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Intro to the IU Flash Media Server. James McGookey UITS Video Infrastructure Indiana University jmcgooke@indiana.edu. About Video Infrastructure. Formerly known as Digital Media Network Services Offerings: Videoconferencing Real-time Collaboration Tools (Adobe Breeze/Connect)

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Intro to the iu flash media server

Intro to the IU Flash Media Server

James McGookey

UITS Video Infrastructure

Indiana University

jmcgooke@indiana.edu


About video infrastructure
About Video Infrastructure

  • Formerly known as Digital Media Network Services

  • Offerings:

    • Videoconferencing

    • Real-time Collaboration Tools

      (Adobe Breeze/Connect)

    • Streaming

  • http://www.indiana.edu/~video


Streaming
Streaming

  • Live Streams

    • Radio Stations

    • Events

  • Classes & Meetings

    • iStream

    • Focused on Distance Education

    • Utilize Videoconferencing Infrastructure

    • MP3 audio up to high resolution video (800x600)

    • Live and On-demand(RSS/Podcast too!)


Streaming cont
Streaming (cont.)

  • On-Demand User Generated Content

    • Integrated with Institutional Webservers

    • Formats

      • Real

      • Windows Media

      • QuickTime

      • Flash!

    • http://webmaster.iu.edu

    • Free!


Flash media server
Flash Media Server

  • Adobe Flash Media Server 2.0.x

    • Live Flash Streaming

    • Video Recording - “Vlogging”

    • Collaborative Applications - Multi-Point Audio/Video Chatting

    • On-Demand Audio/Video


Why stream flash
Why Stream Flash?

  • Instant-On

  • Fast Seek

  • Playlists, Interactivity, etc.

  • Well Suited for Lectures and Other Long Recordings



Iu s implementation
IU’s Implementation

  • Most Requested Feature: On-Demand Flash Streaming

  • Collaboration Tools Already Available in Breeze/Connect

  • Works Like Existing Streaming Servers


How to use the flash server
How to Use the Flash Server

  • Get an account on Veritas/Champion

  • Request Digital Media Streaming Access

  • Upload FLVs to Your “wwwdm” folder

  • Create a SWF with a Streaming Video Player

  • Place SWF on Webserver

  • Example


How to use the flash server cont
How to Use the Flash Server (cont.)

  • URL: rtmp://flashmedia.indiana.edu/ip/accountname/video

  • Notes:

    • Remove the “.flv” extension

    • Subfolders are acceptable


For more advanced applications
For More Advanced Applications…

  • Download the Free Developer Edition

  • Work with VI to Place App on Server

  • Install FMS2 Communication Components http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashmediaserver/articles/components.html


Flash player 9 update
Flash Player 9 Update

  • Flash 9 - H.264 Playback

    • MPEG-4 File Format

    • Same compression as HD-DVD, Blu-Ray, QT

    • AAC audio


Flash media server 3
Flash Media Server 3

  • http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressmaterials/fms3/faq/

  • H.264 Streaming Support

  • New Security Features

  • Better Live Streaming Support

  • AMP Support

  • New Plugin support for Authentication

  • Q1 2008


Flash media encoder 2
Flash Media Encoder 2

  • Capture From Video Devices

  • Live and/or On-Demand File Creation

  • VP6 support

  • Up to 1024x768 resolution

  • Windows XP/Vista


Questions comments suggestions
Questions/Comments/Suggestions?

  • General VC/Breeze/Streaming Questions: video@indiana.edu

  • James McGookey: jmcgooke@indiana.edu