[MPlayer-users] ffmpeg and the DLL codecs for WMV (etc)

Jeff Clagg snacky at ikaruga.co.uk
Sun Jun 18 17:39:27 CEST 2006

On Sat, Jun 17, 2006 at 11:01:05PM -0700, Vacuum Joe wrote:

> I have noticed that.  That is painful in fact.  The
> ONLY reason why SWF format video is getting so popular
> is because the Flash plugin has faster start-up times
> and uses a smaller buffer than the other video
> formats.  That's it.  It's not like the Flash video
> format is anything different.  AFAIK, it's basically
> MPEG-4 just like everything else. 

Not quite - I think most of these videos are actually a bastardized
version of H.263. When this is the case, it's possible for libavcodec to
decode it using its flv decoder. Which, of course, works on all major

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