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Comparing WebRTC with HTTP-based streaming

Comparing WebRTC with HTTP based streaming

Reducing streaming latency has been a hot topic for a while. Historically with HTTP based streaming, latencies of tens of seconds and even in the order of one minute is not unheard of. With traditional broadcast being in the realm of single digit seconds and new techniques such as Web …

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Streaming Latency: Low Latency Use Cases and Real-Life Examples

Streaming Latency: Low Latency Use Cases and Real-Life Examples

Previously, we’ve explored the different definitions of latency and when it is important, what causes it, as well as how popular protocols fare against each other and the importance of zapping time. Now, we are going to take a look at different use cases for low latency and provide so …

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Streaming Latency: Protocols and Zapping Time

Streaming Latency: Protocols and Zapping Time

Previously, we’ve explored the different definitions of latency and when it is important and what causes it, in this blog we will explore how popular streaming protocols fare against each other. Additionally, we will also discuss one other factor that plays a big role in allowing you …

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Streaming Latency: What Causes It?

Previously, we’ve explored the different definitions of latency and when it is important, in this blog we will talk about where latency gets introduced in the video chain.

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Streaming Latency: What Is It And When Does It Matter?

Streaming Latency: What Is It And When Does It Matter?

Latency, low latency, ultra-low latency are becoming increasingly important. New developments like LL-HLS, CMAF-CTE and HESP confirm and support this statement, in addition to other streaming protocols such as webRTC and RTMP. With all the technology and the definition of latency, it …

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HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)

HLS, or HTTP Live Streaming, is an adaptive HTTP-based protocol and it was initially created and released by Apple in 2009 to solve the problems of efficient live video and VOD delivery to viewers’ devices, especially Apple devices. One of the main focus points was the problem of scal …

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Apple's Protocol Extension for Low-Latency HLS - what you need to know.

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Apple recently announced their Protocol Extension for Low-Latency HLS (Preliminary Specification). In this blogpost we will talk through a few of the exciting new features, and a few that we aren't so sure about yet. If you want to know the basics about HLS, or a previous solution for …

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Low Latency HLS - LHLS

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Within our series of articles explaining the needs for, and ways to achieve low latency, we already discussed Chunked CMAF, a very promising technique which is actively being standardised and implemented by the industry at publication of this article. There are however alternatives wh …

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Low Latency with Chunked CMAF

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In the first part of this content series we discussed latency: what it is and why it is important, and we gave a general overview of the current industry approaches. As media companies are on a quest to lower their latency to only a few seconds (or even lower), we will dedicate some s …

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The importance of low latency in video streaming

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When it comes to live video, it’s hard to deliver an actual, real live streaming experience. The latency problem is especially noticeable when video is distributed using online streaming platforms: you may have heard the stories of watching a sports event and hearing the neighbours ch …

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