June 8, 2015

Peer-to-peer streaming with Nimble Streamer

Nimble Streamer can be used as an origin for various streaming scenarios. One of them is HTTP peer-to-peer streaming. This technology allows off-loading origin server or delivery network by exchanging media data between viewers.

Nimble Streamer has a number of features that are required by P2P networks to handle Nimble as an origin. They are the following:
  • Choosing the number of segments in the playlist - it's part of common live streaming setup per-server and per-application.
  • Specifying segment length, this is also set up globally and per-application.
  • Segments may be obtained via byte range HTTP requests.
  • OPTIONS request is also supported.
  • CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing) headers support which includes headers like Access-Control-Allow-Origin, Access-Control-Allow-Credentials, Access-Control-Allow-Methods etc. Read this article for setup details.

You can easily combine P2P infrastructure and traditional streaming. Nimble Streamer works perfectly in both worlds. Take a look at those examples of partner solutions which confirmed their compatibility with Nimble Streamer. If you need any P2P solution for your business, you can definitely give them a try.


Streamroot has built a hybrid peer-to-peer video delivery solution for online VoD and live streaming platforms. Working in tandem with Nimble Streamer, Streamroot optimizes delivery by connecting users viewing the same content at the same time, helping broadcasters reduce bandwidth costs, improve performance and better manage traffic peaks. Streamroot is plugin-free for viewers and is plug-and-play in a variety of popular video players. Check Streamroot demo on their website.

Also, read full step-by-step setup how-to created by StreamRoot team: Configure Nimble Live & VOD streams for optimized use with Streamroot peer-to-peer delivery.


Viblast PDN is an advanced peer-assisted video delivery technology. It makes streaming live and on-demand video very efficient through peer-to-peer connections between viewers: you can offload up to 70% of your bandwidth and handle unexpected viewer spikes. Viblast PDN also features Customer portal, Mobile SDK for Android and iOS and plugin-free HTML5 player.
Check Viblast demo on their website.

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