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Re: [Gnash-dev] Suggestion for low bandwidth gnashing

From: Bastiaan Jacques
Subject: Re: [Gnash-dev] Suggestion for low bandwidth gnashing
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 03:36:17 -0800 (PST)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (DEB 1167 2008-08-23)

Hello Brett,

In general, video and audio are not separate. In order to play a
lecture, Gnash downloads a single file that contains both video and
audio. They cannot be separately downloaded.

So this is something that would need to be tackled by YouTube itself.

That said, if you do have access to your university, it might be easiest
to install a Firefox extension that lets you download YouTube movies
directly. Then you could download the lectures while at the university
and carry the lectures home on a USB drive, for example.


On Thu, 18 Feb 2010, Brett wrote:

I often listen to university lectures on youtube. I think the web allows great 
opportunities, for those without access to traditional schooling, to educate 
themselves. However, many such people do not have access to high internet 
My suggestion is: can Gnash be modified to stream only sound (no video) from 
sites like youtube, so it is listenable/downloadable on very low bandwidths? I 
don't know enough about streaming to know if this would make any practical 
difference to access.
Most of the time the video is just a professor wandering round a stage anyway, 
so can be safely missed. And often the slides can be downloaded seperately (eg 
MIT opencourseware).

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