Stopper wrote>"FF2 Rise2 runs on Windows 98, by the way, I just tried it on an old (400MHz) PC. It let me watch YouTube videos. Does that work on RO yet? Will it ever?"
The plug-in for Firefox to do that is *separate* from FireFox itself (just having Firefox is *not* sufficient you need the relevant plugin too). It's the plugin that provides the support (so whether it runs on Win98/2K or XP is neither here nor there). If the plugin (or protocol used by YouTube) were publically available then it *would* (theoretically) be possible to display video on the more current RISC OS hardware (and possibly the faster versions of the older ones - e.g., StrongARM based ones). Remember YouTube is using a relatively slow connection (compared to DVD) and at probably lower resolution - so is less stressful than decoding DVD.
In *all of this* it is neither a limitation of RISC OS - or even the hardware - just a lacking of either information to produce the plug-ins required or lack of developers to do these. The OS can't be faulted on this surely?