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Optimizing LL-HLS: How does HESP fare against LL-HLS?

In the previous blog, we’ve covered the 4 key factors affecting the quality of low latency streaming experience when utilising Apple's LL-HLS protocol. Additionally, we have also discussed the importance of GOP size and its impacts on the overall viewing experience and provide 4 recom …

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Operating HESP with low encoding costs

The High Efficiency Streaming Protocol (HESP) comes with a lot of advantages. It allows for sub second latency over standard HTTP CDNs (and the cost to scale benefit they bring), with unrivalled channel change times. The high QoE HESP delivers is the result of it’s main difference wit …

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Workaround for the Safari Fairplay regression in iOS and iPadOS 15

What is the problem?  As some of you are likely aware of, a regression was introduced in the iOS & iPadOS 15 versions. The issue has an impact upon playback of Fairplay protected streams in Safari. As a result, all video players (including Apple’s own playback support) which attem …

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Optimizing LL-HLS: 4 Recommendations For The Best Low-Latency Streaming

In the previous blog, we’ve covered the 4 key factors affecting the quality of low latency streaming experience when utilising Apple's LL-HLS protocol. Additionally, we have also discussed the importance of GOP size and its impacts on the overall viewing experience. In this blog, we w …

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Optimizing LL-HLS: The Impacts of GOP size on Viewing Experience

In the previous blog, we’ve covered the 4 key factors affecting the quality of low latency streaming experience when utilising Apple's LL-HLS protocol. In this blog, we will take a dive into the importance of Group of Pictures (GOP) and its impacts on the overall viewing experience. A …

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Optimizing LL-HLS: 4 Key Factors affecting its performance

In the previous LL-HLS series, we’ve covered how it works and how the end-to-end solution should look as well as suitable use cases and THEO’s recommendations for LL-HLS implementations. In this blog series, we want to focus on how to tune better for Low Latency Streaming with an intr …

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Buy vs Build: The Advantage of a Commercial Video Player

When planning (or re-evaluating) your approach to the video player component of your video delivery workflow, you will more than likely at some point reach a crossroads when considering the decision to follow the open-source or commercial video player path. Whilst both options are ent …

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How a Powerful Player API Can Help Solve Today’s Delivery Challenges

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For video engineers it is clear: The online video industry is evolving at an incredibly fast pace. During the last few years, we’ve seen the demise of old streaming protocols and the introduction of new ones, the disappearance of browser plugins, an explosion in video capable consumer …

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Optimise your video delivery costs with THEOplayer Network API

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Did you know that a 7 seconds video start-up time can result in 50 percent of your audience giving up on playing the video? According to Akamai’s report, the most important factor for streaming services success is, in fact, start-up time, which is the gap between when the viewer hits …

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Apple brings FairPlay DRM to the iOS Safari browser

With the 11.2 iOS release, Apple has enabled FairPlay DRM support for their Safari browsers on mobile devices by enabling the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) APIs. As a result, iOS users no longer need to install player apps to watch DRM protected content, but can simply open up thei …

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