Archive for July, 2010

Flash Media Playback and Strobe Media Playback v1.0 are live !

Great news!  The StrobeSWF team has released the 1.0 versions of both Flash Media Playback (FMP) and its open source version, Strobe Media Playback (SMP)

Here is a little background on each product:

Flash Media Playback is a free media player,  hosted on Adobe.com.  By adding just a few lines of HTML to your web page, you can display high quality video in minutes.  Flash Media Playback comes with a great looking user interface that is easy to customize.  It supports all of the latest delivery methods of the Flash Platform, and with just a small amount of additional HTML, it integrates with third party services from Adobe’s plug-in partners.  Try the 1.0 release of Flash Media Playback

The team also created a very cool “configurator” for generating the HTML needed to embed FMP in your web page.  give it are try at: http://www.osmf.org/configurator/fmp/

Strobe Media Playback has all the same functionality as Flash Media Playback, but instead of being hosted by Adobe, SMP and its source code are avaialable for download from the new wiki site:  https://sourceforge.net/adobe/smp/home/

Also, check out the great article that Greg Hamer wrote on FMP:  

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/video/articles/fmp_player.html

We’re Hiring!

We are looking for talented and experienced developers to join the OSMF engineering team. The official job description can be found at

https://adobe.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=04477

If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact me at vghaskad@adobe.com.

 

Vijay Ghaskadvi

Engineering Manager, OSMF

OSMF Classes at MAX

Adobe MAX 2010 is coming up like a freight train !  We have several great OSMF classes you can attend, taught by Brian Riggs, Greg Hamer and R Blank.  Go and sign up now at max.adobe.com.

Here is the class information:

Making Video Pay with Advertising and Analytics:  1 hour session with Brian Riggs

Explore how video players developed with Open Source Media Framework (OSMF) can be customized with ActionScript APIs and plug-ins. Learn how to integrate video with external media service providers including advertising, analytics, CDNs, and more. Led by OSMF engineers, this… Read more »

Explore how video players developed with Open Source Media Framework (OSMF) can be customized with ActionScript APIs and plug-ins. Learn how to integrate video with external media service providers including advertising, analytics, CDNs, and more. Led by OSMF engineers, this session will be a full deep dive on developing OSMF plug-ins to integrate robust media and video experiences that use delivery methods from HTTP through RTMP to reach the most people.

Robust Video Player Development with OSMF: 1.5 hour BYOL with Greg Hamer

Discover how Open Source Media Framework (OSMF) and the Adobe compiled version, Strobe Media Playback, make video player development simpler than ever. This lab will step you through a project using Adobe Flash Builder to start building robust video players… Read morDiscover how Open Source Media Framework (OSMF) and the Adobe compiled version, Strobe Media Playback, make video player development simpler than ever. This lab will step you through a project using Adobe Flash Builder to start building robust video players with all the features and functions seen on many popular websites today. You can make your company look great by learning how to easily implement HTTP Dynamic Streaming, Flash Media Server, DRM, advertising, and Omniture analytics. Save money in development and reach your audience faster with a better video experience.

Designing customer video players:  a 1.5 hour BYOL with R Blank

Find out how to create the best-looking HD video experiences on the web or on devices. Discover how easy it is to create custom skins for Strobe Media Playback, Adobe’s prebuilt video player (now in beta), and built on top of the feature-rich and robust Open Source Media Framework. Using Adobe Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, and a little bit of Flash Professional CS5, you’ll step through the creative process to generate custom player skins and apply them to fit your business.

TubeMogul Plug-in for OSMF

Check out one of our newest Plug-in partners, TubeMogul.   They have just annouced a free video analytics service, which will be a great tool for detailed tracking of the usage of your OSMF based player.  As TubeMogul puts it:

 “TubeMogul InPlay’s analytics are relied on daily by thousands of top publishers and advertisers, from Discovery Networks to Red Bull. These very same analytics are now yours — free. InPlay’s self-serve suite seamlessly integrates into any OSMF player within minutes. Metrics tracked include streams, uniques, time-watched, city-level audience geography, video player embeds, what sites and search terms are referring viewers, completion rates and much more. Performance metrics include bandwidth delivered (and wasted), rebuffer rates by geography and more. All data is easily shared to clients and exported via Excel, data feeds and APIs. TubeMogul InPlay’s metrics can also be compared by any custom dimension, creating endless possibilities to increase publishers’ bottom lines.”

tubemogul.com/public/showPage/osmf_plugin