[Abstract] A U.S. consumer watches TV for about five hours a day on average. While the majority of viewed content is still the broadcast TV programming, the share of the time‐shifted content has been ever increasing. One third of the U.S. consumers currently use a digital video recorder (DVR)‐like device for time‐shifting, however, the trends are showing that more and more consumers are going to the Web to watch their favorite shows and movies on a computer or mobile device. Increasingly, the Web is coming to the digital TV, which incorporates movie downloads and streaming using Web protocols. In this first part of a two‐part article, the authors describe both conventional and emerging streaming solutions using Web and non‐Web protocols and provide a detailed comparison.
[Contents] Introduction A Brief History of Multiple Bit Rate Streaming Windows Media Stream Thinning, MBR and Intelligent Streaming The Shift to HTTP-Based Delivery Content Delivery Techniques Traditional Streaming Progressive Download HTTP-Based Adaptive Streaming Introducing IIS Smooth Streaming Smooth Streaming Playback with Silverlight Smooth Streaming Architecture Introducing the Smooth Streaming Format Smooth Streaming Disk File Format Smooth Streaming Wire File Format Smooth Streaming Media Assets Smooth Streaming Manifest Files Smooth Streaming Playback Summary
[Table of contents] Introduction Overview of HTTP Dynamic Streaming HTTP Dynamic Streaming tools Open Source Media Framework Protected streaming powered by Flash Access Deployment options for HTTP Dynamic Streaming HTTP Dynamic Streaming use cases HTTP Dynamic Streaming file formats Online resources Glossary
Edgeware White Paper [Table of Contents] 1. Confidentiality notice 2. About this document 3. History 4. Introduction 5. The Issues that HTTP Adaptive Streaming Address 6. HTTP Adaptive Streaming Ecosystem and Architecture 6.1 Edgeware Video Streaming Servers 6.2 Support within the Edgeware Asset Caching & Propagation System 6.3 Edgeware Origin Management System 7. References