[OT] Windows Media Player

rayers at amsales.net rayers at amsales.net
Sat Apr 7 05:41:39 PDT 2001


I'm not sure if it supports WMP files, but is uses native win32 dll
codecs.  Goto freshmeat and lookup MPlayer.

Ryan

On Sat, 7 Apr 2001, SamBC wrote:

> Depending on what sort of techspec you want on the server, I have some
> ISP webspace (with CGI/PHP/MySQL IIRC) waiting to have something good on
> it. How would an address like "www.nights.force9.co.uk/openformats/"
> suit you?
>
> If I do have CGI access, I can code to some extent. Like, have people
> fill in a form to complain and keep a list alive until an admin notes
> that a given entry now uses open formats - is that the kind of thing?
> Should be easy *if* I have got PHP and MySQL access...
>
> If not I *might* be able to persuade someone else to host a small site
> on a server...
>
>
> SamBC
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "dTd" <dandanielle at cyberzone.net>
> To: <lfs-apps at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 6:37 PM
> Subject: Re: [OT] Windows Media Player
>
>
> > On Wed, 4 Apr 2001 20:03:55 +0200
> > Alexander Henkel <henkela at topmail.de> wrote:
> >
> > > Hi folks,
> > >
> > > It looks to me that more and more websites use the Micro$oft Windows
> Media
> > > Player (WMP) format for their video streaming applications. This
> sucks....
> > >
> > > Has anyone come across a piece of software which would allow playing
> WMP
> > > streams on Linux?? I'm not looking for emulation software such as
> WINE,
> > > VMWARE, and such, but more for a native Linux solution.
> > >
> > > Any comments?
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Alexander Henkel <henkela at topmail.de>
> > >
> >
> > I don't know of any apps supporting that format as of yet but I
> suggest
> > formally complaining to the webadmins that you are unable to view the
> > content on their sites because of this proprietary format. I believe
> > when the owners of the sites find people are passing them up because
> > they are not crossplatform compatible, it will influence their future
> > descisions. I have made many complaints about this on many websites
> and
> > some actually responded possitively and made changes or additions to
> > the sites. Sometimes people are blind or illinformed as to what
> direction
> > or formats they need to or should support.
> >
> > I also would like to get a webpage together that collects the URLs of
> the
> > sites that are either non w3c conformant or using proprietary
> protocols
> > or formats so that a larger amount of linux users can write to them
> and make
> > themselves heard. I only have a dialup connection or I would run the
> page
> > myself, is anyone interested in this sort of thing?
> > --
> > dTd
> > Daniel T. Drea
> > dandanielle at cyberzone.net
> > http://users.cyberzone.net/dandanielle
> > Linux "tastes great, less filling"
> >
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