Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Play live stream videos in flash video player for web page with RTMP Stream Plugin


RTMP(Real Time Messaging Protocol) is a TCP based propriety protocol developed by Adobe System for the purpose of streaming Audio/Video data between Flash Player and media server.

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RTMP Stream Plugin makes the flash video player, which generated by Moyea Web Player ( ), supports the playback of live streaming videos, SMIL presentations, and streaming videos from RTMP servers: Wowza Media Server, Open Source Red5 server, FMS (Adobe's Flash Media Server) and other RTMP servers. And it makes the flash video player gets the following highlight features:
  • Playback of RTMPT streams
  • Random seeking to any positions of the video timeline
  • Starting playback from any position in the video timeline
  • Playback of live streams
  • Playback of SMIL presentations
  • Playback of streams from multiple RTMP servers
What is Moyea Web Player?

Moyea Web Player (it is free) is an easy-to-use graphical program for customizing skinning flash video player for website, with which, creating a flash video player only needs a few mouse-clicks. Here is its official website:

Where this plugin appears:

If you have installed Moyea Web Player V2.0 and up, this RTMP Stream Plugin will appear on the following interface of the software.


To play live stream videos in web flash video player, the step-by-step tutorial as below:

Step 1: Click “Add RTMP Stream” on the following interface, and then input streaming video URL (If the video extension is .flv, please don’t include .flv in the URL) into Moyea Web Player

Step 2: Choose “none” to be the value of “User define area” to remove the “Embed & URL” area at the right of the player.

Step 3: Click “Publish” button, and then you could get the above demo.

Stream Videos from Multiple servers,Live Streaming videos and SMIL Presentations

This RTMP Stream Plugin enables the generated flash video player to support the playback of video streams from multiple RTMP servers, the playback of live streaming videos and SMIL presentations. To stream these streaming videos, the procedure is the same as the above example.

Term interpretation:

SMIL (pronounced "smile") stands for Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language, is a W3C recommended XML markup language for describing multimedia presentations. It defines markup for timing, layout, animations, visual transitions, and media embedding, among other things. SMIL allows the presentation of media items such as text, images, video, and audio, as well as links to other SMIL presentations, and files from multiple web servers. SMIL markup is written in XML, and has similarities to HTML.

--Excerpt from Wikipedia

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Related Tutorial:
How to make a web flash video player that can play live streaming video with Adobe Flash CS4

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