Adobe has adopted Akamai’s
Stream OS solution to power its media management and distribution workflow for Adobe TV. Adobe TV is an online video channel offering expert instruction and inspiration about Adobe products via informative and entertaining videos. Adobe TV is available online at http://tv.adobe.com
With multiple channels, original series programming, and content from leading training organizations, Adobe TV delivers a virtual library of entertaining and instructional videos to millions of designers and developers worldwide. Adobe is leveraging the Stream OS integrated media management suite to seamlessly manage and catalogue thousands of videos from across the Adobe organization and automatically publish assets using open standards for delivery to the browser-based Adobe TV user interface built on Akamai’s Media Framework developer toolkit and into the Adobe Media Player.
With Akamai’s Stream OS solution, Adobe can publish video using a virtually seamless workflow when inspiration strikes and reduce the bottlenecks typically associated with manually publishing video. The solution roundtrips the metadata and media assets from the Adobe video tools into a customized video player application, built on Akamai’s Media Framework for Adobe Flash technology, an ActionScript based foundation for rapidly building media players that offer technical best practices. Because the media framework is completely open, Adobe was able to customize the traditional video player experience by adding community features such as ratings and comments.
Metadata for the videos is input into Stream OS by the creators and attached to each file as it is published into the RSS feed, making content easily discoverable by end-users. In addition, with this consistent metadata, Adobe was able to integrate with Endeca’s search technology to parse, read, and search content, thereby making the content more discoverable and relevant to users.