Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Next flashplayer ships with speex audio codec

See the release notes. Speex is one of the best codecs for VoIP, and it is patent-free and open source. Related to this is also a new UDP-based network protocol called RTMFP for faster realtime media and P2P-capable, which will be part of flashplayer 10, now let's hope Adobe will release this protocol as part of their open specification initiative, but I guess they will try to keep RTMFP proprietary (at least until it gets reverse engineered), so they can sell their overpriced Media streaming servers.

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