Expanding Content Delivery with HTTP Dynamic Streaming
Building on the success of Adobe’s Flash Platform for the delivery of
streaming content, Adobe’s new HTTP Dynamic Streaming leverages
industry standards to provide content publishers, distributors and
developers the tools they need to utilize HTTP infrastructures for
high-quality media delivery in Flash Player 10.1 and AIR 2.
While Flash Media Server 3.5 remains the choice for delivering
interactive media experiences over RTMP (Real Time Message Protocol)
with features like new trick modes, smart caching technology,
protection and real time communication, customers will now have the
flexibility to use HTTP Dynamic streaming, which enables the use of
existing network infrastructures and standard Web server hardware to
deliver rich media experiences on a massive scale.
HTTP Dynamic Streaming includes integration of content protection
powered by Flash Access 2.0, allowing publishers to encrypt and apply
business rules to their premium video content for both live and Video
on Demand (VOD). Protected HTTP Dynamic Streaming allows publishers to
secure valuable video content with a flexible workflow while
maintaining the robust and persistent content protection features of
HTTP Dynamic Streaming supports all of the high-quality media codecs
supported by the Flash Platform today, including H.264 and VP6, and
all of the uses cases media companies rely on, including high quality
live and recorded media with adaptive bit-rate and network DVR support
to the Flash player.
Accelerating Media Player Development
Rounding out Adobe’s media delivery solution for the Flash Platform,
the Open Source Media Framework (OSMF) is an open framework for
building custom media players.
The new framework will help establish an industry standard for media
players and will offer production-ready components to help streamline
the development process, reducing the time content publishers spend
creating and integrating playback technologies.
OSMF enables developers to easily assemble pluggable components to
create high-quality, full-featured playback experiences.
The open framework enables collaborative development focused on Web
video monetization with lower costs and faster turnaround.
Multiple partners are already providing plug-ins for OSMF, including
advertising, analytics, content delivery and platform services
companies Adap-tv, Akamai, Anvato, Conviva, Edgecast, FreeWheel,
GlanceGuide, KickApps, Level 3Limelight Networks, MediaMelon, Omniture
(an Adobe company), Podaddies, Quantcast, ScanScout, Streaming Media
Hosting, Tremor Media Videoplaza and YuMe.
Adobe Flash Access website:
HTTP Dynamic Streaming for the Flash Platform website:
Open Source Media Framework website:
Adobe Flash Media Blog:
Kevin Towe's Blog:
Streaming Media East website:
Pricing and Availability
Adobe Flash Access 2.0 is available immediately. For pricing information
related to Adobe Flash Access 2.0, please contact an Adobe sales
HTTP Dynamic Streaming for video on demand is expected to be available
at no charge. Pricing for HTTP Dynamic Streaming for live streaming is
available upon request. Both products are scheduled to ship in late May.
OSMF is free, and is expected to be available in late May.
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