Re: Youtube on non X86 platforms.
On 18-Apr-2007 11:44.45 (BST), A J Stiles wrote:
> > There's nspluginwrapper as well. I'm trying to work out if and how I can
> > get it working on non-amd64 machines (I have a ppc machine as well as
> > amd64, so I'd like to get it working on that as well).
> You'll have a job, because nspluginwrapper is just a wrapper for x86 binaries
> which have been linked against 32-bit libraries. A PPC machine can't run x86
> or amd64 binaries at all, never mind what libraries they're linked against --
> and if you had the Source Code for the plugins in the first place, then you
> could just compile them for the target architecture with no need for any
> fancy wrapper code.
Yes, I am quite aware that powerpc machines cannot run x86/amd64 code :)
However, nspluginwrapper uses qemu to emulate the plugin environment on
architectures where the binary cannot be natively executed. This is noted in
the "features" section on the homepage:
"* Run Linux/i386 plugins through QEMU on Linux/ppc platforms"
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