The online video world continues to grow at breakneck speed and we, at Adobe, have been fortunate to be a big part of making it happen. More video content is available today than ever before and the trend is only accelerating. The World Cup drew a record number of online viewers online and engagement levels were the highest. Users could switch multiple camera angles, watch highlights and watch on demand. I am looking forward to seeing more content, more engaging experiences and higher quality.
Adobe’s mission has been to enable you to create great content and bring it to your audiences. We are thrilled to announce the launch of OSMF 2.0. The new version of OSMF 2.0 allows you to create even more engaging experiences for your audience. We worked with some of the largest content owners with the largest online video audiences and have reworked the inner workings of OSMF. In particular, we have made major changes to the Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) algorithm and the APIs for ABR.
The OSMF Adaptive Streaming provides two modes: i) Manual switching and ii) Automatic switching. As part of the changes, we have improved the automatic switch operation; added more information to the Quality of Service (QoS) information and history; enhanced the metric base, factory and repository; and finally optimized the rule engine to better handle bandwidth and other computer resources. More details on the changes can be found here:
We hope you are as excited about this release as we are. As always, we look forward to hearing your feedback on this latest release. Thanks for your support.
Kelash Kumar, Group Product Manager, Video Solutions