Video streaming components are a must-have for programmers creating applications with audio/video streaming functionality. Multiple complex technologies are involved and developing even just one aspect of a multimedia streaming workflow can take over a year. Programmers must look for video streaming components that can handle multiple formats, on-the-fly quality and bitrate adjustments, two-way network communications for video conferencing, and playback support on multiple devices.

All-inclusive Media Streaming Server Components

End users don't care about what goes on behind the scenes as long as they can watch the video they requested. Depending on their device and network connection they might be watching MPEG-2 Transport Stream, RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol), MPEG-4, H.264, H.265, or any other number of compressions. The server must do a quick determination of what to serve the customer.

Programmers should look for video streaming components that can do it all, and do it efficiently. For example, a good media streaming server component would be able to store a single file for all of the different formats and bit rates needed to support a diversity of clients rather than storing over 20 duplicates of the same file.

High-quality Audio/Video Codecs

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