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Over the past week Adobe has apparently started to push out Flash 10 to general users. There appears to be issues with the way Flash 10 handles uploads versus the previous version, Flash 9. CN reader Jamie Lin sent over a handful links this evening pointing to trouble with uploads. Here are some examples of uploading issues:
- WordPress trouble ticket system
- WordPress general user forums
- Vimeo user forums
- Allvoices blog
- Flickr – apparently Flickr has moved to a different type of connection to avoid the Flash upload issue
From my research, the issue comes from how Flash 10 handles the "SWFUpload" function. YouTube may also be affected by this upload issue however I was not able to confirm in my testing.
I have an email into my contacts at Adobe and will report back. For now most of the links above suggest not updating to Flash 10 at this point.
Update: John Dowdell from Adobe points to this document for more information.
DivShare has added another new feature to their service. I say another because last week they added group funtions to their already pretty-impressive feature set. Divshare is known for their file upload capabilities. The new feature is shareable, high-res, streaming flash videos.
David Altschul, co-founder, sent over the following feature list:
- 560×420 resolution
- Upload videos up to 200 MB
- Upload unlimited videos
- Quick conversions with email notification
- Download original video file
- Upload in three easy steps from the front page, no registration required
- Embed videos in resizable 425×320 res on MySpace and any other site
It loads quick and I really like their link options on the main video page even providing a link option for forums to save you time in embedding the video.
Here are my "things to fix" with the service:
- No commenting or tagging
- Share button is only at the end of the video. This is the same issue I had with SplashCast last month.
DivShare was the first pick in the free advertising I ran in March and you can check out my interview with David from March as well.
Mark sent me the following links earlier today. The quality of the flash video and the entire piece is just spectacular.
Take a break from whatever you are doing to check out these 2 Flash clips from Ikea.
Drop a comment on your thoughts on the above. If this isn’t the new web, I don’t know what is!
(make sure your sound is on before clicking)