updated 10:30 pm EST, Tue November 17, 2009
Supports H.264 and VP6 codecs
Adobe has announced an update to its live audio and video capturing utility, Flash Media Live Encoder 3.1. The app is designed as a media encoder that streams both audio and video in real time to Flash Media Server software or the Flash Video Streaming Service. Users can perform up to three simultaneous encodes and save data to a local file during encoding. The upgrade provides support for Mac OS X, while retaining all of the features of FMLE 3 for Windows.
The Mac version is made to work with the built-in iSight camera, as well as Firewire-attached devices and video capture cards. Additional features include support for both H.264 and VP6 codecs, and an auto-adjust function to help manage stream quality under poor network conditions.
FMLE 3.1 will be a free update for customers, but has yet to be given a release date. Users can also take part in a private beta by signing up with Adobe's pre-release interest form.