Finally, we’ve added support for HTTP streaming with Project Zeri.
Here is a list of some of the goals for Project Zeri
Leveraging existing HTTP infrastructure and cache technologies – increase the options for delivery by allow content to be optionally cached by standard HTTP servers to help increase capacity and help reduce delivery costs for large scale publishers
Support for all Flash Codecs– including H.264, VP6, H.263, HE-AAC, VP6, MP3 and all metadata that exists within the formats or live stream
Playback standardization – Project Zeri will include full support within the Open Source Media Framework, to help provide a standard player that can work across our CDN partners, and help content publishers monetize their valuable content.
Adaptive bit‐rate switching support – to ensure that bandwidth and CPU capabilities are maximized without disrupting the video flow.
Live & On Demand Streaming over HTTP – Project Zeri will allow you to stream all the same content regardless if it is live or on-demand with no additional encoding or change to your live encoding technology. DVR support – to enable a rich and interactive live media experience
Content protection – to ensure your content is protected through encryption, SWF verification & output protection all powered by Flash Access
Adobe's Project Zeri, which adds support for HTTP streaming and includes support for all Flash players, is due to debut sometime next month. The long-awaited deployment is aimed specifically at content delivery networks trying to deal with increasingly long viewing times associated with larger streamed events.
Adobe said in its blog that Project Zeri will leverage existing HTTP infrastructure and cache technologies, include adaptive bit-rate switching support and allow users to stream live or on-demand with no additional encoding to live encoding technology.