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Adobe Video Day with Jason Levine

October 12th, 2010

cs5 production premiumNext week we are hosting Jason Levine (worldwide evangelist at Adobe) in Bratislava and Prague. If you are doing video and audio or streaming, this event is right for you! The event is going to be in English with simultaneous translation to Czech.

Register here (for free). Facebook event (only for reminder purposes).

Jason’s invitation to these events:

Move from Stratus to Adobe Cirrus

October 10th, 2010

Quick note: As you have probably already registered, we have renamed Adobe Stratus P2P rendezvous service to Adobe Cirrus.

You can read about details at Kevin’s Towes blog.

Basically, acquire new developer key here and use new address:


What are Stratus and Cirrus? Cloud types:


The most simple P2P Object Replication Example

September 16th, 2010

Here you can download the simplest P2P Object Replication example, which is easy to understand. Previous examples might have been too complicated to start with. Grab this code and start using it right the way.

Download source
Try demo - open in two or more windows. Click “startProviding” button on one of them and “startReceiving” on the rest of the windows. You can then click “writeObject” to check the received object on the receiver windows.

Good Luck!


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Flash Media Server 4 released at IBC

September 9th, 2010

Hello from Amsterdam! We have just launched the new version of Flash Media Server at IBC conference in three different versions: Streaming, Interactive and Enterprise. See comparison matrix (help me choose).


The features I am personally most excited about are:

- 64-bit support which brings tremendous streaming power!

- P2P/RTMFP support with server-side API, you get the same access to P2P network like Flash Player client, plus you can create a stable point from the server, very useful for distributed objects and databases. Next to that, you don’t need to use Adobe Stratus rendezvous-server and you can start building your own commercial P2P apps.

- Multicast support - stream multicast in H.264/on2 VP6 right from the Flash Media Live Encoder as well as control and manage multicast streams from the server. This also brings new possibilities to IP only multicast and multicast fusion (combination of application-level multicast and IP-only multicast).

- CentOS support

- Absolute timecode - to sync audio and video from different channels + combined with multibitrate streaming

- HTTP streaming - new delivery choice

and more…

Check Flash Media Server homepage for more details.

Read about other things we are launching at IBC.

Kevin Towes-launch fms4 - IBC 2010
Photo: Kevin Towes launching Flash Media Server 4 at IBC 2010

My upcoming speeches - September, October 2010

September 6th, 2010

Tom Krcha Adobe Speaker
Autumn is nearly here and I have little heads-up for those of you who would like to meet me or come to my sessions during September and October 2010.

Next to that, if you would like to see me speaking somewhere else, just drop me an e-mail to tomkr (at) adobe (dot) kom and we will see what we can do for that and hopefully it will be possible.

Okay, so where you can see me for sure: 2010 - Amsterdam
September 9-14 2010
International Broadcasting Convention - one of the biggest conferences and trade fairs in the world about broadcasting, TV, satellites, cable, digital imaging, audio/video technology and so on.
I will be available at the Adobe Booth out there and also doing theatre sessions about Advanced P2P techniques in Flash. If you are coming, make sure you stop by for a little chat.

For Digital - Prague
September 23 2010
I am going to talk about Augmented Reality. 2010 - Prague
September 24-25 2010
Get inspired with the future stuff. Session: Flash and HTML5 - my colleague Petr Pechacek is going to join me for this session.

CS5 Production Premium Launch - Prague, Bratislava
October 19-20 2010
Jason Levine, the Adobe evangelist rockstar is coming to Prague and Bratislava. Registration to be available soon. I will be joining Jason on the stage.

Adobe MAX 2010 - Los Angeles
October 23-27 2010
This is the place to be. The most exciting conference to attend, again in Los Angeles, California.
This year I have a session about Building P2P Multiplayer Games on Tuesday, October, 26th, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Make sure you stop by.
Link to my session