Introduction to Low Latency Streaming with HLS

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HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) is a widely used protocol for video streaming that has been optimized to reduce latency and improve user experience. The evolution of HLS led to the development of Low Latency HLS (LL-HLS), which offers latency comparable to its competitor, LL-DASH, while maintaining compatibility with Apple devices. LL-HLS divides segments into smaller parts and uses preload hints to inform players about upcoming data, resulting in reduced latency. This protocol is now widely supported across various platforms and has become a popular choice for live streaming events.


Date published
June 14, 2022

Karthikeyan S

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