Willow v2 for Wowza Media Server Released Today!

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Flash Player for mobile officially stop development after version 11.1

So Adobe has finally put the last nail in the coffin for future development of the Flash Player itself for mobile. A lot of people are wondering what that me...

Five biggest differences you should be aware of between Flash Media Server and Wowza Media Server

I get asked this question a lot "What's the difference between Flash Media Server and Wowza Media Server?"....

Streaming videos to iOS devices from Flash Media Server 4.5

A quick example as we've finally get Flash Media Server 4.5 installed and running. One of the new tricks that FMS can do is stream to iOS (it's about time, r...

Where’s a great place to start learning about Flash Media Server development?

I’ve seen quite a few questions on forums and mailing lists over time and recently a few in my inbox from current clients and random question askers ...

Getting the user's GEO Location with Wowza Media Server

I was reminded of this topic while reading a few items in the forums on ...

Chronicles of converting AS2 projects to AS3: The Coffee Shop

Now this is an old project that I've had stuck in the cobwebs for such a long time I almost forgot about it until I saw a picture fade by on my screensaver t...

Coding server side for Wowza Media Server vs Flash Media Server

I get a few questions from clients and some budding developers for FMS and WMS on coding differences and efficiency and performance and ease of use etc etc...

Wowza Media Server or Adobe Flash Media Server, which one?

I frequently see on mailing lists and forums people asking about ...

The differences in connection types for Flash Media Server

I've recently got a question about the difference between the different methods of connecting to Flash Media Server (or Wowza or Red5 for that matter) and fi...

How do I load test my Flash Media Server applications?

The question: How do I load test my Flash Media Server applications?

The answer:

Boy this is a bit...

If you use Adobe's Media Player, then I have a feed for you!

If you happen to be using or playing with Adobe's new Media Player then I've got a feed for you to check out. That is if you are interested in Flash Media Serve...

A practical look at the prerelease details of Flash Media Server 3

So, Adobe has gone and properly announced that the Flash Media Server 3 family of products will be released next month and have tossed in all kinds of tidbit...

I'm having trouble viewing streamed video, it starts and stops a lot, what's wrong here?

This most definitely doesn't pertain just to Flash Media Server, but it's a good question that I think quit...

I'm having trouble viewing streamed video, how can I confirm the server is working?

I actually receive and see this one on forums quite a bit so let's see if I can shed a bit of light on thin...

How can I move FLV files that have been recorded with Flash Media Server 2 to another server?

The question: How can I move FLV files that have been recorded with Flash Media Server 2 to another server?...

How can I record a stream from Flash Media Encoder on Flash Media Server 2?

The question: How can I record a stream from Flash Media Encoder on Flash Media Server 2?

The answer:

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What are the limitations on filenames when recording a stream to FMS2?

The question: What are the limitations on filenames when recording a stream to FMS2?

The answer:

How can I get (in the server side, main.asc) the IP of client requesting connect?

Something quick, fast and easy here. Almost falls in line with the RTFM mantra actually. But I'm not one to...

Can I execute an external command or program from main.asc?

The question: Can I execute an external command or program from main.asc?

The answer:

Nope. The be...

Is there a command or a way to trim an FLV audio stream at a particular location?

Lots of questions coming through lately, I'll try to keep up. Here's one that has no good answer unfortunat...

How do you detect when a user loses connection to the media server via network connection loss?

This question actually comes up quite often on mailing lists and forums. I thought I had addressed it in th...

Is there any way to get debugging when the application itself won't load?

The question: Is there any way to get debugging when the application itself won't load?

The answer:

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How can I interrupt a stream from Flash Media Encoder to FMS?

This is a good question about Flash Media Encoder that has just recently popped out from Adobe. If you happen to have Flash Media Server, then this is free t...

Does each NetConnection execute the server side script in it's own thread?

The question: Does each NetConnection execute the server side script in it's own thread?

The answer:

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How do I record sound using a microphone and then send it to the server?

I find it interesting sometimes that this type of question still comes through. It means two things to me. One is that Adobe lacks easily accessible informat...

How do I tell a user why their connection request was rejected?

Oh good, an easy one :). Got a question asker here asking how it would be to tell a user why they were rejected from connecting to the application.

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I want to serve multiple FLV files from FMS2. Can this be done in a simple way?

Streaming video from FMS is probably one of the most common uses of the software. Here is a common question that I've seen:

The question:

How could you create a time delay on a live stream?

The question: How could you create a time delay (say 5 minutes) on a live stream so that an administrator/editor could stop a broadcast ...

How difficult is it to administer FMS if our IT folks have little or no training in ActionScript?

These are all great questions and come from a person who is not already working on Flash Media Server and F...

Building a live DJ application for MP3 files

I recently put together an article for the Adobe Developer Center and it has finally gone live today. It's about making a live radio application using Flash ...

How do I get the metadata "duration" to be added into the FLV?

This is an easy but slightly obscure problem to fix, most probably wouldn't be aware of it unless coming across it themselves in the past.

Th...

What is the best way to handle the connected clients on the server side?

Wow.. this is such an open ended question I'm not quite sure where to start. Fortunately, I was able to get a bit of background information on the project an...

Is it possible to add metadata to a live video stream?

A rather interesting question today on metadata for FLV files recorded live with FMS.

The question: Is it possible to add metada...

Quick tip for keeping track of users in your application

Just recently had an FMS connection hijacker so I thought I'd share a quick tip here.

There are a lot of times when I'll release something out to a b...

Can FMS be used to communicate with a SQL server and serve xml data to a client?

The questions: Can FMS be used to communicate with a SQL server and serve xml data to a client?

Is it possible for it ...

Is it possible to split live videos on the server for different bandwidths?

Got a question today that is pretty common to hear when people want to know how FMS compares to other technologies out there.

The question:

How do you use FMS2.0 to detect which version of Flash and then what FLV file to play depending on users connection?

Here's a good one that I've actually answered quite well in one of my presentations that are online.

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Is it possible to create a podcast using FMS 2?

The question: Is it possible to create a podcast using FMS 2?

The answer:

Yes and no. You can't do...

Is it possible to insert or overwrite into the middle of an audio stream?

This one is a very good question and actually comes up quite often. I've seen it on forums and mailing lists. It gets answered but I guess people don't want ...

What's with ping(), and how do I use it?

The question: What's with client.ping(), and how do I use it?

The answer:

Well, I guess to start o...

How can I playback more than one recorded streams in synchronization?

A good question, unfortunately no good answer :(

The question: How can I playback more than one recorded streams in synchronizat...

How do I test the server after a fresh install of FMS2?

So here we are with another question about FMS that can hopefully be answered below :)

The question: How do I test the server af...

What logging options are available via FMS2?

So here's the Q: What logging options are available via Flash Media Server 2?

Well, what a nice new can of worms we have op...

How do I access a shared object on the server side that was created on the client side?

So here's an interesting question that to most intermediate to advanced people in FMS would consider quite ...

Is there any static variable type available in server side?

Question: Is there any static variable type available in server side ? so that I can change that variable globally. Answer: Yes....

How do I use the File Object on the server side with FMS2?

Got a question here for the FMS Guru on "How do I use the file object on the server side with FMS2?" So here's an answer :) <...

Deleting an FLV without using server side code

OK, here it is then. How to delete an FLV file off of a Flash Communication Server without using server side code at all. Just client side. This came up in t...

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