A nice development milestone reached, the latest version of the E1000 Firmware has been released with some very cool new features -
- Switched to using the gst-stream-server library to handle the HTTP user interface and streaming. This library was originally split out of the E1000 encoder software a few months ago and converted to a standalone open-source project.
- Added a live preview image to the Live Edit tab in the administration interface.
- Added support for encoding and streaming in Flash format. The E1000 includes the OSPlayer open source FLV player, which is used in the public streaming interface if only flash streams are enabled.
- In the Server tab, a new option is available that enables or disables the public HTTP interface. This can be used to prevent unauthorized discovery of the streams that are enabled on a server. This switch does not affect the HTTPS interface, which is always enabled.
- One-time stream URLs are now available and are enabled by default. These URLs are created on request for a given stream, and are valid for 5 seconds. Once a viewer connects to this URL, it is no longer valid. This is used to prevent unauthorized access to streams on the server.
- The E1000 can now be configured to push streams encoded in Flash format to a streaming server using RTMP. This can be configured under the Output tab. Flash authentication is supported.