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Haivision and Wowza attack stream latency by open sourcing SRT

At NAB this week US encoding firm Haivision and best of breed ABR Packager supplier Wowza, have formed an alliance to support a Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) for video and to get more people on board they are open sourcing it via the not quite so widely used LGPL license, a move which allows providers to create paid extensions alongside free uses. SRT is something introduced by Haivision 3 years ago, a protocol over and above UDP which allows for both packet resends and different levels of forward error correction, depending upon the condition of the network. In essence, it is about allowing low latency streaming across the open internet. There have been many of these attempts over the years…

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