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HTTP streaming methods

A 2 day
HANDS ON
training course

HTTP streaming methods training course description

This course looks at the delivery of video streams using HTTP adaptive streaming. Both MPEG DASH and HLS are investigated. Hands on sessions primarily involve using Wireshark to analyse streams.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Use Wireshark to analyse and troubleshoot HTTP video streams.
  • Explain HTTP adaptive streaming works.
  • Evaluate and compare MPEG DASH and HLS.
  • Use tools to create HTTP adaptive streams.

HTTP streaming methods training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone working in the broadcast industry.
Prerequisites:
TCP/IP foundation for engineers
Duration:
2 days

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.

Customer rating:

This is a new course

Overall reviews


"Very informative"
M. V. The Economist
"Thank you, Another excellent course that I would recommend. "
G. J. IBM

HTTP streaming methods training course contents


What is HTTP streaming?
The old way. Progressive downloads versus streaming. Why not UDP and RTP for delivery? Adaptive bit rate streaming. Standards.
Hands on: Base network setup. Using WireShark for HTTP streams.
HTTP protocol stack
IP, TCP, IPv6. HTTP. HTTP 1.0, HTTP 1.1, HTTP 2.0, HTTP header fields. HTML 5.
Hands on: Analysing HTTP.
Adaptive bitrate streaming principles
Chunks, fragments, segments. Manifest files. Encoding, resolution, bitrates. Addressing, relative and absolute URLs, redirection. When does the client switch streams? Switch points.
Hands on: Walk through of client behaviours on a stream.
HTTP streaming architecture
Server components, distribution components, client software. CDN, caching, multiple servers.
Hands on: Analysing CDN and Internet delivery.
TCP and HTTP streaming interactions
TCP ACK, TCP connections, unicast only. TCP flow control, TCP and performance.
Hands on: TCP window sizes.
MPEG DASH
Stakeholders, DASH architecture and model, codec agnostic, XML, Media Presentation Description, Media Presentation, segment formats.
Hands on: MPEG DASH analysis.
HTTP Live Streaming and others
Stakeholders. Media segments, media playlists, master playlists. Adobe HTTP dynamic streaming, Microsoft smooth streaming.
Hands on: Analysing HLS.
Tools
mp4dash, mp4fragment, libdash. Apple developer tools for HLS.
Hands on: Creating segmented content.
Security
HTTPS, encryption, content protection.
Hands on: Encryption analysis
Summary
Choosing a streaming method. Impact of live versus VoD. Web sockets.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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