RED5 vs FMS – Part 1

Red5 and FMS features in comparison

Following are few of the functions and properties of RED5 and FMS in comparison. In most of the aspects you will find Red5 to be slightly more complicated but far more powerful than Flash Media Server. The Red5 Team is working on bring around SSAS (Server side actionscript) to actionscript programmers who may not be very fond of java. Its expected to come put with the first grand release of Red5 ‘s version 1.0 (more…)

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Prevent swf caching in browser

There are many ways to protect your swf file from being stolen, right from encrypting it with obfuscatory or making them domain dependent with this.url  property. However these is also a more dedicated and determined way to prevent swf theft in general. This has benefits as well as cons.

You can try to discourage swf theft by preventing swfs from appearing in browser cache. This can be done with the Apache .htaccess file. Simple add following lines to your site’s .htaccess file, that lies at the root of your site.

ExpiresActive Off
Header unset Cache-Control:
Header append Cache-Control: "no-cache, must-revalidate"
Header set Cache-Control "max-age=0, private, no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate"

Flash vs Silverlight – Part 2 – Simple Vector


following the previous post, we have completed installations of our favourite IDEs,  so now time to do some work. What we will be doing here is create a simple vector based rounded rectangle in Adobe Flash and Microsoft WPF , and compare the file sizes. (more…)

Flash vs Silverlight – Part 1 – The Installation


This seems to be a very sensitive topic over the net these days. So instead of trying to tease dot net programmers ( as i have once liked dot net myself 🙂 )  or triumph flash/flex developers, i will just keep the facts in front of you and let you decide on which is what. First we get started by getting  our development environments up and ready  (more…)