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I am Tom Krcha, Gaming Evangelist at Adobe. These are my notes

3D video in Flash Player (like in a cinema)

November 8th, 2010

I think this is one of the news, which got a little bit lost in all the MAX news.

Next to awesome StageVideo, which can run 1080p video ~0% CPU on Windows desktop PC and 8-10% CPU on new MacBook Air, which can display even 4K video, we had a demo preview at the Adobe Booth, where you could watch a real 3D movie running in a preview of possible future Flash Player.

Well, as you can see it’s hard to take a picture of 3D video, I guess, you just need to believe me, but pssst, it’s reeeally stunning! :)
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Adobe Video Day with Jason Levine

October 12th, 2010

cs5 production premiumNext week we are hosting Jason Levine (worldwide evangelist at Adobe) in Bratislava and Prague. If you are doing video and audio or streaming, this event is right for you! The event is going to be in English with simultaneous translation to Czech.

Register here (for free). Facebook event (only for reminder purposes).

Jason’s invitation to these events:

Video-on-Demand over P2P in Flash Player 10.1 with Object Replication

July 28th, 2010

In the previous tutorial File Sharing over P2P in Flash Player 10.1 with Object Replication we went through the Object Replication basics. And you can see that the Receiver is requesting packets one by one. That’s not suitable for the real world app, but it’s good for testing on a LAN to see the progress. In the real world app, you can immediately request all packets using NetGroup.addWantObjects(beginIndex, endIndex);.

Transferring VoD video over P2P

Let’s get something real with Object Replication. The use-case I like most is a Realtime P2P Distributed System for Video-on-Demand.
Video-on-Demand P2P Object Replication Scheme
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AS3-P2P-LIB and P2P Video Calls on Android

July 22nd, 2010

I am very happy that the community is getting more and more involved in P2P. I told you, it has endless possibilities! :)

AS3-P2P-LIB is a pure ActionScript 3.0 Library by Dominic Graefen that helps Flash developers get started with P2P easily.


All Classes | Example | Project page at GitHub

P2P Video Calls on Android

My fellow evangelist Mark Doherty built a great demo app using P2P and AIR 2.5 for Android. Watch this video, where he shows how it works. And btw: I should really teach him how to pronounce my name :) Mark, you are going to get a lesson at MAX 2010!

Check Mark’s blog post for further information.

Comparison of Flash vs. HTML5 video CPU usage

February 28th, 2010

I’d like to recommend this very interesting comparison article on Flash vs. HTML5 video CPU usage.

Flash Player: CPU Hog or Hot Tamale? It Depends.

Windows test results - check article for more - good reading