White paper | Best Practices for Delivering Online Video
Delivering high-quality video over the Internet has been made increasingly easy over the past few years. Technology improvements, especially for newer streaming uses of the HTTP protocol, have enabled new features and functionality that expand the user experience of high definition online video. However, there is still no single, perfect solution that meets all the needs of the typical content provider. A variety of disparate requirements, including video quality, user experience, content security, and delivery costs make it impossible for any one solution to clearly claim superiority.
This paper will outline some of the important questions that a content provider should ask while considering any video delivery initiative, and will help clarify some of the more popular choices for delivering video over the Internet.
Some key topics covered in this whitepaper include:
- Determining the goals of your website
- HTTP Streaming vs. progressive download
- Video delivery misconceptions
- Key features and benefits
- HTTP Streaming
- Video Acceleration
- Content Delivery
From the whitepaper:
“Recent streaming developments have been focused on extending the standard HTTP infrastructure to deliver adaptive bit-rate streaming. This technology has many benefits for the viewer, including increasing or decreasing the video quality (encode rate) depending on local PC or network conditions. This way, full-screen, high-definition video looks as good as possible on all devices and networks.”
A CDN content delivery network can be a valuable asset for media acceleration. CDNs leverage distributed infrastructure and place streaming or cache servers near clients, providing high-quality video and a high-quality user experience.
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