Video Player Selection


Video Player is a crucial part of our streaming system.
Both in house player and third-party players are used.
Some of our needs are not very common.
-Live video: Most players are designed for VOD
-Seeking on live streams
-Support mobile OS, such as Android and iOS
JW Player: the most popular web based player, proprietary.
version 8 can seek live stream on desktop, but not on mobile device.
Clappr Player can seek live stream in Chrome browser on Android
HLS.js with some customization, can seek live stream on Android when playing in web mode.
AVPlayer is used on iOS, on which our native app is based.

Bottom line: no single player can meet our needs on all three platforms: Windows, Android and iOS.

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