Adobe Articles

Optimal Bitrate Calculator for Flash Video Encoding

For those of you that are unaware, there is an excellent FLV bitrate calculator tool from Adobe that does an excellent job of helping you determine the optimal bitrate at which to encode your Flash video files.  I don't usually post such a short snippet ...

Optimal Frame Dimensions for Flash Video Encoding

There are many different factors that contribute to visual quality when encoding compressed video for the web.  One factor that is often overlooked has to do with encoding blocks and what dimensions you choose  when encoding video.   Choosing non-optimal dimensions can result in poor ...

Adobe Works To Make Video Search Indexing Easier

We all know how much work it is to transcribe audio or video to text. Adobe knows as well and is doing something about it. Adobe is set to release a new version of Flash that will feature speech-to-text technology for automatic transcription and it ...

80% of Internet PCs Are Ready for HD Video

Just last week,  Flash Player senior product manager Justin Everett-Church announced on his blog the newest Flash Player penetration stats. According to the updated penetration stats, 81.7% (in mature markets) of internet connected PCs now have Flash Player 9.0.115.  As you may already know, the ...

Acrobat Pro 9 – The Video SEO Advantage

SearchEngineLand.com has a feature article today by ReelSEO's Grant Crowell on the latest release by Adobe of their Acrobat line of software. "Acrobat 9 may be the first all-inclusive software program that can implement, distribute and event optimize video for search results, into a user-friendly and ...

Adobe Teams To Make Flash More Search Friendly

Adobe Teams To Make Flash More Search Friendly

Adobe announced today that it has worked with major search engines Google and Yahoo to "to enhance search engine indexing of the Flash file format (SWF) and uncover information that is currently undiscoverable by search engines.” It will be interesting to see what develops here ...

New Adobe Air Web Screenshot Tool - WebKut

Every once in a while we like to share with readers some of the cool free tools and/or applications that we come across. While the following tool does not specifically help with online video, it is a very simple tool that has helped us save ...

New Beta Program for Live Flash Streaming Platform

Mirror Image® Internet, a leading provider of content delivery solutions powered by a patented global network, today announced a beta program for its live Flash® streaming solution. Mirror Image's Live Flash Solution is compatible with live encoders such as Flash Media Encoder, On2 Flix Live, ...

Adobe Flash Player 10 - Adobe Launches Flash Player 10 Beta

Adobe has released today the newest version of its popular Flash Player, Flash 10 (Code named project "Astro") in beta testing mode. The upgrade is one of the most visually advanced and is the first version of Flash to support hardware acceleration from graphics chipsets. ...

Is Adobe Flash Digital Rights Management (DRM) Bad?

Interesting article titled, "Adobe Pushes DRM for Flash" on the Electronic Frontier Foundation's website. In the post, Seth Schoen talks about Adobe's new push to add digital rights managment (DRM) copyright protection to the flash player 9 and Flash Media Server software.  As Seth points ...