[TriLUG] June Meeting Streaming Experiment
mgkimsal at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 11:22:51 EDT 2009
Tanner, sorry you're having Flash/browser problems. My brother experiences
Flash issues under Linux sometimes, but I can't recall that I ever did.
Certainly not in the last few years running modern distros (mixes of ubuntu
and mandrake from 2005-2008).
Running a mix of Linux and Mac and Windows for the past several years, I've
got *one* problem with Flash on one Mac - 10.4.x - where Flash under Firefox
just quit working. Browser loads fine, Flash just doesn't execute. I
haven't bothered to try to fix it (upgrading versions or reinstalling)
because it works under Safari and I don't use that computer all that much.
So, yes, I understand (and have experienced firsthand) people have browser
problems with Flash sometimes.
Very interested to see what alternatives people propose to streaming videos,
and to what extent those are easier than using pre-done Flash solutions.
On Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 11:04 AM, Aaron Joyner <aaron at joyner.ws> wrote:
> I'm certainly in favor of easy solutions that fill the need. If
> ustream.tv was a workable solution that fulfilled the need, presumably
> we wouldn't be having this discussion, we'd just be praising Tanner
> for showing off it's virtues. :) As I stated originally, I haven't
> looked at, and have no knowledge of, ustream.tv, justin.tv, or any of
> these other purported streaming/webcasting services.
> To turn the tables yet again, if one of those solutions is easy and
> takes advantage of someone else's bandwidth and setup for free, please
> demonstrate it at the next meeting. I'm sure we'd all love to see
> this come together.
> Aaron S. Joyner
> On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 12:38 AM, Tanner Lovelace<clubjuggler at gmail.com>
> > On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 10:27 PM, Michael Kimsal<mgkimsal at gmail.com>
> >> I guess I understand the sentiment of wanting to support "open source",
> >> what you've described is already what ustream is, except it's using
> >> which you don't seem to like. But it IS supported on Linux, Windows and
> >> - it's the most reasonably cross-platform way to do something like this
> >> a minimum of fuss.
> > Michael,
> > If by supported you mean "continually crashes the browser upon startup "
> > then I'll agree. But otherwise, after trying out ustream.tv last night,
> > wouldn't recommend it for anything. (And, I'm not even running flash
> > on Linux. I was running it on OS X.)
> > Yes, what Aaron describes is exactly what the flash based ones
> > do, but being able to get flash completely out of the way would go
> > a long way towards making things more stable, I think.
> > Cheers,
> > Tanner
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