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Video Delivery Formats

Details about video delivery formats supported by Gumlet

Video Formats#

We support following video formats. You can deliver your video with any of them.

HLS#

HTTP Live Streaming (also known as HLS) is an HTTP-based adaptive bitrate streaming communications protocol developed by Apple Inc. Support for the protocol is widespread in media players, web browsers, mobile devices, and streaming media servers. Gumlet also recommends using this format for seamless video delivery and playback.

HTTP Live Streaming provides ways for video players to adapt to unpredictable network conditions changes without causing user-visible playback stalling. For example, on an unreliable wireless network, HLS allows the player to use a lower quality video, thus reducing bandwidth usage.

Gumlet supports any modern video player capable of playing the HLS streaming format: most web players, iOS, and Android devices.

<!DOCTYPE html><html>    <head>        <meta charset="utf-8">        <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">        <title>HLS Streaming Example</title>        <meta name="description" content="HLS streaming example codeblock">        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">        <link rel="stylesheet" href="">
        <link href="https://unpkg.com/video.js/dist/video-js.css" rel="stylesheet">        <script src="https://unpkg.com/video.js/dist/video.js"></script>        <script src="https://unpkg.com/@videojs/http-streaming@1/dist/videojs-http-streaming.js"></script>    </head>    <body>        <!--Your Gumlet playback URL goes in src attribute of source tag below-->        <!--Your Gumlet thumbnail URL goes in poster attribute of video tag below-->        <video-js            id=sample_1             width="100%"             preload="auto"            poster="https://video.gumlet.io/5f462c1561cf8a766464ffc4/5fd1e17ba47da878651fcebd/thumbnail-1-0.png"            class="video-js vjs-default-skin vjs-big-play-centered" controls>            <source               src="https://video.gumlet.io/5f462c1561cf8a766464ffc4/5fd1e17ba47da878651fcebd/1.m3u8"               type="application/x-mpegURL">        </video-js>        <script>            var player = videojs('sample_1',{fluid: true});            player.play();        </script>    </body></html>

MPEG-DASH#

Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH), also known as MPEG-DASH, is an adaptive bitrate streaming technique that enables high-quality streaming of media content over the Internet delivered from conventional HTTP web servers. Similar to HLS.

<!DOCTYPE html><html>    <head>        <meta charset="utf-8">        <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">        <title>MPEG-DASH Streaming Example</title>        <meta name="description" content="MPEG-DASH streaming example codeblock">        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">        <link rel="stylesheet" href="">
        <link href="https://unpkg.com/video.js/dist/video-js.css" rel="stylesheet">        <script src="https://unpkg.com/video.js/dist/video.js"></script>        <script src="https://unpkg.com/@videojs/http-streaming/dist/videojs-http-streaming.js"></script>    </head>    <body>        <!--Your Gumlet playback URL goes in src attribute of source tag below-->        <!--Your Gumlet thumbnail URL goes in poster attribute of video tag below-->        <video-js            id=sample_2             width="100%"             preload="auto"            poster="https://video.gumlet.io/5f462c1561cf8a766464ffc4/5fd1e817a47da8336e1fcf6d/thumbnail-1-0.png"            class="video-js vjs-default-skin vjs-big-play-centered" controls>            <source               src="https://video.gumlet.io/5f462c1561cf8a766464ffc4/5fd1e817a47da8336e1fcf6d/7.mpd"               type="application/dash+xml">        </video-js>        <script>            var player = videojs('sample_2',{fluid: true});            player.play();        </script>    </body></html>

MP4 / WebM / MKV#

MPEG-4 Part 14 or MP4 is a digital multimedia container format most commonly used to store video and audio. It allows streaming over the Internet.

WebM is an audiovisual media file format. WebM only supports VP9 as a video codec and Opus as an audio codec.

Matroska Multimedia Container (MKV) is a free, open standard container format. MKV does not support streaming over the internet, it can only be used for downloading and storage purpose.

<html>    <head>        <meta charset="utf-8">        <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">        <title>MP4 Streaming Example</title>        <meta name="description" content="MP4 streaming example codeblock">        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">        <link rel="stylesheet" href="">
        <link href="https://unpkg.com/video.js/dist/video-js.min.css" rel="stylesheet">        <script src="https://unpkg.com/video.js/dist/video.min.js"></script>    </head>    <body>        <!--Your Gumlet playback URL goes in src attribute of source tag below-->        <!--Your Gumlet thumbnail URL goes in poster attribute of video tag below-->        <video        id=sample_1         width="100%"         preload="auto"        poster="https://video.gumlet.io/5f462c1561cf8a766464ffc4/5fd1f7d8a47da8a2591fd0e6/thumbnail-1-0.png"        class="video-js vjs-default-skin vjs-big-play-centered" controls>        <source            src="https://video.gumlet.io/5f462c1561cf8a766464ffc4/5fd1f7d8a47da8a2591fd0e6/0.mp4"            type="video/mp4">        </video>        <script>            var player = videojs('sample_1',{fluid: true});            player.play();        </script>    </body></html>