Adobe Flex Streaming Capabilities
Posted on 2008-09-30
I am evaluating Adobe Flex Builder 3 as a solution for our video streaming interface. I am using Flash Media Server to do the actual streaming. Our goal is to be able to streaming videos in .flv, and .mp4 .m4v, etc formats. Through preliminary test we were able to streaming the .flv files over RTMP without any issues using the VideoDisplay component packaged with Flex . However the .mp4 and .m4v files are not streaming.
These are the formats that have worked with the .flv files
These are the formats we have tried and failed with the .mp4 files:
Since we had success streaming all the aforementioned formats using the FLVPlayBack component in Flash CS3 Professional, we have also tried installing this component in Flex. We again were able to stream the .flv files but not any other formats. It is essential for this project to be able to stream the H264 files. Is Adobe Flex capable of streaming H.264 files by any means? If so, please provide a small example or link to a viable solution. Any information is appreciated.