The Open Source Media Framework (OSMF) has been released for a couple of months now, and provides an abstract framework to easily deploy latest Adobe technologies, and a rich plug-in architecture for third parties. It’s a great framework for experienced developers. But what about users who would like to use a ready to deploy player, [...]
Learn the recipes of video compression — both as an art form and as a highly technical process. This comprehensive technical whitepaper is intended as a reference guide for those whose aim is to improve the overall quality of their encoded video, producing the very best quality possible. Discussions include: – Best practices – Quality [...]
There are a lot of recent discussions about H.264 replacing Flash as a video format. Technically, this is a wrong comparision (unfortunately quoted by numerous technical news sites including TechCrunch). Since this blog has been covering Flash Video for many years, I would like to add some technical background to help better understand why this [...]
Great news for Flash web video. Apple recently exposed their H.264 GPU decoding hardware APIs, and Flash Player 10.1 will be able to use them. This means a significant performance boost for Flash Video on the Mac. Read more about the feature on Tinic Uro’s weblog. Tinic is a computer scientist on the Flash Player [...]
A new version of the Open Source Media Framework with locked-down APIs is available now. A great time to start using OSMF, since the update to the final release will be relatively seamless. To learn more about the benefits of OSMF, read my previous article The Power of OSMF. Download OSMF v0.93.
HBO launched their TV Everywhere product HBO GO this week, allowing subscribers to catch up with their favorite content online. The launch partner is Verizon FIOS, meaning if you have FIOS and are an HBO subscriber, you can enjoy the service today. . The videos are available in SD as well as in 720p HD [...]
Jesse Warden, Flash/Flex guru, posted a video on his weblog describing OSMF and some of the features and concepts behind it. Great video to get a quick overview to understand how OSMF adds value to the video community. Read the full blog post.
Tinic Uro, senior computer scientist on the Flash Player team, unveiled some very interesting details about the upcoming support for OSX 10.6 Core Animation in Flash Player 10.1. “Amazing, so many things have happened in the Flash Player engineering team over the past year. Lots I would love to talk about. But the purpose of [...]
My new Adobe Developer Center article is now available. This article demonstrates how to build an application that uses Adobe Flash Media Interactive Server (FMIS) as an editing module for live events without requiring any DVR features on a content-delivery network (CDN). Due to the broad reach of the Adobe Flash Platform, Adobe Flash Player [...]
The Open Source Media Framework (OSMF – formerly “Strobe”) is an Adobe architected media framework, and is now available in version 0.9. If you worked with Flash video before in the past, you might be familiar the FLVPlayback Flash component, or the Flex video player component – both are easy to use video players, but [...]