What bitrate for HLS adaptive streaming video?

HLS ideal bitrates

What bitrate to use for HLS adaptive streaming video is a question many people struggle with. Bitrate (or “Bit rate” in proper English) is the amount of bits needed to produce a second of video footage. In this tutorial we try to give you the ideal bitrate to use per video resolution.  Although it depends … Read more

RTMP with HLS adaptive streaming video fall-back on AWS – Part 2

hls-rtmp-jwplayer-AWS part 2

RTMP streaming is obsolete as of end December 2020 but we keep it posted as a piece of history. In this tutorial we embed RTMP streaming with HLS adaptive streaming fall-back using JW Player 7.9.3 This tutorial is a follow-up of RTMP with HLS adaptive streaming fall-back on AWS – Part 1 which explains the preparations to … Read more

RTMP with HLS adaptive streaming fall-back on AWS – Part 1

hls-rtmp-jwplayer-AWS part 1

RTMP streaming is obsolete as of end December 2020 but we keep it posted as a piece of history. HLS adaptive streaming doesn’t work on IExplorer 11 in HTML5 mode as I discovered while testing my art site. But there is luckily a solution, namely RTMP with HLS adaptive streaming fall-back. That sounds a little … Read more

Flash support in Google Chrome under fire

Google Chrome and Flash

As from 6 December 2016, with the launch of Google Chrome 55, enabling the Flash plugin will become optional and HTML5 the default. Users will have the choice to decline using Flash. As this implies a serious impact for website owners using RTMP and HLS adaptive streaming videos and audios, we show you the possible options to ensure you can keep delivering video and audio to your … Read more

HLS adaptive streaming tutorial with CloudFront & JW Player

HLS adaptive streaming tutorial

A step-by-step HLS adaptive streaming tutorial with CloudFront & JW Player in two parts. It is easier than you think. This tutorial presumes you have already an Amazon Web Services account (AWS) and a premium license of JW Player 6 or 7. The advantage of HLS adaptive streaming is that you can serve videos according to … Read more

HLS streaming via AWS and JW Player 6

HLS streaming

HLS streaming (HTTP Live Streaming) has a couple of advantages over RTMP streaming in a sense that it can circumvent corporate firewalls and proxies and it plays on most mobile devices and desktops. RTMP streaming does not work on mobiles at all since it needs Flash, although JW Player has a HTML5 fallback method for mobiles. … Read more