HLS, MPEG-DASH & ABR
Smart devices are all equipped with video viewing features – and Ittiam products make those videos look and sound better than ever.
Standards that streamline the complete workflow, comprising encoders, delivery networks and the client players are now in place. The most popular technology to stream media content is HTTP live streaming (HLS) which is an HTTP-based media streaming communications protocol implemented by Apple Inc. A competing standard, which is emerging, called mpeg-DASH, an international ISO standard, compiled by the Motion Picture Experts Group is also gaining stronghold in the market. Ittiam’s vividPlay enables our customer to use either of the streaming protocols. The purpose of DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) Technology is to simplify and drive convergence in the delivery of IP video.
HLS and MPEG-DASH technologies are gaining traction along with next generation compression technologies like HEVC. The combined power of compression efficiency of HEVC and adaptive bit rate technology makes video streaming over the internet work like a dream.
In addition to providing a standards based framework, the key difference that Ittiam’s media streaming SDK brings is the intelligence built into the adaptation logic. This is crucial to providing better user experience by seamlessly switching between different bit rate/quality versions with low startup and almost no re-buffering.
At Ittiam, HLS & MPEG-DASH stacks are tightly integrated into our next generation video streaming products. Ittiam provides end-to-end workflow solutions to transcode video on the Cloud and to streaming it using HLS & MPEG-DASH to Ittiam’s vividPlay client.
At Ittiam, MPEG-DASH is tightly integrated into our next generation video streaming products. Ittiam provides end-to-end workflow solutions to transcode video on the Cloud and to streaming it using MPEG-DASH to Ittiam’s vividPlay client. MPEG-DASH is also integrated into several Broadcast Media SDKs for encoding and transcoding.
Media SDKs and Cloud workflow solutions for encoding and transcoding. Targeted at both real time and offline adaptive bit rate streaming specifically tuned for scenarios like OTT.
Client SDKs and Cloud workflow solutions for deploying adaptive bit rate online video services on tablets, smartphones, set top boxes, smart TVs, etc.
Ittiam’s algorithms embedded in the implementation cover the following 3 aspects of streaming video experience: