Live and VOD HLS in Nimble Streamer

Nimble Streamer has full set of streaming capabilities via HTTP Live Streaming (HLS).
Multiple codecs are supported for all modes.

Apple Low Latency HLS

Apple Low Latency HLS is fully supported by Nimble Streamer.
Read setup description article to learn more about setup and usage of LL HLS in Nimble Streamer.

Watch LL HLS setup video tutorial demonstrating the setup.
Converting NDI to Apple Low Latency HLS also shows how you can turn your NDI source into LL HLS.

Live streaming mode for HLS

Nimble Streamer covers a variety of live streaming scenarios to process and deliver RFC8216 HLS.

Server-Side Ads Insertion for HLS

Nimble Advertizer supports insertion of advertising into live stream HLS on server side in both video+audio and audio-only modes.
It also supports ads insertion for VOD HLS for MPEG-TS and fMP4 containers.
Advertizer allows implementing custom business logic for pre-roll and mid-roll with user-specific customized insertion.
Visit Advertizer page for technical specs and other details.

DVR: Live recording and HLS playback

Nimble Streamer has DVR feature set which allows recording incoming live streams and provide playback via MPEG-DASH and HLS.
DVR HLS supports both HEVC (H.265) and AVC (H.264) codecs for fMP4 and MPEG2TS containers simultaneously.
HTTP/2 will be used for HLS DVR output just as for live streaming.

Streaming Video-on-Demand via HLS as origin server

Nimble Streamer allows efficiently streaming HLS in VOD mode

HLS audio-only streaming

HLS can also be used to efficiently deliver audio.

HLS cache-aware re-streaming

If you have a pre-packetized content, you can set up MPEG-DASH re-streaming via your edge servers. Efficient caching will allow saving your resources and bandwidth.
Both live and VOD content can be re-streamed efficiently.


Nimble Streamer DRM provides protection with digital rights management.

  • Apple FairPlay support for live HLS.
  • Supports BuyDRM KeyOS.
  • Supports EZDRM key management with key rotation.
  • Supports PallyCon key management.
  • DVR playback DRM protection is supported for fMP4 HLS container.
  • VOD DRM protection is supported for fMP4 HLS container.
  • Supports Verimatrix VCAS for live streaming HLS AES encryption.
Easy setup is described on Nimble Streamer DRM page.

Qosifire: HLS streaming quality monitoring

Qosifire is live streaming quality monitoring service, it allows checking live HLS for protocol-specific issues.
Your on-premise monitoring agent checks the stream 24/7 and notifies our web service about issues, in order to send mobile alerts to your admins.
It supports MPEG-TS and fMP4 (CMAF) containers for both video+audio and audio-only streams.
Both single and adaptive bitrate (ABR) streams are supported for monitoring.
Check HLS monitoring features to see how Qosifire can help you.
Sign up for 14-days free trial or run 30-seconds free check-up to make sure your stream is available is consistent.

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Easy installation and upgrade

Nimble Streamer can be installed in a couple of small steps and upgraded to the latest version by running two or three simple commands in console.

Let us know if you need any help and search through our documentation to find more information.

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