With Adobe® Flash® Media Interactive Server 4.5 software, securely stream video on Adobe Flash Player compatible and Apple iOS devices using protected HTTP delivery that is scalable and easy to use. Target larger audiences, improve quality, and reduce costs with new P2P and IP multicast delivery.
WHO IS FLASH MEDIA INTERACTIVE SERVER FOR?
Medium to large businesses that can benefit from flexible delivery methods
Educational institutions that want to create virtual classrooms or broadcast live interactive experiences
Government agencies that want to implement real-time communication or interactive training
Anyone seeking scalable, secure streaming with custom server-side application logic
Protected HTTP streaming for Flash Player Protect and monetize your HD video with easy-to-use content protection built on Adobe Flash Access® software (with no additional DRM license servers) to add massive scale and robust protection to your media assets or live streams.
Robust media origin services Control your media publishing workflows, add redundancy, control access and protection, manage QoS, access advanced video player features, and leverage cloud services by operating your own media origin for both Flash Player and iOS HTTP streaming.
Scalable P2P introduction services for Flash Player Increase the capacity and fault tolerance of your social or enterprise video and voice apps with new server chaining technology that lets operators distribute peer introductions across multiple servers.
Protected HTTP streaming for iOS Expand your audience to include those who use iOS devices with HTTP Live Streaming (HLS). Using the same media and live streams, you can deliver and protect full adaptive bitrate experiences to Flash Player compatible and iOS devices as well as HTML5 browsers.
On-demand stream packaging Publish faster, reduce storage costs, and save time by publishing video once, and let Flash Media Server 4.5 optimize your media for HTTP delivery for both iOS and Flash Player compatible devices with full adaptive bitrate support.
On-demand packaging for HTTP Deliver video using HTTP for Flash Player compatible devices and iOS without preparing the video assets ahead of time. On-demand packaging makes publishing easier by requiring one set of video to deliver to multiple devices with or without Flash Player installed.
Adaptive bitrate manifest support Enable adaptive bitrate streaming on your media player with adaptive bitrate manifest support. F4M and M3u8 set manifests describe the bitrates and file sources for the player. This feature requires Open Source Media Framework 1.6 for Flash Player compatible or iOS devices.
Adobe Flash Access DRM support Apply sophisticated business rules and policies to support premium video experiences for live, linear, and on-demand video thanks to robust DRM support with Adobe Flash Access® software.
Advanced disk management for HTTP Help ensure your video stream will remain playing while managing your storage disks thanks to disk management for live HTTP streaming. You can safely deliver rich, live experiences with rolling DVR windows, time shifting, and instant replay..
HLS file format for iOS new Enjoy support for HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), the format for iOS, inside the Safari browser and within apps, including Adobe AIR® for iOS. HLS support includes adaptive bitrate for both live video and video on demand.
Dynamic Streaming Maintain a steady playback experience without interruption due to network loss or limited CPU resources. Dynamic Streaming is supported using RTMP or HTTP protocols for Flash Player compatible devices and HTTP for iOS.
Application-level multicast Reduce delivery costs and infrastructure for massive-scale live media delivery over internal and public networks using P2P technology built into Flash Player.
Mobile and device support Enjoy support for full adaptive bitrate live and on-demand video to millions of smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs running operating systems such as Android™, QNX/BlackBerry®, and iOS.
DVD style seeking (trick modes) Give your audience responsive interactive access to your video stream with high-performance seek, fast forward, slow motion, frame step, and rewind, efficiently using a client buffer to optimize server performance.
HDS file format support for Flash Player Stream with HDS using the F4F format, based on industry-standard MPEG-4 and supported by Flash Player. F4F support includes adaptive bitrate for both live and on-demand video and also supports DRM protection with Flash Access.
HTTP streaming for iOS Deliver high-quality live and on-demand video to devices and HTML5 browsers supporting the HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) video format with the same media and live streams as those used for Flash Player. Full adaptive bitrate can reach audiences without disruption caused by wireless networks.
HTTP origin services new Stream your media to all devices from a high-performance, built-in HTTP server built on Apache.
Multiprotocol manifest generator tools Generate manifest files more easily and with fewer errors with new tools that eliminate creating F4M and M3u8 files manually for live and VOD delivery to a variety of devices.
Multicast ingest and recording Replicate live video more efficiently within your enterprise network by consuming, recording, and republishing multicast streams to additional multicast networks, downgrading to unicast, HTTP Dynamic Streaming, or HLS for iOS.
Multicast fusion for Flash Player Multicast in your network to increase the quality and security of your live enterprise video with Source Specific Multicast (SSM). Combine with P2P to increase reach and reduce infrastructure costs.
H.264/AAC codec support Stream your video to Flash Player compatible and iOS devices without reencoding. Leverage device acceleration to maximize battery life and improve quality.
HD video streaming Increase viewing times and drive premium experiences with unlimited quality potential. Deliver high-resolution, HD video experiences using VP6 and hardware-accelerated H.264 video to the desktop, tablets, smartphones, or smart TVs.
Live streaming with DVR and time shifting Spend more time with live video events and give the viewer control over your live stream with pause and seek backwards, instant replay, or play from start with robust server DVR support for RTMP, HTTP Dynamic Streaming, and HLS for iOS.
Real-time encryption for RTMP (RTMPe) Easily encrypt your live or on-demand media so you can deliver HD video and full adaptive bitrate to any Flash Player compatible device. RTMPe is used by major global broadcasters today to protect valuable media content.
Bandwidth detection Select the right bitrate to start streams quickly, improving the user experience and adaptive bitrate performance.
High-quality audio and video capture Create new social and game apps with higher quality video and voice communication that can be used across multiple devices that support Flash Player or Adobe AIR®, including Android, iOS, and most web browsers and SIP-enabled devices.
P2P introduction forwarding for RTMFP Increase capacity and improve fault tolerance for P2P communication and multicast by distributing the P2P introductions across multiple servers that are working together.
Fast seeking Let viewers navigate video quickly with responsive seeking direct from the Flash Player buffer, which also reduces server load and increases performance and capacity.
Real-time encryption for multicast and P2P Simplify the delivery and security of your live enterprise events and communication. With the RTMP protocol, multicast and P2P streaming to Flash Player is always encrypted.
Token authentication Control access to your content using server/player tokens. Flash Media Server can process tokens against separate web services to grant or deny access.
Server redirection Automatically provide video players with new or alternate locations if content is missing using built-in redirection in RTMP similar to HTTP 302 redirection.
IP mobility for P2P Maintain persistent server connections using RTMFP when changing networks, such as 3G to Wi-Fi, between different wireless networks, or from wired connections to wireless connections.
Administration tools Monitor the performance of your entire server cluster from a single interface, allowing you to manage the server and perform operations easily on servers, streams, sessions, and clients.
Server logging Get you the tools you need to track and generate reports on content delivery, server performance, and access using W3C-compliant ASCII logs.
Network prioritization QoS Increase QoS by taking advantage of differentiated services for RTMP. Administrators can prioritize RTMP network traffic, reducing disruption caused by other network activity.
Extensible plug-in architecture Use advanced access controls to extend the server for custom authentication, monitoring, and media location mapping required for robust deployment into your content delivery network.
Peer-assisted networking (P2P) Develop multiplayer games; softphone, voice, and video chat apps; and other large data-driven applications securely within your business while significantly reducing costs through the RTMFP protocol.
Audio extraction Deliver an audio-only stream for mobile devices on wireless networks to prevent rebuffering and meet Apple App Store requirements for audio-only bitrate as part of a multibitrate set.
Fast bitrate switching Experience full adaptive bitrate streaming with fast, high-quality switching over RTMP to avoid any stuttering or delays caused by CPU performance or bandwidth limitations.
Stream splitting Publish across multiple networks from a single encoder. Add prerecorded streams or cue points to the stream, or deliver linear playlists or republish to multiple public content delivery networks or distributed servers.
Player binding with SWF verification Protect unauthorized video players from playing your video, saving bandwidth costs and protecting your monetization efforts. Use your SWF video player or a new SWF hashing tool to create unique encryption keys for RTMP, RTMFP, and HTTP delivery.
Access control lists Control access to domains and IP addresses to protect your live or on-demand video streams or communications.
Stream reconnection Ensure that the viewer experience is not affected when connections are disrupted by continuing to play back from the buffer while the player reestablishes the connection.
Secure administration API Securely access deep performance metrics, change configurations, and set alarms through customized interfaces supporting web services or within custom Flash Player interfaces, giving you advanced control and integration.
64-bit performance Maximize server resources with full 64-bit support that enables more memory cache, better network performance, less disruption, and faster stream starts.
Programmable configuration Thanks to a server-side programing architecture, develop custom streaming and communication services that integrate within your network, consume or control external services, create server-side playlists, or archive media to disk.
Edge caching for RTMP Maximize your network using RTMP caching to reduce the load on your origin server, and improve the quality of service for your end users. Edge caching is an easy-to-use feature that expands the RTMP capacity of your server deployment.
Secure RTMP protocol Enable secure video, audio, and data message transport to and from Flash Player compatible devices. The multiway RTMP protocol can be encrypted as well as tunneled over HTTP.
Video recording Archive high-quality, live streams on the server so you can quickly deploy any live stream on demand after your live event is over.
Supported operating systems
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 64 bit
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® Server 5.5 64 bit
Linux CentOS 5.5 64 bit
Windows 7 32 bit (for Flash Media Development Server only)