Via youtube blog- “Starting next week, YouTube’s HD mode will add support for viewing videos in 720p or 1080p, depending on the resolution of the original source, up from our maximum output of 720p today.” Youtube is slowly trying to improve the quality of its content and already has XL (Extra Large) version. (Extra large version is meant for large screen and only has h.264 videos from what I’ve seen). A limited youtube content can be viewed outside of Flash, and I am sure h.264 is the preferred format for 1080P. Today, for mobile or embedded devices, one needs to develop a special player to support youtube if Flash Lite is not available. Flash 10.1, when available this playing field will be equal. May be devices with a tiny HD projectors will emerge then. ......continue reading
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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
Browsers, Devices- Cellphones, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Processors- ARM November 4th, 2008
I came accross this post on mobiletechaddicts.com. It says that the Flash Lite plugin is available for Xperia X1 and works well with Opera. I have not seen X1 in action yet (and I don’t think its available with any carrier in US yet), but it looks like a cool device. X1 has dual ARM core running at 528 MHz and is running Windows Mobile 6. With 128 MB RAM, I think it has enough juice to run Flash content even from youtube. The post does talk about a ‘lag’ in youtube content, which may even come from slow network. ......continue reading
Browsers, Devices- iPhone, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs June 23rd, 2008
Much is being discussed about why Flash is not available on iPhone, and why it is taking so long for Adobe and Apple to release it and if it even will be released. Flash Lite has already been ported to several different devices, so there is no reason why it can not be ported to iPhone.. Whatever the reason may be, I have analyzed various hardware and software factors that could impact Flash port and performance on iPhone. In reality, if there is management will, a Flash port on iPhone is very much possible. From the technology perspective, the only limiting factor could be the performance which can be overcome by using video acceleration. ......continue reading
Well- a big driver for Flash Lite on embedded and mobile devices has been youtube.com. As you know, youtube is optimized to play at low bit rate and a low resolution for 320X240. With the demo of FL3 running on N95, we had no problems playing the youtube video. The limitation was imposed by the network speed- we were using TMobile and the data speed was limited by the EDGE/GPRS network. If we buffered for say 30 seconds before playing, the video played fine. ......continue reading