[OLPC library] Nortel LearniT animations (Seth Woodworth)
rob at welcomehome.org
Mon Mar 24 09:42:27 EDT 2008
Edward Cherlin wrote:
>> > * Gnash needs funding and developers. Let's do it. Rob Savoye says, as
>> > I understand it, that more codecs have been cracked but not coded for.
>> > Rob, can we get the list? Is there a roadmap for implementation? I
>> > didn't see it in any of the obvious places.
Gnash supports all the proprietary codecs, the issue is that the OLPC
can't ship Gnash enable for these codecs due to US patent law.
> Can these modules be recoded for Gnash? I don't see this as an either/or.
Usually this is the fastest way to get something working with Gnash.
If the developer test with Gnash, it's often a tiny bit of additional
work. The problem is nobody tests with Gnash but a few free software
> I am willing to discuss bundling Flash on the XO if Adobe will give us
> a license. I am willing to work out an easy download process if not.
> Regardless of that we need to finish Gnash, and get as many Flash
> videos as possible recoded for Gnash. Different people can choose
> which of those paths to work on, if they like.
The OLPC already bundles Gnash with the XO. The issues are often one
of missing codecs for multimedia support, and completeness. While Gnash
handle SWF v7 reasonably well, much newer content is coming out in SWF
v8 and v9, which we're still working on. As Gnash uses ffmpeg and
gstreamer, it can actually handle any supported video format, including
the new "high quality" YouTube one (H.264), as well as Ogg Vorbis,
Theora, and Dirac. For the XO, I'd think one would want to be using
Theora or Vorbis instead of something proprietary.
- rob -
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