Wednesday Apr 01, 2009

Q&A on Blu-ray Disc Application Development with Java ME

In the past year, Sun published a two-part series to lower the learning curve for Java developers who want to get started using the Blu-ray Disc for Java (BD-J) platform. This follow-up tech tip answers a couple of questions from readers.[Read More]

Wednesday Jan 07, 2009

Blu-ray Disc Application Development with Java ME, Part 2: Responding to User Input

Bruce Hopkins serves up Part 2 of his series on Blu-ray Disc Java development. Part 2 extends the code that was used in the Part 1, so that the application can respond to user input. Of course, since a Blu-ray Disc player is a set-top device, you can't expect users to interact with it with a keyboard and mouse. So we're going to look at the APIs involved in responding to input from a remote control, regardless of whether the user used an infrared remote control or Bluetooth remote control (such as the one used on the Sony Playstation 3, or PS3, gaming console).

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Friday Mar 28, 2008

The Future of Content Consumption: Which Screen?

TiVo brought us "time shifting" (watching the content you want when you want). Sling Media introduced "place shifting" (watching content outside the living room). The internet now offers a new consumption paradigm. I recently attended a panel on which screen might become dominant for long-form video delivery and viewing: free (ad-supported) content on computer screens, says VUZE, and fee-based content on television screens via a VUDU storage device.

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