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RESEARCH :: Streaming CDN Types

Written by: Kiran Kankipati
Published: 21-Jul-2016


Streaming CDN Types varies as per the type of the original streaming content you serve in a traditional content (i.e without CDN). And hence it eventually boils down to basic type of streaming content and a CDN to cater each specific type of the same.

On-Demand Video/Audio CDNs: On-demand videos and audio are the stored content which can be rendered/played on-demand by users. As one can understand this can be a free service or sometimes users will pay and subscribe the service. So to cater this you need to get On-demand video/audio CDN subscriptions from a CDN vendor or else you can build your own as a part of your private CDN infrastructure. Since these are stored content in the streaming server, you can get standard video playback control options such as: Play/Resume, Stop, Pause/Freeze, Jump forward, Jump backward, Fast Forward (FF), Slow Down, Reverse, Fast Reverse, Slow Reverse, etc.

Live Video/Audio CDNs: Live streaming, which refers to content delivered live over the Internet, requires a camera for the media, an encoder to digitize the content, a media publisher, and a content delivery network to distribute and deliver the content. Usually in Internet majority of videos are on-demand content. These days people watch increasingly live TV/News/Sports content on-line. So the media channel providers have to do their content delivery of their live feed via Live streaming CDN.

Apart from this there are various advantages in using a CDN within your deployments. To know more about CDN Advantages kindly read the full detailed article HERE.

Are you a Streaming CDN provider? If you are a streaming CDN provider you can publish/showcase your product offerings, features, etc you can offer to your customers. This will guide users world-wide to choose the right CDN to buy/subscribe as per their requirements.


Thank you, Kiran




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