[clug-talk] Convert DVD to compressed MPG (or .avi, .mov, .wmv)
sgrover at open2space.com
Thu Jun 14 17:33:01 PDT 2007
While AVI, and MPEG are not open like Theora or OGG, a lot of tools for
working with them are, and are mature/proven. The FOSS tools for
viewing flash/swf are coming along, but are not yet proven (disclaimer:
it's been a while since I tried the free flash viewers - so feel free
to prove me wrong).
I would like to see Theora get more support. If I knew my windows
customers could view theora without any issues, I'd be using it solely.
But as is, my ideals here and reality are not quite aligned yet. That
doesn't mean I have to abandon my ideals though...
Jesse Kline wrote:
>> I had a long talk with a few folks about flash. I believe it has its
>> place, but is over hyped. But the real reason I'm not doing flash
>> videos is that it is closed source. You are at the mercy of Adobe for
>> the players and they can change the format whenever they'd like, leaving
>> all the related FOSS projects hanging. The likelihood of that happening
>> are slim, but we've seen it before with MS products.
> What exactly is your prefered method of streaming video then? The other
> streaming options, such as Real Video, Windows Media, Quicktime, etc., are
> all proprietary AFAIK. The nice thing about flash is that it's easy to
> create and publish content, as Evan said, and it works without having to
> deal with a bunch of messy plugins. I realize that there are options for
> the other formats as well, but I find that the mplayer plugin does not
> always work and Crossover Office is often less than ideal.
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