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How to use Flash Media Server Authorization and Access Plug-ins

You’d like to use those C++ plug-ins for FMS, they seem to be so useful — but how the heck do they work? This has long been a blind spot in the documentation for Flash Media Server. Finally, a good overview has been written, by Denis Bulichenko on the Adobe Developer Connection: Using plug-ins to configure and optimize […]

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Adobe announces Flash Media Server 4.5 — Now streaming to iOS

Today at IBC Amsterdam, Adobe officially announced the release of Flash Media Server 4.5, an update to their streaming server software that now supports streaming to iOS devices and protected HTTP streaming, among other enhanced features. Here’s a quick rundown: HTTP Streaming for Apple iOS—Deliver high quality live and on demand video to devices and […]

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Need help calculating encoding settings?

If you have an iPhone or other iOS device, VidBitCalc is for you. Created by Jürgen Kaiser, this handy app will help professional compressionists (or those who want to be) efficiently calculate the right settings for desktops and devices.   VidBitCalc contains: A Bit Budget Calculator: Enter the available disc space, the video duration and the audio bitrate to […]

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

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Play video on all platforms with JW Player update

Play video on all platforms with JW Player update

For years, Flash Player has been the answer to the question, “how can I be sure everyone can play my video?” But today, with Apple refusing to support Flash Player on iDevices, it’s clear that a 100% Flash solution isn’t enough. The question everyone is asking now is: “how can I be sure everyone (including […]

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Posted in: Announcements, Encoding, HTML5, Ideas, Prebuilt Players, Social Media, The Basics, Web Video News

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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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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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Peer-to-peer in Flash

Paul Trani recently demonstrated this clever use of peer-to-peer in Flash — one that also shows off the fact that you can reach virtually every screen and enable them to communicate in real time. Yes, even iPad! He shares the code at http://designupdate.com/blog/2011/06/15/one-app-across-5-screens/. One App Interacting Across 5 Devices from Paul Trani on Vimeo.

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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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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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