Plain HTML5 streaming requires server to properly handle RFC 2616 Range header, in particular video seek/rewind uses Range header to specify exact position within file to start streaming from.
HLS protocol is a bit different, but yet again player uses Range header to specify position within timeframe.
With this new Backrunner update we add Range and If-Modified-Since headers support.
The former allows to work HTML5 pleers with Elliptics HTTP proxy out of the box. If-Modified-Since is quite useful for client-side caching.
Here is a simple example of our video-on-demand service.
Our future plans include realtime HLS generation and transcoding for live-translations built on top of elliptics and related technologies.