This chapter introduces the controller and subscriber application used to deliver presentations for e-learning, your annual general meeting, or just a family slide show. The controller and subscriber application is a single Macromedia Flash Communication Server application with two parts. One part is for the viewer, the other runs the show, like a speaker or a teacher manages an audience or classroom. Up to this point in the book, you have developed communication applications that are collaborative using a single interface for every user connected to an application instance.
This chapter will introduce you to working with two application parts. The Flash UI components PresentationSWF and AudioConference will be introduced and embedded into a more complex and practical application. You will also learn to use NetStream to broadcast and handle messages to and from other connected Flash players.