Well, it seems that Mr. Aral Balkan doesn’t lose a minute, aside of all the OS ( open source ) Flash Proyects of OSFlash, hes been developing a great proyect SWX wish is a native data format for Flash. It uses SWF files to store and exchange data. It also implements an RPC gateway (currently in PHP), tools (a data analyzer/debugger and a service explorer), various APIs (Flickr, Twitter, etc.), and an ActionScript library that make creating data driven Flash and Flash Lite applications a piece of cake.
If you download and Install the SWX MAMP(Mac – Apache – MySQL – PHP) Bundle (on OS X) click here to download. It will be up an running in no time ( and it’s really like five minutes ). If you already have a development local server You can download the SWX files in zip format( from here ) and extract them on your localhost’s root folder.
Here’s a very neat tutorial that Aral put up on SWX Format site to help you out with the basic steps in how to get it running:
So don’t waste your time visit SWF Format download the SWX MAMP bundle. And start playing with your data.
Besides isn’t Datum ( The little mascot ) beautiful ? ; )
The new Flash Player 9 Update 3 Beta 2 comes with great enhancements.
Adobe announced a new beta version of the 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. This will be of huge impact on the web video development.
A very detailed post on this announcements has been posted in Tinic Uro’s Site be sure to check it out .
Acording to Emmy Huang Product Manager of the Player, Adobe Labs will release a demo where they will have an updated full screen demo with H.264 and an FAQ.
Mike Chambers posted a great new video over at video.onflex.org, of an interview with Deeje Cooley. from the Adobe Media Player team,
where he show us in more detail some of the capabilities of the player like RSS agreggation where You can actually add the feeds of internet Tv Shows like Blip.tv, another cool feature for advertising is the ability to add interactive video advertising on top of your video he gave an example of a guy wearing a green jacket and the ad pops up if You click on it it will pause the video and pop up a window with details and price of the item imagine the posibilities of this, enough of my blah blah blah go on and check it for Yourself.
This video comes from the Web 2.0 Expo where Kevin Lynch was presenting found on Daniel Dura’s weblog
Adobe is going to release a DRM solution for Flash Video via Adobe Media Player.(one of Adobe firs Apollo Apps) This player was anounced at NAB and with it the consumers will be able to play FLV content right in their desktop ( Mac and Win System Linux support will follow ) and the publishers of the content will have the option to restrict the content in various forms its suppose to have a Beta Version in the summer some of its features will be:
– Double click an FLV file to play it inside the Media Player, including HD footage, and do so cross platform.
– Stream, download and manage FLV content, watch it offline.
– Create Playlists.
– Automatically download your favourite shows.
– Protect FLV content both in downloadable and streaming format.
– Track your content.
Adobe have released an update to Flash Player 9, the Flash Player 188.8.131.52 is out and fixes some bugs that could affect content created with Flash CS3 Professional.That lead me to think that it’s the first time that a Flash Authoring Tool will come after its corresponding SWF Player release wish in my personal thinking it’s good because there’s already a good acceptance number (Flash Player 9 at 83.4% in the March 2007 penetration study) on the player, that means less”You have to update Your Flash Player for the content we made” when the Adobe Flash CS3 comes out. Emmy Huang, Group Product Manager for the Flash Player team, has a blog post that goes over the update in detail.
Apple released an OS X update (10.4.9) which also includes Flash Player 9.0.28. wish is a great adoption push for de Flash player and the users will have the option of the new Full Screen feature available.