Adobe Primetime 1.2 Adds Native HLS Support to Flash Player for Desktop

We are excited to show­case a new fea­ture of Adobe Prime­time: Native HLS sup­port in Adobe Flash Player for desk­top.

What does native HLS sup­port mean? HLS play­back in Adobe Flash Player for desk­top pro­vides best-in-class per­for­mance, with robust, Hol­ly­wood stu­dio-man­dated DRM sup­port (Adobe Prime­time DRM + PHLS), and AES-128 clear key pro­tec­tion for con­tent pro­tec­tion com­pat­i­bil­ity.

The Adobe Prime­time Player SDK with HLS sup­port for Adobe Flash Player on desk­tops now sup­ports VOD, live and lin­ear simul­cast use cases, with the fol­low­ing fea­tures:

  • Adobe Prime­time DRM / Adobe Access, PHLS, AES-128 clear key

  • Decryp­tion per­formed natively in Flash Player

  • Full hard­ware decod­ing and com­posit­ing

  • 608/708 and Web­VTT Closed Cap­tion­ing

  • Adjustable adap­tive stream­ing

  • 100% dynamic ad inser­tion (no dual player)

  • Inte­gra­tion with Adobe Prime­time ad deci­sion­ing or any VAST/VMAP-compatible third-party ad server

  • Sup­port for Adobe Prime­time Qual­ity-of-Expe­ri­ence (QoE) mon­i­tor­ing

Besides get­ting a best-in-class video expe­ri­ence, Adobe Prime­time now offers the abil­ity to use the same DRM-pro­tected, ad-sup­ported con­tent on every Adobe Prime­time-enabled device, includ­ing iOS, Android, Roku, Xbox and more. A sin­gle work­flow leads to lower stor­age costs, bet­ter caching effi­cien­cies, and a more eco­nom­i­cal infra­struc­ture.


Above is a demon­stra­tion of an adap­tive 10 Mbps HLS stream with Adobe Prime­time ad inser­tion, ad deci­sion­ing, DRM pro­tec­tion, and acces­si­bil­ity enabled with Web­VTT-based closed cap­tion­ing.

For more infor­ma­tion about Adobe Prime­time, visit The desk­top online video expe­ri­ence has never been bet­ter.


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 Primetime 1.2 Adds Native HLS Support to Flash Player for Desktop

  1. Michael Dale says:

    Does Native HLS Sup­port extend to non-prime time based HLS streams? Can a vanilla HLS stream now be played in adobe flash player?

  2. iveseen says:

    For me the best func­tion of all is still the Sup­port for Adobe Prime­time Qual­ity-of-Expe­ri­ence (QoE) mon­i­tor­ing.

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