Archive for February, 2009

Welcome to DVR with Flash!

Today we published the first of a 2-part series showing how to use DVR functionality with Flash Media Server 3.5 and User Generated Content. David Hassoun from Real Eyes Media is the author of this in-depth 6-page article that shows how developers can create a DVR-enabled stream using Flash Player and DVR a playback solution from scratch. Here’s an excerpt:

“With the evolution of broadcast television and the ability to watch time-shifted content with pause and seek functionality, why wouldn’t that same standard apply to the web?With the evolution of broadcast television and the ability to watch time-shifted content with pause and seek functionality, why wouldn’t that same standard apply to the web?”

As we all look for ways to monetize content, one thing is clear – the longer you can engage a viewer, the more opportunities you have to draw revenue. DVR functionality will change the way we consume live video on the web by allowing the developer to create new ways to interact with live events including Instant Replay, live Clipping, instant VOD, Restart and jump-to-live.


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This article will cover how to create Instant Replay applications and how to publish and play DVR-enabled streams. It will also discuss DVR publishing workflows.

Coming Soon! The next article of the series, you will learn how you can enable DVR Functionality without writing 1 line of code!

America’s largest cycling event and a truly Interactive Live Flash

This weekend Lance Armstrong kicked off the broadcast live from the Amgen Tour of California using the Adobe Flash Platform. The 9-day Amgen Tour of California is much like the Tour de France except over the rolling hills of California, starting in Sacremento and ending 750 miles away in Escondido.

You can follow the race starting on Feb 14th through the 22nd using the Live Tour Tracker. This unique Flash application uses live video and live GPS data feeds to give you a complete perspective of the race. Using Flash Media Server through Akamai to stream live video from the Flash Media Live Encoder this application pushes the envelope of real time data syncronized with live video. The data feed is injected into the application using Adobe Live Cycle Data Services ES.

Watch an overview by our Director of product management and avid cyclist, Jen Taylor here

Check out the Tour Tracker here

Check out the Press Release here