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Old December 30th, 2012, 08:19 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Browser... Why?

As an Android fan, this article re content owners' big dilemma concerning live video streaming to Android devices (from Streaming Media magazine, in their December 2012/January 2013 issue) makes me cringe a little, but I remain optimistic, as usual This article is just as good as the one by Ryan Whitwam.

The title is Google Needs a Strategy for Video on Android Devices by Dan Rayburn

Excerpt: "Right now, content owners are left in an awkward state if they want to deliver live video to Android browsers. If Flash is present, you can deliver a basic Flash video player. If it is not, you can try to deliver HLS, but the HLS manifests must either be hand-coded or created using Android-specific tools. If the HLS video can play without buffering, you’ll find that there is no way to specify the aspect ratio, so in portrait mode it looks broken. The aspect ratio problem seems to have been fixed in Android 4.1, but it will often crash if you enter video playback in landscape mode and leave in portrait."
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