These days, hosting and encoding video files on your own is a lot easier than you think, especially with services and tools like the BridTV video player at your disposal. Should you opt to host or encode video files, you might want to check out the info we have below.
Here are the main types of video files that are supported by the Brid Player:
- MP4 videos using the H.264 video codec and the AAC audio codec. MP4 is of high quality and can be played in all browsers and devices. It is today’s video format of choice.
- HTTP Live Streaming (also known as HLS). Input an index file that contains references of the fragmented files saved as .m3u8
- Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH), also known as MPEG-DASH, is an adaptive bitrate streaming technique that enables high-quality streaming of media content over the Internet delivered from conventional HTTP web servers. Input a valid .mpd file. Important note: the MPEG-DASH streaming format is not supported on iOS devices.
In addition to the wide variety of options and features that come with the BridTV video player, publishers are welcome to request support for 4K video. There are some precautions when it comes to 4K video though. Primarily, publishers need to be aware that once 4K is added, this particular quality of video content denotes certain prerequisites. For one thing, a great deal depends on the hardware you have as well as the quality and speed of your Internet connection.
Required minimum specs: Just know that whatever you decide to do that involves 4K, you have to be prepared with an adequate rig to support this 2013/’14 or later multicore CPU, as well as an above average graphics card. One of the most important facets here is having a powerful Internet connection that’s capable of consistent 25Mb download.
Once again, if you opt for 4K video is completely possible with the BridTV player, albeit it is demanding for your system, as well as the Internet connection.