Phlix.tv removes online video codec headachesgloom writes "Phlix.TV is a new internet service that lets you put in a video url in whatever format (as long as it supports streaming), and it spits out a flash video version of it on the fly. Downloads, encodes, and serves it back to you — all at once. No waiting. (Some codecs that don't support streaming will timeout, but besides those few, it should be quick). It supports both FTP and HTTP servers, so as long as the video is online somewhere, this site will convert it to streaming Flash video on the fly.
The idea is: For all the non-flash videos on the internets that you're too lazy to download and watch, or download and then search for a codec for several hours to watch it.. you can alternatively use Phlix to do all that for you. All you need is a web browser with flash installed. In a attempt to simplify what it for the masses: It's a media player. Let's call it that. Right now, the quality suffers massively due to the low bitrate and the flv codec. I'm working on a on-the-fly h.264 encoder, but that'll be a little bit of a wait.
I have tried it on a lot of different video files I found around the net, and it works amazingly well."
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