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Re: [Gnash] Re: Gnash Video Codecs? (Dave Crossland)

From: Martin Guy
Subject: Re: [Gnash] Re: Gnash Video Codecs? (Dave Crossland)
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 14:26:22 +0000

2006/12/11, Liam McDermott <address@hidden>:
>> the BBC has worked on its own video format
> Dirac appears totally dead.

Eh? The spec at sourceforge was last updated 13 nov 2006 and the last
release was june 2006, so it's definitely still twitching :)

However tarkin seems technically superior: instead of wavelet-encoding
each frame and doing ad-hoc motion compensation and
block-motion-spotting between frames, tarkin does a 3D wavelet
encoding where time is the 3rd dimension. Oh yeah!

As for the blog post, that person seems to be some sort of Adobe/Flash
zealot. I find it hard to take what he writes seriously.

Unfortunately, many existing Flash programmers seem to confuse Flash
as an artistic medium and file format with Flash the commercial player
program for that format, as if web page designers confused HTML with
Internet Explorer.
  Thus Gnash is seen by some Flash developers as a "threat" to Flash
as if Netscape were a "threat" to HTML whereas in fact it will what
Netscape did for the web: de-monopolise it, liberate users from
single-company control and all th eevils that allows, and bring
open-market innovation to it with a better product.
  Maybe these people were web designers writing IE-only sites when
Netscape flowered, found writing portable HTML harder work than
IE-only code, and are afraid that they will have to repeat the trauma
with Gnash.


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