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just for fun... gnash & HX (Miscellaneous)

posted by glennmcc(R) Homepage E-mail, North Jackson, Ohio (USA), 13.07.2013, 00:26

> Well i'll be darned... it (kinda) works... in general for SWF videos!
>
> DPMILD32 -G GNASH filespec
>

> It displays simple SWF videos ok, but for SWF videos with embedded
> controls, it just displays the controls. (Same behavior in Win9x.) Maybe
> a version issue? Or a keypress issue?
>
> Keypresses don't seem to be functional (except for Esc which does quit).
>
> One dependency has a long filename (SDL_MIXER.DLL), so you either need to:
>
>
> - unpack and use with a LFN driver
>
> or:
>
> - hack the string "SDL_MIXER.DLL" in GNASH.EXE to whatever 8.3 filename
> that file unpacks to (probably SDL_MIXE.DLL).
>
> Files NPGNASH.DLL and NSPR4.DLL are not needed for GNASH.EXE (see the
> README.TXT).
>
> So thanks for the heads up! I don't know of any other player for SWF files
> in DOS. (Not even MPlayer).
>
> - Doug B.

FYI,

Both DOS builds of mplayer (Mik's & Khusraw's), play SWFs
so-long-as they are not compressed.

Compressed SWFs can first be decompressed using cws2fws.exe
to then be played with either DOS build of mplayer.

http://users.ohiohills.com/fmacall/#cws2fws

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