Announcing: Smooth Streaming plugin for OSMF

Posted: Dec 19, 2012  0 comments  

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We are pleased to announce that Windows Azure Media Services team released a preview of Microsoft Smooth Streaming plugin for OSMF.  

Using Smooth Streaming OSMF plugin, you can add Smooth Streaming capabilities to existing OSMF and Strobe Media Playback players and furthermore build rich media experiences for Adobe Flash Player endpoints using the same back-end infrastructure you use today to target Smooth Streaming playback to other devices like Win8 store apps, browser and so on.

This version of the Smooth Streaming plugin includes the following capabilities and works with OSMF 2.0 APIs:
  • On-demand Smooth Streaming playback (Play, Pause, Seek, Stop)
  • Support for video codecs – H.264
  • Support for Audio codecs – AAC
  • Multiple audio language switching with OSMF built-in APIs
  • Max playback quality selection with OSMF built-in APIs
  • This version only supports OSMF 2.0

The initial release notes are available through MS Download Center and can be found here.

For get started with this new plugin, you can download the Smooth Streaming plugin for OSMF (Preview) from the MS Download Center.

Basic information for building an OSMF player with Smooth Streaning plugin and loading Smooth Streaming dynamic plugin to Strobe Media Player ; can be found here.


As this is a preview release, you’re likely to hit issues, have feature requests, or want to provide general feedback—we want to hear it all! Please use the Smooth Streaming plugin for OSMF Forum thread to let us know what’s working, what isn’t, and how we can improve your Smooth Streaming development experience for OSMF applications.


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