[theora] more re: XO & Theora

John Kintree jkintree at swbell.net
Sat Nov 17 12:08:34 PST 2007

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Subject: Re: [Olpc-open] XO review
From: "Samuel Klein" <meta.sj at gmail.com>
Cc: olpc-open at lists.laptop.org

Yes, Flash needs optimization.  Theora plays well on the XO.
Gstreamer runs in the browser by default; you can download and run a
separate Helix player activity as well.



On Nov 15, 2007 1:21 PM, John Kintree <jkintree at swbell.net> wrote:
> There is a new review of the XO laptop at:
> http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4093
> The review is mostly positive.  The most disappointing thing for me was,
> "Flash is also a very processor-intensive application, especially Youtube
> videos.  The video took much longer to load than it took to download, and
> the back of the laptop was getting quite hot.  The video showed very
> noticable frame skip and audio stuttering was also obvious throughout the
> entire clip."
> Perhaps optimizations in the XO Flash player can improve things.  While I
> sincerely hope to have a decent experience of viewing YouTube videos with
> my XO, Flash is not the only format for digital video.  Are there other
> video formats, perhaps Theora, that play well on the XO?
> Regards,
> John Kintree
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