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Great article by Niall Kennedy of VideoPress

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.

http://www.adobe.com/newsletters/edge/august2010/articles/article4/index.html?trackingid=HRTDL

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


 

OSMF Plug-in Developer’s Guide Posted

We’ve posted a draft of the plug-in developer’s guide (PDF) to the Developer Documentation section of the OSMF site.  Feedback is welcome.

Here’s an outline:

1. Overview
        Why Plug-ins?
        What is a Plug-in?

2. Using Plug-ins in a Media Player
        Loading a Plug-in
        Using a Plug-in
        Plug-in Collisions
                Plug-in Metadata
                Plug-in Resolution
        Plug-in Load Failures

3. Building a Plug-in
        Building a Basic Plug-in
        Implementing Static Plug-ins
        Implementing Dynamic Plug-ins
        Initializing Your Plug-in
        Types of Plug-ins
                Standard Plug-ins
                Proxy Plug-ins
                Reference Plug-ins
                Proxy vs. Reference Plug-ins
        Plug-in Versioning

4. Additional Resources

Another great OSMF player

Check out the live KickOff Concert for the World Cup at WordCup.Vevo.com . Greg Hamer, one of the co-managers of the OSMF Users Group helped create the player with Vevo, AEG Live and Conviva. Learn more about it at Greg’s blog: provenWebVideo.com blog  (and catch some of that World Cup fever at the concert ;>

OSMF Presentation by Lisa Larson-Kelley

Don’t forget that next Wednesday, Lisa Larson-Kelley will be doing a great overview presentation of OSMF 1.0.  In addition to OSMF,  she will also be covering the new Strobe Media Player, and www.osmfappstudio.com . Strobe Media Player is in prerelase and available for download right now at Strobe Media Playback.  OSMFAppStudio is a new hosted service that allows you to build and deploy social video players in minutes.

To see Lisa’s presentation:  Register Here

Announcing OSMF 1.0!

We are very excited to announce the release of OSMF
1.0!  We’ve come a long way since the early days of OSMF, and we want to
thank the community for helping us to evolve the framework.

The
vision for OSMF was to address many of the pain points around video publishing
and monetization.  We kept hearing from our customers that player
development was difficult and resource intensive, and as a result, adoption of
new video technologies lagged behind.  In addition, ecosystem service
providers were feeling the strain of integrating their services into players
individually.  We believed that by developing a media player framework
that could serve as a common, standardized integration point for player
developers and ecosystem providers, we could help solve a lot of these
problems, and thus, OSMF was born. 

We
made the conscious decision to make OSMF open source because we wanted the
entire ecosystem to own the framework.  OSMF-based players are already
being deployed by major media companies.  FIFA’s new World Cup 2010 site will stream video through an OSMF
player, and ESPN built the player for ESPN3, its broadband network for live
sports programming, on OSMF.  Platform partners like KickApps have
released OSMF player development tools, and
companies like EyeWonder have contributed OSMF libraries that extend the
framework.

With
OSMF 1.0, developers can build rich media experiences that incorporate video
playback, companion advertising, dynamic chrome for content-specific UIs, and
captioning.  Content owners can manage and monetize their video through a
series of third-party plug-ins from companies like Omniture.  OSMF also
enables the latest Flash Platform features like Flash Access content
protection and HTTP Dynamic
Streaming
.  (For a full list of features, please visit the OSMF wiki.)

We
are also pre-releasing Strobe Media Playback, our pre-built, production-ready
OSMF player.  Strobe Media Playback is the perfect solution for someone
who wants to easily and quickly publish video content to their web site. 
It is available for free download as a compiled swf.

As always, we want to hear your
feedback, so please feel to reach out to us here or through the forums!

OSMF
1.0 is available here:

·        
Source
ZIP

·        
Release
Notes

·        
ASDocs

·        
SVN

OSMF User Group Presentation Tomorrow

I’ll be presenting to the OSMF user group tomorrow (Wednesday, May 19th) at noon PST about the latest OSMF features, as well as what we’re considering for OSMF 1.5.  We’ll definitely be interested in feedback on the latter.  Hope you can make it!

http://groups.adobe.com/index.cfm?event=post.display&postid=19525

Brian Riggs – OSMF Team