System requirements

For the most up-to-date requirements, see the Adobe Media Server system requirements page.

Release Notes

For the most up-to-date information on some important changes in various versions of Adobe Media Server, see the Adobe Media Server Release Notes.

Install Adobe Media Server on Windows

  1. Log on to the server as an administrator.

  2. Double-click the installation file, AdobeMediaServer_5_LS1_win64.exe, and follow the prompts in the installation wizard.

    This file is on your installation DVD or you can download it from adobe.com.

  3. Read and accept the License Agreement to continue the installation process.

  4. If an existing Adobe Media Server installation is found, choose whether to remove the old version and upgrade to the new version or remove the old version only.

  5. Enter a serial number.

    If you don’t enter a serial number, Adobe Media Server Starter gets installed. You can enter a serial number or a license file after you install the server.

  6. Accept the default installation location or enter a new location.

  7. Select whether to install Adobe Media Server and Apache HTTP Server (Full installation), or just Adobe Media Server (Compact installation).

    Note:

    To use Adobe® HTTP Dynamic Streaming and Apple® HTTP Live Streaming, you must install Apache HTTP Server from the Adobe Media Server installer.

  8. Accept the default location for the Adobe Media Server program shortcuts or enter a new location.

  9. Enter a user name and password for the first valid server administrator.

    After installation, use the Administration Console to reset the password and add other administrators.

  10. Accept the default server ports. Alternatively, if desired, enter new values.

  11. Review your installation choices. Click Back to make any necessary changes.

  12. Click Install.

    Note:

    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package and Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package also install.

  13. Select any final options and click Finish.

    The installation is complete.

    By default, Adobe Media Server installs to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Media Server 5. The documentation refers to this directory as rootinstall.

  14. If you have a Adobe Media Server 5 license (LIC) file, place it in the rootinstall/licenses folder.

  15. Verify your installation.

Install Adobe Media Server on Linux

  1. Log in as a root user (required).

  2. Locate the installation file, AdobeMediaServer_5_LS1_linux64.tar.gz.

  3. Copy the file to a directory on your local disk.

  4. Open a shell window and switch to the directory with the installation file.

  5. Untar the installation file:

     tar -xzf AdobeMediaServer_5_LS1_linux64.tar.gz

    A directory with the installation program is created.

  6. At the shell prompt, enter cd and navigate to the directory created in step 5.

  7. Start the installation program with the following command:

     ./installAMS

    The installation program starts and displays a welcome message.

  8. Press Enter to start the installation.

  9. Follow the installation instructions on your screen.

    Enter a serial number. If you don’t enter a serial number, or if you enter an invalid serial number, Adobe Media Server Starter installs.

    Enter a user and group for Adobe Media Server processes to run as. The default user is “ams”. The default group is “ams.” (The user you select is also the owner of the Adobe Media Server files.) Your choices are written to the ams.ini file. You can edit the ams.ini file to modify properties later, if needed.

    Choose whether to install Apache HTTP Server. To stream media over HTTP to Flash Player and AIR and devices that support Apple HTTP Live Streaming, choose to install.

  10. Review the summary of the installation options you have chosen, which are displayed in the installer.

    The installation is complete. If you configured it to start automatically, the Adobe Media Server service starts. To start the server manually, from the rootinstall directory, enter ./server start.

    By default, Adobe Media Server is installed to the /opt/adobe/ams directory. The documentation refers to this directory as rootinstall.

  11. If you have a Adobe Media Server 5 license (LIC) file, place it in the rootinstall/licenses directory.

  12. Verify your installation.

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