Tuesday, August 21st, 2007
One of the Silverlight talking points has been their video story. Top quality. Same across all devices.
Of course, Adobe wasn’t sitting on its hands, and today they are releasing a Flash Player that supports H.264 video and more.
The ReadWriteWeb reported on this via Adobe Launches “Moviestar” Version of Flash Player – HD Television Quality for Web Video:
I spoke to Mark Randall, Chief Strategist for Dynamic Media at Adobe, about the news. He told me there were three main points to the Moviestar release:
1) The H.264 support means superior video quality; it is also an open standard.
2) High Efficiency Advanced Audio is, says Mark Randall, a “successor to MP3”. He said it is a higher quality audio, but at a lower bit rate.
3) It means “hardware acceleration” for Web video.
Randall also said that this represents a tipping point for the H.264 standard, because now Flash Player is supporting it as well Blu-Ray – two big industry players.
This is all going to be available to AIR developers too. Speaking of AIR, there is also a new update to Flash CS 3 that allows you to preview and package AIR apps in the tool. No need for the command line or a third party tool.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:08 am