Adobe has announced the release of New flash media encoding Server

adobe-flash-9-logo1 Adobe has announced yesterday about their new product lineup of Flash Media Encoding Server. This is an end-to-end platform for creating and deploying rich media content on the web to desktop and mobile. they are releasing solutions for companies in need to do flash encoding on their own server. This product is an enterprise level encoding and transcoding server allows you to convert multiple types of videos to native flash video format. It features pre-processing filter operations such as sharpening video, color space conversions and audio normalization. The solution is powered by Rhozet, they are one of the leading providers of transcoding solutions.

Products announced in this line-up are:

Features at a glance:

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Digsby – Socialized Instant Messenger and Notifier

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There are a lot of multi protocol messengers around such as Pidgin, Miranda and Trillian. Yet this new piece of work beats almost every other messenger on the scene. Digsby is not only a multi messenger client, it also integrates various social networking services and e-mail notification protocols. Yes it’s finally possible to have your facebook, notifications, myspace notifications, gmail alerts, hotmail notifications and yahoo mail notifications. For E-mail notifications it can archive, make a email read and delete without leaving the messenger. Facebook chat is available and also it’s easy to post updates to your twitter account. It comes with a variety of options and skinned interfaces. Lets look at the messaging features:

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Speed up your System – IObit SmartDefrag 5.00 Beta

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It’s hard to find a really working solution for hard disk fragmentation issue and needless to say day by day the hard disk sizes are growing along with more and more files. Recently I’ve found IObit SmartDefrag which is fast enough to defrag your huge hard disk in no time. It has a feature of set and forget it configuration which is really convenient for both office and home users. It has most of the features you can find in any commercial software. 

Features of this powerful, award-winning defragmenter program include:

  • An “Install It and Forget It” feature that works automatically and quietly in the background on your computer.
  • The ability to constantly keep your hard drive safe, error-free and running at its top speed and optimum performance.
  • Eliminates slow downs, freeze-ups and crashes.
  • IObit SmartDegrag is 100% FREE award-winning software that’s for personal, home and small business.
  • 100% safe from any spyware, adware and virus.
  • Designed for Windows Vista, XP, and 2000.
  • Distribute it freely, copy it, sell it or include it as part of a package – as long as it is left completely intact and unchanged.

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Sata and IDE Drives Issues

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I’ve got a new motherboard for my computer recently. It’s a Gigabyte GA-965G DS3 series motherboard which comes with 4 sata II ports and 2 onboard sata II ports which provides 3GB/s specifications. Well I’ve gone through a number of troubles migrating to my new sata II drive. My previous drive is a IDE ATA Seagate 160GB drive which has 5 separate partitions and loaded with Windows XP and another partition is loaded with Vista ultimate. So as I got my new sata drive which is a 320GB sata II drive, I decided to put it as my first drive ( Disk 0 ) and the other IDE channel is assigned to disk 4. Both were master drives and mother preferences were set to give the main priority at the sata drive for booting. Anyway I did a cloning using Acronis True Image and cloned the whole drive into the new 320GB drive. After that I found out that the IDE drive is still booting and the 320GB sata drive is setting itself as second preference. So I dig out information regarding this and found out the facts lies beneath.. Here is some of the facts :

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Internet Explorer 8 – is it really following web standards?

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Microsoft has announced at December 2007 that Internet Explorer 8 has passed a test for standards compliance. Well it’s really hard to believe and it brings more questions to the Web Developers face.

The Acid2 test
Microsoft’s still top-secret Internet Explorer 8 passed what is known as the Acid2 test. Acid2 is a test case designed by the Web Standards Project to discover, if possible, errors with rendering Web pages in browsers and Web authoring tools. Basically, it tests how a browser or tool works with features from various Web standards.

The following standards are involved in the Acid2 test page: HTML 4, CSS level 1, PNG, and data URLs. In addition, the Acid2 guided tour overview page defines these features that are included in the test:

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