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Monitoring innovations in post-production, head-end, streaming, OTT, second-screen, UHDTV, multiscreen strategies & tools
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New BBC Media Player for Android phones and tablets is built with AIR

New BBC Media Player for Android phones and tablets is built with AIR | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

As many of you are aware, we chose Adobe Flash as the media format to stream to Android devices. Doing so provided us with a number of cross platform efficiencies as the same infrastructure can be used for delivery on PCs, Android phones, and set-top boxes.

 

Adobe's strategic decision to remove support for the Flash Player plug-in meant that we had to change the way that we play back this content.

 

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We looked at a number of different solutions, for example, Http Live Streaming (HLS) which is used to stream BBC media to other platforms. Unfortunately, HLS isn't supported on Android OS versions prior to Honeycomb.

 

In the end, Flash was still the best choice of media format for us to use. And the only practical technology for us to play this format back on Android is Adobe Air.

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New release of VidiGo Graphics provides support Adobe AIR : HTML5 for Broadcast Graphics [PR]

New release of VidiGo Graphics provides support Adobe AIR : HTML5 for Broadcast Graphics [PR] | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

Three years ago we introduced our VidiGo Graphics product line as a viable means to create graphics for broadcast with Adobe Flash. Today we introduce the next generation of VidiGo Graphics, taking the full potential of the latest 3D capabilities of Flash and include full support for the Adobe AIR platform. Adobe AIR paves the way to graphics development needs for today and the future. In addition to Flash (Action script and SWF), web technologies like HTML5 allow for even greater choice of development environments to take the most creative and real-time connected graphics to air in no time. Use any device (PC, Mac, IOS or Android) to take control of your graphics workflow. Other than on the web, in broadcast there is a need for a high frame consistency and smooth playback. This is why we have redesigned our engine to render at the highest quality.

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Onlinelib offers HLS SDK for Flash/AIR and announces the VCS HLS Hardware Stream analyzer (up 100 streams)

Onlinelib offers HLS SDK for Flash/AIR and announces the VCS HLS Hardware Stream analyzer (up 100 streams) | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

HLS is available on iOS and Mac OSX Quicktime Player only. Onlinelib brings HLS to millions of devices with help from Adobe Flash Player. The HLS Streaming Solutions from Onlinelb are ready-to-go solutions :

- HLS Player for Adobe Strobe Mediaplayback

- HLS SDK for Developers

- VCS HLS Hardware Analyzer

- HLS Encoder for OSX

- VCS Live HLS Encoder

 

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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Advanced Video Delivery with AIR for Mobile

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Advanced Video Delivery with AIR for Mobile | Video Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

Adobe AIR provides a very attractive abstraction layer for video playback on mobile devices, but a certain level of knowledge is required to take full advantage. Before we start, it is important to understand the difference between Adobe AIR and Flash Player on mobile devices. Flash Player on mobile runs in the browser, and allows to display Flash web content that otherwise wouldn’t be available. The challenge of this approach is iOS does not have Flash support, meaning for reach, mobile sites are not authored in Flash, but rather HTML. Adobe recognized this, and made appropriate adjustments late last year.


Adobe AIR in contrast is based on the application approach, and can combine Flash, HTML and native functionality – as result, it is possible to take advantage of the advanced video features that are widely deployed with Flash on the desktop, including adaptive streaming, content protection, ad monetization and beyond.

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