We currently have a Windows server with IIS Media Services enabled for Smooth Streaming. We are using Expression encoder with Silverlight. But, with Silverlight no longer supported we need a new player. Any recommendations for us to keep our current setup, but not use silverlight. I tried using the apple encoding with a simple HTML5 video player and it works great on Apple and Android phones, but not on all browsers. I do not know WMSPanel and Nimble server...are there video tutorials on how this works and how to setup? Also, is the nimble server something I run on a Windows Server and would replace IIS Media Services?
Thanks in advance!
Regarding HLS playback - you should use HLS-enabled players on your website like bitdash or JWPlayer.
As for tutorials - please specify what protocol does your incoming stream use?
Will Video.js work as a HLS-enabled player with live streaming and on demand videos with IIS Media Services and IIS Smooth Streaming?
IIS Smooth Streaming Publishing Point Definition.
IIS Smooth Streaming (.isml) an integrated HTTP-based media. We just need a supported HTML5 player.
HLS is natively supported on Edge (Win10), Safari (MacOS and iOS) and Android. As for players, can try JWPlayer or THEOPlayer.
As for smooth streaming, only on windows stuff it's nativelly supported. You can try HASPlayer or Castlabs DashEverywhere to play those streams. They do client side manifest transformation from smooth streaming to DASH.
You can use Nimble in front of IIS Media Services or (better) replace them. IIS media services 4.1 have some bugs with the HLS transmuxing which MS is not going to correct as it's not supported anymore.
Hope it helps.
Thank you very much for the information. I will check out HASPlayer and Castlabs DashEverywhere.
If I go the route of Nimble...is that all I need to install? Also, would it be free or would there be a cost. Do you have a great video resource tutorial on installing Nimble in front of IIS Media Services (or replacing them)?
Appreciate your time and help.
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