gaming is a significant Internet market, and for many organizations around the
globe, a revenue-generating business that continues to grow exponentially. With
over 2.5 billion video gamers around the world, this industry is expected to be
worth over 90 billion U.S. dollars by 2020. For game developers having
infrastructure that can host their service while providing gamers with a
superior experience is vital to their success. As their player base is
effectively their revenue engine, gaming service providers need to ensure their
infrastructure can scale and [...]
The Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) is a streaming technology created for high-performance live transmission of audio and video media files over the Internet. Developed by Macromedia in 2002, which was subsequently acquired by Adobe, RTMP was created to enable the transfer of multimedia files utilizing Adobe’s Flash-based platform. However, as support for HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) gains traction, many Content Delivery Network (CDN) providers no longer offer direct support for RTMP streaming which may impact producers who require low [...]
Developed by Apple in 2009, HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) allows content producers to send live and on-demand audio and video using standard HTTP, the protocol which powers the web.
The Internet we know and use, with every website capable of playing video, images, and music, was not always as interactive as it is today. When the first web page came online in the mid-1990’s text was the order of the day. The rich media experience we have come to [...]
Over the past decade, video content has been on the rise and it never showed any sign of slowing. During the last 5 years especially, the statistical analysis of the video content market has been going crazy. Here are some facts:
Mobile video consumption rises every year by 100%.
55% of people watch online videos everyday.
80% of users can recall a video they have seen 30 days ago.
Over 500 million hours of videos are watched on [...]
Net neutrality is the principle that all web traffic is treated equally. The current debate around the issue is focused on keeping major internet service providers (ISPs) from becoming content gatekeepers by favoring their own services while throttling the traffic of others.
While content providers such as Google, Facebook, Netflix and Amazon appear to be on the side of the consumer, they already favor their content through the use of content delivery networks (CDNs). This complicates the net neutrality [...]
Few weeks ago we were happy to announce a 5th way how to access our CDN storages - HTTPS REST API. Now we are happy again because we have integrated the API into our CDN dashboard and created a 6th way how to access our CDN storages - web based file manager. It is an easy-to-use file manager aimed on improving user experience of our CDN dashboard. To upload a file to your CDN storage you no more need [...]
In the following we will publish a live event stream on Facebook.
A video device (camera) and an audio device (microphone) connected with the Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder (referred here as FMLE) or alternatively with the Wirecast, the Open broadcaster or the FFmpeg.
The CDNsun account (the most important ;))
Go to Services → New Service → Live.
Pick a CDN Service Domain. Please note that it can be any valid domain name. We have picked facebook-test.cdnsun.com.
Select Internal from the Publishing Point [...]
Content delivery networks or content distribution networks are hardly new systems. They have been a growing part of the Internet since the nineties. Nowadays they become an integral part of the Internet’s content food chain. Nearly 100 percent users all over the globe deal with different CDNs day by day (especially with the video distribution network). Such systems consist of multiple servers distributed in different countries. Content delivery is based on a principle of technological closeness to the end [...]
Video and audio streaming occupied the large part of the global traffic nowadays. Thanks to such services as Vimeo, YouTube and SoundCloud, it became an integral part of modern users life. Meanwhile, video content delivery takes a dominant place.
One of the most important decisions for companies, which are going to use video delivery, is to choose the most suitable video hosting. By services, which hosting companies provide, they can be divided in three groups:
Web hosting companies, which provide advanced [...]
All kinds of video streaming became a part of our life nowadays. The biggest increasing of CDN streaming use was in 2006-2007 years. This period characterized with a big growth of such services as YouTube and Vimeo. Since then video services became even more popular and were supplemented with live streaming. For example, market grew from thirty vendors in 2007 year to almost sixty at the end of 2010 year. According to services that different CDN companies provide, they [...]