This whitepaper introduces a choice of latency reduction options— including ongoing support for Flash and small chunk streaming for HLS/DASH. As organisations seek to adopt live video for time-critical use cases, latency has emerged as a significant challenge.
Companies still face a significant challenge with latency when streaming video. This tech brief from Limelight presents a choice of options for reducing latency:
- Adobe recently announced plants to stop improving and distributing its Flash player by the end of 2020. Limelight explores the transition to newer technologies.
- HLS and DASH are the most dominant and widely supported formats for delivering video over the web. Limelight explores optimising these formats by reducing chunk sizes.
- Organisations rely on Limelight to handle their streaming transcoding. Limelight’s transcoding service can ingest RTMP live streams, transcode to HLS/DASH with one second size chunks and deliver them over the Limelight CDN with total latency as low as six seconds.
Mike Milligan, Senior Director Product Marketing, Limelight Networks