Archive for the 'Flash Player' Category

by mkeefe on Jun 1st, 2008

Hulu doesn’t like Ad Block

After recently installing Firefox 3 RC1 beta and a couple of extensions, one of which being Ad Block. I noticed that Hulu (premier online tv/movie service) does not like Ad Block. For obvious reasons it stops the loading of in-viewing ads, but whats really funny is Hulu knows this. It displays this notice every so often, hopefully they aren’t tracking. 😉

by mkeefe on May 29th, 2008

Firefox 3 could ship with crippling Flash bug

Update: This has now been resolved by rolling back a prior bug fix. Special recognition to the Flash community for elevating awareness of this bug! – thanks to “Dimension” for bringing this to my attention.

After being informed via Mike Chambers blog about a bug currently found in Firefox 3 (in beta) regarding key up events. I noticed the community (developers mostly) say it MUST be fixed before Firefox 3 final goes “gold”.

Problem is, it would seem that the Mozilla team doesn’t see it as a big issue that warrants the hold of the release. I have to admit this is kind of pathetic. Flash Player is installed on over 99% of users machines and is used for games, videos and applications across various sites/technologies.

Having these applications, games and video players just stop working is a big problem, that would result in a bad light on Firefox 3. Overall I think the upcoming release is solid, but this “minor” bug could seriously change that.

by mkeefe on May 15th, 2008

Flash Player 10 (Astro) Beta now on labs

Adobe has released Flash Player 10 (code name Astro) to the Labs. The feature list this time around is quite amazing. Everything from Hardware Acceleration, Advanced HTML rendering, Filters, 3D and more.

Keep in mind FP 10 is beta, so it will most likely have bugs, but putting those aside, this is pretty sweet of Adobe to let us get an idea of where Flash Player is headed.

by mkeefe on Mar 13th, 2008

Hulu goes live

HuluAfter many months of a public and private beta programs Hulu the premier video service where you can watch your favorite TV shows has gone public. I have been using this service since last October when I had the opportunity to sign up to one of the private beta programs. From that time I have been watching the features expand while being extremely impressed with the delivery method.

One of the coolest features of Hulu is the fact its uses HD Flash video on some of the collections and uses standard Flash for the remainder of the site.

The non-technical amazement is how many partners and content providers Hulu has acquired since the start of the development process. You will find a lot of your favorite shows that you watch on live TV to be included.