SSF Reader URL Syntax

The format of the string for SSF streaming is as follows (optional components are enclosed in square brackets):

ltssf://[username[:password]@]host[:port]/manifest_path[?param1=val1[¶m2=val2]...[¶mN=valN]]

Secure connections are accessed by using the following:

ltssfs://[username[:password]@]host[:port]/manifest_path[?param1=val1[¶m2=val2]...[¶mN=valN]]

Descriptions of the parameters of the string for SSF streaming are as follows:
 

host The server's registered name or IP address.
port (Optional) The server's connection port number from 1 to 65535. If absent, the default port is 80 (443 for secure connections).
username (Optional) For servers that use authentication, you can pass a username as part of the connection string.
password (Optional) For servers that use authentication, you can pass a username and password as part of the connection string.
manifest_path The server's path to the media manifest.
paramN=valN (Optional) Extra parameters used to modify the filter or server's behavior.

The parameters used by the filter are in the following table. Any parameters not listed below are considered server-dependent and are passed along to the server:

  Parameter Possible Values
_ssf_Bitrate Selects the preferred bitrate used by the filter. SSF media often offers encodings at different bitrates.

Possible values are:

highest - Selects the highest bitrate content available (default).

lowest - Selects the lowest bitrate content available.

auto - Automatically adjusts the selected bitrate, based on the connection performance.

integer value - Selects a specific content bitrate, in bits per second. The filter will find the closest bitrate to the specified value available.

_ssf_Language Selects the preferred language used by the filter. SSF media often contains content for multiple languages. The value is the 3 character ISO 639-2 language code.

The default value is eng.

Examples of valid strings:

ltssf://192.168.6.100/vod/sample.mp4/manifest - Connect to LEAD Streaming Server running on 192.168.6.100, and stream sample.mp4.

ltssfs://admin:password@192.168.6.100/vod/sample.mp4/manifest - Securely connect to LEAD Streaming Server running on 192.168.6.100, using username/pasword, and stream sample.mp4.

ltssf://amssamples.streaming.mediaservices.windows.net/91492735-c523-432b-ba01-faba6c2206a2/AzureMediaServicesPromo.ism/manifest?_ssf_Bitrate=auto - Connect to Microsoft Azure demo server, and stream AzureMediaServicesPromo.ism using automatic bitrate adjustment.

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