Online video has come a long way, and is increasingly becoming the digital TV of tomorrow, driven by a demographic shift and continuously increasing migration to digital TV consumption.
There have been recent intense discussions on net neutrality, and it is clearly a decisive moment in the evolution of the internet. But why is it so important. To understand …
The frame rates for movies were defined over 80 years ago. In the year 1927, 24 fps was defined as the standard for 35 mm sound film. With the introduction …
I am very excited to showcase a brand new Adobe Primetime feature, native HLS support in Flash Player.
What does native HLS support mean? HLS playback in Adobe Flash Player provides best-in-class performance, with robust, Hollywood studio-mandated DRM support (Adobe Primetime DRM + PHLS), and AES-128 clear key protection for content protection compatibility. The HLS playback functionality is now included in the core of Flash Player, with all relevant features processed with high performant native code.
As part of Adobe’s announcement of M6 using Adobe Primetime comes a new video that unveils some very interesting facts about video on Android and the mobile trends in France.
An interesting set of Adobe Primetime related news were published this morning – for a quick overview, here are the released announcements.
Adobe Primetime Powers TV Across Screens For Turner …
This is a project I have been working on the last weeks, which I wanted to share since it is applicable to a lot of existing red-button advertisement workflows. 5 …
In my previous DRM blog post, I explained the different levels of DRM content protection, and how to determine what the best fit is for your content.
But once you decided you want to use Adobe Access DRM, how do you deploy it across devices?
There are three main components required for a deployment:
Netflix has been releasing monthly ISP speed reports that show the performance of Netflix content on different internet providers worldwide.
The Netflix ISP Speed Index is based on data from …
I already posted this in the community section, but it’s worth highlighting as a separate post. PHLS and PHDS are Adobe’s next generation license-server free content protection options. It’s not replacing true …
We explored ad insertion, device playback, protocols and DRM, which is not everything that Adobe Primetime offers.
There is also packaging, data management, video analytics, ad serving, and PayTV Pass …
In my last post, we learned how important it is to have a video abstraction layer for Android. But clearly Android is not the only platform, and currently it’s very …
If you have ever developed a video application on Android that does more than simple progressive playback, you are aware of the fundamental video playback challenges. In case you have …
Adobe Primetime officially launched this week, providing an end-to-end solution to distribute, monetize, analyze and optimize online video.
I encourage you to read the official Adobe announcement for a more …
If you are attending Adobe MAX and want to learn more about the next generation of Adobe’s online video offering, join David Hasson (and myself in the audience) to learn …
A very insightful and technically profound upcoming user group meeting with Glenn Eguchi, Andrew Wallace and myself on Adobe Media Server 5 Robustness and Failover.
An in-depth session to understand the …
RTMFP is the protocol behind Flash’s powerful P2P technology, which empowers websites such as Chatroulette, Airtime, or Haxball. It’s also behind the P2P Android 3G mobile test, and the Overdigital Videochat on the picture above (please note, this is not Michael, but a demo of a RTMFP based call).
Adobe recently submitted RTMPF to the IETF to become a HTML web standard. I had the chance to chat with Michael Thornburgh, Senior Computer Scientist at Adobe, and co-creator of RTMFP.
I was able to talk to Daniel Over from Stiehl/Over, a digital agency situated in Germany. Stiehl/Over has been responsible for the logo design of this blog, and as you …
The online streaming of the Superbowl 2013 triggered a diverse set of responses, everything from poor experience to online record. But what happened really? Let’s look at the comments.
I’ve been recently hearing a lot of questions about this topic, and therefore decided to publish this post. But first, it’s important to understand and define the components involved.
An exciting announcement for the internet community. Adobe’s Michael Thornburgh officially submitted the RTMFP protocol to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Michael is the brain behind RTMFP, the Flash P2P protocols that …
If you are interested in content protection for video on the web and devices, Adobe TV features some interesting clips on Adobe Access 4. The first, from Adobe’s Joseph Jones, …
Even though I normally don’t respond to other blog posts, Dan Rayburn’s post from this morning definitely deserves some comments (or a discussion panel during the next Streaming Media conference). Dan is a well-respected streaming media veteran, who has been deeply involved with the industry for the last decade.
Website analytics are probably one of the most exciting components of blogs. 2012 was quite an eventful year for this blog. It started with the transition from Oscar Trelles‘ self-developed blogging system “hades” to WordPress (it ran beautifully for 6 years!), a redesign as part of it, a name change in the first half of 2012, and another design change to a responsive design more suitable for mobile in the second half of 2012.
We are going to provide a live webcam stream from Times Square New York Eve this year again, allowing you to participate in one of the most vibrant New Years Eve parties. It will feature Taylor Swift, Carly Rai Jepsen, Neon Trees and Psy (Gangnam Style).
King’s Road is an adventure dungeon crawler online game from Rumble Entertainment, based on Stage3D and Flash Player 11.
The realm of Alderstone knew peace and prosperity for many years, …
Experiencing Hurricane Sandy first hand on the east coast is ceuyrtainly a profounwd experience. It raises fundamental questions about global warming, and the role it has to play in politics in …
Adobe Media Server 5 features support for closed captioning. But why is it important, and what are the options?
This year accessibility with closed captioning became a critical component for online video with the The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA).
Unless you’ve been working in the streaming industry for years, the streaming protocol options are overwhelming to say the least. Here is a quick guide to give you an overview of the current options.
More brands will be moving towards using video in emails in 2013 as marketers discover the possibilities, aside from allowing senders to stand out from the crowd, embedded video within email is actually easier for recipients to view on popular devices like the iPhone and iPad.
Embedding video in email is not a new notion. Long considered taboo for large brands, primarily for technical and ease-of-deployment reasons, the new open standards will allow video in email to flourish where it once flagged. The rise of HTML5 video, iOS, and new mail client-sniffing technology has breathed new life into the argument for adding video to email.
Besides the jump itself, did YouTube just set a world record for the live streaming of the Red Bull Stratos free jump? Very likely if the stats on the YouTube page are accurate. Important is the metric concurrent viewers, rather than views. Concurrent streams truly test the backend infrastructure, and are normally a lot less than views.
Disclaimer: You can only play the game once, and then you’ll be locked out – forever. It is an amazing game with beautiful Flash Player 11 based visuals. So why …
Are you looking for the last information on Adobe Media Server 5.0? Make sure to subscribe to the following weblogs:
1.) The official Adobe Media Server team blog (new):
For this Friday’s post I thought it might help to do a quick round up of some interesting articles on online video best practices, it’s a nice mix of a …
After the BBC broadcasted the biggest broadcasting event in their 90 year history with the London Olympics 2012, using Phonegap with Flash Player for delivery to Android devices, it now …
A highly useful session for your 2012/2013 video strategy.
Title: What is Adobe Project Primetime? with David DeVisser
Date and Time: October 16, 2012 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (GMT-7 Mountain Time US & Canada)
Call-in Details: Please join meeting via Adobe Connect link below
David DeVisser,Principal Architect, Adobe Digital Media Alliances
With the beauty of the innovations Apple defines as standards for mobile devices, comes the challenge to use the right best practices to guarantee a high quality experience. In the Retina case, …
Adobe AIR provides a very attractive abstraction layer for video playback on mobile devices, but a certain level of knowledge is required to take full advantage. Before we start, it is important to understand the difference between Adobe AIR and Flash Player on mobile devices. Flash Player on mobile runs in the browser, and allows to display Flash web content that otherwise wouldn’t be available. The challenge of this approach is iOS does not have Flash support, meaning for reach, mobile sites are not authored in Flash, but rather HTML. Adobe recognized this, and made appropriate adjustments late last year.
Similar to 3D cinema, the roots of Virtual Reality are many decades in the past, specially in the early nineties with some of the first versions of VR headsets coming to …
Streaming technologies tend to differ in formats, but also within a format have variations with different characteristics. Security with HLS is one of those cases – the default model is fairly public and standardized, …