Akamai Media Framework for Adobe Flash Announced

Akamai Technologies has announced its Akamai Media Framework for Adobe Flash. The Framework is designed as a valuable resource to help developers start building video players in Adobe Flash Professional software. The Akamai Media Framework for Adobe Flash Professional software enables the creation of video player applications for streaming and progressive download for content created in Adobe Flash player compatible video, Adobe Flex, and Adobe AIR .

The Framework leverages best practices and open technologies to simplify the often complex task of creating video player applications. A code-based foundation for a fully functional media player allows interactive developers and sites to focus resources on designing a custom branded player that reflects their needs and business strategies. The Framework provides turnkey support for industry standards such as Media RSS and offers media companies a standardized way to publish and deliver media content to their own site as well as to distribution partners. By taking advantage of the combination of the Framework, deployment techniques, and the Akamai delivery network, customers can quickly implement a world-class solution for delivering Flash player video content and provide users with a consistent, high-quality experience.

The video player application is at the center of many media companies' digital distribution strategy. Companies need to implement complex, visually stimulating players that reflect their brand. What's not apparent to the consumer is that these players also need to support a seamless production and content distribution workflow as well as monetization through things such as video advertising. This gets more complex around syndication. With the Media Framework, Akamai is providing a solid foundation to help companies deliver a video player that takes care of the nuts and bolts and allows them to focus on providing a great media experience that consumers will enjoy.

Akamai and Adobe have collaborated on developer tools that will simplify the task of creating Flash Player compatible video player applications for delivering content. The goal of this Framework is to provide a foundation from which customers can quickly implement a sophisticated video player that can easily support advertising integration as well as automated workflows for publishing and syndication.

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