Leadtools.MediaStreaming Introduction

Summary

The Leadtools.MediaStreaming assembly provides developers with a full range of the tools required to quickly and easily create professional, high-quality multimedia streaming applications capable of streaming to any device. With LEADTOOLS, using just a few lines of code, you can add multimedia streaming that simultaneously supports industry standard protocols from single source videos.

The LEADTOOLS Media Streaming features are ideal for developers who wish to create servers or web sites for streaming large amounts of multimedia content. The assembly makes it easy to stream the video stored in one format (MP4) to any available device. Source files are stored as MP4 and are automatically converted from MP4 to whatever format is required by the streaming specification for the device on which the video is being viewed (for example, the Apple HTTP Live Streaming specification uses an MPEG2 Transport container, so LEADTOOLS will automatically convert MP4 to MPEG2 Transport on-the-fly). This allows the content provider to maintain content in only MP4 format and stream to all devices.

The assembly also makes it possible for live streaming from a variety of sources. Streams with compatible H264 data can be streamed without recompression, while others will be recompressed on-the-fly using H264 video and AAC audio compression.

See the Leadtools.MediaStreaming assembly in action by browsing to: https://demo.leadtools.com/mediastreaming/player.html

Key Features

Requirements

LEADTOOLS Media Streaming features require DirectShow 8.0 or later to be installed. There are also a number of files that you must include when you build your application. See Media Streaming Files You Must Include With Your Application topics for more details.

See Also

Assemblies

Leadtools.Multimedia

Leadtools.MediaFoundation

Leadtools.MediaWriter

Reference

Assembly Overview

Getting Started

Unlocking Special LEAD Features

Version History

Leadtools.MediaStreaming Assembly Changes

Help Version 21.0.2021.3.2
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Leadtools.MediaStreaming Assembly