Hey everyone, We love hearing from users of our products, when features aren’t working the way you think they should, we want to help. It frequently happens that you guys have issues with flash content on the Chrome browser. Sometimes it goes as far as crashing or freezing your browser. A couple of years ago, in 2012, Google started shipping Chrome with a “safer and more stable” version of Flash Player. This version is usually called Pepper Flash because of it’s reliance on their new PPAPI for interacting with the browser (as opposed to the old NPAPI). This Flash Player is supposed to be more secure and stable, however we found quite a few bugs specific to this version of Flash Player, bugs[…]

5th of June 2013 update: Build 567 of HDFVR ships with the .NET files included. This article will show you how to run HDFVR on .NET web servers. The last stable build of HDFVR, 505,  ships with only PHP and classic ASP support.  In the next build we will add .NET support, but until then you can use the following guide to run HDFVR on .NET web servers. Here’s the archive with all the .NET files needed :.NET HDFVR files Installation tutorial: Download the archive with all the .NET files Copy all the files from the archive to the root folder of HDFVR on your webserver Open the “VideoRecorder.html” file from your HDFVR root folder, in any compatible editor edit[…]

Both the HD Flash Video Recorder and the FLV Audio Recorder grab the audio/video data from the webcam/mic, encode it and send it to the media server where it is saved in a .flv file. The folder where the .flv files are crated can be changed on FMIS. To do this you need to : Copy conf_defaultRoot__defaultVHost_Application.xml to applications/hdfvr or to applications/audiorecorder. Edit the newly copied Application.xml with a text editor. Change the value of the <StorageDir></StorageDir> tag (line 191) to the folder where you want the .flv files to be created. Save Application.xml and restart FMIS or reload the application using the FMIS Management Console.

7th of May 2014 update:  We’ve created a patch for Red5 1.0.2 that fixes the recording issues and compiled a new Red5 build that includes the patch, more details in this blog post. 5th of June 2013 update: Flash Player 11.3.300.257 (the 1st FP 11.3 release) released on the 8th of June 2012 removes the internal upload limit of FP. 28 April 2011 update: updated with latest available information on the issue and link to Red5 1.0 RC1 fix. This post is part 3 of our 3 part series on recording high quality Flash video over slow connections. In theory whenever someone is trying to use a flash video recorder to: record audio/video at a  data rate higher than the upload[…]

This is part 2 of our 3 part series on recording high quality Flash video over slow connections. As explained in the first part, a big buffer should be used in the recorder flash app so that the video and audio data has where to wait before its turn comes to travel to the media server. When the user stops the recording (by pressing a STOP button for example) most probably there still is some audio & video data in the buffer, data that has not been sent yet to the media server. Part 2: wait for the audio and video data to reach the media server before we display any SUCCESS message to the user Otherwise you will most[…]

This post is the first part out of a 3 part series on how to record high quality flash video over the Internet. We’ve learned a lot while doing video recorders for our clients and while developing the AVRecorder bundle and we would like to share some of that knowledge with the community! At the end of this 3 part series you will be able to record DVD like videos over the Internet using a simple audio video recorder made in Flash or Flex Builder (as2 or as3). So, Part 1: In the client swf application use a big buffer on the outgoing stream. All flash video recording applications are made out of 2 parts: the client side application, (a[…]

Lisa Larson Kelly has a great video up on Adobe Tv explaining the basics behind delivering prerecorded video using the Flash Platform. In this short video tutorial you will learn about: video codecs and video file types supported by the Flash Platform delivery options (streaming vs. progressive) what software you can use to encode Flash Video where your video files can play (in a webpage using the Flash Player, AIR apps, Adobe Media Player) what makes up a simple flash video player You can watch the video tutorial by following this link. Adobe TV is a free online video resource for expert instruction and inspiration about Adobe products.