Posts in Category "Video Industry"

Now Shipping: Flash Media Playback

Flash Media Playback is a brand new free media player for Flash that makes it much easier to deliver high quality video the widest possible audience using Adobe Flash Player. Flash Media Playback has been designed to make it super simple to deploy video in no time at all with full support for all the delivery technologies including RTMP/RTMPe HTTP Dynamic Streaming and Progressive Download. All you need to do to use it is add some simple HTML to your webpages – The actual SWF file will come from Adobe.

Flash Media Playback is built on top of the Open Source Media Framework and as part of that framwork has full support for all of the third party plugin services from key service providers supporting the framework. Service providers such as CMS, CDNS, Advertising and Analytics that help you drive a business delivering video on the web.

Here are some important links to get started and learn more

The Flash Media Playback product pages:

The OSMF product page including Strobe Media Playback:

Developer Center Articles for getting started

Get started today, and keep creating great looking video experiences!

Video Encoding for Flash

A key question that I get asked by customers is how do I encode this video to make it look good in Flash? In response, we now have 3 articles up on the Adobe Developer Connection to help you get started.

The first is a high level overview of the various tools in the market for Live and Video on Demand Encoding – both those available from Adobe as well as from our partner ecosystem.

The second is an introductory encoding article – H.264 for the rest of us – written by Kush Amerasinghe of Ask the Adobe Ones fame. It takes you through all of the basics of encoding and some of the specific nuances of H.264.

The third article is an advanced H.264 piece written by industry expert Jan Ozer, focused on some of the nitty gritty settings to get the best out of an H.264 encode.

Video compression and encoding can be pretty daunting if you’re just starting out, but these resources should start to demystify the process and help you deliver the best video experience through Adobe Flash Player.

-Laurel Reitman
Sr Product Manager
Flash Media Solutions