Live Stream DVR:
nDVR (network digital video recorder) enables trick play features such as pause, play, and rewind on a live broadcast.
The network-based functionality removes the recording requirement from the end user’s hardware and places it on the media server.
Compared to client-specific implementations, nDVR significantly reduces cost by minimizing network storage requirements and simplifying the delivery workflow.
To ensure the highest-quality playback across mobile, web and streaming devices, more video professionals are adopting HTTP-based adaptive bitrate streaming technologies.
In recent history, Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) has been more widely supported across devices than development for advanced MPEG-DASH functionality has been throughout the industry—even with adoption by Netflix, Facebook, YouTube and others.
MPEG-DASH is already recognized as an international standard and is central to the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) 2.0.1 specification, which is leveraged in deployments all across Europe.
With the new update, application providers and broadcasters who already use MPEG-DASH for delivery can now implement these advanced playback features and create code-agnostic applications using a variety of formats.
What’s more, by supporting advanced nDVR functionality for both HLS and MPEG-DASH, we’re paving the way to ensure future support of Common Media Application Format (CMAF): a new streaming format geared toward cheaper and easier over-the-top (OTT) delivery.