There are two new tutorials up on FMSGuru.com, one on Wowza Media Server and one on Flash Media Server:
In this tutorial we talk about using the play() method on the server side in Wowza to limit how long a client can play a stream. This is more powerful than doing it client side because you have full control from a security standpoint in that a malicious SWF also can not play the stream longer than you specifiy in the server side code. Wowza Media Server provides a lot of options with security and control over the end user’s experience, this is just one of many techniques to take advantage of to make sure your apps stay secure and doing what you want. Keep in mind the concept explained is basic but there are a lot of options from here.
In this tutorial we cover making an application that will allow you to check to see if a live stream is available before trying to play it. This tutorial requires Flash Media Interactive or developer versions as we will be taking advantage of some server side coding to get the job done. The concept in this tutorial can be applied in many ways but essentially we are going to ask the server if a live stream is available, if it isn’t then a warning is shown. The server side coding will also be setup to automatically keep track of live streams as they are published and unpublished. Client side is AS3 in Flex.