[UPHPU] Video solutions
bms at mscis.org
Tue Mar 27 17:47:14 MDT 2007
Ryan Erickson wrote:
> I was not aware that Firefox and IE could play FLV files natively. My
> Firefox on windows can't. If I give it the URL to a .flv file, it asks
> to save it or open it locally (with some other application).
> Even if the browsers could natively play the files, you'd want a .swf
> player for the controls (pause / position in file / volume / etc.)
> That's how Google Video / YouTube do it. They have their own flash players.
> .swf is not a file format for the video. When I say a .swf player, I mean
> a flash application that plays .flv files. .flv is ONLY the encoded video
> file, it's NOT a flash application, it *needs* the flash application (like
> FlowPlayer) to play / control it.
In that case, I did install something. I created an unattended install
cd that automatically adds the Adobe Flash plugins for Firefox and IE
whenever I repartition my hard drive.
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