The LEADTOOLS Media Streaming Server includes tools to stream the Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) format for .NET (C# & VB) and C/C++ developers. With only a few lines of code and configuration modifications, a full-featured HDS server can be created to enable audio/video multimedia playback on any browser with Adobe Flash Player installed or within Adobe AIR applications.

Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) is a proprietary solution for on-demand and live delivery of high-quality content. Unlike UDP-based protocols such as RTP, Adobe HDS uses an adaptive bit rate technique to deliver standard MP4 media over regular HTTP connections. Because it is adaptive, the streaming settings can be changed based on the current network conditions and the client hardware. HDS has support for file encryption and can be used to deliver HD quality video (up to 1080p) with bit rates up to 6Mbps. HDS can use either H.264 or VP6 video and AAC or MP3 audio.

Overview of LEADTOOLS Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) Format SDK Technology

  • Full support to stream any multimedia file, capture device, ONVIF-conformant camera, UDP, or RTSP stream to clients using the Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) protocol
  • Stream high-quality videos at Full HD 1080p resolution up to 6Mbps
  • HDS streams can be played within any web browser with Adobe Flash Player installed or within Adobe AIR applications
  • Use the LEADTOOLS Media Streaming Server to easily implement an HDS server without the need for Adobe Flash Media Server
  • Support for various compression algorithms
  • Flexible filters and demultiplexers allow for continuous streaming with changing formats
  • Includes .NET (C# & VB) and C DLL libraries for 32 and 64-bit development

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  • Stream Video Files to Any Device with LEADTOOLS Media Streaming Server

    Clients have high expectations for video streaming playback, and the responsibility of a positive user experience is almost completely in the server's court. Even in the case of a poor or fluctuating connection, clients expect to have continuous playback without stuttering or long buffering pauses. Furthermore, viewers expect to watch the same video on all of their devices. This is no small order for content providers. Thankfully, developers and server administrators can use the LEADTOOLS Media Streaming Server SDK to quickly and easily build professional audio/video multimedia streaming applications for playback on any device at a fraction of the cost of other proprietary methods.

Demo Applications that Include Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) Format

Media Streaming Server

Demonstrates LEADTOOLS Media Streaming Server technology. With only one file placed on the server, it will stream to any device by automatically selecting the appropriate protocol (Universal Player). Or you may manually select a player for each of the supported protocols:

  • Adobe Flash RTMP
  • Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS)
  • HTML5 Video
  • Microsoft Smooth Streaming (SSF)
  • Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS)

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Media Streaming Server

In this video, we will highlight the LEADTOOLS Media Streaming Server SDK. We will first introduce the LEADTOOLS Media Streaming Server, then we will show how the Media Streaming Server can stream one file to multiple devices and client types.

LEADTOOLS SDK Products that Include Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) Format

LEADTOOLS Multimedia Suite v20

The LEADTOOLS Multimedia Suite SDK is a comprehensive collection of multimedia development technology that provides developers with everything they need to create enterprise-level multimedia applications for a wide variety of industries, including defense, broadcast, security, and more. By bundling features from the Multimedia SDK, DVD Module, Streaming Module, MPEG-2 Transport Module, Imaging Pro SDK, and Distributed Computing SDK, Multimedia Suite offers a tremendous value for the world-class technology it provides.

LEADTOOLS Streaming Module v20

The LEADTOOLS Streaming Module is perfect for developers who need to stream audio and video over the Internet or corporate networks for a wide variety of applications. This module adds on to the LEADTOOLS Multimedia SDK and includes the Media Streaming Server, a high-level framework for implementing professional multimedia streaming servers that can stream any file to any device. The Streaming Module also provides a programmer-friendly set of peer-to-peer tools for creating video conferencing and security/surveillance applications. In addition to the SDK features, the Streaming Module bundles together several of LEAD's world-class audio and video codecs that will lower costs and improve user experience through reduced bandwidth requirements and high-quality playback.

NOTE: LEADTOOLS Multimedia Formats are very diverse and cover the gamut of multimedia features and technologies. Many codecs are included with the base SDK products above, while some can be added á, la carte or bundled together with various add-on modules. See the Multimedia Product Comparison Chart for more details on how to obtain each format.