already available on the origin server, the origin server will
deliver the segment in the standard way.
Depending on the exact player buffer strategy, the live
delay can become a function of chunk duration, rather than
of segment duration. In some cases, delay can be reduced to
as low as five seconds utilizing this method—a nearly 40%
improvement over previous technologies.
OT T video delivery is still a relatively young technology, and
several formats continue to compete to be a de facto standard.
CMAF has the potential to become the one true format that
every video streaming provider will use. In addition to the
advantages of the format itself, CMAF has been designed from
the start to allow low-latency applications.
Harmonic’s EyeQ solution and emerging industry
standards, such as CMAF, are already transforming the OTT
It’s a win-win all around.
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Harmonic’s latest software-based OTT solutions provide the tools
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A low-latency OTT workflow featuring CMAF packaging
CMAF-HTTP chunk flow, with two-second segments split into ~200 ms CMAF chunks and delivered as HTTP chunks