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Today I’ve been working at trying to integrate the stream and its corresponding SDP file that Ravensbourne has kindly provided to me, this however hasn’t been as straight forward as i first believed it to be, my lack of knowledge of streaming also slowed this process down dramatically.
So to start with today I started with the obvious:
- The SDP file in a RTSP stream – Testsed using VLC and Quicktime prior to JW Player, to test it was still streaming.
- JW Player (Flash and HTML5)
- Some patience
Summary: Streaming Support
This table sums up support for the various streaming methods across devices and servers.
Devices Progressive Download RTMP/RTSP Streaming Adaptive HTTP Streaming Adobe Flash Player MP4, FLV RTMP HLS, Zeri, Smooth HTML5 (Safari & IE9) MP4 – – HTML5 (Firefox & Chrome) WebM – – iOS (iPad/iPhone) MP4 – HLS Android Devices MP4, WebM RTSP HLS (as of 3.0) CDNs (e.g. CloudFront) MP4, FLV, WebM RTMP HLS Web Servers (e.g. S3) MP4, FLV, WebM – HLS
As you can see the RTSP protocol is only supported by Android Devices, as well as many Software Based Media Players such as Quicktime, VLC and Windows Media Player. I haven’t tested iOS 5 with RTSP yet, it could possibly work, as iOS uses a stripped down version of Quicktime and Safari.
This leaves me with two options:
- Embed either Quicktime or other proprietary plugin as well as providing a direct link to the stream as a back up for users that don’t have or cannot download the plugin.
- Speak to IT about recreating the stream using a more compatible protocol such as HLS or RTMP.
Anyway thats enough for today, I will continue testing various protocols, as well as other players such as Quicktime, HTML5, Silverlight and any others I find.
Sorry for the lack of update recently, just been so busy with loads of mini uni projects, including London Live and GCSE exams back at my old school and catching up on uni coursework and lectures.
The missed lectures and course were caused by Martins absence and other missed lectures due to the snow. To catch these up missing lectures we have been pulling extra sessions on day’s we normally have free, and where i would normally update my blog.
This weekend I have been working again with Ben Blake and Sarah Louise Ings on her latest Music Video. This weekend has been a strange one, and once again i wasn’t given any information about the director and the musicians vision until the day. This then again put me on the spot to come up with an adaptable lighting design thats sticks with the vision and looks good on camera.
I’m happy with the end result and am now waiting for them to edit the video and when its released I will post a few clips on here.