HLS HTTP Adaptive Streaming Viewer18 Mar 2014, Posted by Onlinelib Blog in
Update: Product is released!
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HLS – HTTP Adaptive Streaming Viewer
There are a lot of tools and encoding services, including our own VCS Multiplexer HLS Encoder, for encoding HLS files. Our brand new HLS- HTTP Adaptive Streaming Viewer allows you to proof the quality of your generated HLS Files, even when the m3u8 manifests includes audio only, audio group, subtitles, or iframes-only tracks. The application allows to parse, download, play and view your generated m3u8 from every HTTP(S) server or FTP storage in less then a second. This tool is a must have for all content creation provider, streaming agencies or websites that sells e-learning videos and uses HLS – Adaptive Streaming files.
About HLS HTTP Adaptive Streaming
HTTP Live Streaming (also known as HLS) is an HTTP-based media streaming communications protocol implemented by Apple Inc. as part of their QuickTime and iOS software. It works by breaking the overall stream into a sequence of small HTTP-based file downloads, each download loading one short chunk of an overall potentially unbounded transport stream. As the stream is played, the client may select from a number of different alternate streams containing the same material encoded at a variety of data rates, allowing the streaming session to adapt to the available data rate.
At the start of the streaming session, it downloads an extended M3U (m3u8) playlist containing the metadata for the various sub-streams which are available. Since its requests use only standard HTTP transactions, HTTP Live Streaming is capable of traversing any firewall or proxy server that lets through standard HTTP traffic, unlike UDP-based protocols such as RTP. This also allows content to be delivered over widely available CDNs.
Attached you see some screenshots of our HLS HTTP Streaming Viewer. The final version will released at NAB 2014.
If you want to become a early adaptor or beta-tester, please fill out our contact form and we will come back personally to you with an trial key.