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Many of you may not know but you can use Mydeo to stream your 3gp content over the RTSP protocol. 3gp is a video (multimedia container) format designed for use on 3g mobile phones. Almost all 3g phones can display the format which makes it the perfect format for delivering video to mobile phones. If you are looking for a way to get your content to mobile phone users give us call and we will be able to set you up with the perfect solution. We have many other solutions which may work for you too, so if you have a requirement which is not met by our website, please do contact us to discuss it as we may still be able to help you. We love hearing about your projects and the features that you require and endeavour to integrate them into our system when appropriate. We are constantly upgrading our system so suggestions are most welcome. Please feel free to contact us on 0208 540 2300 or help@mydeo.com.

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Embedding live streams with Flowplayer

Previously, we discussed embedding flash videos into a webpage for on-demand content here – http://blog.mydeo.com/2009/04/24/flowplayer-quick-start-guide/. While this article covers both RTMP streaming and HTTP delivery methods it does not include instruction for how to get live flash streams to work with flowplayer.

The basics for this remain the same:

Please note that the .js and .swf files referenced in the code below could be a different version to the ones you’ve just downloaded in the Flowplayer pack. Make sure you reference the correct versions of these files in your code.

Flowplayer now needs to be told that the video is a live stream and for viewing stream from the limelight FMS the stream needs to be subscribed to. The code below explains how to do this:

<html>
<head>
<script src="flowplayer-3.1.0.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
<div>
<a style="display: block;height:400px;width:600px;background-color: #ffffff;border: solid 1px #ccc;" id="rtmp_player"></a>

<!-- Note: the property of the above tag (rtmp_player) must match the first parameter of the script below -->

<script>
                $f("rtmp_player", "flowplayer-3.2.5.swf", {
                    clip: {
                       url : 'stream1', //this is the name of the stream assset in the encoder
                       live : true,  // tell flowplayer it's live
                       provider: 'rtmp'
                 },

                plugins: {
                  rtmp: {
                  url: 'flowplayer.rtmp-3.2.3.swf',
				  netConnectionUrl: 'rtmp://xyz.fc.llnwd.net/xyz' ,  //this is the rest of the URL excluding the stream name that you set in the encoder
				  subscribe:true  //subscribe to the stream
                      }
                 }
              });
</script>
</div>
</body>
</html>

With all that in place you should have no problem viewing your live flash streams in Flowplayer.

As usual, if you have any questions or problems, please feel free to contact us on m3@mydeo.com and we will do our best to help you.

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Refer a friend and earn £50 in Amazon vouchers

Do you know of anyone who is looking to deliver media on the internet? Mydeo, www.mydeo.com, is now offering £50 in Amazon.co.uk vouchers for anyone that you refer to us who signs up to one of our monthly packages. You can view all of the packages that we have available here – https://m3.mydeo.com/business/plans.aspx.

All you have to do to earn your £50 voucher is send us the details of the person you think will benefit from using us, including an email address, name and telephone number if you have it. You can send all of the information to m3@mydeo.com.

There is no limit to the number of referrals you can send us, so the more you send to us the more money you make when they sign up.

For people not in the United Kingdom who would like to earn a reward for referrals, please contact us on +44 208 540 2300 or m3@mydeo.com and we will most certainly be able to organise a reward that suits you.

As always, any other questions are welcome, so please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email.

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m3 uploading options

Mydeo m3 uploading options and explanations

Below is a list of the various different options we have for uploading media on to the CDN and a brief explanation of each.

Web upload

Most users will be able to use the web upload to get content on to the CDN. This is the simplest way to get started. Once you have logged into your m3 account just go to the ‘upload media’ page, browse for your file and click upload. Once that is done the file will appear in your ‘media manager’. This method of uploading is only suitable with a reliable internet connection as it cannot resume a failed upload.

FTP

While we encourage people to use the web upload function we can supply customers with FTP accounts to get their content onto the CDN. This takes place outside of m3 and we have a separate system for stats retrieval but the same information will be available to you. We do understand that sometimes it is necessary for customers to use FTP so if you do need it please feel free to contact us to discuss this.

Customer origin

Some customers already have their own servers and manage their content on those servers. Customer origin is simple a way for the CDN to gather that content from your servers and distribute it throughout the network. This of course does require you have your own servers.

If you have any questions about any of these methods for uploading, please do not hesitate to contact us on m3@mydeo.com – we would love to hear from you.

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Mydeo now have the ability to collect content from your servers and deliver it via the Limelight CDN. This is what is known as customer origin. Basically, your server will become part of the network and you will not have to upload your content anymore. This is particularly useful for people who already manage content on their own servers and do not want to do it in two locations – it is a great way to switch to using a CDN without the major hassle of uploading everything. We can set up a customer origin for any customer who is on an m3 plan and has their own server where the content will be hosted. If you would like more information about this or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact us on m3@mydeo.com.

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One of the major factors that affect the performance of your website delivery is the distance between the end user and your web server. With this in mind it makes sense to try and get your content as close to your users as possible. A content delivery network (CDN) is a great way to do this.

A CDN is a collection of web servers positioned around the world. When a user makes a request for a file, the CDN automatically determines which server is closest to that user and delivers the files from that location.

CDNs are mainly used for the delivery of video because of the videos need for high bandwidth capabilities to deliver properly. However, there are lots of other possibilities for the use of CDNs. You could deliver images, stylesheets, scripts, animations etc. By delivering these from CDN you will drastically increase the speed of your website.

Typically in the past it has been cost prohibitive for smaller companies to use a CDN to host their content for website optimization because of minimum throughput commitments being multiple terabytes and contract length being a year or even longer in some cases. M3 eliminates this problem. With plans starting at 25GBs of throughput any one can use a CDN to optimize their website. M3 uses the Limelight Networks CDN which is widely known as one of the biggest and best in the world so you can always be sure that your content is being delivered on a top class network which will certainly increase the delivery speed of any media. You can view our pricing here https://m3.mydeo.com/Business/plans.aspx and sign up for a trial at www.mydeo.com.

If you have any questions please feel free to write to us on m3@mydeo.com

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Following the nomination for ‘Best Streaming Host’ in the 2009 ISPA awards, mydeo m3 has been nominated for a ‘Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Award’. The Readers’ Choice awards are the only awards program of its kind in the industry. The winners will be chosen by the end users themselves. Voting for the nominees started on the 6th of July and ends on the 21st of August 2009.

Mydeo m3 is nominated in the ‘Streaming services provider’ and ‘Online video platform’ category.  To place your vote, go to http://www.streamingmediaglobal.com/Readerschoiceeurope/.

The idea of the Readers’ Choice awards is really quite simple. There is no panel or jury. The most votes decides the three finalists and the winner for each category so if you feel m3 deserves to win, go to http://www.streamingmediaglobal.com/Readerschoiceeurope/ and vote for it.

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