Recently Adobe published Success Story on using wide range of Adobe technologies and products in Now.ru project. Technologies and products mentioned: Flash Media Server, Flash Access, Flash Player, AIR, HTTP Dynamic Streaming and many others. Success Story is available here here.
Adobe’s recent announcement of a new Flash platform strategy for mobile devices have created quite a stir in the industry. The reason for this is the communications gap and misunderstanding which has been primarily caused by Adobe itself. Subsequent Adobe’s explanations have dispelled many fears and exaggerations perpetrated by tabloids. In this post, we’ll look at future developments and their impact on the online video projects. Continue reading
More and more Web resources need to publish video, and sometimes even the whole Web project is built around a video player. Video player development often starts with a concept and design in mind. The technical part of the issue is largely covered by a multitude of multimedia frameworks (primarily OSMF) and video player skinning options. In this post, we would like to show you some well-known examples of video players. We hope they will inspire you to give rise to your own video player concept and design. Continue reading
As the popularity of Android devices grows, many Web projects have to delve into development of custom applications for the lucky owners of Android devices (smart phones and tablets). In the U.S. smartphone market, Android is already ahead of iOS. Still, with tablets Android is not so popular, and iPad leads by a wide margin. On the other hand, almost any Internet resource has a library of video content to be accessed by multi-device users. In this post, we would like to make an overview of developing applications for video content playback and various approaches to video player implementation. Then we will discuss pros and cons of the technologies involved. Continue reading
Recently, Adobe has officially released its new Adobe Flash Player 10.3. Most of its enhancements are focused primarily on mobile devices, i.e. Android based phones and tablets. Some fascinating features have also been developed for the PC market. In this article, we will discuss the innovations of Flash Player 10.3 and the capabilities yet to come. Continue reading
During the NAB show currently held in Las Vegas, many companies are eager to announce more of fascinating developments prepared for the glorious moment. This event has attracted many people involved with Web based multimedia, as the Web is growing increasingly important to broadcasters. Adobe is in no way an exception. At NAB, they have made a number of important announcements. First of all, they have introduced a new version of Adobe’s desktop solution, Creative Suite 5.5. In addition, a series of Adobe Flash Media Platform enhancements were timed for the event, concerning Flash Player and Flash Media Server. In this article, we will discuss the technical innovations of Flash Media platform, and their application in online video projects. Continue reading
Recently, Adobe officially released Adobe Flash Player 10.2. The new version introduces many useful features, but probably the most important of them is a new level of hardware acceleration of video playback. Flash performance has long been the object of accusations from the adherents of other even less productive platforms (sometimes, it has become even the object of political or holy wars). Optimization of video playback can drastically reduce requirements for user equipment and significantly expand the audience enjoying enhanced experience at higher bitrates. In the article, we will discuss the new capabilities in more detail. Continue reading