Archive for December, 2011

Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5.1 Released

Today, I’m excited to announce the immediate availability of Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5.1 – an update that focus’ on improving support for long running live video streams such as 24×7 linear broadcasts running over the HTTP delivery system including HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) for Adobe Flash and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) for Apple iOS.

Key functionality changes include

  • Improved support for 24×7 streaming in HDS and HLS
  • Improved compatibility with Adobe Flash Access DRM including Key Rotation
  • Improved protection options for streaming media delivered over the RTMP protocol (protected RTMP)
  • Support for SWF Verification using AIR (including AIR for Desktop, TV and Android)
  • Compatibility with AIR for TV support for Multi-channel Audio including Dolby and DTS) over HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS)
  • Change of the default Apache HTTP server to improve performance of HTTP Streaming and HTTP Streaming origin services

To Download the 4.5.1 update, click here

To Review the Release Notes, click here

To review the new protected RTMP in documentation (page 34), click here

This release improves on the Flash Media Server 4.5 release shipped in September 2011 and is a free upgrade for those customers.

HDS Best Practices for FMS 4.5 with Sarge from Adobe

Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) lets you delivery on-demand and live video experiences using standard HTTP connections to the desktop and mobile devices. HDS is being used today by broadcasters like BBC (Wimbledon 2011) and AEG Digital Media (2010 MTV Teen Choice Awards). In September, Adobe updated HDS in Flash Media Server 4.5 adding new features and enhanced security.

Join this session to discover the recommended best practices for deploying HDS with FMS 4.5 from Sarge, Application Engineer for Adobe Video Solutions.

TIME: December 13, 2011 at noon Eastern / 9am Pacific:

REGISTER NOW for the web-only user group meeting

Here are some of the topics that Sarge will cover:

Encode high quality video mezzanine MP4 files and deliver them in real-time simultaneously through RTMP and HDS. Configure HDS settings to optimize HTTP caching. Sarge walks you through the changes to HDS in FMS 4.5, including:

  • Just in Time packaging (JITP)
  • Protected HTTP Dynamic Streaming (PHDS)
  • Set-level Manifests
  • Configuration updates

Who is “Sarge”? Sarge is an Applications Engineer on the Adobe Video Solutions team focusing on Flash Media Server (FMS) and related technologies. Prior to joining the FMS engineering team, he held several positions with the Allaire, Macromedia, and Adobe Customer Care teams supporting ColdFusion, Connect, Contribute Publishing Server, FMS, and JRun. He has contributed to several ColdFusion books including Ben Forta’s ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit series.