Robert Reinhardt, VP of the Multimedia Platforms Group for Schematic, is internationally regarded as an expert on multimedia application development, particularly in Adobe Flash. Selling over 200,000 copies worldwide in over 13 languages, Robert's books include the Flash Bible and Flash ActionScript Bible series (Wiley), as well as Macromedia MX: Building Rich Internet Applications (Macromedia Press).
He has developed multimedia courses for educational facilities in Canada and the United States, and is a Macromedia Certified Instructor for Flash courses at Portland State University. Robert has been a featured speaker at the FlashForward, FITC, SIGGRAPH, and Macromedia MAX Korea conferences. Robert is also a partner and writer at Community MX.
Comparing Web Video Technologies, from Flash to HTML5 to Silverlight
Flash is dead. Long live HTML5. Or not?
There's a lot of misinformation spread by both standards and plug-in advocates.
In this session, you will learn the benefits and disadvantages to deploying online video with HTML5, Adobe Flash Player, and Microsoft Silverlight.
Topics include codec decisions (AVC/H.264, WebM/VP8, and others), licensing, deployment scenarios (progressive download, adaptive HTTP streaming, and more).
While Robert is a full-time consultant specializing with Adobe Flash platform solutions, more and more of his work is encompassing a broader range of online video technologies, including his own online encoding service, videoRx.com. Robert's discussion starts with his recent blog post.