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Just Starting Out with Web Video?

Want to build a Flash video player and publish video online, WITHOUT the use of custom ActionScript code but not sure where to begin? This tutorial is a great place to start: Publishing Video with the Flash Platform The course explains the video publishing process in distinct projects of increasing complexity. Each project results in […]

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Posted in: Announcements, Encoding, The Basics, Training, Web Video News

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What, Why and How: HTTP Dynamic Streaming

Join John Crosby and the Flash Media Server User Group for an online talk about HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS): Tuesday, June 28 at noon Eastern / 9am Pacific RSVP: http://fms.groups.adobe.com/index.cfm?event=post.display&postid=36732 HTTP Dynamic Streaming enables leveraging of existing caching infrastructures – for example, content delivery networks, ISPs, office caching, home networking – and provides tools for integrating content […]

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Posted in: Flash Media Server, HTTP Dynamic Streaming, The Basics, Web Video News

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Quick way to play any video in Flash

[UPDATE: Adobe has discontinued the free Strobe player] There are third-party applications that will play Flash video files, but those require installation — and that is often not allowed on shared or corporate computers. One quick down-and-dirty option is to play the video in the browser instead. To do this, you can pass in a […]

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Posted in: OSMF, Prebuilt Players, The Basics, Web Video News

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Unbrand your YouTube player

[UPDATE: This feature has been deprecated by YouTube] One of the drawbacks of YouTube for business customers has always been the mandatory YouTube logo on the embedded player. Well, good news! You can now embed a YouTube player without a YouTube logo. Using this unbranded player is still free, and you can use it with […]

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Posted in: Code Examples, Prebuilt Players, The Basics, Web Video News

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Flash and the City 2011 OSMF Talk

Flash and the City 2011 is a wrap — and it went by at warp speed!  I closed out the conference Sunday night with the fastest presentation of OSMF for the Absolute Beginner I’ve ever given, as I only had 30 minutes before they locked the doors. Hopefully everyone who attended (thank you very much […]

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Posted in: Code Examples, OSMF, Prebuilt Players, The Basics, Web Video News

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Google’s WebRTC aims to revolutionize real-time communication

UPDATE 4:10pm ET 06/01/11: Great detective work by Stefan Richter, uncovers lots of involvement by Microsoft, Logitech, Cisco, Intel, etc. and notably: Skype, including ex-Adobeian and P2P architect Matthew Kauffman. This is really getting interesting. Follow-up blog post on WebRTC: http://bit.ly/li83i1. Google seems to be targeting Flash Media Server’s core functionality with its new initiative: […]

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Posted in: Interactivity, The Basics, Web Video News

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OSMF for Absolute Beginners FITC 2011

Huge thanks to everyone who dragged their butts out of bed to come to my 10am session this morning at FITC Toronto! I covered the basic benefits/drawbacks of OSMF, its architecture, core media elements, and showed some dead-simple code for getting started. I also talked about prebuilt OSMF players: Flash Media Playback, Strobe Media Playback; […]

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Alyssa Milano weighs in on HLS streaming?

In an unlikely twitter exchange this weekend, hollywood starlet Alyssa Milano raised some hackles in the developer community by tweeting this link-baiting article on ArsTechnica. The article claimed that Adobe was bowing to Apple by planning HLS streaming support in an upcoming version of Flash Media Server, as I noted in a previous post. When […]

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