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.
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.
IP, TCP, IPv6. HTTP. HTTP 1.0, HTTP 1.1,
HTTP 2.0, HTTP header fields. HTML 5.
Hands on Analysing HTTP.
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.
Server components, distribution components,
client software. CDN, caching, multiple servers.
Hands on Analysing CDN and Internet delivery.
TCP ACK, TCP connections, unicast only. TCP
flow control, TCP and performance.
Hands on TCP window sizes.
Stakeholders, DASH architecture and model,
codec agnostic, XML, Media Presentation
Description, Media Presentation, segment
Hands on MPEG DASH analysis.
Stakeholders. Media segments, media playlists,
master playlists. Adobe HTTP dynamic
streaming, Microsoft smooth streaming.
Hands on Analysing HLS.
mp4dash, mp4fragment, libdash. Apple
developer tools for HLS.
Hands on Creating segmented content.
HTTPS, encryption, content protection.
Hands on Encryption analysis.
Choosing a streaming method. Impact of live versus VoD. Web sockets.
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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.