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Re: [Gnash-dev] Proposal: Bittorrent support for Gnash

From: Rene Bartsch
Subject: Re: [Gnash-dev] Proposal: Bittorrent support for Gnash
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 17:00:05 +0100 (CET)
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> Miriam Ruiz writes:
>  > 2008/3/18, Russ Nelson <address@hidden>:
>  >
>  > > Let me suggest something different to you: a Mozilla plug-in which
>  > >  plays videos encoded in Ogg/Theora for video and Ogg/Vorbis for
> audio,
>  > >  and which uses BitTorrent with threads to download.
>  >
>  > Does anyone know any of these?
>  >
>  >
> Wow.  So, really, it looks like the problem is not that the software
> doesn't exist, but instead that nobody has been able to create
> critical mass for their software.  Only Adobe Flash has been able to
> do that, and everybody expects Microsoft to do it with Silverlight.

That's what I meant. There are two good technologies - Bittorrent and
Flash. Both gained the critical mass, but all projects trying to get P2P
and Multimedia together haven't as they are to complex for the user (extra
client software for P2P, ...).

But Gnash can do with the argument

"Hey, we have a working GPLed Adobe Flash replacement and by the way, you
can also play Bittorrent media streams!".

That way the "GPLed Adobe Flash replacement" is the argument to gain the
critical mass and Bittorrent capability/GPL is the argument to gain ground
over Adobe.

The user would just have to install Gnash and everything else would work
out of the box from the browser. The content provider wouldn't need much
bandwith and could just use Website/Flash for the user interface.

That's what users and content providers want - simple low-resource
solutions! And as this is based on two accepted standards the complete
solutions is quite standardized.

And here's your chance ;)


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