New Infrastructure for HTML5 Live Player & HLS Live Streaming with DVR-Style Live Pausing

As part of our 2017 and 2018 initiatives for deeper synchronous and asynchronous video capabilities, we have completed our work on adding new infrastructure alongside our RTMP-based Live Streaming (with our Flash-based Live Stream Player) to include HLS Live Streaming with a new HTML5 Live Player. This HTML5 Live Player works with the newer HLS infrastructure and adds a new ability to pause and resume Live Streams, as well as single-click Jump-to-Live.

Our Operations Team will continue to operate both sets of infrastructure while institutions migrate to the new capabilities. To ensure a smooth transition as we increase capacity, we’ve turned off tablet and mobile live streaming through November however this will be enabled in December. This release is part of a larger initiative around Live Streaming workflows that we’re excited to offer our partner institutions.

To take advantage of this new infrastructure, please update your Software Station applications. Appliances do not need a firmware update.