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.
Viewer experience is crucial for everyone providing a video offering, but DRM is often considered to be a user experience burden. Adobe’s Eric Ha describes in his new white paper that this doesn’t have to be the case, outlines the steps that happen before DRM playback starts, and the optimization steps that can get applied. [...]
HTML5 video has been a hot topic for the last few years, but even though it seems to be conceptionally easy with simply an additional HTML video tag, there are important basics to consider before using it. If you are new to online video, I would recommend reading my beginner’s guide to online video first. This [...]
I worked for many years with the online video community, with an increasing focus on specific problems high-end users might have. But sometimes it’s also important to go back to the basics and focus on the fundamentals. This is my personal guide for everyone who wants to get started with online video, or is looking for [...]
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 Broadcasting As part of the Adobe Primetime solution, Turner is using the Adobe Primetime Player and its dynamic ad insertion technology to deliver and monetize [...]
There are fundamental challenges the industry is facing today, which are very different from the market situation 5 years ago. A couple of years ago, it was enough to create a browser based video experience to gain instant reach. Today technology is more advanced, but also more fragmented due to an increased number of platforms [...]
Curious how a solution like Adobe Primetime works with high-end broadcast encoders such as Elemental? Sam Blackman, CEO and co-founder of Elemental Technologies, is providing some insight.
An interesting technical Streaming Media East session on simulating a live stream by using on-demand video files, in this case the VEVO TV live video channel. It is based on the concept of creating a virtual stream with Adobe Media Server, which can also be used to extract highlight clips. VEVO’s live stream setup involves [...]
A well staged speech by “House of Cards” lead actor Kevin Spacey on how the well-rated TV show was selected by Netflix – no 45 minute trial pilot was required, which he believes supports the ability to do long term story telling and character development. This year 146 pilots were shot, only 56 have gone [...]
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 years ago I wrote an Adobe Developer Center article that outlined how to inject live metadata into a live stream. This concept since then has been [...]