Free Seminar - Deploying Video to Multiple Screens with Jeff Tapper

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, 24th May at 11:00am Central, 9:00am Pacific when Jeff Tapper of Digital Primates will be discussing the above topic with the Flash Media Server Users Group. He'll share perspectives from multi-screen video development projects that he's worked on and suggest some practices that you can bring to your own projects.

With a plethora of devices and platforms on the market today, delivering video content across multiple screens is a critical issue to address in your streaming media application. How can you best deliver video content to users on their chosen screen in a way that makes the most sense from a development and business perspective?

Find out and register now for this free event.

http://link.realey.es/fmsug-may2011


Media Server News From NAB

It's that time of the year again and NAB is in full swing. Unexpectedly there has been a flurry of news coming out of Las Vegas, so here is a quick summary of the topics surrounded Media Servers such as FMS and Wowza.

First up is Wowza and their 'Any Screen Done Right' offering. This includes a preview of Wowza Media Server 3 and upcoming add-ons. First off is Wowza Transcoder. This add-on takes advantage of commodity hardware to transform incoming live streams from encoders, IP cameras, IPTV headends, and other live sources into multiple stream sets for H.264-everywhere adaptive bitrate delivery using Flash RTMP and HTTP Dynamic Streaming, Apple HLS, and Silverlight Smooth Streaming. Wowza Transcoder can also be used for non-adaptive streaming using any transport protocol supported by Wowza Media Server 3, including RTMP, RTSP/RTP, MPEG-TS, and HTTP.

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Must-Attend FMS Session Coming Up, February 15th

I Just Installed FMS ... Now What?
I've lost count about how many times I've seen this question pop up, and it's finally getting answered (and comprehensively as well) by Lisa Larson-Kelly.
Mark your calendars for next's week's online Flash Media Server User Group meeting on Tuesday, February 15th.

Date: Tuesday, February 15
Time: noon EST, 11:00am Central, 9:00am Pacific
RSVP: http://link.realey.es/fmsug-feb2011

So you've just installed Flash Media Server and want to start streaming media and developing awesome collaborative applications. If you're new to FMS and need some guidance in getting started (or want to get some tips and tricks for administering your FMS server), join FMS expert Lisa Larson-Kelley for the February FMSUG meeting!

She will cover topics such as:
* Setting up applications and streams
* Playing back a stream for testing setup and final delivery
* The basics of the administration panel
* Overview of tools and configurators that ship with FMS
* Explanation of the capabilities of FMS4 so you can get the most from your server
* And more...

This is a live meeting, so you'll have the opportunity to ask Lisa questions. Hope to see you there!

Register now!


Online User Group: FMS 4 on Amazon Web Services

Join FMS Product Manager Kevin Towes for an online session titled 'FMS 4 on Amazon Web Services'. This presentation is part of the FMS Online User Group and takes place on Tuesday, January 18th at 12:00 Eastern / 9:00am Pacific (GMT-8).

Join Kevin as he reviews and demos Flash Media Enterprise Server 4 running on Amazon Web Services, Adobe's newest deployment option that makes it easy to access new Peer to Peer functionality and much more. You'll learn how to deploy your FMS applications quickly and affordably on Amazon Web Services and access the power of new features including major enhancements to playback experience, and quality of service, and support for F4F packaging for HTTP streaming.

If you're looking to include the FMS platform in your business, and are curious about the opportunities with Amazon Web Services, or just want to get the most out of your investment in Adobe Flash Media Server technology, this session is one you don't want to miss.

RSVP: http://fms.groups.adobe.com/index.cfm?event=post.display&postid=32832


Learn All About Strobe And ActionScript-only Video Players

Mark your calendar for this coming Wednesday, 17th November 2010. The OSMF User Group is hosting an online event to which everyone is welcome; the title:
Building ActionScript-Only State-of-the-Art Video Players -- An In-Depth How-To Code Walkthrough (Using Codebase of Open Source Strobe Media Playback)

The session is an online code walk-through of the open source Strobe Media Playback video player codebase.

The code walk-through will be led by Andrian Cucu who is Adobe's Project Leader on the Flash and Strobe Media Playback video player project.

To join, just go to the following link at the meeting time to join the OSMF User Group's Connect room:
http://experts.na3.acrobat.com/osmf/

For further details and to RSVP see the following link: http://osmf.groups.adobe.com/index.cfm?event=post.display&postid=30846


Catch Today's and Tomorrow's Adobe MAX Keynotes LIVE!

As you are probably well aware, Adobe MAX is properly kicking off today. And if you are as unfortunate as myself and did not make it out to LA to attend in person then fear not as the developer gods (namely Adobe and Akamai) have put up a live webcast of both keynotes for us. But remember you need to register, so make sure you head over to the MAX website and do so. DO IT NOW!
The Keynotes run from 9:30 am - 11:30 am PDT (5.30pm start UK time) today October 25 and 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT (6pm UK time) tomorrow October 26.

All MAX sessions will be recorded and will be available for on demand viewing after the event.


Screen Sharing Now Available in Flash - With LCCS

I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry, but as you've probably heard already it is now possible to incorporate screensharing functionality into your Flash and Flex based applications. This is pretty huge considering that developers have been asking for this feature for the best part of 10 year, but it's also a slight disappointment to see this feature tied to LiveCycle Collaboration Service (LCCS) and not as an inherent Flash Player feature which can be leveraged with other technologies such as Flash Media Server. All things considered though it is a step in the right direction. Will we see screensharing become usable with FMS one day? I'm not too sure...

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Flash Camp Birmingham, 7th September 2010 - Are You Coming?

UPDATE - FlashCamp Birmingham has now been postponed until March 2011

There's less than 2 weeks to go to Flash Camp Birmingham, right in the heart of sunny England. Ok, it may not be sunny but that's just one more reason to spend a day at the Birmingham Library Theatre. In case you have been thinking about attending I recommend you sign up right now and grab one of the FREE (yes free!) tickets and catch some of the great sessions by Seb-Lee Delisle, Niqui Merrett, Steve Carpenter and other well known figures.

Yours truly will be attending and I'm very much looking forward to catching up with old and new friends alike. Flash Camp Birmingham - Miss it at your peril. Register now.


FMS User Group: Adobe Flash Access - Your Questions Answered

We have another FMS User Group Event coming up on August 19th. This time the topic will be Flash Access, 'a robust content protection and monetization solution that lets content owners, distributors, and advertisers realize new sources of revenue by providing seamless access to premium content.  Sounds straight-forward enough, but have you ever wanted to ask the Product Manager specific, pointed questions to get answers that you can apply to your use case?  Well, now is your chance to do exactly that.'

Join Florian Pestoni, Principal Product Manager at Adobe, on the August 19th meeting of the FMSUG (http://fms.groups.adobe.com/index.cfm?event=post.display&postid=29673) for an in-depth Q&A session on Flash Access, the next-generation content protection and monetization system for streaming and download of premium video.

Do you have technical, roadmap, or licensing questions?  This is your chance to ask!  Please submit your questions to Josh Lucero (josh@realeyes.com) by TODAY Thursday, August 12th -- we may not be able to answer all questions, but we'll try to cover as much ground as possible. 

You can find more information about Flash Access on the product page (http://adobe.com/products/flashaccess) as well as online documentation (http://www.adobe.com/support/documentation/en/flashaccess).

Times by Time Zone:
Eastern Time - 12:00 Noon
Central Time- 11:00am
Mountain Time- 10:00am
Pacific Time- 9:00am


Strobe Media Playback Presentation

There's a live online presentation about the new Strobe Media Playback player coming up tomorrow at the OSMF user group. Ovidiu Eftimie from Adobe's Strobe Media Playback team will be presenting the features of this new versatile "ready-to-go" video player. There'll be an insight into the roadmap for future additions to the player, and time to ask questions.

The presentation starts at 12:00 (West Coast), 20:00 (London), and can be accessed by anyone through this URL http://experts.na3.acrobat.com/osmf

You can find out more about Strobe Media Playback at http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/strobemedia


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