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Re: Youtube on non X86 platforms.

On Wed, 18 Apr 2007 13:51:11 +0100
Rob Andrews <rob@choralone.org> wrote:

> 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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You might want to wait for the next release of Gnash which is coming
along nicely and will support flash videos from popular sites like
Youtube, Myspace etc.  It should be out in the next few months and is
entirely free software as well.


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