Adobe has updated their Adobe Flash Media Server family of products with support for iOS devices, allowing publishers to push Flash content over HTTP to iPhone and iPad users without needing Apple’s approval. The media is managed and rendered server-side, so it does not rely on client processing power to view the content, resulting in faster load times and more stable video. Sadly, end users do not have control over what content uses Flash Media Server, and due to the high price tag of the software and service, it’s not an end-all solution to bringing Flash to iOS.
Premium Video Streaming with Flash Media Server 4.5
Flash Media Server 4.5 expands on its mobile delivery options with the addition of iOS support and enables content owners to create HTTP content on the fly to reduce costs brought on by device proliferation. New features of Flash Media Server 4.5:
Delivery to iPad and iPhone enables businesses to use the same media and live streams to deliver full adaptive bit-rate experiences to platforms supporting Flash, as well as Apple devices, including iPad and iPhone.