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Adobe Flash Player // Updates to Adobe's video formats make life easier for Sidepodcast

Published by Mr. C

Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced that they've updated their Flash Player to handle H.264 video, as well as HE-AAC audio.

This is big news for us, as we currently have to release Sidepodcast TV in two formats (H.264 for the iPod and Flash for the web), whereas in the future we'll be able to upload a single file that should work everywhere. Not only will this save us bags of time, it'll save on hosting costs too. Our audio shows will also benefit, as we currently release enhanced episodes for the iPod but they don't work so well in a browser.

Despite the geeky acronyms, the update allows for better quality video with smaller files sizes and greater support for industry standard formats, so users will gain from this release too. The update is free to download. So what are you waiting for?

We have a test page available if you'd like to see how Sidepodcast TV will look using the new software and more information about the announcement is available from Adobe.