Windows Phone has been dogged by lack of support for HTTP Live Streaming, an Apple technology which has been adopted as a de facto standard by the industry, meaning Windows Phones have gone unsupported by services such as the BBC for example.
Now Australian online video specialist 3ivx has released 3ivx HLS Adapter, which allows developers to easily add HLS support to their Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 apps.
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 and includes AES-128 Content Protection, Adaptive Bitrate Switching, Quick-start, Fast Seeking/Scrubbing and Trick-mode functionality.
The solution has been integrated in the yospaceCDS content distribution platform, allowing content owners to use the same files and infrastructure to serve all the mobile platforms.
“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.”
Find the SDK at 3ivx here.