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Extending an Existing Red Button Workflow to Mobile with Adobe Primetime

August 30, 2013 | 457 Views

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 [...]Read More

Adobe Media Server 5.0.3 Released

August 9, 2013 1 | 340 Views

An update to Adobe Media Server has been released with some new improvements: New PHDS, PHLS, PRTMP certificates – the current ones are to expire this month PRTMP now supports Key rotation, which was earlier available for Protected HTTP streaming The common-key file and whitelist file can now be updated at runtime, without requiring a [...]Read More

How to Use Your Chromebook Pixel as a Webserver

June 2, 2013 1 | 2140 Views

I was lucky enough to receive a free Chromebook Pixel at Google I/O, which is certainly a well designed piece of hardware, with some decent specs. After using it for a while, the biggest challenge seemed to be Chrome OS itself though, which is quite limiting if you are looking to do any work outside of [...]Read More

Watch the Adobe Media Server Robustness and Failover Overview Recording

April 3, 2013 | 206 Views

Last week, Glenn Eguchi, Andrew Wallace and I presented at the Adobe Media Server user group meeting an overview on how to setup a fault tolerant origin server and live playback environment with both HDS / HLS, redundant packagers, Varnish as reverse proxy, and techniques like Best Effort Fetch with Liveness and Dropout and the Control Plane. Besides Glenn’s [...]Read More

3 Ways to Synchronize Live Stream Data Events with Adobe Media Server

March 25, 2013 2 | 767 Views

An important difference between traditional broadcast television and an internet stream is the ability synchronize data events online. This could be everything from game statistics, to companion information, and external links that relate to the current live content.   Requirements The events need to be in sync with the live event It needs to remain [...]Read More

March 26 – An Expert Guide to Adobe Media Server 5 Robustness and Failover

March 7, 2013 | 304 Views

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 new failover features of Adobe Media Server 5 for HDS and HLS, including a detailed overview how to build a fault-tolerant architecture. It will cover [...]Read More

Varnish Sample Code for HDS and HLS Failover

January 16, 2013 | 479 Views

As mentioned in an earlier post, Adobe Media Server 4.5.2 introduced robust failover technology. Adobe’s Andrew Wallace and Karishma Bagga are going into the details with this Adobe Developer Connection article. Read More

My Top 10 Online Video Blogposts

October 23, 2012 | 949 Views

There are many video related posts on this blog, but some of them have been pretty crucial to get better insight into the video space. Here is the list of my favorite and most noteworthy posts so far. 1) Streaming Protocol and Content Protection Quick Guide - Everything you need to know about the latest streaming and content [...]Read More

Adobe Media Server, 608/708 CC and the CVAA

October 19, 2012 | 1310 Views

Adobe Media Server 5 features support for closed captioning. But why is it important, and what are the options?


Why closed captioning?

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). Read More

Streaming Protocol and Content Protection Quick Guide

October 17, 2012 1 | 1744 Views

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. Read More


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