Adobe FLVPLayback Component Updated

Network DVR

Adobe released an update to the FLVPlayback component (v2.5.0.15) for Flash CS4 and Flex 3.

Excerpt from  Kevin’s blog. Go there for more detailed information

Today(22-may-09) we released two free tools; the new DVRCast application for Flash Media Interactive Server 3.5, and an update to FLVPlayback component. You can find them both on the Flash Media Server productivity tools page: http://www.adobe.com/go/fms_tools/. You can read more from a new article from David Hassoun posted here: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashmediaserver/articles/live_dvr_pt2.html

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 2.5.0.15, and is included in the DVRCast download.   You can also download it separately.

Adobe opens the SWF and FLV formats

Adobe has just dropped the licensing restrictions on the SWF and FLV formats as part of the open screen project .

Here’s an excerpt of the text in the Open Screen Project’s site.
The Open Screen Project is dedicated to driving consistent rich Internet experiences across televisions, personal computers, mobile devices, and consumer electronics. The Open Screen Project is supported by technology leaders, including Adobe, ARM, Chunghwa Telecom, Cisco, Intel, LG Electronics Inc., Marvell, Motorola, Nokia, NTT DoCoMo, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics Co., Sony Ericsson, Toshiba and Verizon Wireless, and leading content providers, including BBC, MTV Networks, and NBC Universal, who want to deliver rich Web and video experiences, live and on-demand across a variety of devices.
Specifically, this work will include:

* Removing restrictions on use of the SWF and FLV/F4V specifications
* Publishing the device porting layer APIs for Adobe Flash Player
* Publishing the Adobe Flash® Cast™ protocol and the AMF protocol for robust data services
* Removing licensing fees – making next major releases of Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR for devices free.

What does this means for us developers ? It means that now you can use this formats to create players that read in this formats… exiting huhh !!!!.
More info and a video of Kevin Lynch Adobe CTO explaining more deeply what this means for the developer community visit the Developer section of the Open Screen Project on Adobe’s site.