I whole-heartedly agree with the sentiment of this article. We need an open source and FREE as in freedom option, to what is currently available. I think this point is so fundamental, it needs to be addressed and a solution found BEFORE the OS community can reasonably expect to produce a video editing app, that organizations are going to get behind (for example).]]>
Yeah, I really appreciate that decision by the firefox makers.
If I remember correctly, the latest FF3.1 nightlies support the tag in the HTML 5 spec.
Actually, here is a link.]]>
I quite like flash, I know it’s not perfect, but it’ll do for now, compared to what we had. I see videos embedded in pages sometimes and they use Quicktime or similar and I wonder what the page maintainer is playing at. A great deal of the time, even with the correct plug-ins installed, those don’t work.
Weren’t they discussing making Theora part of a new specification?
Either way, it’s a problem that needs addressing. Oh and like J. Cramer, I’d like to express my thanks that someone has produced a decent video editor for linux. All the other projects I’ve tried have been massively lacking in at least some respect. OME seems to be doing the job nicely.]]>
I couldn’t agree more! Flash itself has been pissing me off for awhile. Whatever happened to the web standards that were adopted by w3?? SVG and some of those other ones I forget (for doing slideshows and simple animations).
I believe the web needs standards for content. If a company wants to make money, I am not against that as long as they’re providing a worthwhile contribution. Let them sell their proprietary tools to create content for the standards, but please give me the choice! We need standards that will function perfectly regardless of the OS/browser choice, and they should be open so that the communities can fix shit properly. I still have issues with Flash in the 64-bit Ubuntu that I run. After awhile of using Firefox, all the flash stuff loads as a blank white box and I have to reboot to get it back. If Flash was open, I’m sure this bug would have been fixed within a week!
On a positive note, I think OME is an awesome project. We have been sorely needing a decent video editor for a loooooong time. Thank you very much for your contribution and I wish you well as things progress!]]>