Adobe Media Server, Apache, and Windows

I’ve been meaning to write about this for some time, for the benefit of anyone else who encounters the problem. Things are going to get crazy around here, so I might as well get this out there and out of my drafts! The problem itself is that we run a number of Adobe Media Server 5 instances at the University of Denver and after an upgrade over the Summer Quarter, streaming and stability pretty much went from 100% reliable to “we need to find another streaming solution”. So the setup is AMS5, bundled Apache 2.4, and Windows Server 2012. On

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Getting Started with Flash Media Server

After presenting on this topic last month for the Hawaii Flash User Group, I was approached by the FMS User Group asking if I would do the presentation for them as well. No problem, right! This presentation will provide an introduction to Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 and the use of streaming video with the Flash platform. We will have a look at a number of topics, including; setting up a local development server instance, testing RTMP, HDS, and HLS streaming with sample files, using the Flash Media Server adminstration console, extending HDS/HLS to tap into the applications directory to

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Making Rich Video Happen!

Presentation at the Teaching with Technology Conference, Boulder, CO. August 11, 2010 – 1:10 p.m. The University of Denver made a strong commitment to delivering rich media for classroom use across campus years ago and we are still going strong. This presentation will cover every aspect of video capture, cataloging, and delivery at DU today through custom-developed solutions as well as failures and lessons learned. Making Rich Video Happen! View more presentations from Joseph Labrecque.

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Archives: Adobe Education Seminar Series

The archived presentations from the recent Adobe Education Seminar Series are now available for viewing. Join Adobe in this three-part seminar series to learn how you can create and stream engaging video on the web. Session 1: Video Use Cases in Higher Education: Expand your audience through video Discover new and exciting ways to increase the exposure, enrollment, and fundraising potential of your university through the use of video on your university’s website. From distance learning, to the broadcast of live athletic events and artistic performances, to campus tours and new student orientation, all of this and more can be

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Announcing: Adobe Education Seminar Series

At the Adobe Education Leader Summer Institute this past July, I gave a presentation entitled Leveraging the Flash Platform to Deliver Dynamic Media Across Campus which dealt with what the University of Denver is working on in regard to the Flash Platform, focusing upon our work with CourseMedia™. I received a good deal of positive feedback from both Adobe employees and fellow AELs (Adobe Education Leaders) in attendance. A few weeks after the event, I was contacted by the Adobe Education team to gauge my interest in being part of a seminar series they were putting together around how universities

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LiveStreamer AIR Application

I wrote a new AIR app called LiveStreamer available now via the Adobe AIR Marketplace. This started as a simple mechanism to display a live RTMP stream from Flash Media Server to a client machine and related projection system. So… not for broadcast over the web- just sending a live stream from one physical location to another. While developing the application, I came across the need to test an RTMP stream and it was so simple using this app that I decided to expand it. In the current version (0.9.0), it will accept RTMP and HTTP streams- just type in

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Adobe Not to Blame for Amazon Exploit

I had heard about a security concern over Amazon’s video streaming service a few days ago with a lot of people (including some at Amazon) blaming Adobe for the security hole.  Apparently, there is an exploit in their (Amazons) player that allows stream-ripping a full video. I’ve read the documentation on FMS3 security features and have used quite a few myself.  Knowing these features, I could not understand how the Flash Player security model could be at fault- it seemed much more likely that the developers simply didn’t cover all their bases. Whenever I read something like this, I am

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