Society for Procurement Reform to see to it that the
> processes in completing the project would be open and transparent.
> The Cyber Education project, to be undertaken in cooperation with a
> Chinese firm, aims to bridge the learning gap between urban and rural
> schools by using satellite technology to beam televised lectures to
> students and teachers in far-flung areas.
> The satellite-based distance learning program is capable of
> broadcasting lectures by the best teachers from DepEd model schools to
> other public schools nationwide.
> The program, which targets a total of 37,794 public schools in the
> next three years with an annual coverage of 13.6 million students, is
> the "best thing to happen to Philippine education," according to
> Education Secretary Jesli Lapus.
> Originally posted at 11:29am
> --
> Carlos Nazareno
> interactive media specialist
> zen graffiti studios
> naz at
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