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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Flash Player 9 Beta 2 for Linux

Adobe has released a second beta version of Flash Player 9 for Linux. This release addresses some of the audio-related problems and crashes from the first beta. You can also check out the release notes for all the changes. I've managed to play a couple of videos on ESPN Motion without it locking up on me. Right there, that's a big improvement over beta 1. I'll keep testing.

Update! I played the first period of a Red Wings' game on Google Video while doing a bunch of other stuff. Everything worked great. In general it ate up only 36% of my Athlon XP 1800+ to play the video while downloading the content at about 2Mbps. Impressive.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Dealing with winmail.dat

I finally came across a solution for all of the idiots people who insist on sending attachments via Outlook with Rich Text turned on. MS designed Outlook without any concern that other email programs might not know what to do with the albatross known as winmail.dat. Thankfully, tnef can get the attachments out of the winmail.dat file so that they can be dealt with. It's easier to use that than to try to show the average Outlook user how not to send everything in Rich Text. Did I mention that I hate MS?

Mplayerplug-in Fix

I managed to find a fix for the problems that I was having with certain videos and the mplayerplug-in with Firefox. I edited the ~/.mplayer/mplayerplug-in.conf file and changed the first line from vo=xv to vo=x11 to change the video driver that it has mplayer use. I'm not sure why that fixed the problems that I was having with streaming videos but now I can actually play them.

More Linux on PS3

Linux Games has a news blurb containing various resources for running Linux on a PS3. There's even a YouTube video showing Fedora Core 5 running on a PS3. If you don't think that's cool, you pretty much need your geek card rescinded.

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