Open Source Media Framework (OSMF)22 Jul 2009
A few days back, Adobe announced Open Source Media Framework (OSMF), which was known as Strobe earlier.
A few minutes back, I received an email confirming that Open Source Media Framework website is up with all the information, specification, developer-documentation, source (Subversion repository), downloads (binary and source) and bug-database.
Open Source Media Framework (OSMF) has an interesting list of features and goals. I like it's plug-in architecture, that would allow a lot of extensibility and various amazing plug-ins from different providers in coming time.
If you are a developer spending a lot of time developing various work-flows around online media-players (audio, video, images - players), I strongly recommend you to check out Open Source Media Framework (OSMF). I am sure, you would find it worth start using it and also contribute back whatever you can.
Following are the reasons, I am going to use OSMF and give up my existing frameworks:
- It's open-source
- It would solve core issues (video playback, delivery and workarounds for various limitations in Flash Player, etc)
- It would adopt various standards (playback, cdn, advertising, etc)
- Larger developer base, that means bug fixes and various features would be available very often
- I love open-source and see myself contributing to OSMF in future, beyond my current projects.