“Light up the web” or “Experience what you’re missing” are the slogans of this relatively new product from Microsoft.
Few days back, Microsoft released their flagship interactive media browser plugin – Silverlight. Microsoft Silverlight, previously called Windows Presentation Foundation Everywhere (WPF/E) is a direct competitor to Adobe’s FlashPlayer. Pretty much like Flash, Silverlight is a complement and runtime for Internet Web browsers whereby users can view videos, vector graphics, text, 2D animations and render Rich Internet Applications (RIA). According to Microsoft it’s a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in capable of delivering the next generation media experiences.
Adobe have just announced the availability of Adobe® Flash® Player 9, 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.
The title would have been much better if I can have a full sentence; “A Flashcom Application coded with OOP patterned to MVP, to detect user bandwidth and play specific FLV“.
We have recently been fascinated by a fad; “no hanging codes on frames”. You can remember the old days of Flash 5 when there was no option but to write piggy-bag codes on Buttons and MovieClips. But hey, there was Flem (by Branden Hall), which helped you write codes pretty much on the frames and not really on top of the MovieClips. But then as Flash/ActionScript evolved into a more matured form, things have taken shape in a much better way.