Posts Tagged ‘Adobe Flash Player’

How to install Adobe Flash Player for iPhone

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Apple iPhone now is popular for users, and you can watch video on iPhone, but you can not install flash player for iPhone. (more…)

Flash Player 10 Drawing API

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008


Flash Player 10 expands greatly on the drawing API in ActionScript, more so than any other version of the Flash Player since the initial introduction of the drawing API in Flash Player 6. New features include:

  • Support for Pixel Bender (Hydra) filters
  • Use of vectors (typed arrays) for improved throughput and use of memory
  • Support for non-zero winding rules
  • An API for drawing triangles with support for 3D perspective rendering
  • Drawing API data objects

Though the older APIs still exist, and to much of an extent work with the newer APIs, these new enhancements mostly render those old APIs obsolete. This is especially the case with the IGraphicsData objects which serve as data representations of all the available APIs.


Note: This is not an official reference


Difference between Flash and streaming Flash video(FLV) ?

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

SWF (acronym of “Shockwave Flash”) actually is a Flash movie, and it can be viewed as a Flash animation format, while the FLV is Flash Video, Flash Video is the name of a file format used to deliver video over the Internet using Adobe Flash Player .

More specifically, SWF is a proprietary file format for multimedia and especially for vector graphics. It can contain animations or applets of varying degrees of interactivity and function in order to be small enough for publication on the Web. Therefore, SWF is currently the dominant format for displaying animated vector graphics on the web which is very popular and be commonly used. What’s more, SWF is sometimes used for creating animated display graphics and menus for DVD movies, and television commercials.

FLV, as a Flash video format, is also very popular on the web. You can always see the videos on the website like YouTube, Google Video, MySpace TV. After you download the video from YouTube, you will find the downloaded video’s file extension is .flv, which means it is the FLV video. It is also in a small size and can be loaded on the web easily. We can take the YouTube video as an example, the video on the website we can consider as a FLV files with a player in it. Once you download it to your local computer, you just download the content, that is the FLV, to your website, but the player is still on the YouTube website. If you want to play the FLV on your website, you need to embed it to a player. While the SWF can be seen as a container and we can embed the FLV files into SWF and play it. So, under some conditions, SWF file can be divided into two parts, the Flash Video (animation content) and the SWF player (Adobe Flash Player is commonly used to play the SWF).