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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