HLS, Windows 8 and The Future
Media companies around the world have built infrastructure for Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming protocol to capture massive iOS audiences. It’s one of the most prevalent video formats on the internet today!
With the successful launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, the process of unifying the Desktop and Laptop paradigms with the new touch interfaces used in Tablets and Smart Phones has begun. Windows 8 is geared towards tablets and is leveraging Windows PC penetration to win back mobile computing dominated by Apple’s iPad.
Windows 8 does not support HTTP Live Streaming meaning companies need to invest in new infrastructure or miss out on the audience.
The 3ivx HLS Adapter is a simple software solution that is already being used by many media companies to bring their existing HLS content to new audiences on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.