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Video Platforms, Video Streaming APIs, and SDKs Explained

Building video into products and services is tough. Businesses need robust streaming infrastructure to store, encode, manage, deliver, and analyze video content. Plus, most dev teams have expertise in their company’s core competency rather than back-end video technology. 

That’s where online video platforms (OVPs), video streaming application programming interfaces (APIs), and software development kits (SDKs) come into play.

In this guide we take a look at each solution in turn to help identify the right approach for you and your team.

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Apple HTTP Live Streaming

Apple HTTP Live Streaming (Apple HLS) is a widely used adaptive HTTP streaming protocol available as IETF Internet Draft. It is mainly targeted towards mobile devices based on iOS such as iPhone, iPad or AppleTV, as well as at OS X desktop computers. Apple’s Internet browser Safari also accepts HLS streams as the source of the HTML5 <Video> tag,…

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