Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: OpenACS as video server

Posted by Matthew Coupe on

Does anyone have a ballpark figure for how much Flash Streaming Server 2 costs? Also, are there any free alternatives out there which would work for a relatively low use system?


Posted by Steve Manning on
FMS2 has been replaced by FMS3 which can be bought direct at $995

You can still download the old one via the support centre - the updates are actually full versions and I'm pretty sure you can use the dev version for non-commercial purposes although you are limited to 10 streams.

Another option is to rent bandwidth on an FMS3 hosting service (Google is your friend).

- Steve

Posted by Patrick Giagnocavo on
There are a number of free Flash Server replacements that may do what you need. Alternatively use the Flash Server in demo mode, which gets you 10 simultaneous streams for free.

There is also Red5, and Wowza, which is free for 10 streams then a much cheaper price than Adobe: .