Unified Origin - VODΒΆ

In a VOD setup the origin typically has access to the files for just-in-time packaging. Storage can be any form of attached storage (a mount point in the filesytem) or HTTP accessible storage as for instance S3 or other.

Schematically this looks like the following:

               GET
        origin <-- hds|hls|hss|dash
          |
(http) storage
         / \
   (f)mp4   hls

The following sections document how to setup VOD streaming with the Unified Origin, the available options, the diferent ingest formats, playout control and track selection as well as remote storage or progressive download.

Table of Contents

Supported functionality per web server

Webserver Apache Nginx Lighttpd IIS 5/6/7/8
Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) Streaming (HLS,HDS,HSS,DASH) y y y y
Download to own y n n n
HTTP Proxy y y n n