We support either RTMP and RTSP streams or HLS, MPEG-DASH and HDS streams as the input.
If your stream is in RTMP or RTSP, we will repack it into the supported playback formats of your choice, transcode into various qualities (if requested) and deliver it your viewers using the Content Delivery Network.
If you run your own streaming server and have your streams already converted into HLS, MPEG-DASH and/or HDS, we will pull the streams from your streaming server and deliver it to your users using the Content Delivery Network. This option offloads your origin/streaming server and helps you handle any traffic peaks.
We support HLS (HTTP Live Streaming), MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) and HDS (HTTP Dynamic Streaming). All these protocols follow the principle of segmenting the stream into manageable chunks which allow for resolution and bitrate adjustment based on users’ bandwidth and device capabilities.
|Safari on iOS|
|Windows 10 Mobile|
|Players & Platforms|
|Players & Platforms||jwPlayer|
|Amazon Fire TV|
Yes. We're happy to provide you with embeddable links for all three playback formats we support - HLS, MPEG-DASH and HDS. The majority of players allow you to set one primary and one fallback playback format. For example, you can set MPEG-DASH as your primary format, but since MPEG-DASH is not supported on iOS devices, you set HLS as a fallback. This way, you make your stream accessible to as many viewers as possible.