LEADTOOLS provides everything needed to stream the MPEG-DASH format using the Media Streaming Server in .NET (C# & VB) and C/C++. With only a few lines of code, a full-featured HLS server can be created to stream audio/video multimedia to any MPEG-DASH client application.

MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) is a streaming technique designed to use an adaptive bit rate and provide content providers with the ability to stream high quality media from conventional HTTP web servers. Because MPEG-DASH is adaptive, it can seamlessly change the stream settings based on current network conditions and client hardware capabilities to provide high-quality playback with fewer stalls and less re-buffering. MPEG-DASH is similar to Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and works by breaking media content into small HTTP-based file segments, making it possible to stream many hours of content such as movies or live sports and news broadcasts. Segments are encoded at different bit rates, allowing the client to appropriately choose the next segment to download based on current network conditions. MPEG-DASH segments can contain any media data, but the only supported containers are ISO base media file format (MP4) and MPEG-2 Transport Stream.

Overview of LEADTOOLS MPEG-DASH Format SDK Technology

  • Full support to stream any multimedia file, capture device, ONVIF-conformant camera, and UDP and RTSP streams to clients using the MPEG-DASH protocol
  • Easily implement an MPEG-DASH server with the LEADTOOLS Media Streaming Server
  • Industry-standard alternative to several proprietary adaptive streaming solutions such as
  • Adaptive streaming technology breaks up videos into smaller segments for reliable, continuous playback of large videos and live broadcasts
  • Full support to stream multiple container formats
  • .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 MPEG-DASH 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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MPEG-DASH Video Stream

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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 MPEG-DASH 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.