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August 21, 2007

The Future of Flash Video

Adobe just announced support for H.264 in the Flash Player.

What does this mean? For a short primer on H.264, see Apple's page on the subject. For the technical overview, check out Tinic's extremely detailed post. Now I'm not going to be able to sleep, as it's time to go read Tinic's post closely and salivate over the details.

Posted by Brian at 1:11 AM

August 19, 2007

My Slides From 360Flex

The slides from my presentation on Aftermix and Video at 360Flex:

You can also download the PPT from slideshare.com by going to their site and clicking on "Download file". The slides have a lot of notes in them, as I tried to keep the slides themselves concise.

Thanks to John and Tom for putting together a great conference. Thanks to effectiveui for the boxers that made me laugh when I finally saw the joke ("don't just focus on the backend"). Thanks to Jeff Tapper and Mike Nimer for getting a bunch of interesting folks together for dinner on the last night. And thanks to all the people who stuck it out for the last session on the last day to see my talk.

Posted by Brian at 11:58 PM

The End for JRun

I noticed last week that Adobe has finally announced the end of development for JRun. It was the first major product I worked on, for two years, and it taught me a lot about software development. Ten or so of the core development team for Flex came from JRun (although you'll now see a few of them in other places). The JRunners live on.

Posted by Brian at 11:35 PM

Junk Comments

I was just trying to catch up on this blog by answer comments in Using Resource Bundles in Flex and Embedding HTML in a Flex application when I had my new comment show up as a Junk Comment in Movable Type. Err, that's not good.

If anybody has posted on this site and didn't see their comment show up, please email me at brian @theurlyouseeabove.com or try to repost it. Sorry about that.

Also, if you're looking for the slides from my presentation at 360Flex, I should have them up here by the end of the day.

Posted by Brian at 1:00 PM

August 9, 2007

Aftermix on Mashable

Things have been very quiet on the Aftermix front lately, but if you have access to the beta, you should notice a few bug fixes today. On the news front, there was a lot of interest on Mashable for getting invites.

Want to hear more about Aftermix or about video in general? There's still space at 360Flex in Seattle next week. I'll be speaking at 4pm on Wednesday.

Posted by Brian at 5:44 PM