Adobe demonstrated a new way to deliver Flash content to iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads at the IBC trade show. They showed off two major packages for developers Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 and Adobe Flash Access 3.0.
The Flash Access 3.0 and Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 will liaison the streamlined process of Flash video on a server that is then able to deliver the same source video to iPads and iPhones. They will also deliver the entire method to devices that are incapable of playing Flash. So if you have lower end or mid range tablet from early 2011 and 2010 you can play media soon.
Publishers will rejoice because they now have a method to deliver most Flash Videos and Media via HTTP Dynamic Streaming or HTTP Live Streaming, which are both compatible with iOS. Although some may be up at arms at the price associated with the Server software, its $4500.00.
So to be clear this is not true Flash for the iPad or iPhone but a new way to decode the Flash video and media and trans code and deliver it to the end user. Most of the stress of the content is handled by the server and not your device. This is great because if you have a lower end device your battery life will not be hindered drastically.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.