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jez777
flash media server question
on Sep 12, 2006 at 12:44:54 pm

If someone is wanting to stream live video, how necessary is it to have flash media server? Can anyone give me some neat advantages that wouldn't be possible just using flash on it's own? Thanks



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Sher Ali
Re: flash media server question
on Sep 12, 2006 at 3:59:06 pm

to stream live video using flash you need to capture video,
which is done by utilizing Flash Media Server and using the
NetStream and NetConnection classes AS. And when you have captured
the video publish it to users using Flash Media Server.

When we say streaming it means that Flash Media server is must, because
showing video in flash without using Flash Media Server is called Progressive
video, which is different from that of Streaming video.

There are a lot of diffences, but for the simplicity just consider one difference
that progressive video is cached by the user's browser and streaming video is not
cached.

I hope it helps


Sher Ali
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jez777
Re: flash media server question
on Sep 12, 2006 at 4:04:13 pm

Yes, that's what I was kind of thinking. Thanks



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lajoiet
Re: flash media server question
on Sep 13, 2006 at 12:37:45 am

Just to expand on Sher's excellent description, you also MUST have FMS if you're looking to do anything "live" like from a webcam or something in Flash, and using FMS, once the video has played, you can jump to any point in the video with minimal delay before it starts playing where jumped to (it just needs to cache the buffer amount, but can start at any point in the video). FMS can also be used to stream MP3 audio through a NetStream object whereas without FMS, you cannot use NetStream to play MP3's. You can also get FMS to give you thumbnails of your videos automatically.

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