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[Gnash-dev] Re: [Olpc-open] G1G1 and youtube

From: Samuel Klein
Subject: [Gnash-dev] Re: [Olpc-open] G1G1 and youtube
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 19:47:22 -0400

Gnash-dev folks : it would be great to have a solid paragraph in our
release notes describing what functionality we're shipping, and how to
upgrade to better playback of specific sites with a gnash update
(where possible).


On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 3:59 PM, Denver Gingerich <address@hidden> wrote:
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> On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 11:49 AM, John Kintree  wrote:
>> Will the XOs sold in the upcoming G1G1 support watching youtube
>> videos?
> Disclaimer: I don't work for OLPC or have any official knowledge of
> their plans.  This will be speculation.
> It is highly unlikely that XOs shipped in this year's G1G1 will be
> able to watch YouTube out-of-the-box.  However, XO users can use the
> following instructions to install Adobe Flash on their XO, which
> supports YouTube:
> XOs will not be able to watch YouTube out-of-the-box because the
> people at YouTube have decided to use restricted formats[1] on the
> videos they host.  This means that OLPC would have to negotiate a
> license with a patent-holder or a software company that provides
> restricted format support if they want to provide YouTube support
> out-of-the-box.  Usually this involves paying money, which OLPC does
> not have the resources to do.
> Instead, OLPC has chosen to use and support exclusively free and open
> source software that is unencumbered by patents [2], which promotes
> the freedom and empowerment that OLPC stands for.  Dailymotion, an
> online video site similar to YouTube, has recognized this noble goal
> of OLPC and made a bunch of their videos available in free formats.
> You can find these videos at:
> For more information about the issues with YouTube, see the following:
> a. - YouTube uses
> MP3 for audio
> b. - MP3
> is a restricted format
> c.
> - - YouTube uses Sorenson H.263 for video
> d. - Sorenson is a
> restricted format
> If you have questions about any of this, I would be happy to answer them.
> Denver
> 1.
> 2.
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