The main reasons for this are: The HLS protocol also specifies a standard encryption mechanism with AES-128 for content protection, offers support for subtitles and closed captions, advertisements, ...HTTP Live Streaming is currently the only protocol capable of streaming to Apples i Phone and i Pad devices.With THEOplayer it is possible to stream live, VOD or DVR content with HLS directly to HTML5 platforms without the need to have any plug-ins or apps installed.
This means that in case a backup server is present, the player will connect to it.
This will result in smooth playback for the user, as if nothing even happened.
These can contain both audio and video, or a single audio or video track using the H.264 video codec and AAC audio.
At this point there is solely support for self-initializing TS fragments.
This increases your capabilities to deliver your stream to your clients and provide a good user experience for all.
When THEOplayer detects the main streaming server goes down, it will automatically check if a stream source is still available.
HTTP Live Streaming (also known as HLS) is a protocol implemented by Apple for streaming of audio and/or video content over HTTP.
HLS has become over the last years a de-facto standard for streaming content online.
Also, in case all of the streaming sources go down, THEOplayer will display a message informing the user and will automatically re-connect once one of the streaming sources become available again.