Onlinelib, the german leader in HLS Streaming Solutions updates their HLS Streaming Solution sides. Onlinelib offers now HLS Playback Plugin for Adobe Flash OSMF and Media-Strobe Playback, an HLS SDK for Desktop and Mobile (Android). Coming in August Onlinelib will ship the first HLS Streaming Analyzer Hardware which is based on Texas Instrument DSP and ARM Dual Core.
For most players, simply enabling OSMF's default Dynamic Streaming is sufficient. For some players, customizing the HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) adaptive bitrate algorithm may be desired, but note that this is an advanced task.
Below is a representation of the customizable areas of the adaptive bitrate algorithm. The rest of this article describes the various levels of customization, in order of complexity, starting with simple parameter customization and ending with the complete replacement of the adaptive bitrate algorithm.
DASHEncoder generates the desired representations (quality/bitrate levels), fragmented MP4 files, and MPD file based on a given config file or by command line parameters respectively. Given the set of parameters the user has a wide range of possibilities for the content generation, including the variation of the segment size, bitrate, resolution, encoding settings, URL , etc., which is shown by the example of a DASHEncoder config file in the git repository of DASHEncoder.
The DASHEncoder is available as open source with the aim that other developers will join this project. The content generated by DASHEncoder is compatible with our DASHEncoder which can be used as a decoder and player respectively.
Current features and restrictions:
- Generation of video only, audio only or audio+video DASH content
- h.264 encoding based on x264: Constant and variable bitrate encoding
It would be an understatement to say this has been a tough week - both for those of us inside Adobe as well as for many of our developer community. In addition to the layoffs, you'd be forgiven for feeling as though we carpet bombed major changes to our developer products, In fact, it really was only two dramatic changes that directly affect our developer community: the end to the Flash Player plugin for mobile devices and televisions and the plan to donate Flex to the Apache open source foundation.
// One of the nicest point of view I've read lately on this fearsome topic //
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Kris Drey, founder of Vidcompare, recently released an excellent reference list of online video platforms (OVPs) publicly.
Until now, as far as I'm aware, finding this many reputable & relevant OVPs in one spot was not even possible outside of Vidcompare (or maybe even this Scoop.it topic) prior to now.
So I applaud Kris for sharing his list so openly, especially since such valuable information could easily be considered a vital component to the success of his own site.
Some of the platforms Kris listed are not currently included here in my curated OVP topic, so I highly recommend that you click through to read it and also visit http://vidcompare.com directly. It truly houses the most "comprehensive and robust" list of available OVPs and is the only resource, I know of, that allows you to compare various platforms side by side. It also provides stellar "deep dive" reviews of individual platforms, from guest blogger and OVP ninja Charlie Davis http://bit.ly/pYFhVd.
Thanks again everyone for all your amazing support with this topic.
Excerpted and edited from original intro: A new video format is on its way, which could alleviate some of the strain on those networks by delivering high-quality video with half as many bits.
The new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) spec, also referred to as H.265, should be a lot more efficient than H.264, which is the format of choice for most IP-enabled devices and applications.
The format, which is being developed by the ISO/IEC Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG) and the ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG), is expected to need 25 to 50 percent fewer bits for the delivery of H.264 video of the same quality.
The good news is that H.265 is on its way to standardization.
The bad news is that it likely can’t come quickly enough. The spec is expected to be circulated for comment next February, with some initial applications taking advantage of it in early 2013.
"GoPro has launched the HD Hero2, an updated version of its sports video camera. The latest version features an 11MP sensor (up from 5MP) and can now shoot 1080p30 video at a choice of 170deg, 127deg or 90deg angles-of-view (the original Hero could only shoot 1080 at 127deg or lower resolutions at 170deg). The redesigned lens is claimed to be twice as sharp as its predecessor. It also gains an external mic port and Mini HDMI socket. The company has also launched the WiFi BacPac accessory allowing live streaming from the camera from the Hero2. It can also be used to control either HD Hero via the included remote or using an App on a smartphone or tablet."
Onlinelib demonstrate a new realtime streaming container that is able to mux audio and video tracks in realtime, even when you view the video. This is the first demo where you have the same experience when you watch a blueray-disc at home. The demo shows a 720p stream with a switch open between english and german audio track. The video track has 2 qualities with no audiotrack, the audio track are mixed in realtime to the videotrack. This solution works on web, android and iOS. A windows 8 metro version is under development.
Onlinelib released more HLS Streamingtools, including HLS Plugin for JW Player, OSMF Strobe, native SDK for Adobe AIR Mobile and Web with full support of HLS AES Decrypting in realtime for Flash, HTML, Android Java and iOS 6 or higher. This is the first release where we see a realtime GPU AES Decrypting Shader that uses Adobe Stage3d for Decrypting AES HLS Content. Live example when you follow the url link.
With so many options of video players out there, it’s hard to choose which application will be best for you. I would suggest keeping things simple and avoiding future headaches of video player upgrades, new features, and bug fixes. Stick with an...
In other words, the system is able to overlay on top of On-air video any Web page or Web application respecting the transparency values (alpha channel) defined therein.
Video Capture Card: Black Magic Decklink Studio or Decklink Extreme 3D
This proposal extends HTMLMediaElement to enable playback of protected content. The proposed API supports use cases ranging from simple clear key decryption to high value video (given an appropriate user agent implementation). License/key exchange is controlled by the application, facilitating the development of robust playback applications supporting a range of content decryption and protection technologies. No "DRM" is added to the HTML5 specification, and only simple clear key decryption is required as a common baseline.
This decoder is a straightforward translation of libvpx and libnestegg viaemscripten, making extensive use of the scaffolding built for Broadway.Some serious correctness bugs remain, and speed leaves something to bedesired. So far, the code has only been tested on Firefox 7.
Wibbitz provides a video player plugin for your site that takes static web content like images, headlines and video clips- in real-time and automatically creates an interactive video, giving users an engaging overview of the website by...
Vienna-based Stryme and Paris-based Vitec Multimedia have merged their Genesix (Stryme) optimized, easy-to-use workflows with the efficient ProxSys (Vitec) media asset management system to create a fully integrated product, writes David Fox.
The Genesix-ProxSys package is designed to offer small and medium-sized broadcasters an end-to-end system. ProxSys’ mobile asset management ensures easy and secure access to data, and the newly-integrated system is claimed to make advanced IT-based playout and managing audio and video more affordable.
Popcorn Maker brings the power of popcorn.js and its plugin system to a graphical user interface, with familiar timeline controls. Completely free and open source, popcorn maker offers a collection of useful templates, but since it’s built from standard HTML, you can customize it to your heart’s content.
More info here...
Getting Started with Popcorn.js/Popcorn-Maker.js development
VCS - Multiplexer includes a new concept of a HighEnd and scalable Video Transcoding Engine. The main format in VCS Multiplexer is H.264, a Video Industry Standard Format. With support for Apple HLS Streaming Format VCS Multiplexer brings HLS to all common devices like Adobe Flash for Windows, OSX, Linux, as well for Android and to the hole Apple Family like iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple TV.