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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

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

S60 5th edition and Flash Lite

Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile phones, Operating Systems October 7th, 2008

Nokia has released S60 5th edition SDK and tools. The first S60 5th edition based phone is going to 5800 Xpress. The release is expected to be much more advanced that earlier editions, especially with Flash Lite integration. ......continue reading

On2’s VP6/VP8 and h.264

Desktop Flash Player, Flash Enabled Devices, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs, On2 and Sorenson/FLV September 15th, 2008

On2 Technologies recently announced results of Q2, and a complete transcript of the call is avaialble on Seeking Alpha. Some of the interesting things that I gathered from the script: ......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

Google Android phones on schedule for 2008(only 6 more months remain!)

Android, Devices- Embedded June 25th, 2008

Google is saying that they are on track to deliver Android based phones in the second half of this year. I am not sure if I agree, especially considering that the demos I have seen so far have been buggy and I would not call them of production quality. For example, one of the recent demos that I saw could only show video in a very small area of the screen and did not have any means to make it full screen. ......continue reading

J2ME and Flash Lite compared

Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Mobile applications, Mobile phones June 6th, 2008

There’s a great blog by Bruce Hopkins comparing J2ME and Flash Lite features. His conclusion is that J2ME is better at backend functions that require device access(file io/bluetooth/sms etc), whereas Flash is clear winner in video and vector graphics. His recommendation is to use Flash as front and while using J2ME in the backend. ......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

Flash player as an application on top of OS

Flash Player 7 SDK January 9th, 2008

For those of you who are planning on using Flash to an embedded device, please keep in mind that Flash requires multitudes of support from OS. The device configuration (in terms of peripherals, RAM, display, input devices etc). can impact the Flash significantly. In general, just because Flash runs on a device running say Linux, doesn’t mean that it’ll run on any device running Linux. Depending on how different the configuration is, it may require complete rework or minor change. ......continue reading