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vazhavandan
 
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Post Posted November 19th, 2012, 11:52 am

shumway==> https://blog.mozilla.org/research/2012/ ... e-project/
If it is available for Seamonkey how do i get it ?
Will shumway work on Linux ?

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Post Posted November 19th, 2012, 6:01 pm

vazhavandan wrote:If it is available for Seamonkey how do i get it ?

I looked at the extension and it's not yet packaged for SeaMonkey. I'm sure it will be once Shumway becomes more usable though. :cool:
vazhavandan wrote:Will shumway work on Linux ?

I would say so, since it runs on JavaScript. I have no idea if it will support H.264 video like Flash does though.

I'm following Shumway as well because it looks like an interesting project. :)

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Post Posted November 19th, 2012, 6:05 pm

Andrew` wrote:I would say so, since it runs on JavaScript. I have no idea if it will support H.264 video like Flash does though.


I'm conjecturing that Shumway will require the planned use of OS codecs in order to support non-Theora/WebM content in Firefox. It's probably part of a plan to eventually offer an alternative to Flash for video, although how it deals with Flash website layouts and Flash games may be the deal-breaker.
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Post Posted November 19th, 2012, 11:59 pm

Come on Shumway !!! i want to watch dailymotion and youtube in SeaMonkey on Linux and Adobe has already ditched me more than an year ago .Meanwhile html5 compliance in websites is nowhere in sight and has stayed a proof of concept for many years now.

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Post Posted November 20th, 2012, 12:17 am

Both Dailymotion and YouTube support HTML5 video, but you have to go to their HTML5 trial portals to activate the cookie that turns it on. So you don't actually need Shumway for that, and as mentioned, it's highly questionable as to whether Shumway would help at all because of codec licensing issues.
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Post Posted November 20th, 2012, 12:57 am

patrickjdempsey wrote:Both Dailymotion and YouTube support HTML5 video, but you have to go to their HTML5 trial portals to activate the cookie that turns it on. So you don't actually need Shumway for that, and as mentioned, it's highly questionable as to whether Shumway would help at all because of codec licensing issues.

I have tried this procedure many times in the past
I tried deactivating flash plugin in seamonkey and all three were green(Video tag,h.264,WebM) and joined the trial in www.youtube.com/html5
More than 50% of the videos don't work without flash in youtube. Pure html5 videos are still at proof of concept stage on many of the video streaming sites.
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Post Posted November 20th, 2012, 1:42 am

It's not a matter of "don't work" or "proof of concept", it's a matter of websites deciding to support it. YouTube has chosen to only offer some of their content in HTML5-compatible formats, and the only reason they began supporting it to begin with is because Apple refused to implement Flash on the iPhone, so they worked up a deal. Considering all of the politics and the legal complexities, I suspect it will be a long time before this issue is resolved.
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Post Posted November 20th, 2012, 8:46 am

vazhavandan wrote:shumway==> https://blog.mozilla.org/research/2012/ ... e-project/
If it is available for Seamonkey how do i get it ?
Will shumway work on Linux ?

I'm not sure if I want an Alien Life Form inhabiting my SeaMonkey.

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Post Posted November 20th, 2012, 4:13 pm

You can add &html5=True (with a capital "T" for true) to the end of YouTube URLs to force HTML5 support. YouTube doesn't provide HTML5 support for some videos though.

Alternatively, you could use youtube-dl, a command-line program for downloading YouTube videos.

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Post Posted October 4th, 2013, 8:10 pm

installed shumay on SeaMonkey by modifying install.rdf file and the example on main page http://mozilla.github.io/shumway/ works

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