Flash comm server on RH7.3

George Bray listoid at techtrek.tv
Fri Mar 28 20:41:31 EST 2003

I've been waiting for the linux version of this in the hope of 
setting up a server on Canberra's webone/netspeed/transcity. Not 
connected yet, working through all that now.

If anyone's got an interest in shared audio/video interfaces using 
this stuff, please let me know.

	cheers - George

warning, PR follows:

Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX 1.5 Now Available
Thursday March 27, 7:31 am ET

Update Adds HTTP Tunneling, Linux Support, and Free Developer Edition

Flashforward 2003, SAN FRANCISCO, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 
Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR -News ) today announced the immediate 
availability of Macromedia® Flash(TM) Communication Server MX 1.5, 
including key functionality to extend its position as the premier 
platform for enabling compelling, interactive, rich media audio/video 
applications such as on-demand video, live event broadcasts, webcam 
chat, and recorded video messaging. Macromedia Flash Communication 
Server MX 1.5 adds key features requested by customers to further 
enterprise deployment compatibility including:  support for HTTP 
Tunneling, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Linux, and MP3s; enhanced 
audio support and administration; and a new, improved model for 
adding capacity. For more information on the update, available for 
download today, go to http://www.macromedia.com/go/commserver/ .

"Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX enables our customers to 
provide the best possible interactive rich media experiences on the 
Internet," said Pete Santangeli, vice president of engineering, 
Macromedia. "Corporations can now seamlessly integrate audio and 
video applications directly into their website with instant-on 
availability and unprecedented levels of interactivity."

Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX integrates support for 
streaming media, real-time collaboration, and multi-way video, audio, 
and text messaging into a single solution. With HTTP Tunneling and 
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) gateway support, server traffic can now 
traverse firewalls and proxies and deliver secure information to 
ensure everyone can experience the content. MP3 support enables 
developers to stream high-quality audio without requiring the user to 
download and playback audio files. Audio support is also improved in 
this update through better synchronization with video and better 
latency management for live streams.

With more hosting providers and ISPs supporting Macromedia Flash 
Communication Server MX, this new release includes better 
administration and management of virtual hosts. This server update 
adds support for Red Hat Linux 7.3 and higher. This new version also 
simplifies the addition of short-term capacity for sites that host 
events where short-term traffic spikes are expected. 90-day unlimited 
capacity packs, as well as the ability to stack capacity on existing 
servers, offers more flexibility and capacity planning options for 

Macromedia today also announced a free Developer Edition of 
Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX 1.5. The Developer Edition 
is a fully functioning, but capacity-restricted, version of the 
server that application developers can use to learn the product and 
author applications.

Yahoo! uses Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX to deliver 
elements in the front page for SBC Yahoo! DSL, a broadband service 
developed through an alliance between Yahoo! and SBC Communications 
Inc. An innovative Internet service that delivers an entirely new 
kind of broadband experience, SBC Yahoo! DSL uses the Macromedia 
server to deliver streaming video news and movie trailers on-demand.


Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX 1.5, which runs on Windows 
and Linux, is available today for immediate download from the 
Macromedia Online Store ( http://www.macromedia.com/store/ ). 
Pricing is $499 for the Personal Edition and starts at $4,500 for the 
Professional Edition. Upgrades from 1.0 are free for Professional 
Edition users, and $99 for Personal Edition users. 90-day capacity 
packs are priced at $7,500. Education and volume licensing is 

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