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FITC Toronto - Apr 23-25

Flash 11, Flash Enabled Devices, HTML5, Media players, Rich Internet Applications February 7th, 2012

FITC (OK - this time FITC has a meaning and it stands for Future… Innovation…. Technology…. Creativity!) Toronto is taking place April 23-25 in Toronto. The conference features 70 renowned digital creators from around the globe and covers wide range of topics from HTML5 to making digital art. The conference also offers plenty of opportunities for networking via parties and such. Folks organizing FITC has graciously offered a discount code for readers of this blog. Use discount code EmbeddedFlash to get 10% off the tickets to FITC. ......continue reading

Flash 10.2: what, when, how?

Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Embedded, Devices- Set-top boxes, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Media players, OS- Embedded linux, Processors- ARM, Rich Internet Applications, Video Technology February 24th, 2011

Everyone seems to be excited about 10.2. If you’ve seen demonstration of the stagevideo features from Adobe web site, then, yes, there’s a reason to be exited. Flash 10.2 is trying to solve a basic problem that differentiates Flash from other media player. Flash 10.2 will essentially allow users to integrate graphics with hardware accelerated video. In the past, Flash video has been all software based. This has not been an issue because most of the previous generation technology did not allow full screen technology and the usage of Flash to view full screen was limited. ......continue reading

Flash 10.1 on Android 2.2 (Mytouch 4G)…. Wow!!!

Android, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Embedded, Devices- iPhone, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Google, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs, Media players, Mobile phones November 24th, 2010

So I finally settled on a phone that I can keep for some time…. T Mobile Mytouch 4G. It comes with Android 2.2 and Flash 10.1. Having inside access to Flash, I was a bit worried at first as to how Flash would perform and if  it would crash at sites where I’d expect it to crash and if H.264 decoded video would be flawless… but WOW! I am impressed with the performance and overall experience of Flash 10.1 on Mytouch. ......continue reading

Renesas Devcon 2010- session on multimedia technology

Android, Desktop Flash Player, Flash 10, Flash Lite ports, Google, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs, HTML5, Media players, On2 and Sorenson/FLV, Operating Systems, Processors- ARM, Semiconductors October 19th, 2010

Recently I had a privilege to be on the panel at Renesas Devcon 2010. Renesas, for those of you don’t know, is one of the top chip companies and has a large portfolio of microcontrollers.  I was one of the panelists on ‘Meet the Experts’ session that focused on multimedia technologies. The session was titled “Multimedia Issues in Embedded Systems Design”. The audience was fairly interactive during the session and the discussion centered around on Android, Flash, Video, Audio, Hardware decoders and in general challenges in designing successful products. Some of the key giveaways I noted from the session are as follows. ......continue reading

Quake II in HTML5

Browsers, Desktop Flash Player, Devices-PC, Flash 10, HTML5, Media players, Rich Internet Applications April 5th, 2010

Did you know that Google engineers get to spend 20% of their time working on their ‘pet-projects‘? Pretty cool. One of such ‘pet-project’ done by Google engineers was creation of Quake II using HTML5 only. The game runs in browser and no plug-in is needed. The blog also shows a yotube video of the post, and claims that it can run at upto 60 fps. On the first glance, the news sounds really exciting and one would think that html5 is ready to take on Flash. Granted this game doesn’t use some of the advanced features available in Flash 10, but still makes on wander if they should reconsider using Flash… Not so fast…. wait till you get to ‘build instructions‘. ......continue reading

Flash Lite 4 is now available

Devices- Embedded, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite 4, Flash Lite for digital home, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs, Media players, Processors- ARM, Rich Internet Applications March 25th, 2010

Flash Lite 4 is now available from Calsoft. Flash Lite 4 is intended to run on devices that don’t sport a powerful CPU necessary to run Flash Player 10. (Flash 10 requires the CPU of the order of a minimum of 600 MHz ARM11 class. Of course some people will argue that MIPS 4K series is better than ARM11, but that is left to the judges for the time being :) ......continue reading

H.264 licensing and Flash

Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite 4, Flash Lite for digital home, Flash Lite ports, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs, Media players, Video Technology March 10th, 2010

Flash Lite 3 (and now 4) can be customized to support h.264 video but the license for h.264 needs to be purchased separately by OEMs. We often get questions on how much additional costs this is going to incur so I researched and here’s what I found.  H.264 has a different licensing structure for devices and internet users. For non PC type devices, h.264 licenses is free upto 100K units and it costs $0.2 per unit upto 5 million units and $0.1 per unit after 5 million units. They cap the royalty at $5M for 2009-2010. (This information is picked from here). ......continue reading

SlingPlayer iPhone App Streams Video Over Wi-Fi; No 3G

Devices- Cellphones, Media players, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, Wireless Carriers June 12th, 2009

DMWMedia is reporting that Slingmedia is putting together an application that lets iPhone users stream their home TV channels to the device over a Wi-Fi connection. The application reportedly only supports WiFi only and not 3G. Apparently Apple and network partner AT&T disabled the application to stream video over a 3G connection fearing that it’ll take over the bandwidth. The same application is available for Blackberry and Motorola Q and is not blocked with 3G usage.
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Google Android moving into digital home devices

Android, Devices- Embedded, Flash Lite ports, Media players May 12th, 2009

Digital Media Design Line- a publication of EE Times is reporting that Android is moving fast into consumer market. A new consortium called ‘Open Embedded Sofware Forum’ (OESF) has been formulated in Asia to push the Android into the set top boxes. The consortium currently has 23 members and expects the membership to grow to 100 in 2009. ......continue reading

Mobile Mozilla browser released

Browsers, Media players, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE November 17th, 2008

Nokia 810, the internet tablet has an alpha version of mobile Mozilla browser according the a report in Information Week. The company supposedly is also working on a browser for Windows Mobile. A beta version is expected later this year, and first release in 2009.  The browser, code named Fennec, is available for downloading only to developers as it is an alpha release. ......continue reading

Internet Explorer Mobile 6 for Windows Mobile supports Flash Lite

Browsers, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Media players, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Video Technology November 13th, 2008

Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer mobile 6 will be available soon. So Microsoft is defitely gettign ready to compete with Opera. Opera launched a new version of Opera that has improved support for YouTube and allows for sharing of bookmarks between cellphones and PCs. From the post: ......continue reading

JavaFX: new competition to Flash?

Desktop Flash Player, Flash Enabled Devices, Media players, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, Silverlight November 11th, 2008

Sun has recenlty announced a new technology called JavaFX. JavaFX will have a scripting language similar to Actionscript, and will operate in a similar manner to Javascript. JavaFX will also have a timline engine similar to the one offered by Flash. JavaFX applications will run within or outside of the browser. The application can run with or without the internet connections. ......continue reading

Microsoft to enhance windows mobile OS for music experience

Devices- Handheld, Media players, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE June 9th, 2008

Microsoft thinks that iPhone has an advantage because it offers a better interface for music experience on iphone. Duh…….. isn’t that obvious? I use TMobile Dash- a windows mobile phone, and everytime I have to open a file and add something new to playlist, I go through so much of nonsensical steps!! I have not purchased iPod or any other mp3 player, simply because I wanted to have one device capable of doing everything. Well, WM powered Dash almost makes the cut, but the interface is definitely crummy for music experience. Hopefully next WM version will provide a better experience. ......continue reading

Who needs mp3 format? Lossless compression coming to portable devices

Media players May 21st, 2008

Austria Microsystems has introduced a media player IC that handles lossless compression. The story goes on to saying that people apparently are not impressed with the audio quality of mp3s compared to CDs. ......continue reading

Adobe Flash 10 beta available

Flash Player 7 SDK, Media players May 16th, 2008

Flash Player Logo                   Adobe Flash player 10 beta is now available.  Among the feature enhanacement it boasts more 3D effects, more filters, 3D apis, better text layout. Did I say that it is optimized for CPU? And it is supposed to play video much smoothly than Flash 9. (Everybody must have seen how Flash 9 randomly drops frames in full screen mode). ......continue reading