OSMF v0.93 available

We’re very excited to announce that the Sprint 10 drop, OSMF version 0.93, is now available. And we’re even more excited to announce that our APIs are locked down for 1.0 (more on that below).  If you’ve been waiting for the dust to settle before diving into OSMF, then you should take a look at the v0.93 release.

Although this release has primarily been about API lockdown and stability, there are a few new features worth calling out:

  • DVR Support.  OSMF now supports DVR via Flash Media Server’s server-side DVRCast application.  This feature allows clients to jump back in time while viewing a live stream.
  • RSS + MRSS.  Via a new AS3 library, OSMF can now parse all of the major feed formats, plus the media-centric RSS extensions.
  • Extended HTTP Streaming Support.  OSMF now supports subclips for HTTP-streamed content, and DRM for HTTP-streamed content.

On the API front, we’ve spent the past six weeks reviewing, debating, and refining the public APIs.  We applied a critical eye towards the APIs, renaming those that were not immediately clear, eliminating those for which not enough use cases existed.  Moving forward, we’re setting an extremely high bar for accepting additional API changes prior to 1.0.  See the API Lockdown Status page for details on this process, and on the API changes themselves.  (Note that this API lockdown applies to the framework-level APIs, not to the APIs for individual libraries or plugins, such as VAST or SMIL.)

And now, to the links: