Live video streaming: Microsoft or Adobe ?

Posted by Kedare on Server Fault See other posts from Server Fault or by Kedare
Published on 2010-03-13T18:50:50Z Indexed on 2010/03/13 18:55 UTC
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I am looking for a Live Video Streaming solution,

The clients will be able to watch the video with a plugin (Flash or Silverlight), or a Standalone application (Windows Media Player, FLV, etc).

But I can't choose between Microsoft Solution (Windows Media Server (MMS, RTSP) + Silverlight as client) or the Adobe solution (Flash Media Server (RTMP) + Flash/Flex).

The streaming is for short duration cast and will not be online 24/24h.

I tried both, and I found the cheaper version of FMS don't provide security to prevent users to register as published (You have to write custom module...), the Windows Media Server provide this function.

We already have Windows Server licences. (So Windows Media Server will be "Free")

What do you recommend ? What is the best between Flash or Silverlight for Live Video Streaming ?

Thank you !

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