Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Finalized, You Can Download Now

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 just got finalized so if you want silky smooth HD video, go download it now. Now everyone who's afraid of beta versions and release candidates can enjoy 10.1's full GPU acceleration of H.264 content. Well, almost everyone. Graphics acceleration is still limited to Windows PCs, you Mac and Linux… » 6/10/10 3:44pm 6/10/10 3:44pm

H.264 Will Stay Royalty-Free for Free Internet Video Through 2016 (But…

Appropriately following our explainer on why HTML5 won't save the internet (yet) and the embedded discussion about video codecs and the future of internet video, MPEG LA—who licenses the h.264 codec—has announced they're going to continue H.264's royalty freeness for free internet video through 2016. » 2/03/10 7:50pm 2/03/10 7:50pm

Giz Explains: Every Video Format You Need to Know

Once upon time, video codecs and formats were really only the concern of AV nerds, anime freaks and hardcore not-so-legal movie downloaders. Now, even the most part-time of geeks has to deal with them, whether they're trying to stream a flick across their house with an Apple TV, dump some video onto their phone or… » 11/20/08 2:15pm 11/20/08 2:15pm

MacBook Air With Nvidia-Powered H.264 Video Playback Runs Less Toasty

Like the MacBook and MacBook Pro, the new Nvidia-powered » 11/06/08 9:00pm 11/06/08 9:00pm MacBook Air also uses . Benefit: Performance is better (duh), but also important for people who toasted their kibbles 'n' bits playing video on the old Air, the . One Mac Rumors forum member found that the new Air ran a full 10 degrees cooler playing back the…

Samsung SC-MX20 Is YouTube, PMP Friendly With H.264 Shooting

Samsung's SC-MX20 follows up the MX10 with some fairly useful features such as h.264 video mode for better YouTube, iPod, iPhone and PMP compatibility, as well as a max 720x480 resolution for DVD-quality video. It stores up to 16 hours on one 32GB SDHC card, has three hours of battery life (best-in-class they claim?),… » 7/09/08 2:45pm 7/09/08 2:45pm