Adobe Media Server 5 Professional and Adobe Access 4 Now Available

In May, Adobe introduced Adobe Media Server 5 and Adobe Access 4, along with Primetime Simulcast. Today, we’ve made Adobe Media Server 5 Professional available through Adobe, selected resellers, and Amazon Web Services. This initial release, when combined with Adobe Access 4, allows media companies to stream protected, studio-grade content using a single digital rights management (DRM) workflow across desktops, connected TVs, tablets and smartphones, including iOS and Android devices. Adobe Media Server 5 offers expanded streaming protocol support for publishers to reach the broadest possible audience via HLS, HDS and RTMP. In addition, Adobe committed to supporting MPEG DASH in the future.

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Dynamic and offline preparation of premium video content to be streamed using HTTP and protected with Adobe Access helps simplify workflows and lower storage costs for secure delivery of video to multiple screens. Also available today, the Adobe Access library for Apple iOS allows premium video developers to build the same trusted Adobe DRM capability they use for their desktop apps directly into their apps for distribution on Apple’s App Store.

Adobe Media Server 5 Professional is initially available on Linux with the remainder of the Adobe Media Server product family and supported platforms expected to ship this fall. See more information about Adobe’s premium video offeringsDownload Adobe Media Server and Adobe Access tools.

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Jens Loeffler

About Jens Loeffler

Jens Loeffler is a senior technical evangelist on Adobe's Media Solutions product management team focusing on online video and services. Equipped with a media computer science degree, Jens started his career in the agency world and has been living and breathing online video and mobile for the last decade. Currently Jens provides thought leadership as a public speaker and panelist at numerous industry events, and maintains a well-recognized blog covering industry trends. When he isn't working on secret projects at Adobe, Jens compensates with long runs, hikes and walks with his furry companion, and is an excellent guide to judge the authenticity of German cuisine in NYC.

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2 Responses to Adobe Media Server 5 Professional and Adobe Access 4 Now Available

  1. Tim L says:

    So, Jens, am I understanding correctly that AMS will eventually be supported on a Windows platform but not for several more months? I use FMS 3.5 now and was thinking I would have to migrate to Wowza as Linux isn’t a realistic option for me.

    • Jens Loeffler says:

      Adobe is now shipping Media Server 5 under the FLP licensing program on Linux only. In the fall we will be shipping for Windows under the TLP and CLP licensing programs as well as on Adobe store. The primary benefit of v5 is support for Adobe Access and content protection for iOS.. Adobe plans on continuing to sell FMS v4.5 (Win and Lnx) until we release v5 for Windows in the fall.

      For those customers who need to install on windows and looking to stream immediately to iOS, we recommend contacting your Adobe reseller and purchase a license of FMS 4.5 under the TLP or CLP licensing program. You will receive a free upgrade to v5 when we ship in the fall as part of our post announce policy.

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