Part 2 of the three part series of articles by David Hassoun and John Crosby of RealEyes Media has been posted on the Adobe Developer Connection (under Flash Developer Center tutorials) It is titled Part 2: Creating and customizing your player. John and David do a great job of covering both UI controls and the use of serial and parallel compositions with OSMF. The article dives into the the layout and container functionlity that OSMF offers so that you as a developer or designer can have complete control over the visual experince of your player. The article consists of a series of walkthroughs with code snippets and with a complete set of samples files so that you can follow along in the code for each subject as it is discussed. Use it to get yourself up and running quickly with your own OSMF based video player.
Patrick Heinzelmann has done a great job of clearly laying out the differences between OSMF, Strobe Media Playback and Flash Media Playback Take a look at: Open Source Media Framework vs. Strobe Media Playback vs. Flash Media Playback
To help the new OSMF Marketplace get started with some terrific new content, we are having a contest. If you sign up as a publisher and submit an OSMF offering before the end of February 2011, you will be entered into a drawing to win a copy of CS5 Master Collection! Please go to the new OSMF Marketplace Contest page to see the details. The goal of the OSMF Marketplace is to help build a strong and vibrant community around the use of OSMF. We want to encourage developers to post their tutorials, code samples, skins, plug-ins and more. In particular we would like to encourage the creation and distribution of social media plug-ins. These will encourage sharing of videos across RSS feeds, blogs, twitter accounts, Facebook, YourTube, Vimeo and all the other places people love to look at video.
We have just launched the new OSMF Marketplace ! The structure of this Marketplace is based on the existing AIR and Photoshop Marketplaces, and the goal of this Marketplace is to help build a strong and vibrant community around the use of OSMF. We want to encourage developers to post their tutorials, code samples, skins, plug-ins and more. In particular we would like to encourage the creation and distribution of social medial plug-ins. These will encourage sharing of videos across RSS feeds, blogs, twitter accounts, Facebook, YourTube, Vimeo and all the other places people love to look at video.
If you have any questions about how to get started as a publisher, or how to post an offering, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today Adobe released OSMF 1.5.
OSMF 1.5 supports all of the new Multicast features recently launched Flash Media Server 4, including:
• Native IP Multicast
• Application level Multicast (Peer to Peer)
• Multicast Fusion
OSMF 1.5 also supports stream reconnect so that if a network connection is lost, it will seamlessly switch to another available network.
Multiple partners already provide plug-ins for OSMF, including advertising, analytics, content delivery and platform services companies: Adap-tv, Akamai, Anvato, ComScore, Conviva, Edgecast, FreeWheel, Kaltura, KIckApps, Limelight Networks, MediaMelon, Omniture, Quantcast, Streaming Media Hosting, Tremor Media, TubeMogul and Videoplaza.
OSMF 1.5 is now available for free download at www.osmf.org
JibJab’s director of engineering, Chris Poe, told us recently why the company chose Open Source Media Framework (OSMF), Flex, and Adobe Flash Builder software to develop its next-generation, custom video player. According to Poe, they wanted to avoid reinventing the wheel and building on top of OSMF was a great way to get their project 90% of the way there as it’s a well-designed, open source media player framework with support from Adobe and the OSMF community.
Poe adds that Adobe Flash technology has always been great for delivering media via the web and that the ubiquity of the Adobe Flash Player and sophistication of the authoring tools made JibJab’s decision to put its money on Adobe Flash technologies and OSMF an easy one.
To read more about how JibJab is using Open Source Media Framework (OSMF), Flex, and Adobe Flash Builder software to develop a custom video player, click here: http://bit.ly/9X78OX
Lisa Larson Kelly has started up a new web site, with lots of great information about video, HTML 5, FMS and OSMF, check it out:
Learn from Lisa
She is gathering information people on how people use Flash based video, make sure you fill out her survey:
The OSMF User Group is getting back into the swing of things with a presentation tomorrow by Will Law on OSMF and HTTP Dynamic Streaming. Here is the presentation description:
Learn how to stream video and audio over HTTP networks with HTTP Dynamic Streaming and Adobe Flash Player 10.1, helping you lower costs and reach a wider audience with your video content. This session will step you through the workflows for encoding, packaging, protecting, and delivering video using the Open Source Media Framework. Discover techniques to optimize the F4F file format, tweak the F4F file packager and live packager, and apply DRM with Adobe Flash Access 2. Learn how to set up your own HTTP Origin using Apache to work with popular content delivery networks.
The presenter for this session will be Will Law. Will has been working with Flash video since FCS and now runs the client side Flash Engineering at Akamai. He co-wrote the “Open Video Player framework for Flash”, the HDCore framework, and is an OSMF contributor. He has spoken at Max on many video topics ranging from Synchronized videos, Multi-Bitrate HD Streaming, Flash Media Server security, and Open Source Media Framework. His new interests are HTTP delivery and Air for Android.
Go get the Connect session details at: OSMF October Presentation
Check out this article in the latest Edge Newsletter titled: OSMF: Simplifying the media player development process. In it, Niall describes why he selected OSMF as the new foundation for the VideoPress video player. He walks through how they integrated with third party plug-ins and gives a great walk-through of using RealEyes Media’s REOPS player to create your own customized video player.
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: