CMAF brings low latency streams of less than 4 seconds into the realms of possibility, WebRTC pushes that below a second – but which is the right technology for you?
Date: June 12th 2019 Time: 11am PST / 2pm EST / 19:00 BST
CMAF represents an evolution of the tried and tested technologies HLS and DASH. With massive scalability and built upon the well-worn tenants of HTTP, Netflix and a whole industry was born and is thriving on these still-evolving technologies. The push to reduce latency further and further has resulted in CMAF which can be used to deliver streams with five to ten times lower latencies.
WebRTC is a Google-backed streaming protocol with the traditional meaning of streaming; it pushes a stream to you a opposed to the HLS-style methods of making small files available for download and reassembly into a stream. One benefit of this is extremely low bitrates of 1 second or less. Used widely by Google Hangouts and Facebook messenger, WebRTC is increasingly an option for more broadcast-style streaming services from live sports & music to gaming and gambling.
Both have advantages and draw-backs so Wowza’s Barry Owen and Anne Balistreri are here to help navigate the ins and outs of both technologies plus answer your questions.
WebRTC offers wide compatibility and low latency, so what’s not to like? This webinar looks at where WebRTC fits in just nicely and where other protocols are better. This is the second in a three-part webinar series from Wowza looking at how WebRTC helps general use cases and how their equipment supports that.
This webinar covers:
Ideal uses cases to employ WebRTC
How WebRTC integrates with Wowza Streaming Engine and how WSE facilitates scaling to large audiences with this standard
How you can leverage WebRTC, Wowza Streaming Engine, and Wowza Streaming Cloud to easily deliver lightning fast, low latency video streams
The open source protocol SRT allows for encrypted, reliable streaming on the public internet for distribution as well as high bitrate contribution video. Chris Michaels tells us that it’s free, explains how it works and gives real world examples in this video from Roadway Media.
Chris explains how the protocol delivers reliability over bad networks, shows example videos, explains how it encrypts the streams to make them secure.