From WMV to Flash Streaming

Stream InterfaceAs a part of our new website, we have upgraded our streaming. We have made the switch, with 316 Networks‘ help, away from WMV files to Flash. This does several things… First we can customize our player, even imbed it in HTML. Second, Mac users can stream without need for 3rd party plug-ins. Third, in the archive, you can fast forward and rewind.

300k stream
The extra benefit is that we will also send a 1MB live stream. It looks great. Almost like watching analog cable. Colors and audio are more true. Even the lower bandwidth streams look better. we are still tweaking it, but so far we have been very pleased. Here’s image from the 300k stream:

It’s an investment in the future. The additional versatility the Flash video provides is worth it.