Flash Media Live Encoder?

Can someone get me a copy of Flash Media Live Encoder for Mac newer than "4.0.0.6814"?

This is what I use to automate the Justin.TV webcast (without having to log in through a web page every time the machine reboots) and since I upgraded the machine from MacOS 10.5.8 to 10.6.7 (in an attempt to fix other problems), now FMLE crashes every few minutes.

It seems that FMLE 3.2 is still the latest version that Adobe has officially released, but this copy of 4.0.0.6814 is from Sep 2009, so I'm sure there's a newer one, and my source for this version isn't answering...

Update: Nevermind: apparently the "4.0" beta I had was a predecessor of "3.2", and there is a new "4.0" beta that is a predecessor of some post-3.2 Windows-only thing. So I guess the public 3.2 is actually what I want.

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3 Responses:

  1. Grey Hodge says:

    Given that you are three out of four Google results for that version number, I'd wager you may have been given a beta version that was renamed to 3.2 for final. Adobe's dumb like that.

  2. badc0ffee says:

    Did you try applying to Adobe's prerelease program? 4.0 is still in prerelease

  3. Ian says:

    You may want to look into Telestream Wirecast. I used to run a bunch of live webcasting stuff, and I found it to be somewhat more pleasant than anything from Adobe. It does h.264 via RTMP just fine, and control of it can be automated if you can deal with the hell that is applescript. It also has nice features like overlays and stuff, most of which you probably don't care about.

    On the server side, Wowza maintains pretty near feature parity with FMIS (and runs on Linux), but I'd imagine that the less time you spend thinking about streaming servers, the happier you are. The one feature that might be relevant is that it'll repackage an RTSP stream in RTMP, so you can funnel the output of little IP security cameras and whatnot into a flash player. That also means you could use Quicktime Broadcaster, though I don't know why you'd ever want to do that.