Blogs: September 25, 2008 (7:53) - Adobe Flash Media Streaming Server 3 - Posted by Flash
Adobe Flash Media Streaming Server 3 software is the affordable next step up from using progressive download to deliver video. It offers dramatically improved performance, more secure streaming, live streaming enhancements, industry-standard H.264 and HE-AAC support, and streaming delivery to mobile phones with Adobe Flash LiteÃÂ²Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‘Å¾ 3 and Adobe Media Player software.
In response to market pressures and lots of feedback from the developer community, Adobe has broken FMS3 up into three different editions:
Flash Media Interactive Server (FMIS) - 4500 USD
Featuring full functionality of FMS, with customizable server-side code, Origin-Edge configurations, access control APIs, redirection support, server-side video recording, distributed core processing, and more. FMIS is ideal for large-scale deployment, developing custom video and communication applications, or enhancing your live or on-demand streaming apps with interactive functionality. It features everything we are used to in FMS2, and more.
Flash Media Streaming Server (FMSS) - 999 USD
FMSS is the most economical if you just want to stream and protect your video. It comes pre-configured with live and on demand applications, or "services" as they are now being called. These are non-customizable FMS applications that allow you to stream content, right out of the box. Everything you need to stream video is included, such as H.264 support, high performance, enhanced seeking, encrypted streaming, multiple bit rate, and advanced tracking and reporting.
Flash Media Development Server (FMDS) - FREE
Available for free, this edition allows you full server functionality for developing advanced streaming or social applications. (There is a capacity limit of 10 simultaneous inbound connections.) FMDS can even be used to leverage the new multi-point publish feature which allows you to create a live publishing point, inject meta data into the stream, then push the video up to a content delivery network! Did I mention it's free?
All three editions of FMS3 feature a wealth of new features such as:
New real-time encrypted communication channel (RTMPE Protocol)
Enhancements in content caching
Stream data access (allows you to take snapshots from a stream)
Authorization plug-in API for stream security
Better quality of service for live streaming with data keyframes
Better DRM framework of encryption and access control
New File adapter API, allowing for remote content caching
New support for mobile streaming to Flash Lite 3
New AMF3 support to send complex data to clients
New IPv6 support
Complete support for legacy FMS2 applications
Easier to deploy, with new services, improved documentation, and pre-configuration
Significantly optimized server performance
And best of all
UNLIMITED BANDWIDTH AND CONNECTIONS (FMIS + FMSS)!
Flash Media Streaming Server 3 provides single-server support with no restriction on the amount of bandwidth streamed or number of connected users. To provide even more capacity, upgrade to Flash Media Interactive Server, which features an Origin/Edge architecture with virtually unlimited scaling potential. http://www.adobe.com/products/flashmediaserver/