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.
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:
Released today (Nov 18, 2014) are three new products to add to the Varnish Plus application; Unlimited cache sizing, increased caching performance and customized cache optimization support content-heavy, high-traffic sites.
“For most consumers, websites are now the pivotal point of interaction with companies. If information and content isn’t delivered instantly, they will seek alternatives that are just a mouse-click away,” – Per Buer, Founder and CTO, Varnish Software.
Unlimited cache sizing with Varnish Massive Storage Engine
The new Varnish Massive Storage Engine tackles the problems of content-heavy sites by allowing the Varnish caching layer to handle multi-terabyte data sets. This makes it possible to cache almost unlimited objects while the website performance remains stable over time. The Varnish Massive Storage Engine is targeted at business with large data sets such as online retailers, image banks, video distributors or Content Distribution Networks and enables them to deliver high quality content within their current infrastructure while pushing the bounds of modern web experience delivery.
Increased caching performance and resilience with Varnish High Availability
Varnish High Availability is a high performance content replicator that eliminates cache misses (when an item looked up in the cache is not found) and ensures the stability of the Varnish Cache set-up. By protecting the backend infrastructure from overload caused by cache misses, it increases website performance and minimizes the risk of frustrated visitors leaving websites. Varnish High Availability is for Varnish Cache users whose sites are business-critical. It can be installed with any multi-cache Varnish Cache setup, including two/three node CDN POP installations.
Customized cache optimization with Varnish Tuner
Varnish Tuner automates customized cache optimization in both the Varnish and operating system environments. It recommends configuration options for the Varnish Cache set-up including how the operating system should be tuned, which cache parameters should be changed or replaced and also explains these recommendations. Varnish Tuner makes it possible for businesses to find the specific set-ups that best matches their resources and needs, resulting in better website performance.
Varnish Massive Storage Engine, Varnish High Availability and Varnish Tuner are all available from today with a Varnish Plus subscription
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Content protection and sever security and hardening is an evolving beast and the best thing to do is to keep in mind what needs to be secure and how it can possibly be circumvented. However, there’s some basic things to know and a couple tips I can shed some light on within the span of a blog post.
Adobe has recently released some new versions of Adobe Media Server. However, if you discussed them or noticed that they’ve been released you may be encountering confusion around the versions 5.0.4 and 5.0.5.
I was recently asked how the Varnish Plus cache interacts with the objects created to support HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) via a backend origin Apache/Adobe Media Server.
In a recent project where we were setting up recording of a continuously running live video stream, we stumbled upon one of the latter; a bug so bedeviling that I am compelled to write about it in the hopes that I might save fellow coders from falling prey to such a fiendish bug.
When using PHDS, there is a file that is used to derive the Content Encryption Key used by AMS to DRM protect the HDS fragments served via PHDS.
Today we’re glad to announce that we’ve been invited to speak at the premiere conference for managing the configuration and deployment of your infrastructure and applications:
Traditionally, software training comes in three basic flavors: live with an instructor, online with a live instructor or on demand when you need it. Each has its benefits, drawbacks and variations. I’ll stick to the KISS method and cover the big points.