I saw that senocular.com was asking What will happen to MMUGs now? Will they
become Adobe User Groups (AUGs?) I can't speak for other MMUGs but I can
announce what we're going to be doing in 2006 with the London Macromedia User
Group: We're going to be renaming it to the London MultiMedia User Group.
Being lazy at heart and not wanting to give up too many XBox cycles on
rebranding, we thought this would be the easiest route Also, it fits
perfectly with our wanting to embrace a wider range of topics.
Darn, 15 minutes to get to my gate... I better post this and get going lest I
miss my flight to Cyprus. Going to be spending New Year's with my family in
Happy New Year everyone! Here's to an exciting 2006!
View Chris Hock & Jim Guerard Discussing Flash Video (Live on
SYS-CON.TV)Macromedia's Executive Vice President and Chief Software Architect
Kevin Lynch was able in his FlashForward 2005 keynote to point to the shining
example set by New York Times, which this week chose to create an entire
experience around the story of death of Pope John Paul II. "It's very fun to
watch people experimenting with Flash and continue to push that envelope,"
Lynch reminded the San Francisco audience that no other technology has the
kind of adoption levels that Flash player reaches with e... (more)
Flash Player 8.5, announced by Macromedia today, adds industrial strength
programming power on top of the expressiveness already introduced in Flash
Player 8, creating what the company calls "a state-of-the-art, cross-platform
runtime." It includes a new virtual machine that offers faster runtime
performance, full runtime error reporting, improved debugging, and
The alpha versions of Flash Player 8.5 is expected to be available for
download on October 17 in conjunction with the MAX 2005 developer conference.
"The Macromedia Flex 2 product line and Macromedia Flash ... (more)
At the SunNetwork 2003 Conference and Pavilion in Berlin this week, Sun
Microsystems, Inc. and Macromedia have announced an agreement to integrate
and ship Macromedia Flash Player 7 with the Java Desktop System. As part of
the agreement, Macromedia Flash Player will be pre-installed into the open
source browser Mozilla, a key component of the Java Desktop System, allowing
users to conveniently view Flash content "out of the box," without having to
download and install the player separately.
Flash Player offers Java Desktop System users the same experience of viewing
rich, interac... (more)
Flash video, which enables companies to deliver custom branded video
experiences directly in their Web site, is beginning to sweep the Web.
With Flash video interactive content can be delivered across a
high-performance, reliable content delivery network to Macromedia Flash
Player. This means that approximately 500 million Web users - the installed
base of Flash Player - can in turn immediately experience the video content
without downloading special plug-ins or media players.
Macromedia has set up here a "Flash Video Gallery" containing additional
Examples abo... (more)