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Gotuit Online Player Now Available for Linux 22

Posted by kdawson
from the video-fix dept.
VidMan writes, "The Gotuit.com free online video player now works for Linux users with the recent Flash 9 beta release. When the Gotuit site was released in late July, one of the key questions from Slashdot users was when the site would be available for Linux. The site is an online video destination for music videos, news, weather, and sports that uses the Flash media player to deliver video."
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Gotuit Online Player Now Available for Linux

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  • And this is news? (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward
    Some obscure video site now works on x86-linux using beta-stage proprietary software. I fail to see the importance.
  • by 5E-0W2 (767094) on Monday October 30, 2006 @04:41AM (#16639641)
    By the looks of it, the key question was "why should we care?" or possibly "why don't they have any content?" (the word slashvertisement also came up, but not as a question). So this boils down to non-interesting site that requires flash 9 still requires flash 9 but now flash 9 for linux is out, an event which got its own article.
    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by Kangburra (911213)
      There must be a click counter somewhere in there.

      The site is pure flash so I guess Linux users couldn't see it before, now then can, but why they'd want to is beyond me! :-(
      • Re: (Score:1, Funny)

        by Anonymous Coward
        Are you kidding?!? That site is all Web2.0 and stuff!
  • Unfortunately, although you can see the site, it isn't playing anything apart from the Gotuit logo ad - which, although pretty, is not my idea of fun.

    I'm heading back to youtube...
  • That's not a real question. It's one of those in-jokes amongst the geeks here that's trotted out every time something new is announced.

    It's like "Imagine a Beowulf cluster of these!" No one really cares one way or the other whether you actually do go out and build a Beowulf cluster of nanotube space elevators. It's just something we say.
    • by Lord Kano (13027)
      No one really cares one way or the other whether you actually do go out and build a Beowulf cluster of nanotube space elevators. It's just something we say.

      At one time we actually did care.

      Unfortunately, neither Google nor Slashdot itself has indexed posts from that long ago.

      See? [slashdot.org]

      LK
  • So is there a 64bit build yet?
  • by Raphael (18701) <quinet AT gamers DOT org> on Monday October 30, 2006 @05:33AM (#16639875) Homepage Journal

    Considering that the proprietary Flash player fails to run at all on my Athlon64 and Opteron sytstems, I would say that it does not support Linux. It just supports a subset of the 32-bits x86 Linux platforms, that's all.

    I also have several ARM-based devices running Linux (Nokia N770, Linksys NSLU2) and it does not work on these either.

    Sorry, but that was a bad slashvertisement for something that does not even support Linux correctly.

    • by Sancho (17056)
      Then Wine doesn't support Linux either, I guess? Or any piece of Linux software which isn't directly ported to work on evert obscure piece of hardware that Linux supports?

      Please, this is pedantry at best and trolling at worst.
      • by chromatic (9471)

        The first paragraph of Wine HQ [winehq.com] explicitly says that Wine runs on x86 Unixes. That's hardly ambiguous.

        • by Sancho (17056)
          The summary wasn't ambiguous either:

          The Gotuit.com free online video player now works for Linux users with the recent Flash 9 beta release.

          Note the "with the recent Flash 9 beta release" which implies that Gotuit doesn't work if you don't have the Flash 9 beta release. The requirements are clearly stated.
      • by Raphael (18701)

        Well, call this pendantry if you want but yes, I would say that any piece of software that only runs on one specific architecture does not really support Linux.

        To be more specific, I have three computers around me right now: one of them is an Athlon 64 which runs fine in 64bit mode without any old 32bit libs. The other one is a Sun SPARC workstation running Solaris right now but I can also run Linux on it. The third one is a N770. All of them run Linux. None of them supports 32bit x86 code. So it is

      • by dbIII (701233)
        Then Wine doesn't support Linux either, I guess?

        It runs quite well on 64 bit linux on an amd64 - and now that I've recently started playing WoW via wine I run almost nothing else.

  • Indeed it was enabled, albeit temporarily. If this does not suffice, why trust them?
  • Neverheardofit.

    Seriously, this sounds like an ad more than anything. I've never heard of Gotuit.

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