Yospace technology underpins a new software product from Australian online video specialist 3ivx. The 3ivx HLS Adapter allows an HLS streaming file to be read and displayed by computers, tablets and smartphones running Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. This allows content owners to serve this growing market by re-using the workflows they have in place for iOS devices.
What the 3ivx SDK, now bundled with the yospaceCDS content distribution platform, provides is the ability for Windows 8 to interpret the HLS stream transparently, including the adaptive bitrate control, and provide seamless playback. To use the SDK, the application developer simply adds one line of code to their Windows 8 apps. The SDK supports live streaming as well as video on demand.
“This really is a no-brainer for content owners,” said David Springall, CTO and founder of Yospace. “It is a high performance solution, so Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices see the same quality of experience as those which support HLS natively. It can be implemented for a fraction of the cost of a complete new distribution workflow, and because one file type serves all consumers, content owners save on CDN charges and the costs of caching.”