What is MPEG-DASH?
Streaming video producers today are plagued by incompatible streaming formats and fragmented device specifications that make accessing and viewing their content increasingly difficult across the growing range of mobile devices and playback screens.
To resolve these challenges, the Moving Picture Experts Group Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP standard, better known as MPEG-DASH, promises to dramatically simplify streaming by standardizing content delivery on both the server and client sides.
MPEG-DASH has been hailed as the long-awaited unifying standard that will revolutionize HTTP-based adaptive streaming for both producers and consumers.
Does Wowza support it?
The latest release of Wowza Media Server® includes an MPEG-DASH technology preview. This adds basic support for DASH to the server’s existing suite of supported streaming formats. The MPEG-DASH preview supports DASH-AVC/264-compatible players. Wowza® is working with industry-leading player vendors to make sure our MPEG-DASH support is compatible as the standard evolves.
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