Supported CDN streaming protocols and formats

Introduction

We provide three types of streaming - true streaming available with CDN Video, CDN Video Push and CDN Live services and HTTP pseudo streaming and HTTP re-streaming available with CDN Static and CDN Static Push services.

True streaming

  • Available with CDN Video, CDN Video Push and CDN Live services, Wowza based.
  • For CDN video on demand and CDN live streaming
  • Automatically transcodes origin stream/video file to the following 5 streaming protocols to provide compatibility with all devices.
    • RTMP/RTMPE - Real Time Messaging Protocol - for Flash players such as JW Player or Flowplayer.
    • HLS - Apple HTTP Live Streaming - for Android, Apple, QuickTime and HTML5 players such as JW Player or Flowplayer.
    • RTSP - Real Time Streaming Protocol - for Android, Blackberry and smartphones.
    • MSS - Microsoft Smooth Streaming - for Windows Phone and Silverlight players.
    • HDS - Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming - for HTML5 players such as Flowplayer.
  • Requirements on origin (source):
    • CDN video on demand - any MP4 or FLV video file is supported.
    • CDN live streaming - any RTMP stream in MP4 or FLV container encoded with H.264 video codec and AAC or MP3 audio codec is supported.

HTTP pseudo streaming

  • Available with CDN Static and CDN Static Push services, Nginx based.
  • For CDN video on demand.
  • Also known as progressive download.
  • Requirements on origin (source) - any MP4 or FLV video file is supported.
  • Read more about HTTP pseudo streaming.

HTTP re-streaming

  • Available with CDN Static and CDN Static Push services, Nginx based.
  • For CDN video on demand and CDN live streaming.
  • For CDN re-streaming of HTTP streams such as HLS.
  • Requirements on origin (source) - any HLS or any other HTTP stream is supported.
  • Read more about HTTP re-streaming.

What next?

  • Read how to create a CDN Live service.
  • Test HTTP pseudo streaming in JW Player .
  • Read about differences between CDN video on demand via true streaming vs. HTTP pseudo streaming.
  • Read how to publish a multi bitrate on-demand stream.
  • Read how to publish a multi bitrate live stream.
  • Read how to create a CDN Static service and deliver video and audio files of all formats including MP4, FLV, MP3, WAV, MOV or WMV.

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