∞ Flash Media Server 4.5 streams Flash video to iOS devices

Adobe used this week’s IBC conference in Amsterdam to introduce Flash Media Server 4.5. Most notable in the new Flash Media Server release is the ability to stream Flash video to iOS devices, including the iPad and iPhone.

It’s important to understand that this is a mechanism for delivering Flash video to iOS devices, not Flash applications, such as games. Some confusing headlines and sloppy reporting from some tech blogs seem to conflate the two.

Benefits include integrated content protection, for ad-funded video, as well as on-demand stream packaging, according to Adobe – businesses can use one set of source video to deliver to different devices, depending on their capabilities.