Open Source Flash — Really, This Time

By Deane Barker on August 16, 2005

GPLFlash – Flash decoder, player and plugin: Someone pointed this out in a comment to my previous post from today.

This is the homepage of the redesigned GPLFlash. GPLFlash is based on Olivier Debon’s original work, which hasn’t had a release since June 2000. This project is an endeavour to revive that work, in order to provide a free, portable, and useable alternative to the flash-decoder released by Macromedia.

The project consists of a decoding library, a player and (perhaps most importantly) a mozilla/netscape plugin.

Sometimes working on this site makes me feel like Chandler on the very first episode of Friends

Ross is bummed out about his divorce and says, “I just want a wife” or something. Right then, Rachel comes bursting through the door of Central Perk in her wedding dress, having just walked out on Barry. There’s a moment of silence, then Chandler says, “And I want a million dollars!”

Sometimes I feel like I could post anything here starting with “I wish” and someone would come up with it.

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  1. I remember that part. Definitely one of my favorite “Friends” moments ever.

    Oh, your feelings are pretty correct. Wherever there is a gathering of geeks, any statement starting with “I wish” is likely to be responded with in at least 2 of the following:

    • Now that you mention it, I’ve been looking too… (not helpful, per se, but it does come up)
    • I don’t know about /that/, but I do know of X, which is similar
    • Oh, you can find it here…
    • I don’t think it’s available, but I’ll start work on it immediately

    And many more similar, too.

    Geeks rule :)

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