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Moonlight 2.0 released by Novell

Browsers, Devices-PC, Flash 10, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs, Mobile phones, Rich Internet Applications, Silverlight, Video Technology December 18th, 2009

Moonlight, an open source version of Silverlight is launched by Novell. Moonlight 2.0 is compatible with Silverlight 2.0 and includes some features of Silverlight 3, such as support for Bitmap APIs, file dialogs, pluggable media pipeline.  Moonlight 2.0 also offers better streaming of multimedia content based on the quality of the user’s connections. Moonlight development now closely following Microsoft Silverlight release. Moonlight 3.0 alpha will be available in Q1/2010. ......continue reading

JavaFX Mobile: Rich Internet Applications on your phone

Devices- Cellphones, Flash Enabled Devices, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, Silverlight August 13th, 2009

JavaFX is a new Java technology being developed by Sun that enables rich internet application on desktops. JavaFX Mobile is a mobile version of that, and it includes the OS. Sun got lot of Java OS related IP when they acquired SavaJe. Now an all Java OS is definitely going to be a hit because of the number of applications it can support. Add JavaFX to that, now you have a powerful platform that can compete with Flash and Silverlight. ......continue reading

YouTube video, Silverlight 3, h.264 and Flash

Desktop Flash Player, Flash Lite 3, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs, On2 and Sorenson/FLV, Silverlight, Video Technology July 7th, 2009

I came across this blog which describes how to play Youtube videos in Silverlight. Wow - Microsoft going after Flash bigtime? I mean Youtube and Flash is almost synonomous! This particular silverlight application plays h.264 video from youtube but not the Flash video. So Flash is still required if you want to play older videos, but newer videos are now available in h.264 and can be played using Silverlight. ......continue reading

Silverlight UI for Windows Mobile and CE

Devices- Embedded, Devices- Handheld, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Operating Systems, Silverlight June 15th, 2009

Microsoft is working on a new engine that allows users to create a rich user interface and thus allows them to hide the underlying OS. Its codenamed as ‘Alchemy’. Alchemy is what will bringer richer UI scenarios such as smooth transitions, 3D animations, etc. that Silverlight enables. Alchemy also will allow developers to use Silverlight technologies on devices without requiring them to run in a browser- in other words it will provide users with a standalone Silverlight version. ......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

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

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

MLB.Com using Microsoft Silverlight for paid subscription

Desktop Flash Player, Flash Lite ports, Silverlight August 15th, 2008

Take a look at the mlb.com’s paid subscription site. It is already using Microsoft Silverlight for live streaming. It says that the plug-in offers ‘better video handeling’ and ‘dynamic resizing’ among other things. The download is available for both PC and Mac. ......continue reading

Adobe Flash vs Microsft Silverlite = Coke vs Pepsi?

Flash Lite 3, Flash Player 7 SDK, Silverlight June 4th, 2008

Adobelogo       Msft logo                 Here’s an interesting analogy- would you consider Flash and Silverlite being equivalent of Coke and Pepsi? This was a comment made by a devoted Flash developer Noel Green in an article when discussing with the reporter apparently! ......continue reading

Microsoft Silverlight for mobile devices unveiled at MIX2008

Silverlight March 7th, 2008

Take a look at the MIX2008 web site. It has quite a bit of interesting stuff about SIlverlight. Oh and to watch some of the videos, you’ll have to install ‘Silverlight’ player! I just installed it. Now I wonder what is going to happen to Flash player …. ;) ......continue reading