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21 January 2009, 09:20

Adobe opens its Real-Time Messaging Protocol

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The previously proprietary specification for the Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) from Adobe has been passed to the Open Screen Project. The RTMP defines the transmission of high-performance audio, video, and data streams from a media server to a Flash Player. The network protocol supports AMF (Action Message Format), SWF (Shockwave Flash), FLV (Flash video) and the flash-player-compatible F4V formats. Adobe plans to release the information in the first half of this year on it's "Adobe Developer Connection" website.

In May 2008 Adobe launched the Open Screen Project to establish Adobe's Flash as the standard runtime platform for moving content to different devices. The initiative is intended to bring Adobe's RTMP to a large number of equipment manufacturers as well as telecommunications and television companies.

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