[foms] Adaptive streaming
watsonm at netflix.com
Wed Oct 27 15:20:48 PDT 2010
On Oct 27, 2010, at 3:07 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 8:36 AM, David R <videophool at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Also, we do not use chunked files even with HTTP Live
> Would you mind explaining how you've managed to get that working? It
> is my understanding that HTTP Live Streaming relies on multiple TS
> files, so am really curious how that can be achieved.
Some CDNs support embedding of byte range requests in the URLs, instead of in the HTTP Range header. So we give URLs like this to the Apple player and it thinks they are separate files. Makes the m3u8s kind-of huge and ugly, but that's what we have to work with.
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