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New Trend in Flash Video and Flash Media Server 3 (TC)

Here’s a training material (Traditional Chinese) for Flash Video and Flash Media Server 3.
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1. Adobe
(a) Adobe Players is ubiquitous
* High Penetration: Mobile, PMP, Game console and PC
(b) Technical Pioneer
* Image (PostScript), Document (PDF), Web (Flash), Video (Flash Video) and Application (AIR)
* Reader 9, Flash 10 and AIR 1 (Flash = RIA bridges to all)
(c) 4 Ecosystems:
* Designers Developers
* Content Publishers POD (Publish / Print-on-demand) On-demand (Content / Ads-on-demand)
* Content Operators Handsets Content-to-go
* Content Web 2.0 Service Providers Front-end Applications Eyeball vs. Engage

2. Flash Video
(a) Web Video Trend is going high
(b) Flash Video Applications:
* Web DVR + Social Media = YouTube Quick Capture
* Live broadcasting = Ads focusing content (no Ads will be skipped)
* Web quality to HD (H.264) high quality
* Video Commenting (e.g.
* Streaming by Mobile (Flash Lite 3) and Adobe Media Player
(c) Strategy:
* Flash Video is the leading format in Web Video
* Ads Ecosystem = Adobe Media Player + Service Provider + Ads Producer + Content Provider
* Flash Video streaming in all devices (Video and Data Streaming by Flash Player 6+ and Flash Lite 3+)

3. Flash in Mobile / Device
(a) 2007 deployment: Mobile > CE > PC
(b) Strategy:
* Flash Lite is the leading RIA in mobile (shipping > 500M)
* Push Content Services (by Adobe Flash Cast) = NTT DoCoMo, Verizon Wireless and China Telecom
* Open Screen Project: Removing restrictions on use of the SWF and FLV/F4V specifications, Removing licensing fees of next major releases of Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR for devices free, etc.
* High Penetration in all devices

4. Details of Flash Video
(a) Introduction
* What’s Flash?
* What’s Flash Video (FLV)?
* 3 deployments (Embedded, Progressive, Streaming)
(b) Comparison of Flash Media Streaming Server 3 and Flash Media Interactive Server 3

5. Deployment
(a) Front-end: Created with swf / air by Flash CS3 / Flex Builder 3
(b) Front-end: Integrated with html / air by Dreamwaver CS3
(c) Testing: Simulated by Device Central CS3 for mobile development
(d) Back-end: Streaming by Flash Media Server (just changing HTTP to RTMP)
(e) Back-end: Monitoring by FMS Administration Console
(f) Production: Video Production by CS3 Production Premium

6. Adobe Applications
(a) Clients: High penetration
(b) Applications: Video, Web, RIA and Cross-media
(c) Tools: CS and Flex Builder
(d) Services / Servers: LiveCycle, ColdFusion, Flash Media Server, Acrobat Connect, Flash Cast and Scene 7

Flash Media Server 3 hands on training (TC)

Here’s a training material (Traditional Chinese) for Flash Media Server 3.
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I hosted this training in Apr 22, 2008 talking about brief (what are flash, flash video, streaming, product versions), Installation of Flash Media Server (FMS) & Flash Media Encoder (FME), Simple development by Flash CS3, Dreamweaver CS3, Device Central CS3, Some reference cases (NetConnection, Playlist with XML, Origin & Edge).

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For sample_01, you need to provide a FLV file named as see.flv into the project folder.
For sample_04, the original source is come from Lee Brimelow’s XML video playlist tutorial

(1) Go to and update the latest Flash Player (i.e. 9.0.115).
With this version, we can stream any H.264 file (e.g. mov, mp4, etc.) without converting to FLV.

(2) Download the Flash Media Server 3 and Flash Media Encoder 2.5 from
— Without serial number, FMS becomes developer version
(= full functionary of Interactive server + limited to 10 connections)
— FME is free download.

(3) Flash Lite 3 Update for Device Central CS3
— Now Flash Lite 3 can support video streaming by Flash Media Server 3

(1) Beginner’s guide to installing Flash Media Server 3 (TC)
Beginner’s guide to installing Flash Media Server 3 (EN)
(2) Beginner’s guide to streaming video with Flash Media Server 3 (TC)
Beginner’s guide to streaming video with Flash Media Server 3 (EN)
(3) Datasheet of FMS Interactive Server 3 (TC)
(4) Datasheet of FMS Streaming Server 3 (TC)
(5) Datasheet of Flash Lite 3 (TC)

(1) Product Information
(2) FMS White paper
(3) FMS Documentation
(4) FMS Updaters
(5) FMS Developer Center
(6) Mobile & Device Developer Center
(7) Adobe Media Player Developer Center

Adobe CS3 and Flash Media Server 3 (TC)

Here’s a presentation(TC) for Adobe CS3 and Flash Media Server 3.
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(1) Why YouTube success?
(2) Usage of Flash Media Server in YouTube, BBC, Accelerade, HD,, Remix, Spike TV
(3) Mobile streaming
(4) Adobe Media Player
(5) CS3 Production
(6) Tryout

(1) Point out you can be the next YouTube.
— Flash Media Server provides Web DVR and Social Media networking. These are very unique features of FMS.
— Even RealPlayer chooses Adobe Media Player and FMS as their solution because of Web DVR.

(2) 80% web video streaming format is Flash Video
— The ROI of BBC iPlayer is 800% growth.

(3) Kevin Lin is a concept basis when we try to talk about 24 hours Endurance Run event by Accelerade (a drink) and Dean Karnazes (ultra-marathon man)
— Live Streaming by FMS. Fully high performance and highly scalable.
— If someone says we don’t have this high bandwidth, you can suggest the following.
— Suggest using 200-Kbps content instead, so for 5,200 concurrent connections, it needs 1-Gbps only.
— For Accelerade case, it used 312-Kbps content, so it needs 38-Gbps for 128,000 concurrent connections.
Also, the highest peak of bandwidth is predictable. e.g. at the last 30 minutes.

(4) Every device is a small computer and IPTV is coming.
(Refer to and the Forrester research paper)
— Sony Bravia will build-in Flash.
— Compared to the poor quality of current web video, Flash 9 provides HD (H.264) quality is the best choice for IPTV.
— When you try to play some web video, you can highlight the multi-camera switching, editing and replay.
These features can be implemented by FMS, Remix, Premiere and After Effects, etc.
— provides Commenting / Syndication by FMS
— MTV, YouTube and PhotoBucket use Adobe Remix (a express version of Adobe Premiere) for online editing.

(5) Ads, content provider, audiences all need the creative thing.
— You can see many great samples of user generated content.
e.g. If you are the guy of guys, you must watch Spike TV (Viacom)
— FMS provides Video-on-Demand (VOD)

(6) Taking photo (e..g. at 101), sharing video — all because of the Wisdom of Crowds.
— FMS provides mobile streaming by Flash Lite 3.
— Adobe Media Player can be streamed through FMS.
All content catalog, banner and overlay Ads are set by RSS and ATOM.

(7) Flash + Plug-in = Flex + AIR SDK = Both can create Flash (.swf) and AIR (.air) by your familiar Adobe tools

(8) CS3 provides production workflow
— Plan by PhotoShop & Illustrator. You can reuse all content at Flash authoring & Video production
— Capture using free Flash Media Encoder (FME) and/or Adobe OnLocation CS3
— Edit by Adobe Premiere Pro CS3
— Visual Effects by Adobe After Effects CS3
— Audio Editing by Adobe Southbooth CS3
— Deliver using FMS. Provide you from Web to HDTV. From personal HD movie to web streaming infrastructure

(9) Get tryout at
— FMS Developer version is free and limited to 10 concurrent connections only.
— flash on: showcases of Flash video and Flash.

(10) Now is Media 2.0. Cross-media and Cross-platform are king. That’s why you need Adobe.
— PC – most are Windows and Mac
— Handphone – most are Nokia (Symbian)
— HDTV, PDA, Billboards – most are Linux.
— Adobe flash is a 10+ years proven technology and keep promise on cross-platform and cross-media.