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srt updates

We have two updates for SRT users of Nimble Streamer:
  • SRT packet loss for Sender in Listener mode has been fixed. Read this article for more details and upgrade your SRT package.
  • SRT sender maxbw parameter is highly useful for preventing from excessive bandwidth usage during lost packets re-transmission. We recommend using it for all streams on sender side. Read this article for more information.
  • SRT latency and maxbw parameters are strongly recommended to be used for re-transmission control via SRT protocol. Read this article where we explain all aspects of using them.
If SRT technology is part of your streaming infrastructure, please read both articles to be up-to-date with latest improvements.

PTS HLS debugging

We've added HLS debugging into Qosifire
You can track in real-time the DTS/PTS timestamps for video and audio samples in HLS for MPEG-TS, fMP4 and audio-only containers: 
Watch this video to see it in action.

SCTE-35

Nimble Advertizer now supports SCTE-35 markers for ads insertion into live streams.
Read this article for details.
Also take a look at Advertizer tech spec and demo.

snapshots

We've made a couple of new Softvelum products usage snapshots for you.

How much will it cost? What hardware should I use?
Take a look at step-by-step adoption guide showing how Softvelum products can tested to your infrastructure during the trial period and then used beyond that.

Building online radio: a new snapshot of how to use Softvelum products for creating audio streaming infrastructure.

Why Qosifire

Qosifire is a simple tool for everyday quality monitoring with major focus on stream availability, protocol validity and content consistency.

Read our latest text about why Qosifire may be useful for you.

HLS and RTMP in Qosifire

HLS and RTMP live streaming is now supported in Qosifire quality monitoring service. You can track major parameters of live streams with MPEG-TS and fMP4 containers.

Also check Getting started with Qosifire, our step-by-step guide to using quality monitoring control.

Visit Qosifire website for more details.

new ads containers

Nimble Advertizer now supports AAC and MP3 containers for audio-only streaming in addition to MP4.

HEVC over RTMP

HEVC over RTMP support is now available in Nimble Streamer and Larix Broadcaster.
This is an non-standard experimental feature.
Read this article for more details.

facebook live

Facebook has recently announced that Facebook Live now requires RTMPS - RTMP over SSL.
Nimble Streamer has full support for RTMPS, you can read this article for Facebook Live setup details.

News

We've got 2019 Q1 news summary:
  • Qosifire - our new product
  • RTMPS support in Nimble Streamer and mobile SDK
  • New interview
  • DVR MP4 export
... and more.
Read this article for all details.

Is your stream working? Check your stream availability, free of charge



Check any stream right now for free

The check over is performed via distributed network of checkpoints, each checkpoint is a server powered by Nimble Streamer instance.
HLS, RTMP, Smooth, HDS, DASH, RTSP, Shoutcast and Icecast protocols are supported including SSL/TLS for RTMP, RTSP and HLS.

Enter the stream URL to start the availability check over. For HTTP protocols like HLS you should specify the URL of the playlist or manifest.


E.g: http://video.wmspanel.com/local/raw/nimble.mp4/playlist.m3u8

The results will appear below.

To improve HTTP streaming robustness and scalability, you can use Nimble Streamer as your re-streaming edge as well as live streaming origin server.

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