Adobe's latest Flash update focuses on video delivery for mobile devices.
Adobe has released an update to its Flash Media Server, version 4.5, that the company says will allow publishers to stream content directly to iOS devices.
According to the company, “with Flash Media Server 4.5, media publishers can extend their already broad mobile reach via Flash-enabled devices, with the new ability to deliver video content to Apple’s iPad and iPhone devices, enabling them to reach the widest audience possible”.
The announcement turns a new page in the ongoing wrangle between Adobe and Apple, which has steadfastly refused to include Flash in its mobile devices.
“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,” the company said in its statement.
FMS 4.5 can repackage content in real-time, changing the protocol to suit the target device, whether that is in HTTP Dynamic Streaming or HLS.
The company also announced innovations affecting Android handsets, with Flash Access 3.0 set to impose added security features that should allow publishers to start charging for content on devices, once Flash Player 11 and Adobe AIR 3 become available in the next few weeks.
“Support for mobile devices will include Android tablets and smartphones, as well as other mobile devices, allowing video programmers to leverage the same content delivery, protection and monetisation infrastructure to target mobile devices,” the company said.