omg swfdec ftw!

Edit: Unfortunately, the images originally included in this post are gone, because of hosting problems in late 2009. My apologies.

Another side note regarding my recent Intrepid adventure — out of curiosity (and after hearing positive murmurs from elsewhere on the Intarnets) I installed swfdec instead of the proprietary flash driver, and for my purposes it’s just as good as Adobe’s.

Of course, I’m not a YouTuber — videos there are a little stuttery, and probably not acceptable for anyone who’s life revolves around watching antlions walk backwards. That could be my ultra-slow 1Ghz machine though, running the free nv driver. But I really only care about the stats graphs on WordPress.com, which don’t require much effort, but as you can see, work fine.

As far as ease of installation, Intrepid’s Firefox asked me if I wanted to install swfdec and held my hand while it put it into place. I had to restart the browser for it to take effect, but after that everything was, again, peas and carrots.

So now you have two options (swfdec and gnash) for dodging Adobe’s plan to take over the Internet. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

About these ads

5 Responses to “omg swfdec ftw!”


  1. 1 leo_rockway 2008/11/03 at 12:42 PM

    I have been using swfdec for quite some time already and I have always recommended it. I think it’s a lot better than Gnash.

    YouTube is also a lil stuttery on my Core Duo with 2gb of ram… nothing major, though.

  2. 2 xabbott 2008/11/03 at 1:35 PM

    Can it do Hulu.com? I’m hooked on Hulu. >.<

  3. 3 K.Mandla 2008/11/03 at 4:57 PM

    I don’t get anything from the videos there, which again might mean my machine is too slow to handle them. Try it and see; it’s always possible that it does work.

  4. 4 Benjamin Otte 2008/11/03 at 6:43 PM

    Hey, thanks for the cheer-up, glad you like my software.
    Swfdec currently has 3 major problems:
    1. Flash 9 (Vimeo uses it)
    2. Video served using Adobe’s own RTMP instead of HTTP (BBC)
    3. X server performance (speed depends heavily on your graphics card and quality of drivers)
    People are working on solving all 3 of them.

    PS: Swfdec doesn’t do Hulu.com yet – I forgot why though. But I’m pretty sure we have a bug about it in our bugzilla.

  5. 5 celettu 2008/11/04 at 2:16 AM

    THOSE are your daily page hits? I’m jealous!

    …okay that was totally off-topic…


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




Welcome!



Visit the Wiki!

Some recent desktops


May 6, 2011
Musca 0.9.24 on Crux Linux
150Mhz Pentium 96Mb 8Gb CF
 


May 14, 2011
IceWM 1.2.37 and Arch Linux
L2300 core duo 3Gb 320Gb

Some recent games


Apr. 21, 2011
Oolite on Xubuntu 11.04
L2300 core duo 3Gb 320Gb

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts.

Join 405 other followers

License

This work is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. Please see the About page for details.

Blog Stats

  • 3,961,111 hits

Archives


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 405 other followers

%d bloggers like this: