When I was tasked with determine the max users that an m4.xlarge AWS instance running WowzaStreamingEngine delivering HLS content could reliably handle; I found out quickly I had a fairly difficult task ahead of me. Luckily I found a few blog posts that pointed me in the right direction and provided the base JMeter test plan to work with.
One of my co-workers suggested I look into the HTML5 Canvas as a possible solution. After looking into the canvas element I realized it was not only the perfect solution to my current problem, but it could also be a very useful tool for future projects involving graphical elements that need to changed based on user interaction.
Adobe made some changes to AMS in version 5.0.8. The included Apache server got upgraded to 2.4, and with that came a change to the live packaging of streams. Now you can inject ID3 data into HDS and HLS streams! This article walks through how to.
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As of March 9th, 2015, the licensing model has changed for Adobe Connect. Read this summary of the licensing terms that have been added, revised, and removed. If you are a current Adobe Connect customer, you will be given a grace period to change any existing licensing over to the new licensing terms. New customers will need to adhere to the licensing terms on purchase.
Using the PHDS, PHLS, or PRTMP feature of Adobe Media Server is reliant on some certificate files provided with the installation. From time to time these files are set to expire and new files are provided by new AMS install versions. With the release of AMS 5.0.7, it has been noted in the release notes that these certificate files will need to be replaced again before April 6th, 2015:
The idea of being able to upload recordings to Connect can be an attractive thing under the right circumstances. The two most common use cases are when a recording needs to be repaired because of an audio issue (this is probably going to be done by Adobe or a savvy support person with your reseller) and wanting multiple versions of the same recording.
Wowza has been growing up as a product well placed to take over the streaming media world. As a result of their attention to focusing on ease of use and an ability to reach every screen they have created the new industry leader in streaming media technology. Because of this we have come to see the Wowza Streaming Engine (WSE) as the most future proof option you can purchase.
A couple of weeks ago I was asked to write an Auth Token Generator using AS3 for use in Adobe Flash Player. This script accepts a number of input parameters and outputs a single token url.