7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 10, 2011 12:28 PM by 335098 RSS

    OSMF and Spark videoPlayer

    pollymath Community Member



      At the risk of a bit of a cross posting I think that it is a real issue here. the latest and 'locked down' (sprint 10) version of OSMF is incompaterble with the spark videoplayer. I now understand why FB4 ships with a considerably older version of the OSMF I posted this on the OSFM forum. Another example of how the spark components are incomplete!


      Thanks fo Listening



        • 1. Re: OSMF and Spark videoPlayer
          David_F57 Community Member



          Thanks to how Flashbuilder works and the beauty of the open source sdk's/frameworks I don't thing it is to big an issue, FB 4 had to be locked down several weeks before release in order to get the product release ready, things like osmf and the flex 4 sdk continue to move forward and thats the right way as Flashbuilder should not slow the development pace of the frameworks.


          with the SDK,  OSMF, TLF etc you are always going to have points where there development cycle is not in sync but that doesn't matter as Adobe manage that for us and everynight they give us flex sdk snapshots of  its current state of sync with the other frameworks. When it gets to the point that the IDE needs to be tweaked with newer parts of the flex sdk  there would be a freeze on the SDK itself in preparation for a Flashbuilder point release. Then the cycle starts all over again.


          So if you see a freeze on something like the OSMF its a safe bet that you will see a stable build of the flexSDK including that OSMF in the not to distant future.



          • 2. Re: OSMF and Spark videoPlayer
            pollymath Community Member

            Hi David



            Firstly thanks for replying. Well it cant come soon enough for us. IMHO Spark components have no business using a framework that is not locked down. OSMF Sprint 10 is the first locked down release.  It would be interesiting to get a little more help with how and when Spark gets updated. At present there are still holes in the Spark component set. I really hope that that is addressed.

            So if you see a freeze on something like the OSMF its a safe bet that you will see a stable build of the flexSDK including that OSMF in the not to distant future.

            Our bigest frustration using this tech is the vagueness of releases. The drepreciation notices everywhere telling us to use Spark components are all well and good when Spark is an alternative for all (UI at least) MX components.


            Right, end of Moan!



            • 3. Re: OSMF and Spark videoPlayer
              greg•hamer Community Member

              Flex SDK 4.1 has now been released.


              Can anyone from the Flex team comment if the underlying implementations of spark.components.VideoDisplay and VideoPlayer been updated to bring them in synch with OSMF v1.0?


              fyi ... I scanned through the following link and I do not see anything saying that updates to these components have been included in the Flex SDK 4.1 release:

              Issue Navigator — SDK: Bugs Fixed in 4.1



              Can anyone explain how we (the Flex development community) would ever know which version of OSMF is being shipped with any given release of the Flex SDK?


              Thanks for your great work!




              • 4. Re: OSMF and Spark videoPlayer
                mdmave Community Member


                • 5. Re: OSMF and Spark videoPlayer

                  Unofficial, but I hear Flex SDK won't get updated to use OSMF v1.0 until later this year (2010).  By then OSMF likely will be at a new release that Flex SDK won't get until next year (2011).


                  Seems a lag time of several months is required on the handoff from the OSMF team for Flex team to get updates into the SDK  :-(


                  What to do until then?  See cross post here (which in turn has links to other posts):





                  • 6. Re: OSMF and Spark videoPlayer
                    deepa subramaniam (adobe) Adobe Employee

                    Hi Folks -


                    Flex 4.0 shipped much earlier then OSMF 1.0. We debated the issue of shipping a pre-release (but stable and thoroughly tested) build of OSMF and decided it was clearly a benefit to our customers to utilize the OSMF media player in our new Spark video component. Based on the overwhelming positive attitude towards OSMF, I think we made the right decision

                    We were not able to update the version of OSMF shipped in Flex with the Flex 4.1 release. In the future, you will see more alignment between the OSMF and Flex schedules and releases, but we were not able to reach that synergy just quite yet.

                    We will be shipping the OSMF 1.0 build in the next version of Flex, codenamed Hero. We are close to publicly sharing a preview build of Hero with this support.



                    Deepa Subramaniam

                    Flex SDK Product Manager

                    • 7. Re: OSMF and Spark videoPlayer

                      Ok so Flex 4.1 didn't ship with OSMF 1.0

                      Then Flex 4.5 did (and my application works fine with it).

                      But Adobe requires that we use Flex 4.1 to build applications for TV

                      But for that we need OSMF 1.0


                      How are we supposed to combine these two ?