NexPlayer and Videon have announced support for the synchronisation of OTT video arrival times for end users, featuring interoperability between NexPlayer's Android and iOS player SDKs, AWS Elemental MediaStore and Amazon CloudFront, and Videon's edge compute encoders.Media organisations wanting to launch interactive services in order to increase audience engagement and grow their subscriber base face two major hurdles: high latency and unsynchronised video.
NexPlayer is a media player for Android, iOS, smart TVs, set-top boxes, and mobile and desktop browsers, providing advanced feature sets. To support low latency and synchronisation with both: HLS and DASH, NexPlayer has dedicated APIs to ensure immediate playback upon arrival of the video segments and to manage buffer size. Other advanced features supported by NexPlayer include offline playback, Widevine DRM on all Android and iOS devices, time-shifting, 360-degree video, and dynamic thumbnails.
Videon's edge compute encoder platform moves compute and time-intensive cloud processes such as transcoding, transrating, and format packaging to the edge and 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 Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Services supported by this workflow include AWS Elemental MediaStore and Amazon CloudFront. AWS Elemental MediaStore is an AWS storage service optimised for media. Amazon CloudFront is a 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.
"It's simply a matter of letting each piece of the workflow do what it does best," said Todd Erdley, CEO of Videon. "We take care of the computationally intense processes with our hardware and let the cloud handle storage and distribution. Enabling this with AWS Elemental and NexPlayer ensures a great experience for customers."