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What is a good open source online .flv video player?

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Recently a client asked me to post a Flash Video (flv) on his website. I did a little web-surfing-research to find a nice open-source flv player to show the video. I ended up using the FLV Player.
I liked it the best because of the way it looks (don’t be put off by the green color, this can easily be changed), because of the easy and extensive configuration, and because it’s really open-source (opposed to the popular JW player for example, which is not free for commercial use).

Link: www.flv-player.net (I prefer the Maxi version of the player)
Status: Tested it, liked it

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Written by lutsen

October 14, 2008 at 3:10 pm

Posted in Web

Why do my colors look different when I use the “Save for web” option in Photoshop?

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The sRGB option

The hidden sRGB option (turned on)

When I used the “Save for Web & Devices” option in Photoshop CS3, I noticed the colors of the saved image looked different from the colours of the original. After some web-surfing-research I found out the problem was this: by default, images saved with Save for Web and Devices are converted to the sRGB color profile. Switching this option off solved my problem. The option is hidden in the little arrow button right from the color preset selection menu (view screen-shot).

Original post and more in-depth discussion about the use of color profiles in web-design: Photoshop CS3 and Save for Web issues | Tancredi

Written by lutsen

October 14, 2008 at 2:48 pm

Posted in Web

Where can I test different Content Management Systems?

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If you’re looking for an open source LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) based CMS, but you want to test some first, try opensourcecms.com. They provide working demo’s of just about every open source LAMP content management system.

Link: www.opensourcecms.com

Written by lutsen

October 14, 2008 at 2:23 pm

Posted in PHP, Web