[vlc-devel] Re: Google Video Viewer released

Marc Poulhiès marc.poulhies at epfl.ch
Tue Jun 28 08:54:20 CEST 2005

Ross Finlayson <finlayson at live.com> writes:

>>There is not much new functionality (in fact, they cripple VLC a bit)
> FYI, here is the "configure" line that they appear to use (for some odd 
> reason, it's embedded as a string in the "googlevlc.exe" binary):


> Some comments:
> - They don't include the LIVE.COM RTSP client code :-(, so apparently the 
> client is intended to receive streams over HTTP only.  (This is a pity, 
> because it will prevent their viewer from being used to play (e.g.) 3GPP 
> and ISMA streams.)
> - They omit many third-party codecs - in particular mpeg-2, faad, ogg, and a52
> - However, they *include* FFMPEG, which gives them MPEG-4 video.  (I'm not 
> sure what their audio is - perhaps MP3?)


I'm not sure this is relevant, but this page (http://nanocrew.net/?p=114 )
seems to show that they want to restrict the use of their player...


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