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Youtube.com serving video in Flash on mobile devices

Devices- Cellphones, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, On2 and Sorenson/FLV, Video Technology March 17th, 2009

Youtube has started serving video in Flash according to Symbian News. Earlier Youtube served content in 3gpp or other format that was playable in the browser for mobile device. But for the latest Nokia phones, as long as Flash Lite 3 installed, one can view Flash content from Youtube. ......continue reading

Adobe AIR surpasses 100 million installations

Desktop Flash Player, Devices-PC, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Player 7 SDK, On2 and Sorenson/FLV, Video Technology February 11th, 2009

At Adobe MAX in Japan, Adobe anounced that till date there have been more than 100 million installations of AIR. More impressive than that is the fact that Flash 10 is already on 55 percent of worldwide PCs, and is expected to go to 80% in Q2/09. Some other interesting points are: ......continue reading

Silverlight revisited

Desktop Flash Player, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Operating Systems, Silverlight, Video Technology February 4th, 2009

I have been reading about Silverlight being adopted on more and more web sites so I thought I’d do some research and see where things stand. Here are some of my observations: ......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

How does On2 VP6 work?

Desktop Flash Player, Flash Lite 3, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs, On2 and Sorenson/FLV, Video Technology November 5th, 2008

There is a great article in Video/Image design line, a plublication on CMP/EE Times. The article explains how the decoder is similar yet different from any DCT based codec, and what tricks are used to achieve best quality video. VP6, as you know, is used in Flash 8 onwards. ......continue reading

Does Flash 10 take advantage of the graphics chipsets for acceleration?

Desktop Flash Player, On2 and Sorenson/FLV, Video Technology October 16th, 2008

One of the newer additions to Flash 10 is its ability to do all sorts of custom filters and effects. These filters are implemented using Pixel Bender engine and according to a report in PCMag takes advantage of graphics chipset on a PC. This engine was formerly called ‘Hydra’ and essentially allows the filters to be run on the content. The content could be animation or video. ......continue reading

Silverlight 2.0 is released

Desktop Flash Player, Operating Systems, Silverlight, Video Technology October 14th, 2008

Information Week is reporting that Microsoft has released Silverlight 2.0.  This version is a big step ahead of the earlier version which mostly supported video. Some of the things to note: ......continue reading

Adobe subsidizing NFL broadcast?

Desktop Flash Player, Silverlight, Video Technology September 9th, 2008

I came accross this article on Seekingalpha web site, that discussed possibility of Adobe subsidizing NBC.com’s NFL broadcast so they use Flash video instead of Silverlight. NBC uses Microsoft Silverlight for Olympics broadcast. I know that MLB.com is using Silverlight already, and getting these game networks to use Flash or Silverlight is perhaps one of the smartest way to market the technology. ......continue reading

On2’s VP7 codec

H.264, mpeg and other media codecs, On2 and Sorenson/FLV, Video Technology July 16th, 2008

Video and imaging design line has published a great article by Jim Bankoski, CTO of On2, on the techniques used in VP7. The article talks about golden frames, adaptibility to available bandwidth and low complexity to achieve optimum image quality. Jim also goes on to mention that there are several other proprietary techniques that are no discussed in the article. ......continue reading

GUIMark for performance benchmarking

Desktop Flash Player, Video Technology July 11th, 2008

I recently came accross GUIMark that allows one to measure relative performance of various technologies. From the site: “GUIMark is a benchmark test suite designed to compare the rendering systems of several popular UI runtimes. In general it should be able to give designers and developers a good indication of which technologies can draw complex interfaces at a smooth rate of motion.” ......continue reading

Gigabyte’s 3.5G mobile TV phone

Devices- Cellphones, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Video Technology July 5th, 2008

Gigabyte phonesGigabyte Communications, a Taiwanese motherboard manufacturer has announced three new smartphones. The model GSmart M808 supports all the popular TV broadcast standards DVB-H and T-DMB and ISDB-T.  These models are not available in US market. ......continue reading

Media processor not required in future mobile handsets

Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Mobile phones, Semiconductors, Video Technology June 29th, 2008

According to a recent analysis in DSP Designline , the main CPU is getting more powerful everyday and the media processor that handeled much of video processing functionality will no longer be needed in future handsets. The article sites research by Portelligent that there are no new media applications on the horizon that’ll drive need for the second ‘video processing’ chip.The use of a secondary processor in high-end smart phones could fall to just 20 percent of new designs by 2010, according to Portelligent. The company sites ths trend that cameraphones are no longer moving to higher resolution like they have been in the past. For example. the cameraphone resolution is expected to increase to 2.5 MP in the near future, from crurrent 2 MP. The report says that the baseband processor will get better at handeling this resolution and therefore the need for secondary media processor will decrease. ......continue reading

Jivox- online video advertising network is growing by leaps and bounds

Desktop Flash Player, Video Technology June 27th, 2008

And guess what its using for advertising? Of course Flash. Jivox apparently served ads to 40 million viewers in the last quarter according to the press release. I have not seen many of the ads, but if the ads are non-intrusive, they certainly do a good job of getting one’s attention. ......continue reading

Why has mobile video phone not taken off?

Mobile phones, Video Technology June 4th, 2008

Nokia logo                            Well- the answer is simple. According to Nokia, people want to look good when they are speaking on the video phone. Therefore, video mobile phone will not take off as long as people are insecure about their appearance :) ......continue reading