September 30, 2017

The State of Streaming Protocols - 2017 Q3

Softvelum team which operates WMSPanel reporting service continues analyzing the state of streaming protocols.

Third quarter of 2017 has passed so let's take a look at stats. The media servers connected to WMSPanel processed more than 9 billion connections from 3400+ media servers (operated by Nimble Streamer and Wowza) during past 3 months.

First, let's take a look at the chart and numbers:

The State of Streaming Protocols - 2017 Q3
The State of Streaming Protocols - 2017 Q3

You can compare that to the picture of 2017 Q2 protocols landscape:



The State of Streaming Protocols - 2017 Q2


In the 2nd quarter of 2017 it had also being collected from 3400+ servers.

What can we see?
  • HLS keeps going down, it's now 56%. 
  • RTMP and Progressive download are now equal at 14%. 
  • MPEG-DASH keeps going up, it's nearly 10% now. 
From our experience, MPEG-DASH keeps gaining momentum as a competitor to HLS for both VOD and live streaming, but it's still far from HLS popularity.

The SLDP, a recently introduced protocol for latency-critical cases, got 12 times more views than it had a quarter ago. Our customers use like chatting, security and bidding, especially with HTML5 player and its JavaScript SDK.


We'll keep analyzing protocols to see the dynamics. Check our updates at FacebookTwitter or Google+.

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