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  • Hi Ho Hi Ho its off to court I go

    I find that totally offensive, you acted like a tard and deserve everything you get. I have never been stopped by the law, and I certainly would not be proud to have been.

  • Adobe - ​Developer/​Designer workflow.

    CannotResolveSymbol wrote:
    Regardless of who "wins" this, though, it's nice to see some good competition in the market.  It's great for the people using these tools, because it means that they (Adobe and Microsoft's suites) actually need to improve with each release in order to compete


    QFT ++

  • Adobe - ​Developer/​Designer workflow.

    Did you see the video of the keynote demo ?

    Part 1 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGdr3dCmxe4
    Part 2:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9IjZJ0D_bo
    Part 3:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsfOe_MCEbg

    In any case Adobe knows designers. Microsoft does not. This is exactly what they want, and completely closes the gap that exists in the Adobe designer to dev workflow around RIA. Of course rendering one of my pet projects useless in a year, but hey that’s how it goes.

    Graphics tags etc.. but done visually, complete integration with the entire CS suite, + a whole lot more. Now that Flash 10 will have hardware accelerated 3d, much better text flow and layout, not to mention all the other goodies, I really don’t see Silverlight having any chance at all...Unless they really come out with some wow stuff. I guess the battle just got a whole lot harder for MS.

    I have to say when the time came to choose I’m quite glad I chose Flex (at the moment).Cool

  • I is a certificate professhunal

    *SLAP*

    It always gives me comfort to see some of the worlds smartest folks, some of whom are poised to lead future generations into the unknown speaking in such fashion.

    Tongue Out

  • Dumb question ... why not PDF?

    YearOfTheLinuxDesktop wrote:
    
    Sourcecode wrote:
    

    Here is the Adobe side of the story just to even it out..

    On Microsoft, PDF and the threat to open standards

    It also states in that post that PDF is in fact an ISO standard.



    the comments in that page say it all on how weak the Adobe's side of the story was. it is clear that Adobe didn't want MS to include PDF support because that way they would have lost all their precious money from Acrobat sales since most people use Adobe just to save office documents in PDF. they tried masquerading their choice as a "fear
     of open standards being threatened" however it looks like they failed.




    I never said that Adobe was write to do so. I just wanted to have both sides so folks don’t make a blind assumption.

    I don’t make a decision based on blog comments.. Even then considering that there is not really that many comments period.

    Compared to the sheer number of PDF and Office users that’s nothing.

    It’s clear to me at least that MS was gunning position for their own XPS standard, and it would put them in a position to undermine PDF through bundling and other processes. We all know the MS history here, so I won’t get into why I believe they would.. they just would. Why would they develop XPS if they did not want it to be the defacto standard…

    Anyway no rights, no wrongs but they both could have sat down and fixed the issue so that their customers and IP from both sides would benefit and be secured.

    But we still have not answered the OP’s original question…

    Why did MS not just go with PDF instead of developing their own format? They could have worked with Adobe for that. So why didn't they....

    Ahhhh... same coin different side me thinks..





  • Dumb question ... why not PDF?

    W3bbo wrote:

    And PDF is controlled by a Adobe. Whilst the specification is available, it is liable to change at any time, and it hasn't been submitted to any standards organization for standardization.



    err hummm..
     
    PDF to become open ISO standard 

    Though i'm not sure where all this stands at the moment. Your right it has not been submitted but it is on the way(i.e. will be). Just wanted to point that out..

    EDIT: PDF actually is an open ISO standard. See below.

  • Dumb question ... why not PDF?

    YearOfTheLinuxDesktop wrote:
    
    Ray6 wrote:
    Seems that all this stuff about document formats is about interoperability amongst other things.

    So I was wondering; why not PDF as a document format? Is it only suitable for rendering? Is there a technical reason why you can't edit PDF documents in a word processor?



    because Adobe seemed to be all this "open" about his beloved PDF but as soon as MS tried to implement it in Office 2007 Adobe showed the true self by threatening to sue Microsoft. if only MS pushed an XPS viewer through WU I swear I'd convert all of the PDF documents on my websites to XPS just because of Adobe's behaviour!



    Here is the Adobe side of the story just to even it out..

    On Microsoft, PDF and the threat to open standards

    It also states in that post that PDF is in fact an ISO standard.

    Mike Chambers wrote:
    
    First, PDF is an open ISO standard (actually incorporated into a number of ISO standards).




  • c:\windows\​"​updates&quo​t; (folder?)

    jamie wrote:
    or the current way:
    ps - does vista fix this?  ..forget.  This may have been posted elsewhere - but i see this everytime i need to grab fonts.. scroll..scroll



    Well.. you could create a shortcut to your Fonts folder to avoid that, but that’s besides the point.

    Your right that this should be moved into it's own folder if for nothing else but tidiness sake.
    Big Smile

  • Silverlight on Linux, sans Mono

    Stebet wrote:
    
    Sourcecode wrote:
    I'm not as versed in Video as i'd like to be, and far from most folks but; H.264 seems to be the defacto standard going forward. HD DVD, Blue Ray et al (hence the choice).  Plus they added support for ACC audio. Not to mention multi-core hardware acceleration.

    So Premier and After Effects will output directly making the workflow seamless. Plus all the other goodies that this format provides that FLV does not (proper scrubbing, chapters, subtitles, list goes on.).

    As every media company is scrambling to grab a piece of the (put your content online) wave and have realized that experience matters, and given that silverlight does not support this standard (AFAIK)..

    Will it be painful to silverlight ? 

    I think it will be.



    Actually VC-1 is by far the preferred codec for HD DVD and many Blu-Ray titles as well.

    H.264 requires A LOT of cpu power for decoding if no hardware acceleration is available and i'm not sure Flash is able to leverage GPU hardware acceleration, which means that you propably won't be seeing all that many high-def H.264 flash videos for the time being. This is one of the BIG advantages VC-1 has. It's a lot easier on the CPU for decoding purposes as well as being seemingly better than H.264 for HD content at high bitrates (it's supposed to preserve film grain a lot better for example).


    Not according to the below info.


    http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content/Adobe-Flash-Player-9-Update-Features-H264-Support-33211.htm

    Camcorder Info wrote:
    
    The reason H.264 is so highly sought after stems from its support of high quality video at a low bit rates, High Efficiency AAC (HE-AAC) audio support, and full screen playback. A derivative of the MPEG-4 format, H.264 is utilized by Blu-Ray and HD-DVD players, supporting high definition video and premium audio content.


    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/adobe_flash_player_moviestar_h264.php

    ReadWrite wrote:
    

    3) It means "hardware acceleration" for Web video.

    Randall also said that ...



    EDIT: I wonder what else Adobe will announce at the end of the month with regards to Flash 9. Apparently there are allot of things that are going to blow us away.

    Ted wrote:
    

    At Adobe MAX 2007 in Chicago we are going showing off the next full release of Flash Player code named "Astro". The features are mind numbing and add capabilities far beyond anything the market today. The future of Adobe Flash Player looks very bright indeed.


    In any case it’s going to be a really interesting 2008/2009 for us tech folks.Big Smile


    p.s. Stebet, Sorry about the miss quote...Had forgotten to change the user=""... 

    Edit 2 : W3bbo, sorry for the hijack… I'll stop there.



  • Silverlight on Linux, sans Mono

    W3bbo wrote:
    
    Sourcecode wrote:
    Wow, at least Flash *has* H.264...



    Flash now has VP6 in addition to H.264, which was pragmatically superior to H.264, according to their developers.



    I'm not as versed in Video as i'd like to be, and far from most folks but; H.264 seems to be the defacto standard going forward. HD DVD, Blue Ray et al (hence the choice).  Plus they added support for ACC audio. Not to mention multi-core hardware acceleration.

    So Premier and After Effects will output directly making the workflow seamless. Plus all the other goodies that this format provides that FLV does not (proper scrubbing, chapters, subtitles, list goes on.).

    As every media company is scrambling to grab a piece of the (put your content online) wave and have realized that experience matters, and given that silverlight does not support this standard (AFAIK)..

    Will it be painful to silverlight ? 

    I think it will be.