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Full-screen HD video, via Flash
February 16, 2007, 2:52 pm
Filed under: Flash, video

The quality of this full-screen Flash HD video (content from the BBC) is stunning. At home on DSL, it hung twice for me, but only for about 3 seconds each time. Right-click (Control-click/Mac) to get the true full-screen option.

Here’s another one, even more breathtaking, and shorter.

Found via a great blog, Flash Video, by Fabio Sonnati, who wrote:

The movie is smoothed and filtered with On2’s deblocking and deringing filters. What do you think? Is Flash video ready to enable real HD Web contents?

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Truly awesome stuff!

My guess is they were probably created with these Flash 9 video tools http://www.createflashvideo.com

Comment by Anonymous

That blog looks more like a long advertisement to me.

Comment by Angela Grant

You may be right, Angela. There are a few Flash blogs I check that are really all about products and Flex and the Flash Media Server. I thought this one was a little different because of that nifty AVervision camera thing he was touting. At $460 it ain’t cheap, but I liked it all the same.

Comment by Mindy McAdams

the AVerVision 130 allows you to clearly and effectively display 3D objects or documents.

Wow, that’s really neat. I don’t know what I’d use it for, though.

Well, I guess in a Flash package it would be pretty cool to easily scan something and show it 3D. It could rotate around or something…

Comment by Angela Grant

Hi there, I think you’ll find the Quicktime version plays smoother and here is a high res version of that.

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/guide/hd/bbc-cfb.html

Comment by Anonymous

You’re right, the 480p version there played VERY smoothly in my QuickTime player. However, it was not embedded in the Web page, AND it was not full-screen (like the Flash version).

Comment by Mindy McAdams

WARNING: The 720p version at that QuickTime site caused a buffer overrun and crashed my Web browser.

Not good, not good at all.

Comment by Mindy McAdams




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