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Re: [Gnash-dev] 2nd try: How can Internet Archive flash script pick code

From: strk
Subject: Re: [Gnash-dev] 2nd try: How can Internet Archive flash script pick codec to use?
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 00:46:18 +0200

On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 03:04:29PM -0700, Bastiaan Jacques wrote:
> On Sat, 20 Sep 2008, Benjamin Wolsey wrote:
> >I've discussed this a few times with other devs. As far as we know, the
> >proprietary Flash player doesn't offer a way in Flash to find out what
> >codecs are available. It does in Flash Lite, but that's unfortunately
> >not available in the usual Adobe Flash player.
> Is it reasonable to assume that a system will have at least proprietary
> *or* free codecs? In that case, with current Gnash, it should be
> possible for a SWF to attempt to play a ogg theora/vorbis file using
> NetStream. For systems that don't have free codecs, NetStream's onStatus
> callback should be fired with an error. The SWF can then proceed to load
> the proprietary version of the movie.
> Or am I missing something?

Misses the "simple" point John was making. Anyway NetSTream-SquareTest.swf
currently *does* try loading the OGG so should be simple to add code to
check if any onStatus is called.


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