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On Wednesday, June 9 at 11am PST/2pm EST I’ll be presenting an online Connect session to introduce Open Source Media Framework 1.0.


I’ll introduce the fundamentals of Open Source Media Framework (OSMF), give you a head start with some basic code examples, and also show you some quick and easy no-code options for building players on the framework. This session is for beginner to intermediate programmers and web developers who want to gain a better understanding of OSMF, and how it can simplify media player development.

And just for attending, you could win a copy of CS5!

So go register now, and I’ll see you there…

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  • 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!

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  • Live chat about upcoming streaming workshop

    Mar 4, 2010 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Announcements, Industry News, Video Podcasts

    Jan Ozer and I had a quick ooVoo video chat about our upcoming workshop, Streaming Production and Flash Seminar – March 23 in NYC. Watch it for more info about what we’ll cover!

    Jesse Warden on OSMF, Adobe news, and skunked beer.

    Mar 3, 2010 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Industry News, Video Podcasts

    The always-entertaining Jesse Warden (JesterXL) shares some pearls of wisdom and some insights on getting started with the Open Source Media Framework. Enjoy.

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  • Thanks to everyone who chose to attend my FMS talk at FlashBelt this year instead of sneaking next door to see Grant Skinner! 🙂

    I hope you all got something useful from the session, and really did walk away feeling empowered to take the dive into FMS development.

    As promised, here are the slides and files from the presentation. Please let me know if you have any questions I didn’t answer.

    SLIDES (PDF, sorry about the large file size)


    Special thanks to the fantastic Influxis team for their great blog posts and examples on both DVR and Dynamic Streaming. (If you need FMS hosting, you’ll want to call these guys. Seriously.)

    And kudos also to David Hassoun for his comprehensive articles and sample code (most of which I relied on heavily in my presentation).

    Thanks again, and see you next year, Minneapolis!

    FMS for Absolute Beginners

    Feb 27, 2009 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Flash Media Server, Tutorials & Code, Video Podcasts

    I just wrapped up a live breeze session with the Adobe Flash Media Server online user group. It was a lively session with lots of questions and a great turnout. The recording and sample files are posted. Here are some links:


    Also, you can join the online FMS user group here:


    Flash 411 #4: Video Encoding Basics

    Oct 25, 2008 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Tutorials & Code, Video Podcasts

    This will likely be my last Flash411 episode for awhile, and it’s pretty meaty. I talk about the basic principles of encoding and show off the new video encoder that ships with Flash CS4 in this episode, which just posted this week:

    [ For a full-size version, visit Adobe.TV ]

    And if you’d like to download the encoded samples, you can find them here:

    Flash 411 #3: Video Players for the Flash Phobic

    Oct 25, 2008 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Tutorials & Code, Video Podcasts

    I’ve squeezed in a couple of more episodes of Flash 411 (the baby’s coming soon!)… Here’s episode 3, which posted last week:

    [ For a full-size version, visit Adobe.TV ]

    And if you’d like to download the examples, you can find them here:

    Nuts-and-bolts HD Video Tutorial

    Sep 12, 2008 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Tutorials & Code, Video Podcasts

    The illustrious and always-illuminating Tom Green has a great little video tutorial about getting Flash HD video onto your site, on LayersMagazine.com. Check it out:

    HD Video in Flash Professional CS3

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  • Flash 411: Hookin’ up with FMS on AdobeTV

    Aug 11, 2008 Author: Lisa Larson-Kelley | Filed under: Tutorials & Code, Video Podcasts

    Flash 411 Episode 2 Hookin up with FMSThe long-in-coming second episode of Flash411 has just aired on AdobeTV. I talk about what FMS is, how to get started, show you how you can broadcast live with Flash Media Live Encoder (in *about* a minute!) and walk you through a basic 2-way videoconference application.

    Here are the source files for the show, so you can follow along with the example:

    –> flash411_ep2_examples.zip <–

    Enjoy! 🙂

    [10/9/08**NOTE: AdobeTV keeps moving videos around (grrrrr), so if the link above does not work, try a search for “Flash 411” or Larson or FMS to find the show.]


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