YouTube should just work.
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YouTube is one of the most popular sources of learning material in the world. It is massively localized. It needs to work out of the box.
After discussion with CJB, here are a few things we can do to make this happen.
1) get YouTube to produce an openvideo portal like openvideo.dailymotion.com, which all XOs (1 and 1.5 alike) can view. This means advocating with YouTube leads and through our board-level contacts. They wouldn't have to switch over their entire library; but the most popular 1% of videos and 100% of education videos would be a fine start.
2) find a way to get codec rights for mpeg. This is a much broader and superior solution to 1) for the 1.5 XOs, since it would let us use the hardware decoding on the via chip (faster, lower power) and would work for sites other than YouTube. This means talking to Quanta, Via, and perhaps MPEG LA.
3) if none of the above works, find a way to ship Adobe Flash with associated codec rights. this is a far inferior solution, but Adobe has already indicated a willingness to help make this happen.