Zencoder: Live transcoding

“Zencoder’s Live Cloud Transcoding API enables content providers to deliver adaptive bitrate streaming to multiple devices from a single RTMP origin stream. Our powerful cloud transcoding platform reduces operational cost and complexity, eliminates bandwidth bottlenecks, and provides viewers with a high quality user experience on their device of choice.”

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jPlayer 2.2.0 Release notes & New Features – HTML5 Audio & Video for jQuery via www.jplayer.org

“The CSS styleable jQuery media player plugin with HTML5 support!


New Features:


Added RTMP support to the Flash fallback. Enables the supplied options: rtmpv and rtmpa for video and media RTMP streams respectively. RTMP feature developed by Robert M. Hall in this GitHub fork github.com/rmhall/jPlayer of jPlayer.


The Flash SWF jPlayer version number is once again displayed when visiting the URL directly.”

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Live Cloud Transcoding BETA – Zencoder

“Multi-screen, adaptive bitrate transcoding for live streams
We’re unleashing live transcoding functionality and we’re looking for engaged beta testers to help refine the product.


The most commonly requested feature from our customers has been transcoding of live video streams. We are excited to announce Live Cloud Transcoding. Live Cloud Transcoding makes it easy and economical to transcode live events for adaptive bitrate, multi screen distribution. Just point an RTMP stream to Zencoder and we will output RTMP and HLS streams in multiple bitrates.”

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Handout for Encoding for Flash, Mobile, and HTML5 Workshop by Jan Ozer of www.streaminglearningcenter.com

“Learn the technological fundamentals behind encoding for both H.264 and WebM formats. You’ll learn how to encode H.264 for HTML5 distribution and streaming to iOS and other mobile devices, as well as how to encode it for Flash, including live, on-demand, and RTMP, as well as HTTP-based adaptive streaming. For WebM, you’ll learn the basics of on-demand streaming, plus get a look at live WebM encoders. Finally, you’ll learn how the various H.264 and WebM encoding tools compare in regards to performance, quality, and features.”

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Highwinds Completing Transition from RTMP to HTTP |StreamingMedia

“At Streaming Media West in Los Angeles last fall, I met Highwinds VP of product management Chris Bray, and we got into a lengthy discussion about the future of RTMP and HTTP-based Dynamic Streaming. Unfortunatel

y, I didn't have my notebook, so didn't get the most important points down. Fortunately, Chris was willing to fill me in on Highwinds' move from RTMP to HTTP and discuss the future of HTTP delivery in general.”

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@Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 Delivers to iPad & iPhone by @StreamingMedia

“New version of Flash Media Server offers expanded, dynamic protocol support, including HTTP Live Streaming to iDevices, as well as DRM enhancements.


What’s a broadcaster to do? While mobile video delivery grabs headlines, the number of actual users for mobile broadcast content is just a tiny fraction of those viewing content on a desktop or laptop machine. For that larger installed base of customers, mature delivery solutions like RTMP allow features that HTTP delivery solutions could only dream of. At least until now.


Today, Adobe announced the release of Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5, hoping to bridge the gap between mobile/HTTP delivery and the feature set of RTMP that most broadcasters rely on. Almost a year to the day after the company announced its first HTTP Dynamic Streaming solution, FMS 4.5 provides significant enhancements, plus the ability to send content to Apple iPad/iPhone/iPod touch devices via HTTP Live Streaming (a.k.a. HLS).”