In light of all these announcements, it's strange that Adobe decided
to drop support for the linux 64 bit flash player (
Checking http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and
http://blogs.adobe.com/penguin.swf/ , now I find that i386 10.1.53.64
is the only Linux release .
It looks like alternative architectures and platforms are going to be
Flash's Achilles heel: especially w/ the diversity of platforms that
mobile solutions will bring. I hope the open source community exploits
this weakness and will rally to help kick Flash and Adobe to the curb.
Multiplatform support is exactly what the open-source community does
well (e.g. http://www.linaro.org/ ).
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Flash gives some more information on
the "hope" of WebM and the timeframe when said curb-kicking might
> YouTube and WebM support
Actually, it appears this will be supported well before Fedora14. Recent updates
indicate gstreamer-plugins now support VP8: libvpx-0.9.0-5.fc12.x86_64
( https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=593879 "Review Request:
libvpx - VP8 Video Codec SDK").
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Flash#Installing_Gnash also points to
Gnash, which is unfortunately, hobbled by
> Free alternatives to Adobe Flash
PS: Is there a "codec dynamic loader" for http://lame.sourceforge.net
, such that applications can be compiled once, and then, at load time,
dynamically load and support MP3 if the lame-libraries are present?
Seems like such a "meta-lame" package would solve all sorts of
problems, such as having to provide both "free" and never-up-to-date
"nonfree" versions of most audio editing software,
e.g.:audacity.x86_64 1.3.11-0.1.beta.fc12 @updates vs.
audacity-freeworld.x86_64 1.3.7-0.6.1.beta.fc11 rpmfusion-free.
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