Introduction

This page contains information, samples and links to help you use the Akamai Advanced Streaming Plug-in (AASP) for OSMF.

To the right you will find documentation and samples.

Below you will find download links for the AASP and related HDCore library version (if needed*).


* IMPORTANT : If you are statically linking a version of HDCore you must use the version of HDCore the plug-in was built against, which is shown below in the version section. Also, the player needs to use the version of HDCore that excludes OSMF, which can be found inside the HDCore zip file referrenced below.

The HDCore library is NOT required to use the plug-in. HDCore contains a class called AkamaiStrings which contains string constants that can be used to set resource and/or plugin metadata but is not required for playback.


Links to the Plug-in and the HDCore Library

v3.8 (Current Release - 06/22/2015)

The v3.8 plugin can be loaded from these locations (note this release supports OSMF 2.0 only):

  • For OSMF 2.0:
  • For OSMF 2.0 (with logging):

Downloads

SWC builds of the plugin can be downloaded here.

The HDCore version for the v3.8 plug-in can be downloaded here.


Changes:

  1. Fixed: The AASP sample flex player does not update duration and seekbar length with live DVR.
  2. Fixed: Fragment retry sequence due to download error should not end with a MediaError dispatch.
  3. Fixed: Reconnect on live archive for pre-capacity DVR streams should be time accurate.
  4. Since the plugin is built on Akamai's HDCore AS3 library, please see the change list for the HDCore v3.8 release.

 

v3.7

The v3.7 plugin can be loaded from these locations (note this release supports OSMF 2.0 only):

  • For OSMF 2.0:
  • For OSMF 2.0 (with logging):

Downloads

SWC builds of the plugin can be downloaded here.

The HDCore version for the v3.7 plug-in can be downloaded here.


Samples

ActionScript3 and Flash Builder samples can be downloaded here.

Flash Builder 4 Sample

Captioning Sample

Strobe Media Playback Basic Sample


Changes:

  1. Fixed: Implementation and API support to set the minimum bitrate prior to manifest load in HDS.
  2. Fixed: Support for transitioning to live archive to continue live DVR stream playback on EOS event.
  3. AASP now built against Flex SDK 4.6.0

 

v3.6

The v3.6 plugin can be loaded from these locations (note this release supports OSMF 2.0 only):

  • For OSMF 2.0:
  • For OSMF 2.0 (with logging):

Downloads

SWC builds of the plugin can be downloaded here.

The HDCore version for the v3.6 plug-in can be downloaded here.


Samples

ActionScript3 and Flash Builder samples can be downloaded here.

Flash Builder 4 Sample

Captioning Sample

Strobe Media Playback Basic Sample


Changes:

  1. Fixed: Add support for SMPTE captioning in AASP through HDCore.
  2. Fixed: Display DRM error information through HDCore in OSMF sample player.
  3. Since the plugin is built on Akamai's HDCore AS3 library, please see the change list for the HDCore v3.6 release.

 

v3.5

The v3.5 plugin can be loaded from these locations (note this release supports OSMF 2.0 only):

  • For OSMF 2.0:
  • For OSMF 2.0 (with logging):

Downloads

SWC builds of the plugin can be downloaded here.

The HDCore version for the v3.5 plug-in can be downloaded here.


Samples

ActionScript3 and Flash Builder samples can be downloaded here.

Flash Builder 4 Sample

Captioning Sample

Strobe Media Playback Basic Sample


Changes:

  1. Fixed: Extend support for HDCore multiple stream instances.

 

v3.4

The v3.4 plugin can be loaded from these locations (note this release supports OSMF 2.0 only):

  • For OSMF 2.0:
  • For OSMF 2.0 (with logging):

Downloads

SWC builds of the plugin can be downloaded here.

The HDCore version for the v3.4 plug-in can be downloaded here.


Samples

ActionScript3 and Flash Builder samples can be downloaded here.

Flash Builder 4 Sample

Captioning Sample

Strobe Media Playback Basic Sample


Changes:

  1. Fixed: Extend support for HDCore multiple stream instances.

 

v3.3

The v3.3 plugin can be loaded from these locations (note this release supports OSMF 2.0 only):

  • For OSMF 2.0:
  • For OSMF 2.0 (with logging):

Downloads

SWC builds of the plugin can be downloaded here.

The HDCore version for the v3.3 plug-in can be downloaded here.


Samples

ActionScript3 and Flash Builder samples can be downloaded here.

Flash Builder 4 Sample

Captioning Sample

Strobe Media Playback Basic Sample


Changes:

  1. Fixed: Extend support for HDCore multiple stream instances.

 

v3.2

The v3.2 plugin can be loaded from these locations (note this release supports OSMF 2.0 only):

  • For OSMF 2.0:
  • For OSMF 2.0 (with logging):

Downloads

SWC builds of the plugin can be downloaded here.

The HDCore version for the v3.2 plug-in can be downloaded here.


Samples

ActionScript3 and Flash Builder samples can be downloaded here.

Flash Builder 4 Sample

Captioning Sample

Strobe Media Playback Basic Sample


Changes:

  1. There were no changes to the plugin for this release. Since the plugin is built on Akamai's HDCore AS3 library, please see the change list for the HDCore v3.2 release.

 

v3.1

The v3.1 plugin can be loaded from these locations (note this release supports OSMF 2.0 only):

  • For OSMF 2.0:
  • For OSMF 2.0 (with logging):

Downloads

SWC builds of the plugin can be downloaded here.

The HDCore version for the v3.1 plug-in can be downloaded here.


Samples

ActionScript3 and Flash Builder samples can be downloaded here.

Flash Builder 4 Sample

Captioning Sample

Strobe Media Playback Basic Sample


Changes:

  1. There were no changes to the plugin for this release. Since the plugin is built on Akamai's HDCore AS3 library, please see the change list for the HDCore v3.1 release.

 

v3.0

The v3.0 plugin can be loaded from these locations (note this release supports OSMF 2.0 only):

  • For OSMF 2.0:
  • For OSMF 2.0 (with logging):

Downloads

SWC builds of the plugin can be downloaded here.

The HDCore version for the v3.0 plug-in can be downloaded here.


Samples

ActionScript3 and Flash Builder samples can be downloaded here.

Flash Builder 4 Sample

Captioning Sample

Strobe Media Playback Basic Sample


Changes:

  1. Fixed: The Time trait is removed for live HDS streams with no DVR.
  2. Fixed: Using bandwidth estimation with SBR content creates an RTE with the OSMF plugin.
  3. Fixed: Starting bitrate does not work for HDN1 usmil resources.

 

v2.11

The v2.11 plugin can be loaded from these locations:

  • For OSMF 2.0:
  • For OSMF 2.0 (logging disabled):
  • For OSMF 1.6:
  • For OSMF 1.5 and Flash Player 10.1 or greater:
  • For OSMF 1.5 and Flash Player 10.0:

Downloads

SWC builds of the plugin can be downloaded here.

The HDCore version for the v2.11 plug-in can be downloaded here.


Samples

ActionScript3 and Flash Builder samples can be downloaded here.

Flash Builder 4 Sample

Captioning Sample

Strobe Media Playback Basic Sample


Changes:

  1. Fixed: Cannot set starting MBR index with media type set to unknown. The "unknown" Akamai media type allows RTMP and Akamai HDN1 content to be wrapped in an f4m manifest. However, the starting index was being ignored for this media type.
  2. Fixed: Duration is wrong for DVR window streams that are no longer live. This addresses the known issue in previous releases (see Known Issues below in the Version 2.10 release).
  3. Added: Create separate builds of AASP with logging disabled. For OSMF 2.0, the plugin SWF and the SWC file are now offered with logging disabled.

 

About the Akamai HD Network

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Licensing

The Akamai Provider Plugin for OSMF is licensed under the Akamai Commercial License (HD Player Component license) and is linked as a plugin.