Video streaming

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

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.

Server redirection

Automatically provide video players with new or alternate locations if content is missing using built-in redirection in RTMP similar to HTTP 302 redirection.

Stream reconnection

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.

Robust Media Origin

Application-level multicast

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.*

Robust Media Origin

On-demand packaging for HTTP

Deliver video using HTTP for Adobe Flash® Player compatible and iOS devices without preparing the assets ahead of time. On-demand packaging makes publishing easier by requiring one set of video files to deliver to multiple devices with or without Flash Player installed.**

Content protection

Token authentication

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.

Robust Media Origin

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.*

Robust Media Origin

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.*

Robust Media Origin

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.*

Real-time encryption for multicast and P2P

Simplify the delivery and security of your live enterprise events and communication. With RTMPE, multicast and P2P streaming to Flash Player is always encrypted.*

Server management

64-bit performance

Maximise server resources with full 64-bit support that enables more memory cache, better network performance, less disruption and faster stream starts.

Server logging

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.

Administration tools

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.

Robust Media Origin

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.*

Programmable configuration

Thanks to a server-side programming architecture, develop customised streaming and communication services that integrate within your network, consume or control external services, create server-side playlists or archive media to disc.*


Robust Media Origin

Scalable P2P introduction services for Flash Player

Increase the capacity and fault tolerance of your social or enterprise video and voice apps with new server chaining technology that lets operators distribute peer introductions across multiple servers.*

Robust Media Origin

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.*

High-quality audio and video capture

Create new social and game apps with higher quality video and voice communication that can be used across multiple devices that support Flash Player or Adobe AIR, including Android, iOS and most web browsers.*

Playback experience

Robust Media Origin

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