How to use Adobe HDS playback URLs in third-party players

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:

Originally Published: 11-07-2016.

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