Archive for December, 2010

Stream with the big fish: Flash Media Server is available on Amazon Web Services

Flash Media Enterprise Server 4 is now available on Amazon Web Services:

Use Flash Media Server on Amazon Web Services to create social media games, multicast live events, and deliver streaming video like the pros (think Hulu and mlb.com) for pennies on the hour with no fear of success–when your business takes off, you can stand on the shoulders of Amazon as your grow. You’ll never have to buy or maintain any hardware or software. Ahhhh. Sounds relaxing, right? You pay only the Amazon Web Services $5 monthly charge and pennies an hour for bandwidth and machine time. For more information about pricing and benefits, see the FMS on AWS product page at adobe.com.

The FMS on AWS documentation walks you through setting up an Amazon Web Services account, ordering and launching Flash Media Server, and verifying that the server is running. It also includes the following tutorials:

And yes, you can build P2P apps with FMS on AWS. Start with the Multicast streaming tutorial, then check out Tom Krcha’s P2P game-building tutorials atĀ  flashrealtime.com.

Enjoy!

The StageVideo article for you

If you are developing applications for AIR 2.5 for TV or for Flash Player 10.1 Beta for GoogleTV, be sure to visit this Adobe Developer Connection article to learn about using the StageVideo class:

Delivering video and content for the Flash Platform on TV

But if you are developing applications for Flash Player 10.2 Beta, see this article instead:

Getting started with stage video

The main difference is in the events that get dispatched. Flash Player 10.2 Beta provides the StageVideoAvailabilityEvent, the StageVideoEvent, and the VideoEvent.
AIR 2.5 for TV and Flash Player 10.1 Beta for GoogleTV dispatch only the StageVideoEvent.

Flash Player 10.2 available from Adobe Labs

Flash Player 10.2 is available from Adobe Labs. The Beta ActionScript 3.0 Reference documents the 10.2 APIs:

The big feature in 10.2 is StageVideo which leveragesĀ  hardware acceleration. Check out Adobe Evangelist Lee Brimelow’s StageVideo tutorial.

This release also adds the MouseCursorData class and new properties on the Mouse class. Check out an example from Mihai Corlan, Working with Native Custom Cursors in Flash.