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[12 May 2009 | 2 Comments | 11,795 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 …

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[12 May 2009 | 4 Comments | 14,344 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 …

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[12 May 2009 | 10 Comments | 24,361 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 …

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[5 Sep 2008 | No Comment | 6,968 views]
AS3 MP3 Player

I have an upcoming project that will require an mp3 player that can load multiple songs, and let users choose which track they would like to listen to. I created this as a test, and will be developing it further for use on the site itself.
The player loads in mp3’s from an external file based on xml settings.
Here’s the actionscript 3 that is involved:

Here is the xml:

Download the source (Note: The mp3’s used are not included in the download)

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[21 Aug 2008 | 3 Comments | 19,510 views]

Here I have all of the code necessary to setup a simple AS2 flv player using progressive download. All of this script is in the first frame of the movie with the appropriate movie clips available on the stage.
First, We setup all of our controls including our Play/Pause button, Rewind, Scrubbing, and volume controls.
Next, we tell flash where to find our flv file. I have not included any automatic Meta Data Handlers, so we also have to specify the length of the video in order to properly setup the scrub …