Transitioning from Microsoft Windows Media to the Adobe Flash Platform

by Adobe



9 January 2009

Given the ubiquity of Adobe Flash Player on the Internet and the industry leadership of Adobe, many companies, educational institutions, government bodies, major broadcasters, advertising agencies, and others are choosing Adobe Flash Media Server to deliver content to their intended audiences.

Supporting both broadcast (live) and on-demand delivery services, Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5 software is the streaming technology behind the Adobe Flash Platform, the integrated set of technologies that provides a complete system for delivering the most engaging media experiences across virtually all operating systems and screens.

About this document

This technical white paper aims to help ease the transition from another solution in the marketplace, Microsoft Windows Media, to a solution utilizing the Adobe Flash Platform and its related technologies:

Transitioning from Microsoft Windows Media to the Adobe Flash Platform

Topics covered:

  • Key differences in the two solutions
  • Workflow comparisons
  • Deployment requirements
  • Server configurations

Intended audience

This technical white paper is intended for the following audiences:

  • Enterprise architects who are evaluating or need to switch from Windows Media to the Flash Platform
  • IT managers and system administrators who are interested in understanding the impact of switching from Windows Media to the Flash Platform on their network environment
  • Website administrators who need to deploy a Flash Media Server solution to stream video

Where to go from here

For more information about Flash Media Server, please visit the Flash Media Server product page and the Flash Media Server Developer Center.