The Open Source Media Framework 2.0 is now available as a free open source upgrade.
The OSMF Adaptive Streaming provides two modes: i) Manual switching and ii) Automatic switching. As part of the changes, we have improved the automatic switch operation; added more information to the Quality of Service (QoS) information and history; enhanced the metric base, factory and repository; and finally optimized the rule engine to better handle bandwidth and other computer resources. [via OSMF blog]
The new features include.
- Best-Effort Fetch addresses common server-side problems of “liveness” and “dropout”.
- Doneness allows your player to recognize the difference between HDS content lapsing because it reached the end of the bootstrap file, versus lapsing due to a server issue.
- Customizable HDS adaptive bitrate algorithm, an advanced feature. [via OSMF Wiki]