Playing YouTube videos on Amiga 500 with new Netsurf 3.6 and plipbox (and Vampire 2)

So, I saw this video from a link about the latest version of Netsurf 3.6 (the 68k SDL version found –> here <–).  I’m a fan of this browser and encourage everyone with a classic machine to try it out.

The test video shows the author using this on an Amiga 500 that has the Vampire 2 accelerator and a plipbox (ethernet over parallel port).

Looks great to me for such an old machine.  It appears to do a lot of up-front communication, downloading and conversion to mpeg1 to get the job done, but hey, who would have thought a classic Amiga could do that?

Wow! Amiga Workbench 3.1 and Kickstart 3.1 with minor updates now for sale!

Hyperion announced yesterday that you can now purchase an official copy of Workbench 3.1 and Kickstart 3.1 without going through Cloanto (or less legal methods). And the most amazing part of this is that there ware updates, although minor.

Compared to the Boing Bag expansions for 3.9 that have been continued by Amiga Projects (–> here <–), it seems like not much of an update. The BetterWB is also a 3.1 update that is a great update too.

However, this is a way to get a fully licensed copy of WB 3.1 and Kickstart 3.1 without having to buy Amiga Forever if you didn’t need all of that.

Here are the updates:

Workbench 3.1 (40.43)

Kickstart 3.1 (40.72)

(I like the boing ball instead of the Checkmark. This supposedly came from the original boinb ball animation)