Wowza has been growing up as a product well placed to take over the streaming media world. As a result of their attention to focusing on ease of use and an ability to reach every screen they have created the new industry leader in streaming media technology. Because of this we have come to see the Wowza Streaming Engine (WSE) as the most future proof option you can purchase.
In this week’s post, we’ll be continuing on with a more in depth look at the alternate audio track options available in Playlist-based Video Formats (HLS – HTTP Live Streaming, HDS – HTTP Dynamic Streaming, MPEG-DASH – Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP), with a focus on HLS – the format created by Apple.
As streaming video continues to mature and become a more widely used medium for delivering major events, it is becoming more important to not only deliver a clear, reliable video, but to begin augmenting it with some of the extra possibilities it affords. One of those extras is the possibility of including alternate audio tracks that can be selected during playback. These can be used to offer video in multiple languages, provide a commentary track, and in many other creative ways.
Adobe has recently released some new versions of Adobe Media Server. However, if you discussed them or noticed that they’ve been released you may be encountering confusion around the versions 5.0.4 and 5.0.5.
I was recently asked how the Varnish Plus cache interacts with the objects created to support HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) via a backend origin Apache/Adobe Media Server.
In a recent project where we were setting up recording of a continuously running live video stream, we stumbled upon one of the latter; a bug so bedeviling that I am compelled to write about it in the hopes that I might save fellow coders from falling prey to such a fiendish bug.
When using PHDS, there is a file that is used to derive the Content Encryption Key used by AMS to DRM protect the HDS fragments served via PHDS.
The latest version of Flash Player (v.11.0) includes some exciting new features, including performance upgrades such as native 64-bit support, and asynchronous bitmap decoding. Perhaps most newsworthy though, is Flash Player’s new capability to encode live video streams to the H.264/AVC standard.