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How a Powerful
Player API Can Help Solve
Today’s Delivery Challenges
For video engineers it is clear: The online video industry is evolving at an incredibly fast pace. During the last few years, we’ve seen the demise of old streaming protocols and the introduction of new ones, the disappearance
of browser plugins, an explosion in video capable
consumer devices, new advertisements formats, and
many more changes.
Although the challenges today are different, they are
not simpler: Delivering video reliably over the internet,
in a blink of a second, while at the same time reducing
the delivery cost remains one of the biggest obstacles to
overcome. This article will demonstrate the importance
of a versatile and powerful video player API in solving
INCREASING RELIABILITY AND PERFORMANCE
When delivering your video content over a single content
delivery network (CDN), reliability will always be a concern.
While the chance of an outage occurring is always minimal,
it can drastically hamper your reputation, especially if it
occurs during a global events such as the World Cup 2018.
This is the reason why more and more companies are now
using multiple CDNs for their video delivery.
Ideally, the video player API will provide information
about the error rate, latency, and data transfer rate of
different CDNs as well as the ability to manipulate and
redirect network requests as they are made. This enables
your video player to choose between different CDNs as the
video is being played and to autonomously recover in the
rare cases where one of the CDNs becomes unavailable.