The importance of adaptive streaming


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The importance of adaptive streaming

When it comes to targeting mobile phones or devices with mobile data connections, Adaptive Streaming is really important. This is a technology that allows this video stream to adapt based on the connection speed. For example, if I were to watch this video on my 3G phone, it's going to be a different video quality than watching the same video over here on my iPad, which happens to be connected to a WiFi connection. If I were to go off my WiFi connection and switch to 3G data on this iPad, the quality would drop down.

So what really happens here is different speeds. Notice that this video took a little longer to play on the phone, because it had to adapt to the network speed, it's serving up a lower quality file than the one that started playing on the WiFi device. Same player going to my computer would serve up an even higher bit rate version, and that's all about the speed of the network connection. The good news is, is that when you pick a service that supports adaptive stream...

The importance of adaptive streaming
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The importance of adaptive streaming provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Maximizing Your Web Video and Podcast Audience with Hypersyndication

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