While for many of us FMSS is something we leave to the CDNs (Akamai, Edgecast) there are some important new features that as content creators we can take advantage of. Dynamic streaming, something Adobe talked about at NAB last year, is now fully implemented. Essentially if you are running multibitrate streams fluctuations of the viewers bandwidth will not interrupt the stream, the switch from high to low would be transparent. That keeps the viewer watching, and happy.
The new FME lets you make use of the multibitrate feature, up to three streams can be encoding (example: low, med, high). Send that up to a CDN using FMSS 3.5 and you have your dynamic streaming.
Perhaps you are using UStream, or want to, here is how: UStream help
Now if we could just get Newtek and their Tricaster to implement FME 3.0…No comments