Adobe® Flash® Media Server on Amazon Web Services™. Advanced interactive media delivery platform with lower up-front costs.

Deploy and manage your multiprotocol media streaming easily and affordably. Adobe’s partnership with Amazon Web Services simplifies the deployment of interactive media applications using peer-assisted networking. Start creating multiuser experiences with high-quality streaming for both live and on-demand content quickly and easily. Deliver to a wide variety of platforms and devices with minimal up-front commitment or investment.


Companies can now leverage the multiprotocol streaming and interactive features of Adobe Flash Media Enterprise Server software without the licensing costs and contracts associated with managing their own servers.

Top benefits include:

  • Stream live video through CloudFront to Flash, iOS, and Android devices
  • No server hardware infrastructure to set up or maintain
  • No up-front investment in software licenses
  • No cost for future software upgrades
  • No long-term commitment
  • No minimum number of server instances
  • Preconfigured and tuned for Flash Media Enterprise Server 4.5
  • Global data centers so you’re close to your customer
  • Scalable deployment, enabling you to add or remove server instances and pay only for machine time and data transfer used
  • Access to the latest version of Flash Media Enterprise Server

Enhance the interactive capabilities of web applications with the peer-assisted networking features of Flash Media Server on Amazon Web Services. Affordably deliver breakthrough, engaging environments supported by efficient multiway communications, HD-quality video,integrated live video streams, delivery to mobile devices, plus deeper interactivity through server-side scripting access.

Use Flash Media Server on Amazon Web Services to stream media files directly from your Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) account. A read-through local disk cache is configured automatically, improving the performance of streaming media from S3.

Ingest live multibitrate streams for RTMP or HTTP Dynamic Streaming delivery. An instance of Flash Media Server on Amazon Web Services can be used:

  • As an origin server for content delivery network (CDN) delivery
  • As a local publishing point for live streaming, with stream split out to multiple CDNs
  • To create a linear playlist to stream to a CDN

Amazon CloudFront, AWS's easy to use CDN, works seamlessly with Flash Media Server on Amazon Web Services. A detailed tutorial for setting-up live HTTP streaming using Amazon CloudFront is available here.

Deliver live and on-demand streams on the protocol of your choice:

  • HTTP Streaming - Reach the widest possible audience by delivering content to Adobe Flash Player, Adobe AIR applications, and iOS devices. With new HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) to iPad and other iOS devices—plus new protected HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) for Flash Player supported on Android devices—the video experience can now be delivered smoothly and securely to more devices, with adaptive bitrate support to reach audiences without disruption.
  • RTMP—streaming Support adaptive bitrate delivery and stream encryption for live and on-demand streams, along with low-latency real-time communication over industry standard RTMP/RTMPE.
  • RTMFP—Achieve real-time, ultralow latency communication with new peer-assisted networking. Reduce bandwidth costs for direct, live, real‐time communication applications such as audio and video chat and multiplayer games. Use RTMFP to realize higher network efficiencies with new application-level multicast support, saving bandwidth and network costs by distributing a stream among peers.

Expand your audience to include iOS devices with HTTP Live Streaming (HLS). With the same media and live streams as those used for Flash Player compatible playback, you can deliver and protect full adaptive bitrate experiences to iOS devices as well as HTML5-enabled browsers.

Deliver video using HTTP for 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.

Increase the capacity and fault tolerance of your interactive media experiences using RTMFP for peer assisted delivery (p2p). Now with new server chaining technology, you can distribute peer introductions across multiple servers. Perfect for multicast streaming, game development or communications apps.

Use peer-assisted networking in Adobe Flash Player 10.1 and later software to distribute high-quality, more secure streams among peers, significantly reducing the network load. Use prebuilt tools and Open Source Media Framework (OSMF) to get started quickly and easily.

Take advantage of the enhanced functionality in Flash Player 10.1 and later, which gives interactive access to media held in the buffer. Enable features such as trick mode playback (fast motion, slow motion, and frame stepping) as well as allow the video player to continue to play buffered video while reconnecting to the server if the connection is lost. Enjoy faster switching between streams when utilizing RTMP Dynamic Streaming for adaptive bitrate delivery, which improves the user experience during bandwidth fluctuations. RTMP Dynamic Streaming is a quality of service (QoS) feature that responds to changes in a viewer’s bandwidth or computing resources and quickly switches between bitrates during playback without disruption.

Create deep access controls such as domain white and black listing, external server authentication, authorization plug-ins, and other custom applications that protect interactive media experiences.

Deliver breakthrough, engaging environments with enhanced multiuser experiences (such as video chat, Voice over Internet Protocol, video overlays, server-side playlists, and server-side recording), plus deeper interactivity through an extensible development architecture and rich server-side scripting support.

Help ensure that existing time codes persist within media files to allow richer synchronization between streams, improving interactive experiences (such as switching audio tracks or camera angles) with multibitrate and multistream video and synchronized playback events.

Get started right away with easy, out-of-the-box deployment. Flash Media Server for Amazon Web Services makes it simple with prebuilt features for live, video on demand, and multiprotocol delivery of encrypted media to Flash Player and the Adobe AIR® runtime. Simply configure an Amazon EC2 instance to run a Flash Media Server Amazon Machine Image (AMI) and get up and running in minutes.

Deliver HD-quality video over standard HTTP network infrastructures with HTTP Dynamic Streaming support for both live and on-demand streams. Flash Media Server on Amazon Web Services provides:

  • Live packaging
  • Origin support
  • DVR support
  • Real-time manifests

Archive live, high-definition streams on the server and enable HD DVR functionality (instant replay and time shifting) with support for H.264 stream recording for both RTMP and HTTP Dynamic Streaming. Pause a live stream, or seek backwards into the video that was missed.

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