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Thread: Lightspark 0.4.2 Open-Source Flash Player Released

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    Default Lightspark 0.4.2 Open-Source Flash Player Released

    Phoronix: Lightspark 0.4.2 Open-Source Flash Player Released

    Earlier this month we reported on the Lightspark Flash Player continuing to advance, while today version 0.4.2 has been officially released. Lightspark is written entirely from open Adobe Flash/SWF documentation and hooks into Gnash, another free software Flash player in certain areas for now...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODQyOA

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    Can it play Hulu?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ua=42 View Post
    Can it play Hulu?
    Even if lightspark was complete (far from it) it couldn't play Hulu videos since they are protected with some kind of DRM

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    Couldn't care less about Hulu, give me youtube support and I'm almost sold.

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    As far as I know Hulu only uses RTMP, which hardly can be called "DRM". RTMP has been reverse-engineered a while ago.

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    I just need complete Youtube support and then I'm sold. I could care less about other flash based websites etc.

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    You mostly don't need Flash for Youtube anymore anyways... just use a browser with WebM or HTML video tag support and you are set to go... sadly the embedded videos in other websites still mandate Flash, which sucks pretty badly.

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    [...]and hooks into Gnash, another free software Flash player in certain areas for now.
    This is false. The Gnash Fallback is planned for version 0.4.3, it is not ready yet.

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    For youtube there is the totem youtube plugin. No web, no flash, no comments, no mess and it is accelerated.

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    Hmmmm when gnash fallback is ready (for older flash files and many flash movies). I think I can say bye bye bye to adobe's resource hog once and for all hurray! Even then hopefully HTML5 will just kill flash as soon as possible

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