The format of the string for SSF streaming is as follows (optional components are enclosed in square brackets):
Secure connections are accessed by using the following:
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: Possible values are:|
|_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.|
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:email@example.com/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.