Harmonic's ProMedia Origin multiscreen stream packager and video server optimises the delivery of Intigral's OTT multiscreen services relying on a range of content formats for smartphones, tablets, and connected TVs, as well as industry-standard protocols, including Apple HLS, Adobe HDS
, and Microsoft Smooth Streaming.
Apple HLS, Adobe HDS, and Microsoft Smooth Streaming all work in a similar way.
Click the Test Players button in Streaming Engine Manager to launch the Test Players window (Figure 9), which connects to Wowza Streaming Engine server software and lets you toggle through the various playback protocols: MPEG-DASH, Apple HLS, Adobe RTMP, Adobe HDS, and Microsoft Smooth Streaming.
Since several of our output types--Apple HLS, Adobe HDS, Smooth Streaming, and MPEG-DASH--support adaptive bitrate streaming, a next step is for you to enable this in Wowza Streaming Engine to give your audience the best possible playback experience.
The MGTS-Prism transcodes content to multiple streaming protocols including Apple HLS, Adobe HDS
, Microsoft SST , 3GPP and more, with adaptive bit rate technology (ABR) and built-in packager and content protection.
Most OTS video players cannot play Adobe HDS video, as the Flash Player plug-in doesn't natively ingest HTTP streaming content.
However, it doesn't yet have adaptive RTMP, Smooth Streaming, or Adobe HDS playback.
While JW Player 6 does not natively support Adobe HDS playback, Akamai has built a module for JW Player that enables HDS playback through their CDN services.