[foms] HLS and HLS patents

Jeroen Wijering jeroen at longtailvideo.com
Mon Oct 18 02:20:45 PDT 2010

Indeed, no technical problem.

But the M3U8 spec is very clear that only MPEG-TS is supported as "chunk format". Would be good if we can get Apple to change that part. They already added the possibility of settings "codecs" in a later draft of the spec. Hopefully they're interested in setting the container format as well.

- Jeroen

On Oct 15, 2010, at 10:25 AM, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 7:20 PM, Zaheer Merali <zaheermerali at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 7:30 AM, Jeroen Wijering
> <jeroen at longtailvideo.com> wrote:
> > That would be very helpful!
> >
> > The big issue I see with M3U8 is that it requires chunks to be transport
> > streams. I presume this is not an open format?
> m3u8 is just a playlist file format. Nothing stops you putting other
> files in there and the demo I did of the prototype of live webm
> chunked streaming at foms had m3u8 files with webm chunks.
> Yeah, I don't thinks a technical problem to use m3u8 - chunks will just be resources.
> Silvia.

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