DVRCast uses existing technology built into the server, DVRCast extends the server functionality with abilities to manage metadata, start and stop and scheduling of DVR-enabled streams.
Adobe has updated the component to support DVR functionality. We now support this component in both Flash Professional CS4 and the Flex SDK. The current version is FLVPlayback 184.108.40.206, and is included in the DVRCast download. You can also download it separately.
So finally Flash CS4 gets it’s much deserved update, I’m glad some of the mayor bugs on it seems to have been solved according to Richard Galvan’s post, One of those bugs ( The Bad Fonts Problem) made us scratch our heads and our hard drives (by formatting them ) at Grupo W, and thanks to the efforts of Adobe’s Flash Team it’s solved now here’s a little excerpt of Richard’s Post:
Adobe Flash® CS4 Professional (10.0.2) addresses a number of performance issues. Some key fixes are:
Fixed a performance issues when dragging objects on stage, scrubbing the timeline, or entering symbol edit mode in large AS 2.0 and AS 3.0 files.
Fixed a performance issues when opening large files or files with many nested symbols.
Fixed a performance issues when working in the library such as scrolling, selecting items in the library, dragging item to stage, or editing symbol from library.
It also addresses several crashes involving creating a text fields on stage and opening specific files with corrupted fonts. The font issue was causing many people to suffer crashes because Flash was not handling inappropriate or corrupted fonts very gracefully.
The new version of Flash has arrived along with the rest of the creative suite applications, this version of Flash comes with many enhancements and it seems that Flash designers and Animators are going to love this version, for developers it’s not fresh news because they been able to download and test the new capabilities of the Flash Player 10 Beta from Adobe Labs.
To give a more detailed review I will have to test it first but here are some of the new features:
Gain complete control over individual animation attributes with object-based animation, which applies tweens directly to objects instead of to keyframes. Easily make changes to motion with Bezier handles.
Animate 2D objects through 3D space with exciting new 3D translation and rotation tools, which allow you to animate along the x, y, and z axes. Apply local or global transformation to any object.
Procedural modeling with Deco and Spray Brush
Turn symbols into instant design tools. Apply symbols in a variety of ways: Quickly create kaleidoscope-like effects and apply fills using the Deco tool, or randomly spray symbols across any defined area using the Spray Brush.
Metadata (XMP) support
Add metadata to SWF files using the new XMP panel. Quickly assign tags for enhanced collaboration and better mobile experiences.
Authoring for Adobe AIR
Deliver interactive experiences to the desktop with new integrated capability to publish to the Adobe® AIR™ runtime. Reach even more audiences across more devices — web, mobile, and now the desktop.
Open content from Adobe InDesign® or After Effects® software and retain file integrity. With the cross-application XFL format, easily import content for further development in Adobe Flash®.
Inverse kinematics with the Bones tool
Create chain-like animation effects with a series of linked objects, or quickly distort a single shape using the new Bones tool.
Experience detailed control over keyframe parameters, including rotation, size, scale, position, filters, and more, using the new motion editor. Refine easing control with graphical displays similar to those in After Effects.
Jump-start your project with prebuilt animations that can be applied to any object. Select from dozens of presets or create and save your own. Share presets with others to save animation time.
Encode to any format recognized by the Adobe Flash Player runtime with Adobe Media Encoder, the same tool found in other Adobe video products and now with support for H.264.