Flash Video goes mainstream: H.264

Boom! Flash Video will go to a new level.

Today Adobe anounced “the latest update for Adobe® Flash® Player 9 software, code-named Moviestar, which includes H.264 standard video support – the same standard deployed in Blu-Ray® and HD-DVD® high definition video players – and High Efficiency AAC (HE-AAC) audio support, as well as hardware accelerated, multi-core enhanced full screen video playback.”

For a detailed introduction check Tinic’s blog!

The Flash Player Update 3 Beta 2 will be available on labs today.

7 comments to Flash Video goes mainstream: H.264

  • mc

    Another big change for Flash!

    I know you’ve done some great work with ffmpeg – do you have any info about a utility that rearranges a Quicktime file to switch the moov atom to the front of the data, for streaming? (Tinic mentions qt-faststart.c?)

    thnx

    mc

  • Sönke

    Hi mc, sorry no idea. Did you try ffmpeg mailinglist?

  • mc

    Looks like Renaun Erickson has put together an AIR app to swap the index: more info on his blog.

    http://renaun.com/blog/2007/08/22/234/

    thnx

  • In combination with the recently released hardware scaling and multi-core full-screen improvements, it should introduce a new era for high quality Flash Video and significant integration and workflow improvements for content owners.

  • This is a big step for Adobe in securing Flash as a major choice in delivering video over the web. H.264 has fantastic video quality and support in the Flash Player means that the most ubiquitous software in the world will be supporting arguably the most popular video standard out there. That means easy, HD-quality video for anyone who wants to watch it on the web.

  • I know you’ve done some great work with ffmpeg – do you have any info about a utility that rearranges a Quicktime file to switch the moov atom to the front of the data, for streaming? (Tinic mentions qt-faststart.c?)

  • yep, there is an air app which does index swapping http://renaun.com/blog/2007/08/22/234/