How to optimize video transport for MPEG-DASH

November 11, 2013 - 4:18pm
Content delivery via HTTP solutions can be optimized through the procurement of next-gen video transcoders.

First approved by the International Standards Organization in 2012, MPEG-DASH is the first adaptive bitrate service for HTTP streaming with global standardization. While there are already a number of HTTP streaming services on the market, the unique capabilities that MPEG-DASH offers make it essential for network operators to optimize their video transcoding hardware for support of this standard. 

As TV Technology contributor Wes Simpson wrote, the main objective of the MPEG-DASH standard is to improve HTTP streaming in an era of network bandwidth variance and erratic digital firewalls. Its capacity to adapt to changing bitrates depending on the user's device is more advanced than its HTTP solutions brethren. Video files are broken down into a succession of small files for easier transport and better management on video delivery in high-traffic environments. It is useful for long live events broadcast in high definition, such as sports matches. 

Today's live streaming video transcoder solution should facilitate video delivery of live events to any screen on any device. It should also provide support for adaptive bitrate streaming protocols, including MPEG-DASH, Apple HLS, Adobe HDS and RTMP.

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