NexPlayer & Videon Use AWS To Build Low Latency & Synchronized Video Arrival Time Workflow

NexPlayer and Videon have announced support for the synchronisation of OTT video arrival times for all end-users, featuring interoperability between NexPlayer’s Android & iOS player SDKs, AWS Elemental MediaStore and Amazon CloudFront, and Videon’s Edge Compute Encoders.

Media organizations wanting to launch interactive services in order to increase audience engagement and grow their subscriber base face two major hurdles: high latency and unsynchronized video.

NexPlayer is a media player for Android, iOS, Smart TVs, STBs, and mobile/desktop browsers, providing high-quality playback and some of the most advanced feature sets. To support low latency and synchronization with both HLS & DASH, NexPlayer has dedicated APIs to ensure immediate playback upon arrival of the video segments and manage buffer size. Other advanced features supported by NexPlayer include offline playback, Widevine DRM on all Android & iOS devices, time-shifting, 360° video, and dynamic thumbnails.

Videon’s Edge Compute Encoder platform moves compute and time-intensive cloud processes like transcoding, transrating, and format packaging to the edge. Videon’s Edge Compute Encoder platform reduces latency by outputting HLS and DASH directly from the encoder. Extending these features to include integration with NexPlayer adds another level of capability thanks to NexPlayer’s device synchronization technology.

AWS Media Services make it fast and easy to transport, prepare, process, and deliver broadcast and over-the-top video from AWS. These pay-as-you-go services offer the video infrastructure users need to deliver great viewing experiences on multiple screens.

Services supported by this workflow include AWS Elemental MediaStore and Amazon CloudFront. AWS Elemental MediaStore is an AWS storage service optimised for media. It gives users the performance, consistency, and low latency required to deliver live and on-demand video content. 

AWS Elemental MediaStore acts as the origin store in the user’s video workflow. Amazon CloudFront is a fast content delivery network (CDN) service that securely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs to customers globally with low latency, high transfer speeds, all within a developer-friendly environment.

You might also like...

Essential Guide: OTT (or is it ABR?)

Program delivery to mobile devices and smart televisions has fueled the growth for internet delivery. But one of the challenges broadcasters and media content providers face is that the internet was never originally designed to stream large amounts of video…

Essential Guide: Monitoring An IP World - OTT

Monitoring has always been the engineers’ best friend as it turns apparent chaos into order and helps us understand what is going on deep inside a system to deliver high-quality pictures and sound. As OTT continues to play a more p…

Is Gamma Still Needed? - Part 1

Gamma is a topic that pervades almost all forms of image portrayal, including film, television and computers. Gamma has become a tradition, which means that its origins are not understood, and it is not questioned. Perhaps it is time that…

Software-Defined Automation: Are We Nearly There Yet? Part II

Playout automation has been enabling fewer people to control more channels for decades but we’re not quite at the point where human interaction can be eliminated altogether. Since most linear broadcasters will either move to a software-based deployment for t…

Broadcasters Go Mobile For Remote Production During Lockdown

The global lockdowns have come just too soon for 5G mobile services to help mitigate disruption to production and content creation.