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JavaFX Gets Video Capabilities

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Get ready for high quality video on the screens of your life. Sun has entered into a multi-year agreement with On2 Technologies, to provide immersive media and content on your JavaFX applications.

"The JavaFX runtime environment is designed from the ground up to support high fidelity media, empowering content authors to deliver media-rich content and applications across all the screens of your life. On2 shares Sun's vision of driving video convergence across desktops and mobile devices and we look forward to working with On2 to deliver this capability as part of the JavaFX family of products," said Rich Green, executive vice president, Software at Sun.

RIAs written in JavaFX will be able to use the On2 video codecs from Fall 2008, at the same time as the 1.0 release of JavaFX desktop (an early access release is expected in July). We'll need to wait until Spring 2009 for JavaFX Mobile and JavaFX TV.  The same high resolution video will run across all of these platforms.

There's no doubt that JavaFX is in the spotlight for JavaONE 2008, and Sun seems intent on putting weight behind the technology so that it can rival the more established RIA offerings for Adobe and Microsoft. A new javafx.com site has been launched during the conference with tutorials, demos from the keynotes, downloads and getting started guides.

Previously I've commented that the hype around JavaFX was too little, too late. The TrueMotion video codecs are a welcome and necessary addition to JavaFX. Perhaps the emphasis on JavaFX is worth it -  after all, RIAs are the buzzword of the moment. Is this a sign of good things to come for JavaFX?



Jacek Furmankiewicz replied on Thu, 2008/05/08 - 6:55am

Can you use the vide capabilities in pure Java? Or is it limited to JavaFX only?

 I hope Sun is not shortsighted enough to believe in this JavaFX hype they've created and is abandoning enhancing the core Java platform. 

James Sugrue replied on Thu, 2008/05/08 - 7:48am in response to: Jacek Furmankiewicz

I'm not sure about the answer there Jacek - but I would also be quite disappointed if it's limited to JavaFX - that would be like Sun turning their back on the core Java desktop developers.

Does anyone have any information on this?

Carl Antaki replied on Thu, 2008/05/08 - 8:47am

That's really cool. I can't wait to really see how this will translate in a real app. Kudos for Sun for this move. I hope too that they will give Swing the ability to play videos as is the case in JavaFX. Does anyone know if the new video codecs are written in Java or C?


Mauricio Aguilar replied on Fri, 2008/05/09 - 2:32am

I like this new functionality.... APPLETS 2.0? ;)


Mark Unknown replied on Fri, 2008/05/09 - 8:17am

Is it just me or is the http://javafx.com/ front page really dark in FireFox? I opened it in IE to check and it seems brighter.

Jacek Furmankiewicz replied on Fri, 2008/05/09 - 9:15am

So, does the video work in Java or not?


I see interest in JavaFx hovering between 0% and 1%, so Sun better get real really soon and put its focus back in Java which everyone already knows and wants to keep developing in.

chhaya shah replied on Thu, 2009/11/12 - 4:15am

can any one mail me tutorial (vidio) of javafx application...how to create application such like solar system..

vidio of such like that application

my yahoo id is shahchha34@yahoo.com

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