HTTP Live Streaming

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HTTP Live Streaming

Apple's adaptive streaming protocol for delivering video to iOS devices. Based on the MPEG-2 TS format, its unique architecture uses a changing index file that must be repeatedly downloaded. See adaptive streaming, MPEG-DASH, MPEG-2 TS and streaming server.
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This allows for enhanced, compliant delivery of streams at scale, and more options to stream in cached formats beyond Apple HLS.
For example, the Wowza Streaming Engine can dynamically encrypt and package live and VOD content for delivery via Apple HLS, Microsoft's Smooth Streaming, and DASH with PlayReady and Verimatrix VCAS DRMs using three third-party DRM service providers: BuyDRM, EZDRM, and Verimatrix (see Figure 6 on page 130).
We'll explain the tech behind Adaptive Streaming, demonstrate a working online station streaming the Apple HLS standard, and show how both broadcasters and listeners come out ahead with Adaptive.
When used in OTT applications the AL2000-UHD also features a built-in packager which generates an output stream compliant with popular streaming protocols such as Apple HLS and MPEG- DASH.
com in 2014 as the youngest company within the Top 100 companies that matter most in online media - is specialized in adaptive streaming solutions based on MPEG-DASH and Apple HLS, which can be used to offer live as well as on demand content in highest quality (HD, UHD/4K) without stalls and startup delays.
ProMedia Origin and ProMedia X Origin are software-based all-in-one media servers that support the industry s leading OTT standard protocols, such as Apple HLS, Adobe HDS, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, and MPEG-DASH, to enable high-volume, live, adaptive bitrate streaming and the delivery of time-shifted services such as catch-up TV, start-over TV, and cloud DVR to connected devices.
0 features support for Dolby Digital Plus in Apple HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming, raising the bar for audio fidelity in the streaming market.
To continue with our example, you might use the MPEG DASH stream to deliver to your desktop player, while sending the Apple HLS streams to iOS and Android mobile devices, and the Smooth Streaming (MS Smooth) output to Xbox and other consoles.
Harmonic's shared storage optimizes the delivery of D-Smart's OTT multiscreen VOD and catch-up TV services, leveraging a range of industry-standard protocols, including Apple HLS, Adobe HDS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming.
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.
Support for Apple HLS, Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming, Microsoft IIS Smooth Streaming, MPEG-DASH and MP4 formats is included.
Anyone who is livestreaming is very likely using RTMP to push the video feed to a media server that will then process the stream, or transmux, into other non-RTMP formats such as Apple HLS, Adobe HDS, or MPEG-DASH.