July 25, 2023

AV1 live streaming support in Nimble Streamer

AOMedia Video 1 codec, or AV1, is a free codec that is being widely adopted by the streaming media industry. Its support is now provided by various hardware and software products.

Nimble Streamer software media server now supports AV1 codec in various transport protocols and delivery options.

AV1 Input

Currently the conventional live streaming protocol to deliver AV1 is RTMP. Using Enhanced RTMP spec, it's possible to deliver AV1 as well as HEVC content.

Nimble Streamer supports Enhanced RTMP to receive AV1 from any source that supports this technology.

It's also possible to receive AV1 via MPEG-TS-based protocols:

However, since it's not standardized yet in MPEGTS transport, this is available only for the sources powered by Nimble Streamer (see output section below).

AV1 Output

Having AV1 taken into the Nimble Streamer instance, you may generate various output options.

You may generate MPEG-DASH live streams that your customer  are able to play on various platforms.

Our own SLDP low latency delivery technology may also carry AV1 and play it in the browsers using SLDP HTML5 Player.

Nimble Playout - a technology for server playlist generation - supports AV1 for MPEG-DASH output. So you may combine various sources with that codec.

Nimble DVR also allows recording of AV1 from available sources and providing playback via MPEG-DASH.

Last but not least, you may restream AV1 via RTMP. In addition, you may publish SRT in all output modes to other Nimble Streamer instances.

VOD AV1 support

Notice that you may transmux your AV1 VOD files to MPEG-DASH VOD streams. Along with live streaming this covers a wide variety of streaming use cases.

Install Nimble Streamer today and try this feature in action.

We continue improving AV1 feature set to add decoding and encoding capabilities.

Let us know of your thought and feedback about AV1 usage.


July 12, 2023

Zixi live streaming in Larix Broadcaster for iOS

Softvelum team is excited to announce that we have added Zixi protocol support to our Larix Broadcaster app for iOS. This is a great feature that will help you stream high-quality video over the internet with more reliability.

Zixi protocol is a software-based platform that enables reliable transmission of broadcast-quality HD video over unmanaged Internet connections and private IP networks. Zixi uses advanced error correction techniques to manage jitter, packet loss, and latency, ensuring error-free video delivery. With Zixi protocol support, you can stream to Zixi-enabled destinations, such as Zixi cloud services, Zixi Broadcaster servers, or Zixi Player. This opens up new possibilities for high-quality and low-latency live streaming from anywhere in the world.

Larix provides full range of Zixi streaming in addition to other protocols like NDI, SRT or RTMP. Both AVC/H.264 and HEVC/H.265 video codecs are supported. Zixi is also supported in Larix Grove, a technology that uses QR codes to generate connections within Larix Broadcaster. So you can distribute connection details to remote contributors by either sending a QR code or a URL via email or messenger.

Zixi support is part of Larix Premium in-app subscription for just $9.99 per month. Without Premium, you can stream for up to 5 minutes via Zixi.

Download Larix Broadcaster for iOS now and subscribe for Larix Premium to try Zixi streaming in action.

Download at App Store

Larix Broadcaster is developed by Softvelum, a company that provides innovative solutions for live streaming and media delivery. Learn more about Larix Broadcaster and other Softvelum products.