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Flash Forward Boston: Fun with FMS!

Sep 23, 2007 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Flash Media Server, Tutorials & Code

Whew. Just getting back from Boston and taking a breath. Wow, what a whirlwind conference!

This year’s FF was sold out, with a fantastic line-up of speakers and informative and entertaining sessions. I was honored to be a part of it, with my session, “Fun with Flash Media Server.”

As promised, here are the source files for you to play around with.

[ Fun with FMS : Source ]

Note that the connection string will have to point to your own server running the free FMS developer edition (running on your local machine), or using a third-party FMS hosting service such as Influxis. (As an helpful alternative for Mac users, you could run RED5 locally and connect to a default application file you name funwithfms, to test.)

Please post any comments or questions, and I’ll keep an eye on this space. Now go have some fun with FMS! 😀

The brilliant minds of Flash developers are always working… More proof here, on FlashcomGuru, where xmoov has developed an improved solution for emulating streaming’s smooth seeking, for progressive download video delivery. Like the solution mentioned in our book, this is PHP-based, and allows you to skip around freely within a progressive video, even if that portion of the video file has not yet been downloaded. He’s open-sourced the code, and also offers a plug-and-play version for a small fee, (UPDATE: contact the developer for pricing) if you don’t want to get your hands dirty with PHP.

The updated source by xmoov.com is available from FlashComGuru’s site.

Flash Video Crash Course @ WEVA ’07

Aug 18, 2007 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Resources, Tutorials & Code

I’m back in NYC and recovering from my week at the Wedding and Event Videographer’s Association conference in Vegas. Whew! What an event. Jam-packed with useful sessions on everything from business tips, hands-on tech, to creative shooting techniques, and more.

It was my pleasure to have presented a couple of sessions on Flash basics for videographers. Thanks to all who attended; I hope you all learned a thing or two, and now feel confident that you can create your own video player in Flash!

As promised, here is my presentation in PDF format.

In the presentation, I demonstrated the creation of a simple video player using the pre-built components that come with Flash CS3. You can easily add a logo to this in Flash, as I demonstrated in my talk. You can then use that as a template for all of your videos you wish to play on your site. You can even customize each on from there with the name of the newlyweds, or whatever you wish!

The links to the prebuilt players (with playlists) I suggested, for quick reference, are:

Proxus Player: http://www.flvplayer.com [requires Flash authoring tool to create player]

FLVPlayerPRO: http://www.flashloaded.com [requires Flash authoring tool to create player]

JW FLV Player: http://www.jeroenwijering.com/?item=JW_FLV_Player [DOES NOT require Flash authoring tool]

And, of course, don’t forget to check out the free Flash Media Encoder, which you can use to broadcast LIVE from your events.

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  • FitC Toronto 2007 Resources

    Apr 22, 2007 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Resources, Tutorials & Code

    Flash Video: The Basics and Beyond!

    Thanks to everyone who attended our session kicking off this year’s Flash in the Can festivities in Toronto. Here’s a link to grab the source files. We’ve included AS3 versions as well.


    Remember, all these examples (and much, much more…) are in our upcoming book, Flash Video for Professionals. Follow the link in our previous post to preorder on Amazon!


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    Flash Video for Professionals book
    Our book, Flash Video for Professionals, is now shipping! This is the book we always wanted to have by our side when developing Flash Video applications. It takes a holistic approach -- from concept, to client interaction, to application architecture. With code examples in AS2 and AS3, you can get started right away (and ease your transition from one version to another). We cover all aspects of Flash video including encoding, using the components, creating your own custom players, filters and transitions, buffering issues, hosting choices, and more.
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