Video-on-Demand features of Nimble Streamer

Nimble Streamer provides extended capabilities for video-on-demand streaming. This includes re-packaging content into ABR HLS and MPEG-DASH protocols as well as streaming via progressive download.

Input specs

HLS and MPEG-DASH transmuxing creates a VOD stream from file in a file system using just-in-time (JIT) packager.

  • Supported formats: MP4, MP3, AAC, F4V.
  • MP4 is supported as video+audio, video, audio, original MP4, Apple QuickTime extension.
  • Both H.264 and H.265 video is supported.
  • AV1 codec is supported for MPEG-DASH transmuxing.
  • EditListBox MP4 atom is supported.

Progressive download allows streaming files with no re-packaging

  • Supported formats: mp4, mp3, flv, oga, ogv, wav, webm, mkv.
  • Seeking is supported by HTTP Range header and Flash time marks.

HLS and MPEG-DASH processing

Just-in-time (JIT) high-performance packaging allows saving a lot of space and provides output streams for various VOD scenarios.

Output protocols

The supported output protocols for VOD are

Output options

Nimble DRM

Nimble Streamer DRM provides CENC encryption of VOD content for digital rights management.

  • Google Widevine for MPEG-DASH via BuyDRM, EZDRM, PallyCon and Widevine Cloud Service.
  • Microsoft Playready for MPEG-DASH via BuyDRM, EZDRM and PallyCon.
  • Apple FairPlay for fMP4 container via BuyDRM, EZDRM and PallyCon.
  • Supports Widevine Cloud Service with key rotation.
  • Supports BuyDRM KeyOS.
  • Supports EZDRM key management.
  • Supports PallyCon Multi-DRM SaaS.
Easy setup is described on Nimble Streamer DRM page.

Server-Side Ads Insertion (SSAI)

Nimble Advertizer server-side ads insertion (SSAI) framework allows performing dynamic ads insertion into your VOD streams.

  • Pre-roll and mid-roll ads
  • Custom business logic and Personalized ads

Currently VOD HLS with MPEG-TS and fMP4 containers are supported.
Read more on Advertizer page.


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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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