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Re: Flash videos in Fedora 9 via swfdec or proprietary plugin?

On Sat, 2008-01-26 at 15:06 +0100, Valent Turkovic wrote:
> Hi,
> I just got back from testing a bit rawhide and new Firefox 3 works great 
> and one thing I noticed is that there is a flash plugin in rawhide. I 
> didn't know about swfdec project [1] before only about gnash [2].
> I tested a bunch of flash video sites and I only got flash based ads to 
> play. Every video I tried it failed - file plays but only audio. Is this 
> an isolated bug I came across or swfdec is just too early in development 
> to be able to play videos?
> Will there be an easy way of installing flash proprietary plugin (as 
> much as we hate it all) if swfdec has no ability to play flash videos? 
> Because users expect that things JustWork, especially their precious 
> youtube :)

You're missing the FLV demuxer and FLV decoders, which are present in
gstreamer-ffmpeg (which you can find on Livna, in their development
repository for example).

There's a feature request about adding missing-plugins support to
swfdec, see:


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