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[20 Apr 2010 | 14 Comments | 23,921 views]
Adobe AIR for Mobile 2.5 on Android 2.1

Adobe is currently in it’s prerelease stages of testing AIR for Mobile, specifically on Android, and I’ve been one of the lucky developers invited to participate. Adobe was even kind enough to send over some Google Nexus One phones to get going and testing on multiple devices. (Thanks Michael Chou).

The first thing I’ve noticed when using AIR for Mobile is that it’s WORLDS easier than porting Flash content to the iPhone. Simply publish your swf and use the AIR SDK and Android SDK to convert and port the content directly …

Code Samples, Flash, Flex, General Discussion, New Developments »

[4 Nov 2009 | 15 Comments | 23,431 views]
Augmented Reality Using Flex, AS3, And A WebCam

Augmented reality (AR) on the Flash and Flex platform is really quite a new technology, but there are a large amount of developers and businesses that are embracing the use of AR online. Media companies such as Esquire, and technology companies such as GE are using the tech to engage their users both through print media as well as online media.
AR research explores the application of computer-generated imagery in live-video streams as a way to expand the real-world.
The possibilities of how you could use Augmented Reality (AR) are endless. Picture …

Code Samples, General Discussion, New Developments, PHP/MySQL, SEO »

[4 Sep 2009 | 5 Comments | 10,490 views]
Boost Your Brand Awareness, Protect Your Link Data, and Get Your Own URL Trimming Service

It seems that the larger url trimming services are gaining a lot of ground these days, and are churning over huge amounts of urls. This also feeds them a ton of data on what people are interested on the web, which will benefit these trimming services at some point in the future. We’re feeding their databases with enourmous amounts of information on what everyone on the web is talking about.
But, what about ourselves? How does keeping all of my trimmed url analytics on some other companies servers benefit me? How …

Code Samples, Flash, Flash Components, FMS, New Developments »

[28 Aug 2009 | No Comment | 14,459 views]
Stream Your Videos Using FLV Player – FREE

We’ve recently added some pretty significant new features to our FLV Player Flash Component. One really neat new offering is our Free FLV Player, which allows you to stream videos from Youtube!, Vimeo, or your own sources including Flash Media Server. All you need is a video source, your player width and height requirements, and you can get your embed code in 3 easy steps.
Take a look at FLV Player, and our new Free FLV Player at http://flvplayer.com.
If you ever wanted to add video to your projects or websites, there …

Code Samples, Flash, Flash Components, New Developments »

[24 Jul 2009 | 6 Comments | 12,675 views]
FLV Player – Flash Video Component – Now Available at FLVplayer.com

After a recent partnership with FLVplayer.com, and a lot of work developing and tweaking our latest product, we’ve officially released our highly customizable FLV Player Flash Video Component. Have a look at flvplayer.com
FLVplayer supports all of the video formats available through the Adobe Flash platform including, but not limited to, MOV, MP4, F4V, and of course FLV.
Customize FLVplayer to match the look and feel of your current website or project. Modify the component to give it your own custom interface.
Our FLVplayer is loaded with features. If you’re a seasoned programmer, …

Code Samples, Flash, FMS, Tutorials »

[12 May 2009 | 2 Comments | 11,336 views]
Flash Media Server Streaming Speed Testing [Part 3] – Compare Multiple Server Resources, Port Connections, Detect Upload, Download, and Latency Speed

This tutorial is the final in a series of three. Part one of this tutorial outlined what is needed to detect a users upload, download, and latency between a Flash client and the Flash Media Server. Part two adds on the ability to detect which ports are available while connecting. In part three, we will be adding an external xml file that will allow you to compare connections to different Flash Media Servers in order to find which of them is the best connection for serving media. If you haven’t …

Code Samples, Flash, FMS, Tutorials »

[12 May 2009 | 4 Comments | 13,825 views]
Flash Media Server Streaming Speed Testing [Part 2] – Detect Upload, Download, and Latency Speeds, and Port Connection

This tutorial is the second in a series of three. Part one of this tutorial outlined what is needed to detect a users upload, download, and latency between a Flash client and the Flash Media Server. Part 2 adds on the ability to detect which ports are available while connecting.
Again, Bandwidth detection is most important when connecting your users to the correctly compressed media to be streamed, recorded, or delivered via a Flash Media Server. This second example will walk you through the process of being able to detect a …

Code Samples, Flash, FMS, Tutorials, Uncategorized »

[12 May 2009 | 10 Comments | 23,311 views]
Flash Media Server Streaming Speed Testing [Part 1] – Detect Upload, Download, and Latency Speeds

This tutorial is the first in a series of three that builds upon the first Flash Bandwidth & Port Detection tutorial I created a while back. These three articles look to make it even easier than the original post, and go more in depth on some of the streaming options, and have better structured server side code.
If you are interested in the original article, you can find it here.
Bandwidth detection is most important when connecting your users to the correctly compressed media to be streamed, recorded, or delivered via a …

Code Samples, Flash, FMS, General Discussion »

[21 Apr 2009 | One Comment | 8,969 views]
Streaming A Live Event Using Mogulus

One of my clients (borrispowell.com) has an upcoming fashion show, and we thought it would be pretty useful to promote the show as a streaming live production from his website the night of the unveiling of his latest creations. With this being one of his larger shows, we thought we would allow fans around the world to be able to watch the performance online, and for free.

Mogulus live broadcast tool seemed to be able to pull off the task of streaming the show for a pretty decent cost, and with …

Code Samples, Flash, FMS, Tutorials »

[29 Oct 2008 | 3 Comments | 14,832 views]
Flash Bandwidth & Port Detection

Being able to detect a users bandwidth can be an important part of serving them streaming video. Using their bandwidth you can stream a video that will play well using their connection speeds.
The first step is to create our NetConnection.as file. This is used by our bandwidth checking script to connect to our Flash Media Server via RTMP, select an available port, and talk with our bw_check.asc to report the users available bandwidth.
The second step is to create our FMS server side code. The bwcheck.asc file sends packets at a …