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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

FITC Amsterdam 2011

Desktop Flash Player, Flash 10, Flash 11, Rich Internet Applications October 19th, 2011

FITC is coming to Amsterdam in 2011. This event promises to showcases work that is shaping the future of the digital interactive industry. (BTW, I think FITC stands for Flash In Tin Can but I am not sure….. On a side note Flash related conferences do have some ‘Flashy’ names like ‘Flash’ on the Beach ;) Anyways, if you are interested in going and want to save some $$s, feel free to use discount code ‘EmbeddedFlash’ while registering. It’ll save you at least 10%. The tickets are priced low for early registrants and you can save even more if you use the code. ......continue reading

Chrome dropping support for H.264=big win for Flash?

Flash Lite ports March 10th, 2011

Google has recently announced that they are dropping support for H.264 in Chrome browser. What this means that the developers wanting to use H.264 video in their HTML5 content will have to encode it using WebM or Theora video codecs. WebM is based on the On2 technology’s VP8  codec that Google acquired last year. ......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

HTML5, future of Flash, Silverlight, BADA, OpenPlug, Android etc. etc. - from FITC mobile

Flash Lite ports September 20th, 2010

FITC Mobile Toronto 2010 had a great selection of session focusing on latest ‘hot’ technologies and I recommend that you attend one in the future- especially if you are interested in ramping up quickly on mobile application development. In addition to sessions, Google threw a great party at Hyde Lounge and numerous breaks provided ample opportunity to network. Here are some of the interesting tidbits I gathered from the conference. ......continue reading

Skyfire browser coming to Android

Android, Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Mobile phones, Rich Internet Applications February 12th, 2010

Skyfire, a browser technology that essentially is an example of successful cloud computing, has purchased a company called Kolbysoft. Kolbysoft makes a Webkit browser that runs on Android. The motive? To bring similar cloud computing technology to Android. Which will mean that Flash 10 among other latest browser technologies will be available on Android. ......continue reading

On web hosting

Flash Lite ports January 4th, 2010

My cousin kept asking me last week on how a website works and how he could have a website of his own. I told him that before anything else, he should choose a web host to host his site first. Without a web hosting provider, he can’t have a website up and running online. But choosing the right web host for your website could be a challenge sometimes. The thing that interests him with having his own website was the possibility of earning through it. But money, itself, is an issue since he is still in college and wouldn’t be able to afford any paid hosting. I personally host my website with 1and1 and generally I’ve been happy with them. But unfortunately, this was too expensive and not an option for my freeloader cousin. ......continue reading

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

HD Video content sites

Browsers, Desktop Flash Player, Devices-PC, Video Technology July 14th, 2009

Very recently HD video sites have started popping all over and this seems to be a trend. Quite a few of them are using Flash as their front end. For example, I came accross a HD video site GreenvileHD.com. The site is specifically designed for Greenville SC area and has a collection of videos on different topics. I happen to click on ‘arts and entertainment’ and sure enough there was a video from local instructor on Salsa which was fun to watch. I was watching it on broadband and the video played just fine. The site has got quite a broad range of topics from jobs to entertainment to shopping to technology. ......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

Toshiba TG01 and Qualcomm Snapdragon

Devices- Cellphones, Flash Enabled Devices, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Processors- ARM May 4th, 2009

I came accross TG01 mobile phone from Toshiba while investigating the Qualcomm Snapdragon. The TG01 boasts 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU from Qualcomm.  The phone is based on Windows Mobile and has 480X800 pixel touchscreen. The phone will support DivX and Flash for media playback. ......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

Windows Mobile and Flash Lite support

Browsers, Devices- Cellphones, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE January 14th, 2009

There were a few ‘brief’ demos shown at CES of Fash Lite running on Windows Mobile, according to an article in Tech Radar. The Flash Lite is supposed to be available on new version of Windows Mobile devices in the first quarter of 2009, but apparently one can not upgrade existing handsets. ......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

Update: “Intel to Apple-use our processor so you can run Flash!”

Devices- Cellphones, Flash Lite 3, Flash Player 7 SDK, Processors- ARM October 28th, 2008

OK- since Intel blamed Apple for choosing ARM (and not having Flash), it has sort of issued an apology saying that the comments were inappropriate.  One of the main reasons why Atom is not in iPhone is clearly because of its power consumption. If one was to put Atom in iPhone, the battery may just drain in few minutes as compared to a few hours today. Atom may be much better suited to run Flash, but an iPhone that needs charging every few hours isn’t going to do any good to Apple or us! ......continue reading