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  • One way thinking of digital broadcast providers

    Posted on November 22nd, 2011 Cahit Crcioglu 1 comment

    Eventhough i have written “providers”, i’ll be writing only for those located in Turkey.

    I am a long-time customer of one of these providers. Recently, they said that there is a problem with the digital receivers and these receivers should be replaced with the newer ones. (for free)

    I learned that the problem they are talking about, is not a hardware problem, in fact, not a real problem. This is just to make people quickly change their digital receivers with the newer ones.

    Why do they want to change these boxes?

    The problem they are talking about is “exchanging crypto cards/digital provider cards between different receivers”. New receivers are configured to run only with their own card. So, new scenario will be exchanging receivers instead of cards. This was not planned to prevent card exchanges in a house of a family, but for commercial purposes outside of the house. (It’s said so)

    In fact, this change doesn’t really prevent that usage. It is obvious that, this provider wants their customers to buy more than one premium package instead of switching economy package with premium package according to where they watch their TV; people will get bored switching the entire device from room to room and they will buy another premium package. That may be a marketing strategy, to push the limits of the profit. I can not comment on that but i can comment on “there is problem in your digital receiver and you have to get it replaced as soon as possible!”, Oh my! It’s going to blow! I have to replace it as soon as possible! Ok, name it yourself. How do you call it? Read the rest of this entry »

  • Flash HD Video Players’ Common Mistake

    Posted on March 27th, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu 2 comments

    People are using flash’s fullscreen ability in the wrong way; they are not using the advantage of hardware-acceleration enough.

    I have made a flash player (not-hd supported) in 2005 from scratch. It wasn’t using any flash component related to video playback. So it was’t using skins. Starting from those days, nothing really much changed when opening video in fullscreen.

    After sometime, adobe gave us a big update which lets us use h264 codec in flash. Internet connections got faster and faster, h264 hardware acceleration was started to be used in graphics cards and in many different kinds of devices.

    However  we see many blog posts, articles, tutorials about “how to go into fullscreen” or “true fullscreen mode in flash” or smiliar topics..

    Nearly all of them says we have to use the following:

    function toggleFullScreen(){
        if(Stage["displayState"]=="normal"){
            Stage["displayState"]="fullScreen";
        } else{
            Stage["displayState"]="normal";
        }
    }
    // OR "stage.displayState = StageDisplayState.FULL_SCREEN;"
    // according to the version you use

    Ok. This is not wrong. Infact, you have to do it. But this is not the right way to do it, i was possibly one of the first ones who asked this to adobe, i got no answer and interestingly nobody said anything about my question. ( it was open to public ) After sometime, i saw that that is what it should be. Now i’ll tell you what i’m talking about:

    Read the rest of this entry »