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[28 Aug 2009 | No Comment | 15,303 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 …

Flash, Flash Components, FMS, New Developments »

[15 Jun 2009 | No Comment | 9,403 views]
FLVPlayer.com – Flash Video Components

I’ve recently partnered with the owner of FLVPlayer.com, and we have some very interesting things planned for our next version of our Flash Video Components.
The name FLVplayer doesn’t limit our video player to FLV video files. Using our component you can deploy video players that support all of the video formats available through the Adobe Flash platform including, but not limited to, MOV, MP4, F4V, and of course FLV.
Playing videos isn’t the only functionality we’ve included in FLVplayer. Go beyond simply displaying video on your site and push your projects …

Code Samples, Flash, FMS, Tutorials »

[12 May 2009 | 2 Comments | 11,728 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 | 14,262 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 | 24,189 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 …

Flash, Flex, FMS, PHP/MySQL »

[22 Apr 2009 | 8 Comments | 25,927 views]
Stratus – P2P Communication Using RTMFP and Flash 10

After doing some research on live broadcasting events using streaming video, I happened to come across a beta Adobe product called Stratus which builds upon Adobe’s RTMP. Not to confuse RTMP (Real Time Media Protocol) with RTMFP (Real Time Media Flow Protocol), RTMFP is a new communication protocol built by Adobe that will let users connect and communicate using P2P between multiple clients running a Flash or Adobe AIR application.
Stratus as defined by Adobe…
Stratus is a hosted rendezvous service that aids in establishing communications between Flash Players or Adobe AIR …

Code Samples, Flash, FMS, General Discussion »

[21 Apr 2009 | One Comment | 9,345 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 | 15,795 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 …

Code Samples, Flash, FMS, Tutorials »

[21 Aug 2008 | 3 Comments | 9,930 views]

This FLV player has quite a few advanced options included. The video is streamed from a Flash Media server, dynamically buffered, and playable. The server side scripts allow for dynamic port detection, and you can setup the player to serve differently encoded flv files based on the users bandwidth.
First let’s start with our external classes.

We’re using the NCManager.as file as provided by Adobe. This external class allows us to manage our port connection list as well as detect a users bandwidth when they load our swf. I have included this …

Code Samples, Flash, FMS, Tutorials »

[21 Aug 2008 | 80 Comments | 68,448 views]

Here’s a quick way to setup a Flash Media Server chat room. This process only allows for two users to video chat over Flash Media Server, and was the start of a larger project that I was involved with.
Setting Up the Flash Media Server Application
It really what you are going to use in terms of either a FMS hosting company, or your own. Most of the FMS hosting companies use the same techniques when setting up their servers for users, but that might not always be true. In general, you …