After explaining the video streaming background and the available adaptive streaming protocols, in this part we will explain how the a video player can and should utilize the capabilities of the adaptive streaming protocols.
The current common adaptive streaming protocols (HLS, SmoothStreaming, MPEG-DASH) require the video player to have a logic for selecting the most suitable video quality to play.
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In the previous post we explained about the background and motivation for implementing the adaptive video streaming methods.
In short – it enables viewers with different internet bandwidth to view the most suitable video quality. It also allows the video to continue to play without stalls due to changes in the available network bandwidth.
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Most of you are watching videos online, whether it’s on Youtube, Facebook, or any other streaming application on your PC or mobile device.
I guess that you also encountered various problems while watching online videos, like re-buffering pauses, low quality videos, or in some cases videos that don’t play at all.
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