2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 26, 2008 8:54 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Is Flash Server required to incrementally "stream" audio?

    Level 7

      I need the ability to jump forward through an mp3 file without downloading
      the entire file.
      Do I need Flash Server to do this?

      Thank you


        • 1. Re: Is Flash Server required to incrementally "stream" audio?
          Level 7
          Tim,

          > I need the ability to jump forward through an mp3 file without
          > downloading the entire file.
          > Do I need Flash Server to do this?

          Yes. Flash Media Server gives you RTMP, which is the protocol you need
          for that sort of streaming. Without FMS, you're using HTTP -- the same
          protocol the browser uses to download HTML, JGPs, CSS files, and nearly
          everything else.


          David Stiller
          Adobe Community Expert
          Dev blog, http://www.quip.net/blog/
          "Luck is the residue of good design."


          • 2. Re: Is Flash Server required to incrementally "stream" audio?
            Level 7
            "David Stiller" <stiller@quip-remove-.net> wrote in message
            news:ggjt48$29r$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > Tim,
            >
            >> I need the ability to jump forward through an mp3 file without
            >> downloading the entire file.
            >> Do I need Flash Server to do this?
            >
            > Yes. Flash Media Server gives you RTMP, which is the protocol you need
            > for that sort of streaming. Without FMS, you're using HTTP -- the same
            > protocol the browser uses to download HTML, JGPs, CSS files, and nearly
            > everything else.
            >
            >
            > David Stiller
            > Adobe Community Expert
            > Dev blog, http://www.quip.net/blog/
            > "Luck is the residue of good design."
            >

            Thank you. It would be nice if a watered down version of Flash Server
            existed for people who only need to incrementally stream audio.