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Archive for April, 2010


Getting Started with FMS: Adobe Groups

Apr 19, 2010 Author: lisa larson~kelley | Filed under: Announcements, Flash Media Server, Video Podcasts

6/18/2010 UPDATE: Session recording will be available shortly (I’ll update this post when I have the link). Sample code and assets available now: http://www.flashconnections.com/osmf/OSMF_Launch_Code.zip

I’m presenting an FMS Crash Course tomorrow, online via Connect on Adobe Groups:

Getting Started with FMS . Adobe Groups.

Over 75% of web video today is delivered on the Flash Platform. Flash Media Server (FMS) is Adobe’s streaming server that is powering this content delivery. The latest version of FMS provides robust, scalable live and on-demand streaming, along with powerful features such as real-time interaction, Dynamic Streaming, DVR functionality, smart buffering and more.

Attendees of this presentation will gain a deeper understanding of how the server works, what it can do, and how to deploy streaming media applications that leverage its features. We’ll look at where files go and why, what you can do with server-side ActionScript and what it looks like, and even see how easy it is to create a custom 2-person videoconference. We’ll also look at the pros and cons of various hosting solutions.

You’ll walk away with an understanding of streaming on the Flash Platform, along with an overview of what is possible with FMS — and how to achieve it.

Times by Zone:
9:00am Pacific
10:00am Mountain
11:00am Central
12:00pm Eastern

See you there!

I’ve always wanted my own baseball card…

Apr 12, 2010 Author: lisa larson~kelley | Filed under: Announcements

.. and now Streaming Media Magazine has given me one!

Lisa Larson-Kelley, Streaming Media All-Star

I doubt it'll be traded, but here it is!


I’m honored to announce that I’ve been selected as one of this year’s Streaming Media All-Stars. I’m in very good company. The story will be published in the next edition of Streaming Media Magazine, and online at StreamingMedia.com.

Thanks to everyone who nominated me; it was a very pleasant surprise to be chosen!

Flash Media Live Encoder 3.1 Released

Apr 2, 2010 Author: lisa larson~kelley | Filed under: Announcements

Adobe has released the latest version of their free desktop encoding application for Flash Media Server live streaming. Top features include Multi-bitrate encoding (encode up to 3 different bitrates at once for Dynamic Streaming delivery), DVR functionality, chunking of output files for easier file management, and enhanced auto-adjust for degrading quality when bandwidth is limited to ensure a smooth stream.

And the biggest new feature of course, is that all of this is now supported ON THE MAC. I like it when Adobe listens. :)

Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder 3.1 for Windows and Mac OS


Lisa
Larson~
Kelley

Adobe Community Professional Author, speaker, developer, geek, mom.


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