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Flash Media Server 3

There were two big announcements this week for the Flash platform. First, the new dot-release of Flash Player 9 (codename MovieStar) was released last night. This means that h.264 is now included in the Flash Player (and hopefully for AIR in the near future). There are also many new changes that you can read about here.

However, there was even bigger news. Adobe announced the versions and pricing for Flash Media Server 3. Here is the new product page.

What does this mean? It means that Flash Video’s presence on the Internet will now mostly eclipse all other formats. Some companies (such as the BBC) stayed away from flash video until recently because of the excessive cost of the multi-server FMS setup. Companies now don’t have to shell out $40,000 up front. Now they can add servers as needed and have it scale much easier. This also opens the door to utilizing Amazon EC2 servers (as Ted Patrick mentioned). Now with h.264 added (with the Flash Player update), what is there to stop Flash Video?

2 Responses to “Flash Media Server 3”

  1. abigale105 says:

    Flash Video Server is a powerful video streaming platform which provides services of streaming Flash videos and audios between the server side and client side. Flash Video Server offers you easy solution to enable your clients to play, record, and publish local Flash videos, live videos and audios to the server and share with other users.
    This program makes it possible for online meetings, live video publishing, recording, and playing.

  2. We love Flash Media Server and use it everyday!