When you create a live stream or a Wowza CDN - HDS/HLS stream target, the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service generates Adobe HDS playback URLs that can be used in third-party players. Those players, however, must support the Akamai HDCore ActionScript Library (HDCore). HDCore is a framework that, among other things, enables the player to swap between adaptive bitrate output renditions.
Some browsers support HDCore out of the box, some require an Akamai plug-in, and others require a custom plug-in.
The library is available using these plug-ins for JW Player, Flowplayer, and OSMF:
- Get the Akamai Advanced JW Player Provider plug-in
- Get the Akamai Advanced Flowplayer Provider plug-in
- Get the Akamai Advanced Streaming Plug-in for OSMF
Originally Published: 11-07-2016.
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