Installed files on Windows

If you chose the default folder in the installer, the installation folder is C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Media Server 5.

Note:

The documentation uses the term “rootinstall” to indicate the root installation folder.

The Adobe Media Server 5 folder contains the following items, in alphabetical order:

Name

File or Folder

Description

Apache2.4

Folder

The Apache 2.4 HTTP Server. You can choose to install Apache when you install Adobe Media Server. This folder contains the standard Apache subfolders. In addition, there are modified configuration files in the conf folder and some custom files in the custom web root folder at rootinstall/webroot.

applications

Folder

The default directory that holds Adobe Media Server applications. To create an application, create a folder in the applications folder with the name of the application. For example, applications/mediaapp. Use this name in the client NetConnection call to connect to the application. For example, nc.connect("rtmp://ams.example.com/mediaapp").

To change the location of the applications directory, edit the VHOST.APPSDIR parameter in the rootinstall/ams.ini file.

applications\live

Folder

The built-in RTMP live publishing service. To publish live streams to the server and play live streams from the server, connect to this service at netconnection.connect("rtmp://ams.example.com/live").

See Stream live media (RTMP).

applications\livepkgr

Folder

The built-in live packaging service for live HTTP Dynamic Streaming and HTTP Live Streaming. To publish live streams to the server and package them to stream over HTTP, connect the client to this service. For example, netconnection.connect("rtmp://ams.example.com/livepkgr").

See Stream live media (HTTP).

applications\multicast

Folder

The built-in multicast service. To publish multicast streams to the server, connect the client to this service. For example, netconnection.connect("rtmp://ams.example.com/multicast").

See Multicast media (RTMFP).

applications\vod

Folder

The built-in vod service. The applications/vod/media folder is the location for media files that you want to stream over RTMP through the vod service. To play vod (on-demand) streams, connect the client to this service. For example, netconnection.connect("rtmp://ams.example.com/vod").

See Stream on-demand media (RTMP).

certs

Folder

The certificates of trusted Certificate Authorities. The installer imports certifications from the Microsoft Windows certificate store into a format and location accessible by Open SSL.

conf

Folder

Contains the hierarchy of XML configuration files and the ams.ini file.

See Configure the server for virtual hosting.

documentation

Folder

Contains the installation documentation in PDF. Contains a documentation roadmap with links to the complete Adobe Media Server documentation on adobe.com in both HTML and PDF.

documentation/samples

Folder

Contains the sample files that the documentation references.

licenses

Folder

Contains the LIC files (signed Adobe Media Server licenses). The LIC file establishes the licensed capabilities of the server.

logs

Folder

When the server starts, it creates a logs directory containing all of the server logs.

See Monitoring and managing log files.

modules

Folder

Contains plug-ins that extend the functionality of the server.

creds

Folder

Contains certificates, policy files, and keys for protected Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming.

See Protected HTTP Dynamic Streaming.

creds

Folder

Contains certificates, policy files, and keys for protected Apple HTTP Live Streaming.

See Protected HTTP Live Streaming.

samples

Folder

Contains unsigned copies of the streaming services, plug‑in sample files, and a sample video player.

scriptlib

Folder

Contains Server-Side Adobe® ActionScript® (ASC) files to use in server-side scripts. You can change this location in the ScriptLibPath tag in the Application.xml file.

tools

Folder

Contains tools that help you package media offline for HTTP Dynamic Streaming, publish multicast content, manage your media, deliver optimized streams, and evaluate the overall health of your software.

webroot

Folder

The default web server root for the Apache HTTP server that installs with Adobe Media Server. Also contains the Adobe Media Server Start Screen and the Administration Console.

webroot/vod

Folder

The default location for media files that can be streamed from the vod service or progressively downloaded. Files in this folder are accessible over both RTMP and HTTP. To change this location, edit the VOD_COMMON_DIR parameter in the rootinstall/conf/ams.ini file.

webroot/live_recorded

Folder

Use this folder to store recordings of live streams and allow clients to play them over RTMP or HTTP. To enable this behavior, see the readme.htm file in the live_recorded directory.

AMSAdmin.exe

File

Adobe Media Administration Server. This server communicates with the server to perform administration tasks. To connect to the Administration Console or call an Administration API, Adobe Media Administration Server must be running.

See Using the Administration Console.

AMSCore.exe

File

The executable where Adobe Media Server services run. All script execution and streaming take place from this location.

AMSEdge.exe

File

Monitors for connections to Adobe Media Server and passes connections to an AMSCore process. There can be more than one instance of AMSEdge running on the system.

AMSMaster.exe

File

The main Adobe Media Server executable.

unins000.exe

File

Uninstalls the server.

dh1024.pem and dh512.pem

Files

Key files for SSL connections.

vcredist_xx.exe

File

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 and Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Packages.

f_server.ico, start.ico, stop.ico, ams_installer.ico

File

The Adobe Media Server icons.

License.htm

File

The End-User License Agreement.

readme.htm

File

Late-breaking information and important details about Adobe Media Server.

Miscellaneous DLL files

Files

The server uses various DLL files to provide functionality that the Windows platform can’t provide, including js32.dll, the Server-Side ActionScript engine.

Installed files on Linux

If you chose the default directory in the installer, the installation directory is /opt/adobe/ams/.

Note:

The documentation refers to the default folder as rootinstall.

The following are the Linux server processes:

  • amsadmin

  • amscore

  • amsedge

  • amsmaster

The amsmgr utility allows you to perform certain administrative tasks. For more information, see Managing the server on Linux.

The uninstallAMS script uninstalls the server and the installAMS script installs the server.

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