Yes, that’s correct. In Streaming Engine that is the case. In Streaming Cloud, it creates the SMIL file for you automatically like You Tube does, but we don’t support VOD in Cloud just yet. Soon!
But, the SMIL file is not too bad at all in Engine Manager. A few clicks here and there because we have some default templates you can use and it’s a pretty common setup with our customers. You could also create some custom code if you wanted to to automatically create a SMIL file, but that would be personal development on your own.
Here’s a video step-by-step tutorial on how to configure the SMIL file templates in Engine if that helps you: