Ever wanted to be able to compose your own content stream without reencoding video files? Like having video stream from this file, and audio from these files, and then add another video and so on and so on?
We have created a simple service to highlight one of our technologies which allows to create adaptive MPEG-DASH stream (the same stream as youtube returns) and mix many streams from different files stored in Elliptics.
In the example above NeuralNetwork course video is being played and some of my saxophone music as audio track.
DASH stream is being created on demand from different sources, so if you want to add new sound track or link multiple videos one after another there is no need to reencode video content each time. The service we created is rather simple, it does not use every feature of the technology, in particular, playlist protection is not used in the service, i.e. you can share it with others and initializing DASH player with our URL you will be able to play it on your site. Also we do not turn on stream insertion, i.e. when you want to play the main video and put in some additional video stream (or its part) at some time offset. We have both of this features in the server, but there are no interface controls for them in the service yet.
As a side note using this service one can create gapless audio/video playing, i.e. no player reinitialization between tracks like on popular video streaming sites.
So far we only support MPEG-DASH streaming, and while almost all modern browsers support it (i.e. Chrome, Firefox, IE and Opera), Safari is out of the list. We do not yet fully support HLS, and although Apple had announced at WWDC2016 that they will switch from mpeg2ts streaming (probably being more compatible with DASH stream), we still have plans to implement HLS streaming too.
So, if you are interesting to play with the technology, you are welcome to our playground service: http://stream.reverbrain.com
Do not be afraid of mad design, just upload files, they will be tagged automatically, and create playlists!