Examining Robust HLS and HDS Video Playback with Adobe Media Server 5

Adobe Media Server 5, a core com­po­nent of Adobe’s Project Prime­time, helps pre­mium con­tent pub­lish­ers deliver HD qual­ity video across plat­forms, includ­ing iOS and Android devices, to the largest pos­si­ble audi­ence with a stream­lined work­flow. We’re rev­o­lu­tion­iz­ing media deliv­ery with sup­port for con­sis­tent, pro­tected stream­ing across any Inter­net-con­nect device — tablets, smart­phones, con­nected TVs, and desk­tops.

With our video solu­tions like Adobe Media Server 5, we’re focused on enabling an opti­mal online video play­back expe­ri­ence where the con­sumer gets what they want – when and how they want it. Related to this topic, we’ve pub­lished a tech­ni­cal arti­cle for video con­tent pub­lish­ers around HTTP Dynamic Stream­ing (HDS) and HTTP Live Stream­ing (HLS). The arti­cle exam­i­nes today’s video play­back archi­tec­ture and server-side chal­lenges, includ­ing back-end redun­dancy issues such as live-ness, where a pack­ager adver­tises a stale view of live, and dropout, where a pack­ager has gaps in its frag­ment list. We also provide users with a step-by-step guide to writ­ing a basic var­nish con­fig­u­ra­tion script to con­fig­ure a Var­nish proxy for the failover solu­tion. (Var­nish Cache is a web appli­ca­tion accel­er­a­tor, occa­sion­ally referred to as a HTTP accel­er­a­tor or a reverse HTTP proxy, that will sig­nif­i­cantly enhance your web per­for­mance).

Check out the arti­cle and let us know what you think!


Jens Loeffler

About Jens Loeffler

Jens Loeffler is a senior technical evangelist on Adobe's Media Solutions product management team focusing on online video and services. Equipped with a media computer science degree, Jens started his career in the agency world and has been living and breathing online video and mobile for the last decade. Currently Jens provides thought leadership as a public speaker and panelist at numerous industry events, and maintains a well-recognized blog covering industry trends. When he isn't working on secret projects at Adobe, Jens compensates with long runs, hikes and walks with his furry companion, and is an excellent guide to judge the authenticity of German cuisine in NYC.

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