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ADOBE MEDIA SERVER: Your Path to Success

The latest version of Adobe Media Server software enables live and VOD streaming using the RTMP and HLS protocols. Supports delivery to the widest array of devices, including iOS and Android, internet-connected TVs, and desktops. Secure streams with dynamic media encryption.

Adobe Media Server 5.0.17 License Pricing



$995 USD


(Requires previous license key.)

$495 USD



$4,500 USD


(Requires previous license key.)

$1,995 USD


An AMS Extended license allows organizations to add massive scale with P2P capacity for your social application or enterprise broadcasts—letting you serve more viewers with scalable high-quality voice and video capabilities.

Adobe Media Server 5.0 Features

Video Streaming

On-demand packaging for HTTP

Deliver video using HTTP and iOS devices without preparing the assets ahead of time. On-demand packaging makes publishing easier by requiring one set of video files to deliver to multiple devices.

HLS file format for iOS, with adaptive bitrate support

Enjoy support for HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), the format for iOS, inside the Safari browser and within apps, including Adobe AIR® for iOS. HLS support includes adaptive bitrate for both live video and video on demand (VOD).

Stream reconnection

Help ensure that the viewer experience is not affected when connections are disrupted by continuing to play back from the buffer while the player reestablishes the connection.

Audio extraction for HTTP

Deliver an audio-only stream for mobile devices on wireless networks to prevent rebuffering and meet Apple App Store requirements for audio-only bitrate as part of a multibitrate set.

HTTP origin services

Stream your media to all devices from a high-performance, built-in HTTP server built on Apache.

Edge caching for RTMP

Maximize your network using RTMP caching to reduce the load on your origin server and improve the quality of service for your end users. Edge caching is an easy-to-use feature that expands the RTMP capacity of your server deployment. (AMS5 PROFESSIONAL)

Robust media origin services

Control your media publishing workflows, add redundancy, control access and protection, manage QoS, access advanced video player features, and leverage cloud services by operating your own media origin via iOS HTTP streaming.

Server redirection

Automatically provide video players with new or alternate locations if content is missing using built-in redirection in RTMP similar to HTTP 302 redirection.

Content Protection

Protected HTTP streaming for Apple iOS

Expand your audience to include iOS devices with HTTP Live Streaming (HLS). You can deliver and protect full adaptive bitrate experiences to iOS devices as well as HTML5 browsers. (AMS5 PROFESSIONAL)

Protected HTTP Dynamic Streaming (PHDS)

Protect your content streamed to desktop and devices using HTTP with reduced complexity thanks to real-time encryption, cacheable key delivery, and player binding.

Token authentication

Control access to your content using server and player tokens. Adobe Media Server can process tokens against separate web services to grant or deny access.

Player binding with SWF file verification

Protect unauthorized video players from playing your video in Flash Player or AIR application, saving bandwidth costs and protecting your monetization efforts. Use your SWF video player or a new SWF hashing tool to create unique encryption keys for RTMP, RTMFP, and HTTP delivery.

Access control lists

Control access to domains and IP addresses to protect your live or on-demand video streams or communications.

Secure administration API

Securely access deep performance metrics, change configurations, and set alarms through customized interfaces supporting web services, giving you advanced control and integration.

Secure RTMP protocol

Enable secure video, audio, and data message transport to and from compatible devices and applications. The multiway RTMP protocol can be encrypted as well as tunneled over HTTP.

Server Management

Advanced disk management for HTTP

Keep your video stream playing while managing your storage disks thanks to disk management for live HTTP streaming. You can safely deliver rich, live experiences with rolling DVR windows, time shifting, and instant replay.

Multiprotocol manifest generator tools

Generate manifest files more easily and with fewer errors with new tools that eliminate the need to manually create F4M and M3u8 files for live and VOD delivery to a variety of devices.

64-bit performance

Maximize server resources with full 64-bit support that enables more memory cache, better network performance, less disruption, and faster stream starts.

Server logging

Get the tools you need to track and generate reports on content delivery, server performance, and access using W3C-compliant ASCII logs.

Network prioritization QoS

Increase QoS by taking advantage of differentiated services for RTMP. Administrators can prioritize RTMP network traffic, reducing disruption caused by other network activity.

Administration tools

Monitor the performance of your entire server cluster from a single interface, allowing you to manage the server and perform operations easily on servers, streams, sessions, and clients.

Extensible plug-in architecture

Use advanced access controls to extend the server for custom authentication, monitoring, and media location mapping required for robust deployment into your content delivery network. (AMS5 PROFESSIONAL)

Programmable configuration

Thanks to a server-side programming architecture, develop custom streaming and communication services that integrate within your network, consume or control external services, create server-side playlists, or archive media to disk. (AMS5 PROFESSIONAL)