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Re: [Gnash-dev] Playing Flash video ".flv" files on Windows XP using Gna

From: Russ Nelson
Subject: Re: [Gnash-dev] Playing Flash video ".flv" files on Windows XP using Gnash Windows Executable - question about the FFMpeg dependency.
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 21:01:22 -0400

Rob Savoye writes:
 >    Gnash doesn't play flv files from the command line, only swf files. 
 > So you need a flash based media player to run in Gnash, and then you can 
 > play the video just fine. If you use the plugin for Firefox, you can see 
 > the videos when you go to youtube.

Couldn't we write a .swf file which knows how to play a .flv file, and
when we're handed a .flv file, run the .swf file, giving it the path
to the .flv file?

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