wulfmann at tiscali.co.uk
Tue Feb 27 03:00:15 UTC 2007
I'm running an AMD64 in 64-bit mode Kubuntu Edgy. So far I'm (mostly)
loving it! :@)
I know I can't install the w32codecs package as it's 32-bit. Ffplay
handles .wmv files fine. Is there any way to get it in a plug-in so I
can play the .wmv files in Firefox? Some sites make it difficult or
impossible to download a file for viewing in an external application and
it's more convenient to see it in the page anyway.
I'm in a similar situation with flash movies. I have gnash installed
yet, for example, YouTube movies won't play.
Same thing with audio. "Required plug-in not installed" - RealPlayer?
Windows Media Player?
Why is it so difficult to produce 64-bit multimedia plug-ins? I would
have thought the rest of the OS would be harder, yet only MM plug-ins
(and the Sun Java plug-in) are a problem. What am I missing?
Take program that works in 32-bit mode. ==> Compile using 64-bit
compiler. ==> Program that runs in 64-bit mode. (Perhaps not as
efficiently as one tweaked for 64-bit mode, but it should run, yes?)
I know the standard answer is "install a 32-bit chroot and run the
programs there", but if I'm going to do that, why not just install the
whole OS as 32-bit? <sigh>
Having just got broadband, I was looking forward to not having to wait
to see videos or to hear audio (YouTube and BBC Radio were top of my
list of wanna watch/listen).
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