Phoronix: Bringing Multimedia, Audio Into The X Server
Helge Bahmann talked about bringing multimedia and audio extensions into the X Server this morning at FOSDEM. Helge talked about this topic last year at FOSDEM, but in the past year he has made more progress in this area...
Could future videos please be provided in an open format? Proprietary formats such as Flash hold information hostage to the companies that control said formats. It would be one thing if an open alternative did not exist but several do such as Theora and Dirac. Open systems such as Linux are built upon open standards and the exchange of information. Proprietary formats at best slow down this exchange and at worst impede it.
Isn't the benefit of using flash video to take advantage of all the free video hosting services out there? How do the open video proponents suggest open source projects help reduce bandwidth costs? (are there similar services that host free video)