Archive for November, 2009

Flash Access at Streaming Media and FMS User Group

We’ve been busy working on getting Flash Access ready for release in the first half of next year, while educating people about the product.

I presented last week at Streaming Media West, and got some really good questions from the audience, as well as a lot of interest in what we are doing around protected HTTP streaming.

If you are interested in a webinar/presentation, I will be talking with the FMS User Group on December 3, 2009 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM PST. I will cover the role of content protection in monetizing video content, as well as Adobe’s product roadmap in this space.

Anyone who can’t make the call should feel free to take a look at our whitepaper.


Flash Media Live Encoder 3.1 for the MAC

Adobe is excited to announce the development of Flash Media Live Encoder 3.1 (FMLE 3) for Mac OS. This has been, by far, the most requested “feature” since the release of FMLE. The Mac version will have all of the features of the Windows version of FMLE 3, which include:

  • Ability to perform up to 3 simultaneous encodes
  • Saving to local file during encoding
  • Auto-adjust (helps manage the stream quality to stay live under poor network conditions)
  • Support for H.264 and VP6 codecs

FMLE 3.1 for Mac will work with the built-in MAC iSight as well as devices such as Firewire cameras and video capture cards to support a broad range of use cases and workflows. Like the Windows version, the Mac version of FMLE 3.1 will be free. We are not announcing a release date at this time, but customers who are interested in participating in a private beta can do so by signing up at our pre-release interest form (