[foms] Proposal: adaptive streaming using open codecs

Jeroen Wijering jeroen at longtailvideo.com
Wed Oct 20 11:49:53 PDT 2010

On Oct 20, 2010, at 8:42 PM, Christopher Blizzard wrote:

> On 10/20/2010 3:59 AM, Jeroen Wijering wrote:
>> A naming scheme / API cannot be the only option though, since there'll be issues around such cases as:
>> * Load balancing (mid-stream failure of a server, redirection to the other)
> You could use this with a Manifest API, assuming you were continuously telling it where to get chunks, which I assume would be the case.
>> * Encoding issues (discontinuities in the chain/scheme)
>> * Dynamic insertion of unrelated chunks (e.g. for pre/mid/postroll advertising)
> You can do the dynamic insertion with different <video> elements (still the best option, I suspect.)  Or I guess you could do it with a manifest API as well.  "Your next chunk is over here at this other server!"

Indeed; these could all be done with manifests, but are hard with a naming scheme. Therefore it will be nice to, eventually, also support manifests. 

In browsers, there's always the possibility for scripting. But I see the manifested/chunked streams also supported on mobile apps and settop devices. Therefore there should be a way to adaptively stream without scripting as well - again, eventually.

- Jeroen

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