If you’ve been waiting for OSMF (Open Source Media Framework) to settle down, now is the time to dive in. This sprint was largely about locking down the API, but we added a few features as well:
- DVR Support. OSMF now supports DVR via Flash Media Server’s server-side DVRCast application. This feature allows clients to jump back in time while viewing a live stream.
- Syndication support (Atom 1.0, RSS 2.0, plus iTunes and Media RSS extensions). You’ll see a new AS3 library in OSMF that can parse all of the major feed formats, plus the media-centric RSS extensions. I’ve also updated the Akamai Plugin Sample app to load and parse an RSS feed and display a playlist. If you load the MAST plugin before loading the RSS feed, you get a pre-roll ad before each video in the playlist. Note there is a bug with the MAST plugin and the SMIL plugin working together, I’m hoping to address this ASAP.
- Extended HTTP Streaming Support. OSMF now supports subclips for HTTP-streamed content, and DRM for HTTP-streamed content.
See the OSMF blog post here for more details on these features:
As usual, if you have questions, you can post them to the OSMF forums: