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There are more free software-friendly alternatives to YT. I uploaded my
Ardour 3 MIDI tutorial to archive.org, for example:
On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 11:28 AM, Leigh Dyer wrote:
> On 8/07/13 8:00 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
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YT. I uploaded my Ardour 3 MIDI tutorial to archive.org, for example:http://archive.org/details/movies
n Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 11:28 AM, Leigh Dyer <email@example.com> wrote:
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On Sun, 2013-07-07 at 14:50 -0700, J. Liles wrote:
Can't be played with Firefox 22.0. Google Chrome can play it, but IMO
the need for Adobe Flash Player should be dropped by videos done by the
Youtube usually does transcode videos to WebM format for playback on Firefo=
x, etc. using only free codecs. I can't say why Youtube hasn't done=
that yet for this video; it could just be that it takes a while for the We=
bM transcodes to happen, and not enough time has elapsed yet. Perhaps withi=
n a few days the WebM version will be available and you'll be able to w=
atch the video in Firefox.
As far as major video sites go, Youtube is way ahead of the curve in its su=
pport for free codecs -- there's no alternative video sharing that I kn=
ow of that offers such (relatively) comprehensive WebM support.
The alternative is for people posting videos to host them themselves, but t=
hat's non-trivial, since you also have to also provide a h.264/AAC vers=
ion to have the video work on IE, Safari, and most mobile devices. It'd=
be a shame if users of those platforms were unable to see some of the cool=
things happening in the free software world.
So... it's not an easy problem to solve, and currently, there's not=
really a better solution than Youtube.
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