We’re excited to announce that the first sprint release of OSMF 1.5 “Neon” is available! We’ve been working closely with the Flash Media Server team to provide client-side support for some of the new FMS features. Here are the highlights from this sprint release:
- Multicast Support. OSMF now supports Multicast, a new feature in FMS 4.0, enabling publishers to reach audiences within and beyond their network without a CDN. The feature includes support for Native IP Multicast, Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Multicast, and Native IP Multicast with fallback to P2P Multicast (known as Fusion).
- Stream Reconnect Support. Stream Reconnect minimizes unnecessary playback interruptions by providing a grace period when the player loses its network connection. The player will continue to play out the buffer while it attempts to re-establish a network connection. Stream Reconnect is supported in FMS 3.5.3.
The release also includes a number of bug fixes. We’ve also posted an updated version of Strobe Media Playback that uses the “Neon” Sprint 3 release. (Updated: The SMP ZIP includes OSMF 1.0. We’ll be providing an updated version of SMP that uses the “Neon” drop in the near future.) Here are the relevant links: