August 21st, 2007
It looks like Adobe will be enabling H264 playback inside of the Flash player. On2 is developing tools to support this. I wonder if this player will support the standard mp4 file format as well as the H264 codec. What is Adobe’s motivation for this?
Update: TechMeme has lots of covereage of this already.
This may mean that standard video podcasts (rss via http with h264/aac in mp4 enclosures) may be renderable in the Flash container! This would be great.
Update: More great details here.
Hardware acceleration is an important thing to consider when rendering HD-quality video or when encoding video. Apple may be embedding H264 encode/decode chips into their computers soon.
Entry Filed under: Uncategorized