“Adobe announced some of the new features in Flash Media Server 3”:http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/200709/090607FMS.html and one of them is regarding the integration with Flash Lite 3.
bq. Adobe Flash Media Server 3 will also support live and recorded streaming to Adobe Flash® Lite™ 3, Adobe’s award-winning Flash Player runtime specifically designed for mobile phones. Adobe Flash Lite 3 will bring the Adobe Flash Player video format from the desktop to mobile handsets and devices, enabling operators, handset manufacturers and developers alike to deliver more engaging experiences to mobile users. Adobe expects the first Flash Lite 3 enabled devices to be available by the end of the year.
Here are some of highlights that are most interesting to me. Read the first link above for all of them.
bq. **Integrated Content Protection**
Adobe Flash Media Server 3 will offer a new encrypted protocol to help protect streamed content and provide support for the upcoming Adobe Media Player.
bq. **Major Performance Gains**
Streaming performance almost doubles in Adobe Flash Media Server 3, allowing more streams and more users per server, helping to lower overall deployment costs. Building on the recently announced support for H.264 video codec and High Efficiency AAC+ (HE-AAC) audio, Adobe Flash Media Server 3 customers can now leverage most of their existing MPEG content directly without having to re-encode, helping reduce the cost of distributing via Adobe Flash Player compatible video. Users can enjoy higher-quality video experiences in the ubiquitous Adobe Flash Player, which is currently installed on 98 percent of internet-enabled desktops worldwide.
Adobe Flash Media Server 3 is expected to be available as a service through select partners in the fourth quarter of 2007 and for sale worldwide in the first quarter of 2008. For more information about Adobe Flash Media Server, please visit www.adobe.com/go/fms3_faq .
Good stuf Adobe! I’ve heard some really good things about FMS3 and I can’t wait to use it, especially with Flash Lite 3.
I just found “this PDF”:http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pdfs/FMS3FAQ.pdf from some blog somewhere and it details a lot more updates.