HLS file format for iOS, with adaptive bitrate support
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 (VOD) and also supports content protection with Adobe Access software.
HDS file format for Flash Player, with adaptive bitrate support
Stream with HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) using the F4F format, based on industry-standard MPEG-4 and supported by Flash Player. F4F support includes adaptive bitrate for both live video and video on-demand (VOD) and, also supports content protection with Adobe Access software.
Audio extraction for HTTP
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.
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.
HTTP origin services
Stream your media to all devices from a high-performance, built-in HTTP server built on Apache.
Automatically provide video players with new or alternate locations if content is missing using built-in redirection in RTMP similar to HTTP 302 redirection.
Help 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.
Reduce delivery costs and infrastructure for massive-scale live media delivery over internal and public networks using P2P technology built into Flash Player.*
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.*
Edge caching for RTMP
Maximise 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.*
On-demand packaging for HTTP
Control access to your content using server and player tokens. Adobe Media Server can process tokens against separate web services to grant or deny access.
Player binding with SWF file verification
Protect unauthorised video players from playing your video, saving bandwidth costs and protecting your monetisation efforts. Use your SWF video player or a new SWF hashing tool to create unique encryption keys for RTMP, RTMFP and HTTP delivery.
Protected HTTP streaming for Apple iOS
Expand your audience to include iOS devices with HTTP Live Streaming (HLS). Using the same media and live streams used for playback in Flash Player, you can deliver and protect full adaptive bitrate experiences to iOS devices as well as HTML5 browsers.*
Protected HTTP streaming for Flash Player
Protect and monetise your HD video with easy-to-use content protection built on Adobe Access software, with no additional DRM licence servers. Add massive scale and robust protection to your media assets or live streams.*
Protected HTTP Dynamic Streaming (PHDS) for Flash Player
Protect your content streamed to desktop and devices using HTTP with reduced complexity thanks to real-time encryption, cacheable key delivery and player binding.*
Adobe Access DRM Support
Dynamically segment and encrypt content with Access DRM policy for HLS on iOS. 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 Access.*
Player binding with SWF file verification
Protect unauthorised video players from playing your video, saving bandwidth costs and protecting your monetisation 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.*
Secure administration API
Securely access deep performance metrics, change configurations and set alarms through customised interfaces supporting web services or within customised Flash Player interfaces, giving you advanced control and integration.*
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.*
Maximise server resources with full 64-bit support that enables more memory cache, better network performance, less disruption and faster stream starts.
Get the tools you need to track and generate reports on content delivery, server performance and access using W3C-compliant ASCII logs.
Network prioritisation QoS
Increase QoS by taking advantage of differentiated services for RTMP. Administrators can prioritise RTMP network traffic, reducing disruption caused by other network activity.
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.
Advanced disc management for HTTP
Keep your video stream playing while managing your storage discs thanks to disc management for live HTTP streaming. You can safely deliver rich, live experiences with rolling DVR windows, time shifting and instant replay.*
Multiprotocol manifest generator tools
Generate manifest files more easily and with fewer errors with new tools that eliminate the need to manually create F4M and M3u8 files for live and VOD delivery to a variety of devices.*
Extensible plug-in architecture
Use advanced access controls to extend the server for customised 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.*
HD video streaming
Deliver high-definition video up to 1080p, with bitrates from 700 Kbps up to and beyond 6Mbps, using either H264 or VP6 video codecs or AAC and MP3 audio codecs.
Fast bitrate switching
Experience full adaptive bitrate streaming with fast, high-quality switching on desktop, iOS and Android to avoid any stuttering or delays caused by CPU performance or bandwidth limitations.
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.
* Available in Adobe Media Server 5 Professional and Extended only
** Available in Adobe Media Server 5 Extended only